The year 2012 looks like it's going to be a great one for roller coaster enthusiasts. Already, Dollywood's Wild Eagle and Thorpe Park's Swarm have begun terrifying riders in a whole new way and now two Six Flags parks are making an already thrilling ride even scarier. Both Six Flags in Arlington, Texas and in St. Louis, Missouri are giving their Mr. Freeze coasters a new and terrifying spin. Beginning this spring, "The Coolest Coaster in the Planet" goes backwards, as if the forward ride wasn't terrifying enough!
Check out Six Flags' promo for the new experience, coming this May:
The new reverse launch begins with an upward vertical climb into the sky staring face forward to the ground. Travel backwards through a 190-foot tunnel, into a 180-degree inversion before climbing more than 200 feet in the air where you'll find yourself suspended, dangling in the air. Then dive straight down back to earth face-down!
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 you 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.
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.
Take a look at the ride the way it was:
Next, click the link below to see what's in store!
Image Source: Theme Park Review