Mr. Freezes backwards!

Thursday, March 22, 2012 1:17 AM

Guess I'll have to go to St. Louis this year to ride it. Both Mr. Freezes are shooting backwards! How cool... ;)

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 2:05 AM

Interesting. I guess we'll finally have a definitive answer to how uncomfortable a backwards facing launch would be.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 3:41 AM

Six Flags Parks: The amusement park chain with the most backwards facing coasters in the world!!!

I am sure marketing can do something with that. :P

Am I the only one that doesn't understand the push to turn every launching coaster backward?. I might be wrong here, but are the only forward launching coasters that Six Flags will have now are their Intamin Impulses and Ka? And if you think about it, the Impulses do technically launch backwards as well...

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 3:54 AM

It makes perfect sense from a cost-saving perspective.

The park is able to deliver a new ride experience without any of the expense of actually buying a new ride.

Last edited by Scottt, Thursday, March 22, 2012 3:54 AM
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Thursday, March 22, 2012 8:34 AM

That drop off the spike must be delicious now facing down. Daddy likes!

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:42 AM

Meh.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 9:48 AM

Somehow, I doubt this is manufacturer approved. So I'm guessing it will never happen in a Cedar Fair park.

The freeze coasters make sense though, they are shuttles. Will the other Premiers get turned around eventually (Joker's Jinx, Poltergeist)?

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 11:41 AM

so does that mean you can count it as a new coaster :)

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 12:20 PM

CP Chris said:
Interesting. I guess we'll finally have a definitive answer to how uncomfortable a backwards facing launch would be.

We already know that...

I feel meh about it too. Don't get me wrong, great rides, love'em. But I don't think it's that 'amazing' since it's a shuttle. I do think it'll be a great marketing point for the parks, though. The spike going face forward may be cool, but I wasn't as impressed with the spike on the Freeze coasters as much as I was on speed, which had to do with the slow push up on the freeze coasters, and the stall on speed, which I think would be better if they faced that backwards (and opened it back up...).

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 1:49 PM

Yeah, there's definitely a bit of humor in the idea of a shuttle coaster (that already goes forward and backwards) being 'turned around' to go backwards and forward instead.


(and yes, I get the differences)

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 1:56 PM

Double Meh.

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 2:21 PM

I was thinking the same thing Gonch. :)

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Friday, March 23, 2012 6:39 AM

I forgot about Superman at MM, although that launch is much more tame than the launch on the Premier rides.

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Friday, March 23, 2012 3:20 PM

Are these trains even designed to travel backwards? ;)

I think it will be very interesting to go up the spike backwards and then get dragged up even further by the LIM's.

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