Zydeco Scream

Zydeco Scream
Zydeco Scream (Six Flags New Orleans) 2011 02.jpg
Six Flags New Orleans
Location New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Status Standing but not operating
Operated June 10, 2000 to August 21, 2005
Parque de Atracciones de Montjuic
Name Boomerang
Location Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Operated 1990 to 1998
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel - Shuttle
Product Boomerang
Hourly capacity 760
Propulsion Catch car lift
Chain lift hill
Area 288.8 feet × 98.4 feet
Height 116.5 feet
Top speed 47 mph
Length 935 feet
Track inversions 3
Rider inversions 6
Duration 1:48
G-Force 5.2
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Riders per train 28
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Zydeco Scream is a steel shuttle roller coaster located at Six Flags New Orleans in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. It has been closed since Hurricane Katrina hit the park in 2005 and is currently standing but not operating.

History

The ride first opened in 1990 as Boomerang at Parque de Atracciones de Montjuic. It left the park in 1998. It was painted white with green supports.

The ride was relocated to Six Flags New Orleans (called Jazzland at the time), where it opened on the June 10, 2000 as Zydeco Scream. It was repainted aqua blue with purple supports.

Hurricane Katrina hit the park in 2005 and Zydeco Scream was flooded. It has been standing but not operating ever since and it is now highly unlikely that it will ever operate again.

Design

Elements

Zydeco Scream is an example of the much copied Boomerang. The train is pulled up the first spike, and released through the inversions. The train is then caught and launched backwards through inversions. It is then caught and brought slowly back to the station.

Colour scheme

Blue track and purple supports, used to be white track and blue supports when in Spain.

Trains

Single train with 7 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train.

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