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Boomerang
 
 

Boomerang

A round-trip for warriors

The boomerang was invented by ancient Australian tribes as the ultimate weapon. What’s the benefit of the boomerang over a plain old stick? When you throw it, it slices through the air and then comes right back to you. But what happens if you hurl a mega-ton steel train down 267 meters of track at nearly 75 kilometers per hour? And what if we threw in three mind-ripping loops to get in your way?

You’re gonna fly through this monster and then return to the starting point. You can’t miss Boomerang, the pride and joy of La Ronde. And you will have plenty of stories to tell after today, starting with when you were lifted in your long, sleek train, backwards, up a 35.6 meters spike in the sky. Hang out up there for a second, because you’re going to need all the momentum you can get to tackle this ridiculous flight path. Then just like that classic weapon leaving a proud warrior’s hand, you’ll be released powerfully forward down the track. First you’ll take on a courage-zapping double inversion cobra roll. This cutting-edge loop design flips you upside down, then traces a dip that looks like the head of a hooded snake before flipping you over again.

Now that you’re warmed up, how does the number 5.2 sound? Because that’s the number of Gs you’ll take as you then conquer a massive vertical loop. You’ll get thrown through this loop so fast, you’ll be totally out of breath as the track curls up into the sky for a relaxing pause, hanging nearly straight up in the air. Sitting at the top of the rail, take a second to collect yourself. You’ve been through a lot… and there’s still more to come. Because now the Boomerang is going to live up to its name, and send you all the way back to the beginning, the way you came. Only this time you’re doing it backwards. That’s another sequence of loops and corkscrews you’re gonna have to take on as you fly right back to where you started.

By The Numbers

Manufacturer:
Vekoma International BV
Year introduced:
1984
Number of inversions:
3
Top Speed:
75 km/h
Elevation:
117 feet
Track Length:
876 feet

What do you think?

Thrill Ride
Thrill Level
Maximum

Minimum Height

121.9 cm (48") with adult
Location in Park: 

Near the Manitou

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