Goliath (Six Flags Magic Mountain)
Goliath is a steel roller coaster manufactured by Giovanola of Switzerland. The hypercoaster is located in the Goliath Plaza section of Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California, it is promoted with a sub-tropical theme, characterized by ruins of the ancient Mayan civilization. The ride is nearly identical to Titan at Six Flags Over Texas, its differences from its Six Flags twin is that Goliath lacks the 540-degree upward helix on Titan prior to the mid-course brake run and Goliath is slightly shorter than Titan. During a brief period from its opening on February 11 to May 13, 2000, Goliath's 255-foot opening drop was recognized as the longest and fastest on a closed-circuit roller coaster in the world. Millennium Force at Cedar Point eclipsed these records when it opened on May 13, 2000 with a drop of 300 feet and speeds of 93 mph. Leaving the station, the train makes a nearly 180 degree right turn; the train ascends the lift hill, reaching a height of 235 ft. Ascent slows toward the top of the hill, a safety feature that reduces stress on the chain.
The train begins accelerating down the initial 255 ft drop, into an underground tunnel, reaching a speed of 85 miles per hour. Upon exiting the tunnel, the train heads upwards into a banked right turn that towers above Twisted Colossus. After completing the turn, the train heads down another drop, flattening out to pass by the onride camera. An airtime hill and banked left turn follows into the mid-course brake run; the train is decelerated and makes a hard left turn out of the brake section. Another 180 degree banked turn directs the train into descending helix; the track turns upwards and banks left. After an ascending right turn, the train reaches the final brake run. 120-foot long tunnel at the bottom of the first drop. Ride capacity: 1,600 passengers per hour. Three five-car 30-passenger trains, with two abreast seating. A small error was made; the last track piece before the final brake run was about 6 inches too short. The mistake was found while the final piece was being bolted to the ride, a supplementary track piece had to be made to fill the 6-inch gap.
Appeared as “The Scream Monster” in Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer. Appeared as “Aquaman: The Ride” in Entourage. Appeared in the Zoey 101 episode "Roller Coaster". Appeared in James Corden's Carpool Karaoke video with Selena Gomez On June 2, 2001, a 28-year-old woman died from brain damage while riding Goliath. Guests reported. On April 4, 2015, one of Goliath's trains got stuck on the lift hill during a test run due to a chain malfunction which needed an entire chain replacement; the train was brought down and the ride remained closed until the lift hill was fixed. However, the company that designed Goliath, went bankrupt, so the chain had to be ordered from a different company; the ride reopened on July 18, 2015. Goliath at the Roller Coaster DataBase Goliath at the official Six Flags Magic Mountain website Goliath video onride pov
Cedar Point is a 364-acre amusement park located on a Lake Erie peninsula in Sandusky, Ohio. Opened in 1870, it is the second-oldest operating amusement park in the United States behind Lake Compounce. Cedar Point is owned and operated by Cedar Fair and is considered the flagship of the amusement park chain. Known as "America's Roller Coast", the park features a world-record 72 rides, including 17 roller coasters – the second-most in the world behind Six Flags Magic Mountain, its newest roller coaster, Steel Vengeance, opened to the public on May 5, 2018. Cedar Point's normal operating season runs from early May until Labor Day in September; the park reopens only on weekends until the end of October or early November for a Halloween-themed event known as HalloWeekends. Other attractions near the park include a one-mile-long white-sand beach, an outdoor water park called Cedar Point Shores, an indoor water park called Castaway Bay, two marinas, an outdoor sports complex called Cedar Point Sports Center, several nearby resorts.
The park has reached several milestones. It is the only amusement park in the world with six roller coasters taller than 200 feet – Magnum XL-200, Millennium Force, Wicked Twister, Top Thrill Dragster and Steel Vengeance – and is the only park with roller coasters in all four height classifications. Cedar Point received the Golden Ticket Award for "Best Amusement Park in the World" from Amusement Today for 16 consecutive years from 1997–2013; the park is the most visited seasonal amusement park in the United States with an estimated 3.6 million visitors in 2017. The park has several buildings that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In the mid-19th century, the south shore region of Lake Erie was a popular vacation destination for the emerging middle class in the United States; the lake's islands, such as Kelleys Island and South Bass Island, were gaining a reputation for their freshwater bathing resorts. The Cedar Point peninsula, named for its abundance of cedar trees, was known for its fishing.
