Six Flags St. Louis today announced plans to add a new steel coaster, Boomerang, to the park's line-up of thrills. In 2013, Boomerang will become the park's ninth coaster.
Boomerang combines a mix of twists, turns and loops unlike any other coaster experience at the park, according to a park news release. The 28-passenger trains are pulled up 125 feet backward to the top of the first lift hill and then released to shoot out through the 1,650 feet of track at up to 50 mph. Guests will sail through a half loop, then into a right half cork screw, a left half cork screw and finally another half loop. And just when guests think they are done, the trains fly through a full loop before climbing a second lift hill. Staying true to its name, Boomerang takes guests full circle to where they began sweeping through the spirals, loops, twists and turns again. (See a video of the ride here.)
"Boomerang puts a new twist, literally, on the coaster thrills at Six Flags St. Louis," said Dave Roemer, Six Flags St. Louis park president. "We already offer more rollers coasters than any other theme park in Missouri, now we are adding new elements like the cobra roll and half loops to bring our guests new thrills!"
Boomerang is scheduled to open spring 2013, and it will be located in the Illinois section of the park.