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Ultimate Head Freeze Heads to Six Flags

Mr. Freeze roller coaster lovers at Six Flags St. Louis soon can experience it in a new way: going backward at 70 mph. And look which St. Louis Cardinal player will be among the first to try it (hint: same sounding name)! Register to ride with him.

managers in on Thursday announced a new way to have fun with a familiar ride:  "Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast." Come this May, riders will launch from 0 to 70 mph backward through a 190-foot tunnel into a 180-degree inversion and finally climbing the 222-foot tower in reverse, hanging parallel to the ground, before diving straight down!

The ride will be the fastest, reverse roller coaster in Missouri.

St. Louis Cardinal and World Series MVP David Freese will be one of first thrill seekers to try out Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast. Six Flags St. Louis managers are holding a contest to see who will ride with him. To enter to win a seat on David Freese’s Freeze Train, click here beginning now!

The company also is transforming the Mr. Freeze coaster at Six Flags Over Texas.

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," according to the announcement.

"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 in Thursday's announcement. "MR. FREEZE: Reverse Blast demonstrates Six Flags' commitment to continually push the envelope and deliver new and innovative thrills to our guests."

Six Flags St. Louis opens for its 2012 season on Friday, April 6. Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast is scheduled to open in early May.

Princess Prissy-Sassy Pants March 22, 2012 at 08:26 PM
So the only thing COOL about this is LHS Grad, David Freese. Mr. Freeze (the ride) goes backwards as it is. Big whoop.
Julie Brown Patton March 22, 2012 at 08:35 PM
@Princess Prissy-Sassy Pants~~Here's one person's opinion: "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!"

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