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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Max vertical angle 65°
Capacity 760 riders per hour
G-force 5.2
Height restriction 48 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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