Six Flags St. Louis announces plans for new coaster in 2013

Six Flags St. Louis announces plans for new coaster in 2013

Six Flags St. Louis announces plans for new coaster in 2013

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by Eric Lorenz / KMOV.com

Six Flags Press Wire

Posted on August 30, 2012 at 9:37 AM

Updated Thursday, Aug 30 at 9:37 AM

EUREKA, Mo. (KMOV.com) – On Thursday, Six Flags St. Louis announced plans to add a new steel roller coaster named Boomerang to the park’s line-up of thrill rides for the 2013 season.

According to a press release, Boomerang will become the park’s ninth coaster.  

“Six Flags St. Louis has been Missouri’s Coaster Capital for many years,” said Dave Roemer, Six Flags St. Louis park president. “In 2013 Boomerang will not only strengthen that position and our thrilling coaster line-up, but give our guests more twists and turns to scream about!”

Here’s how the coaster works: Each train holds 28 passengers. The train is pulled backward 125-feet to the top of the first lift hill and then released. After release, it shoots through the 1,650-feet of track up to 50 mph. There will be mix of half-loops and corkscrews just to make things interesting.

As the ride nears what seems to be the end of the track, it is pulled up another lift hill and passengers experience the same twists and turns backwards.

See how Boomerang works by watching the video below or click here to watch it on YouTube.

Boomerang is scheduled to open spring 2013.

Six Flags St. Louis also announced on Thursday that 2013 season passes are on sale for the rest of the 2012 season (including Fright Fest) and all of the 2013 season.

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