INTRODUCING MR. FREEZE: REVERSE BLAST
Chill Out Backwards at 70 mph as Six Flags Over Texas and
Six Flags St. Louis launch new ride experience
ARLINGTON, Texas and St. LOUIS — March 21, 2012 — Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis, in partnership with Warner Bros. Consumer Products and DC Entertainment, today announced the next generation of cool thrills with the debut of an all-new ride experience, MR. FREEZE: Reverse Blast. Launching in spring 2012, the coolest coaster on the planet is even cooler…in reverse! Riders will travel backwards through a 190-foot tunnel, into a 180-degree inversion before climbing more than 200-feet in the air where they will find themselves suspended, dangling in the air, before repeating the entire chilling experience.
"Reversing the direction of the trains on two of our most popular coasters is a fun twist on the ride experience," said Al Weber, Six Flags chief operating officer. "MR. FREEZE: Reverse Blast demonstrates Six Flags’ commitment to continually push the envelope and deliver new and innovative thrills to our guests.”
The ride will maintain the original MR. FREEZE theme, patterned after Batman’s cold-hearted arch rival in the DC Comics Batman series. The adventure begins with a chilling walk through “Snowy’s Cones,” an old abandoned ice cream warehouse that secretly doubles as the favorite hideout of this “Villain of Chillin.” By the time riders discover that “Snowy’s Cones” isn’t an ordinary ice cream factory, it’s too late! MR. FREEZE is behind the controls of his iciest revenge—the coolest coaster on the planet. Riders strap into one of the 20-passenger seats and take off on the reverse ride-of-a-lifetime, covering nearly 1,500-feet of track at spine-chilling speeds of up to 70 mph—making it the fastest reverse roller coaster ride in Texas and Missouri.
"The reverse launch is sure to be dramatic," said Tim Baldwin, editor of RollerCoaster! Magazine. "What will really blow riders away is the upward vertical climb into the sky staring face forward to the ground. Diving straight down more than 200-feet back to earth, face-down, is going to be totally wicked!"
The ride is scheduled to open to the public at both parks in May. Six Flags Over Texas opened for the 2012 season on Saturday, March 3, and Six Flags St. Louis opens for its 2012 season on Friday, April 6. For more information on the parks, visit www.sixflags.com.