Boomerang: Coast to Coaster

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Boomerang: Coast to Coaster
Boomerang (Six Flags Fiesta Texas).JPG
Boomerang: Coast to Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Great Escape
Park section Storytown
Coordinates 43°20′57.35″N 73°41′25.13″W / 43.3492639°N 73.6903139°W / 43.3492639; -73.6903139
Status Operating
Opening date May 23, 1997
Cost $5,000,000
Darien Lake
Coordinates 42°55′49″N 78°23′04″W / 42.930275°N 78.384400°W / 42.930275; -78.384400
Status Operating
Opening date May 16, 1998
Cost $5, 000,000
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Park section Sky
Coordinates 38°08′23″N 122°14′08″W / 38.139674°N 122.235574°W / 38.139674; -122.235574
Status Operating
Opening date March 27, 1998
Elitch Gardens Theme Park
Coordinates 39°44′54″N 105°00′52″W / 39.748369°N 105.014343°W / 39.748369; -105.014343
Status Operating
Opening date April 30, 1999
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Park section Los Festivales
Coordinates 29°35′54″N 98°36′39″W / 29.598327°N 98.610735°W / 29.598327; -98.610735
Status Operating
Opening date March 13, 1999
General statistics
Type Steel – Shuttle – Boomerang
Manufacturer Vekoma
Designer Vekoma
Model Boomerang
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 116.5 ft (35.5 m)
Length 935 ft (285 m)
Speed 47 mph (76 km/h)
Inversions 3
Duration 1:48
Capacity 760 riders per hour
G-force 5.2
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Trains Single train with 7 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 28 riders per train.
Flash Pass available at Great Escape, Discovery Kingdom and Fiesta Texas
Boomerang: Coast to Coaster at RCDB
Pictures of Boomerang: Coast to Coaster at RCDB

Boomerang: Coast to Coaster is a steel roller coaster of shuttle design currently in use at five different Six Flags & PARC theme parks. The ride was designed and manufactured by Vekoma, and is considered as one of its boomerang models. Each coaster has one train with a capacity of 28, two across in each row. Unlike Vekoma's suspended trains, "Boomerang: Coast to Coaster" operates a sit-down design. When the coaster starts, the train is pulled backwards up the lift hill, then dropped through the loading gate through a cobra roll and then one loop. At the end of this cycle the train is pulled up the lift hill at the end of the track, then dropped once again allowing the train to go back through the loops backwards, hence the name "Boomerang: Coast to Coaster."

Design and operation[edit]

Originally, the coasters had a teal track & white supports. As of 2008 Darien Lake's model is still the original colors; Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's model has teal track and yellow supports; The Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom's model now has a yellow track & red supports; Elitch Gardens' model has a yellow track and purple supports; and Six Flags Fiesta Texas' has teal track and orange supports.

This is the standard Vekoma Boomerang roller coaster design found at forty-three different amusement parks worldwide. It is currently operating at Darien Lake (formerly PARC), Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Elitch Gardens (formerly PARC), Great Escape (Six Flags), and Six Flags Fiesta Texas (Six Flags).

List of ride locations[edit]

Park Name Date Opened Status
Great Escape Boomerang: Coast to Coaster May 23, 1997 Operating
Darien Lake Boomerang: Coast to Coaster May 16, 1998 Operating
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom Boomerang: Coast to Coaster March 27, 1998 Operating
Elitch Gardens Boomerang: Coast to Coaster April 30, 1999 Operating
Six Flags Fiesta Texas Boomerang: Coast to Coaster March 13, 1999 Operating

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