Local fishermen built living quarters there. Sandusky, which featured an important shipping harbor and two railroads, transformed into a major economic center over the next three decades. Railroad and steamship travel supported an emerging tourism industry, rapid development of the area began. In the 1860s during the American Civil War, housing for a battery of four field artillery pieces was constructed at the tip of the peninsula, it was used to defend a prison for Confederate soldiers on nearby Johnson's Island. Louis Zistel, a German immigrant, built two boats to transport the prisoners. In 1870, he began to ferry locals to the Cedar Point peninsula, regaining popularity as a summer picnic destination. Zistel opened a bathhouse on the north shore of the peninsula and the same year built a beer garden with a small dance floor, he charged 25 cents per person to ride from Sandusky to Cedar Point on Young Reindeer. This marked the beginning of commercial tourism on the Cedar Point peninsula. Benjamin F. Dwelle and Captain William Slackford leased land on the peninsula in 1882 and built eight new bathhouses, a dance hall and wooden walkways on the beach.
The steamboats R. B. Hayes and Lutts provided transport to Biemiller's Cedar Point Light. Building on early success and Slackford continued to expand the offerings for their visitors each year and added picnic tables, cleared acres of brush, built a baseball diamond. In 1888, after Slackford became ill, Dwelle entered a more lucrative partnership with Adam Stoll and Louis Adolph, who owned land at Cedar Point, investors Charles Baetz and Jacob Kuebeler; the partnership's first venture was constructing a Grand Pavilion, which opened in 1888. It was a two-story concert hall with a bowling alley and photographer's studio; the building still stands in the park. The first amusement ride at Cedar Point, a water toboggan ride consisting of a ramp that launched riders into Lake Erie, opened in 1890. Electricity was installed at Cedar Point in 1891; the first roller coaster, Switchback Railway, opened the following year. It had a top speed of 10 miles per hour; the Switchback Railway was designed as two identical tracks side-by-side – one for the ride down and the other for the train to be hauled back to the top by the ride attendant.
Representatives of the Lake Erie and Western Railroad purchased the peninsula for US$256,000 in 1897 and formed the Cedar Point Pleasure Resort Company. The company appointed a businessman from Indiana, as the park's new manager. Under his tenure, the peninsula was transformed from a picnic ground into a nationally recognized amusement park and resort destination; the second roller coaster at Cedar Point, the Figure-Eight Roller Toboggan, debuted in 1902. It was moved several years and renamed The Racer. A pony track was built near the beach the same year. Mosquitos were becoming a problem, so in 1904, the park hired the Detroit Dredging Company to drain swampy areas on the peninsula. Detroit Dredging connected a series of lagoons to form a water passageway that became one of the park's signature attractions. Aside from sightseeing passenger boats, the passageway was used to transport coal to power plants near the center of the peninsula; the historic Hotel Breakers opened in 1905 as one of the largest hotels in the Midwest.
A new area of the park called. It was located southeast of the Coliseum, a large arena built the same year that featured a grand ball
Holiday in the Park
Holiday in the Park is a Christmas event that takes place at several Six Flags parks. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom holds the record for the Bay Area’s biggest Christmas Tree. Six Flags started Holiday in the Park at Six Flags Over Texas in 1985; the event ran from late November to early January. During this time the park was transformed into a gigantic holiday festival, with hundreds of thousands of Christmas lights as well as special holiday shows, merchandise, drinks, a giant Christmas Tree in the center of the park; the event was expanded to Six Flags Astroworld in 1988. Six Flags Over Georgia held the event in 1989 and 1990 but discontinued it after 1990. Six Flags Fiesta Texas and Six Flags Discovery Kingdom opened this event in 2007, Great Escape in 2009. Six Flags Astroworld's last season for this event was in 1997, the event was cancelled in 1998; the Great Escape's event ran only for the 2009 season as Six Flags stated that the event was successful at the park, but claimed a "business decision" was the reason behind the cancellation of the "Holiday in the Park" for the 2010 season.
