Mind Eraser

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Mind Eraser
SFA-Mind Eraser 2.jpg
Six Flags America
Park section Coyote Creek
Coordinates 38°54′23″N 76°46′35″W / 38.906284°N 76.776318°W / 38.906284; -76.776318
Status Operating
Opening date 1995
Cost $8,500,000 USD
Darien Lake
Park section Niagara Frontier
Coordinates 42°55′34″N 78°22′59″W / 42.926161°N 78.382924°W / 42.926161; -78.382924
Status Operating
Opening date 1997
Cost $8,500,000 USD
Elitch Gardens
Coordinates 39°44′59″N 105°00′49″W / 39.749589°N 105.013739°W / 39.749589; -105.013739
Status Operating
Opening date 1997
Cost $8,500,000 USD
Six Flags New England
Park section South End
Coordinates 42°02′10″N 72°36′43″W / 42.036062°N 72.612022°W / 42.036062; -72.612022
Opening date 1997
Cost $8,500,000 USD
General statistics
Type Steel – Inverted
Manufacturer Vekoma
Model Suspended Looping Coaster-689m Standard
Lift/launch system Chain lift hill
Height 109.3 ft (33.3 m)
Drop 91 ft (28 m)
Length 2,260.5 ft (689.0 m)
Speed 49.7 mph (80.0 km/h)
Duration 1:36
Max vertical angle 59°
Capacity 832 riders per hour
G-force 3.1
Height restriction 52 in (132 cm)
Trains 2 trains with 10 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in a single row for a total of 20 riders per train.
Flash Pass Available at the Six Flags parks.
Mind Eraser at RCDB
Pictures of Mind Eraser at RCDB

The Mind Eraser is a steel inverted roller coaster at four different Six Flags and CNL theme parks. Built by Vekoma, they are of the most common and standard Suspended Looping Coaster model that is found in many theme parks; at least fifteen other parks around the world have exactly the same ride under other names. The Mind Eraser was introduced in 1995 and was one of the first suspended looping coasters built in the world.

Ride experience[edit]

The train climbs the 109-foot (33 m) lift hill, before dropping down a steep, curved drop. The train then enters the roll over, followed by a hill with a banked turn to the left. At the bottom of the hill comes a sidewinder (similar to an Immelman loop), followed by a 270 degree turn to the right. Next comes two inline twists. A turn to the left is then entered, followed by some banked rises and descents and the brake run.



All four of the Mind Erasers are Vekoma Suspended Looping Coaster models, also known as SLCs. They are the standard model. Dozens of SLCs identical to Mind Eraser exist around the world, and even more exist if you take into account slight modifications to the layout, and even completely different layouts.

For the 2017 Season, Mind Eraser at Six Flags New England has received new trains from Vekoma, which feature Vest Restraints for a more comfortable ride experience.



  • Ultimate Roller Coaster: [1]
  • Theme Park Insider: [2]
  • Weekly Wire: [3]

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