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
Darien Lake
Coordinates42°55′49″N 78°23′04″W / 42.930275°N 78.384400°W / 42.930275; -78.384400
StatusOperating
Opening dateMay 16, 1998
Cost$5, 000,000
Boomerang: Coast to Coaster at Darien Lake at RCDB
Pictures of Boomerang: Coast to Coaster at Darien Lake at RCDB
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
Park sectionSky
Coordinates38°08′23″N 122°14′08″W / 38.139674°N 122.235574°W / 38.139674; -122.235574
StatusOperating
Opening dateMarch 27, 1998
Boomerang: Coast to Coaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom at RCDB
Pictures of Boomerang: Coast to Coaster at Six Flags Discovery Kingdom at RCDB
Elitch Gardens Theme Park
Coordinates39°44′54″N 105°00′52″W / 39.748369°N 105.014343°W / 39.748369; -105.014343
StatusOperating
Opening dateApril 30, 1999
Boomerang: Coast to Coaster at Elitch Gardens Theme Park at RCDB
Pictures of Boomerang: Coast to Coaster at Elitch Gardens Theme Park at RCDB
Six Flags Fiesta Texas
Park sectionLos Festivales
Coordinates29°35′54″N 98°36′39″W / 29.598327°N 98.610735°W / 29.598327; -98.610735
StatusOperating
Opening dateMarch 13, 1999
Boomerang: Coast to Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas at RCDB
Pictures of Boomerang: Coast to Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas at RCDB
General statistics
TypeSteel – Shuttle – Boomerang
ManufacturerVekoma
DesignerVekoma
ModelBoomerang
Lift/launch systemChain lift hill
Height116.5 ft (35.5 m)
Length935 ft (285 m)
Speed47 mph (76 km/h)
Inversions3
Duration1:48
Max vertical angle65°
Capacity760 riders per hour
G-force5.2
Height restriction48 in (122 cm)
Flash Pass available at Great Escape, Discovery Kingdom and Fiesta Texas

Boomerang: Coast to Coaster is a steel roller coaster of shuttle design currently in use at four different Six Flags, EPR, & CNL 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."

In 2016 Great Escape & Splashwater Kingdom has renamed their Boomerang from Boomerang: Coast To Coaster to Flashback like sister park, Six Flags New England

Design and operation[edit]

Originally, the coasters had a teal track & white supports. As of 2015, Darien Lake's model still has the original colors; Six Flags Discovery Kingdom's model has teal track and yellow 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 (CNL), Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, Elitch Gardens (CNL), and Six Flags Fiesta Texas (Six Flags). It operates at Great Escape (Six Flags) and Six Flags New England as, Flashback.

List of ride locations[edit]

Park Name Opened Status
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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