Wrapping up Six Flags’ new roller coasters for 2013 is Six Flags St. Louis’ Boomerang. It’s one of the many Vekoma looping shuttle roller coasters (known as boomerangs). These coasters feature a cobra roll and a vertical loop that riders experience forwards and then backwards. Six Flags St. Louis’ Boomerang was formerly Flashback at sister park, Six Flags Over Texas. It will open in Spring 2013 the park’s Illinois section.
I just visited Six Flags St. Louis for the first time in July. I’d have to imagine that it’s one of the smaller parks in the chain. This is not a knock, just an observation. I liked the look of the park and the green hilly terrain around it. While Vekoma boomerang coasters are found all over the World, it should be new or at least a welcomed addition to most locals. Your average theme park-goer should find it satisfying enough.
Some have pointed out that another Missouri theme park, Worlds of Fun, also has an identical ride by the same name. I guess it is a bit surprising that Six Flags won’t be opting for a different name so that the ride can distinguish itself, but it must not be a priority. It’d be great if SFTL’s Boomerang gets the same new restraints that Carolina Cobra received. They greatly reduce the headbanging that occurs with the typical Vekoma horse collar restraints.
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