Saturday, September 24, 2022

Mr. Freeze to Return to Six Flags Over Texas

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Six Flags Over Texas has confirmed that the work they're doing on the currently closed Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast will once again see the ride reopen as Mr. Freeze - aka the Coolest Coaster on the Planet.  Mr. Freeze was the original name of the ride from when it opened at the park in 1998 until the end of 2011 when it got the Reverse Blast moniker added.

The theme park will be turning the trains around so that the initial launch will be taken facing forward, not backward, like it has been for many years now.  The ride was recently painted all blue once again, so aside from the train being turned around and the name being modified, I'm not sure if there is anything else new here.  

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Mr. Freeze is one of Premier Rides' LIM launch shuttle loop coasters, featuring an initial launch out of the station at 70 miles per hour.  The trains head through an inverted top hat element then turn and blast up a 218 foot tall tower.  After gravity takes over the trains fall down backward and head through the course that way to return to the station.

The ride has a mirror clone at Six Flags St. Louis which is still known as Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast, at least at the moment anyhow.