Six Flags Over Texas, Arlington, Texas, USA
Took about an hour to zip out to the park and hit Mr. Freeze at opening. Got first train of the day in "front" (where you can see) and then another lap about 10 minutes later in "back" (where you go higher up the spike).
Overall, I was not super impressed. I'm not sure what I was expecting, but given that the majority of the course was exactly the same as before (because it's a shuttle), turning the train around really didn't add much to the experience. The reverse launch was neat and not quite as uncomfortable as I thought it would be. I was definitely wrapped around the lap bar, but the force was not that great. The trip up the spike was very reminiscent of V2's back spike. The LIM's were more noticeable, especially as they drag you up the spike, since you get wrapped around the lap bar again, but there isn't really the type of floater air you'd expect from a vertical spike because of the LIM's.
There really isn't much more to say about the ride. It's a tiny bit more interesting and unique than the original Mr. Freeze, but I wouldn't even say it's better. If I don't ride it again this season, I'll be perfectly okay.
The majority of the course is the same? Isn't the entire course the same, or has there been a track alteration?
What I meant was, you go through a symmetrical top hat and a symmetrical overbanked turn forwards and backwards, just like you always have. The only differences from the previous incarnation of the ride are the backwards launch and the face down spike.
Your assessment is basically what I expected. It's still a fun ride, but no major change.
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