Zydeco Scream

Roller coaster in the United States
Zydeco Scream
Six Flags New Orleans
Location New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Coordinates 30°03′02″N 89°56′08″W / 30.050589°N 89.935539°W / 30.050589; -89.935539
Park section Pontchartrain Beach
Status Standing but not operating
Operated June 10, 2000 to August 21, 2005
Rider height 48 inch minimum
Parque de Atracciones de Montjuic
Name Boomerang
Location Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
Operated 1990 to 1998
Manufacturer Vekoma
Product Boomerang
Type Steel - Shuttle
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

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.


The ride first opened in 1990 as Boomerang at Parque de Atracciones de Montjuic. It left the park in 1998. The attraction 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, along with the rest of the park. Zydeco Scream has been standing but not operating ever since, has rusted, and its paint job has faded significantly. It is highly unlikely that it will ever operate again.[1]



Zydeco Scream is an example of the much copied Vekoma Boomerang. The train was pulled up the first spike and released through the ride's three inversions: a cobra roll and a vertical loop. The train was then caught up the second spike and launched backwards through the three same inversions. It was 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.


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



  1. "Hurricane Damaged Six Flags Park To Remain Closed". Ultimate Rollercoaster.

External links

Articles on Six Flags New Orleans