Boomerang: Coast to Coaster
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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
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
|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|
A Vekoma Boomerang roller coaster at Darien Lake.