Zydeco Scream

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Zydeco Scream
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Zydeco Scream
Previously known as Boomerang at Parc de Montjuic (1990-1998)
Six Flags New Orleans
Status Closed
Opening date June 10, 2000 (2000-06-10)
Closing date August 25, 2005 (2005-08-25)
Parc de Montjuic
Status Relocated to Six Flags New Orleans
Opening date 1990
Closing date 1998
General statistics
Type Steel – Boomerang
Manufacturer Vekoma
Designer Arrow Dynamics
Model Boomerang
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.
Zydeco Scream at RCDB
Pictures of Zydeco Scream at RCDB

Zydeco Scream is a Vekoma Boomerang steel roller coaster located at Six Flags New Orleans in the Eastern New Orleans area of New Orleans, Louisiana. Opened on May 20, 2000, as Zydeco Scream at Jazzland. Six Flags took over the lease of the park in 2002, changing the park's name to Six Flags New Orleans, but kept the ride name.

History[edit]

Zydeco Scream first started at the former Parc de Montjuic in Barcelona, Spain as Boomerang from 1990 to 1998, with white tracks and green supports. The roller coaster was relocated to Jazzland as Zydeco Scream in 2000. A couple years after Six Flags took over the park, Hurricane Katrina hit the park on August 29, 2005, and the park was severely flooded from the Hurricane.

In 2007, Six Flags began to remove rides out of the park. Batman: The Ride was removed in 2007 and taken to Six Flags Fiesta Texas where it was refurbished and reopened as Goliath in 2008. Bayou Blaster and Sonic Slam were removed in 2008 and relocated to Great Escape in Queensbury, New York, where it was refurbished and reopened as Sasquatch in 2009. The Road Runner Express was removed in 2009 and relocated to Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, where it was refurbished and reopened in 2011 under the same name. However, Zydeco Scream is still standing but not operating (SBNO) at the park with the wooden coaster Mega Zeph and other coasters and attractions. The park is still closed since 2005 and it's no longer a Six Flags park, it is now owned by the city of New Orleans. In 2014, the Paidla Group/ Jazzland Redevelopment Group announced a proposal to reopen Jazzland and its rides, but however, the Zydeco Scream would be removed from the park even though it could be renovated and reopened. Officials said they would use the space for a new attraction. These plans have not gone into effect just yet, and as of May 2016, the coaster remains Standing But Not Operating .[1]

Ride experience[edit]

Seeing Zydeco Scream while going toward the park.

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. This is the standard Vekoma Boomerang roller coaster design found at forty-three different amusement parks worldwide.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Six Flags Wants Out". Times Picayune. July 1, 2006. Retrieved 2007-08-09.