Six Flags México and Six Flags Great Escape Lodge & Indoor Waterpark announced they will be celebrating a Christmas event similar to Holiday in the Park but as Christmas in the Park in Mexico and Holiday in the Lodge in New York, starting winter 2012. In April 2014, Six Flags Magic Mountain and Six Flags Over Georgia both announced that they will host the Holiday in the Park Christmas event in late 2014 and for future years after. Six Flags Great Adventure started having Holiday in the Park events in 2015. In 2016, Six Flags St. Louis and Six Flags America started hosting the event. In 2017, Six Flags New England began hosting the event. Six Flags Great America and Frontier City will debut Holiday in the Park in 2018. Six Flags operated Winter Lights at Six Flags Great Adventure for the 2002/2003 and 2003/2004 seasons in November through January, it was a drive through with Christmas lights along the road with holiday rides and shops. Fright Fest In Pictures: Holiday in the Park Travel Ideas: Holiday Parks Holiday in the Park at Visit Vallejo Tourism website
Superman: Escape from Krypton
Superman: Escape from Krypton is a steel shuttle roller coaster located at Six Flags Magic Mountain in Valencia, California. When it opened in 1997, it was the tallest roller coaster in the world, its speed of 100 mph was tied for the fastest with Tower of Terror II, a similar roller coaster which opened two months earlier at Dreamworld in Australia; these two coasters were the first to utilize Linear Synchronous Motor technology to propel vehicles to top speed. The park intended to open the ride in 1996, but the opening was delayed because of several issues with the launch system; the ride was closed in late 2010 for refurbishment, it emerged in 2011 as "Superman: Escape from Krypton". The refurbished ride featured new trains which face backward, speeds of up to 104 mph, it was painted with a new color scheme; as of 2013, Superman: Escape from Krypton has the third-tallest structure, the fifth-fastest speed and the third-longest drop of any roller coaster in the world. While in the planning stages, the ride was going to be named Velocetron and themed as The Man of Steel.
The ride was announced on January 5, 1996 as Superman: The Escape, breaking records as the first roller coaster to reach 100 miles per hour, passing Desperado and Phantom's Revenge at 82 miles per hour. The ride was designed by a Swiss roller coaster firm, it was intended to open on June 1, 1996. However, due to a range of problems with the launch system, its opening was delayed. In late 1996, there was a preview for season pass holders. After 10 months of testing and reengineering, the ride opened on March 15, 1997. After its opening, the media claimed Superman to be the fastest roller coaster in the world. However, since it was delayed, a similar roller coaster known as Tower of Terror, which has a 100-mile-per-hour launch, had opened about a month earlier at Dreamworld in Australia. Superman therefore lost its claim as being the first roller coaster to reach 100 miles per hour, although it was tied with Tower of Terror as the fastest roller coaster in the world. However, the ride became the first roller coaster in the world to go over 400 ft, therefore becoming the tallest roller coaster in the world at the time.
In June 2004, Superman: The Escape's seat belts were modified because of an incident on the Superman – Ride of Steel roller coaster at Six Flags New England. California State Regulators asked the park to make modifications to the rides' restraint systems to prevent a similar incident in the future. Just after July 4 weekend of 2010, Superman: The Escape ceased operations with no reason given. A sign posted in front of the ride indicated that it would not reopen until the 2011 season, with hints that there would be improvements made to the ride experience. After Superman: The Escape's sister ride, the Tower of Terror II at Dreamworld, underwent a major refurbishment in 2010 which entailed a new vehicle which launches backward, speculation turned to the possibility of a similar modification to the Magic Mountain ride. Six Flags Magic Mountain officials denied rumors that it would receive a Bizarro retheming, similar to roller coasters at other Six Flags parks. On October 20, 2010, Six Flags Magic Mountain announced the refurbishment and re-theming of Superman: The Escape, in addition to the construction of two new roller coasters.
As part of the refurbishment, the ride was renamed to Superman: Escape from Krypton and featured new backward launching cars and a new color scheme. The upgraded ride reopened to the public on March 19, 2011. Superman: Escape from Krypton closed again on February 5, 2012, to prepare for the new 2012 attraction Lex Luthor: Drop of Doom. Two drop towers built by Intamin, were integrated into the existing sides of Superman: Escape from Krypton's structure; the ride reopened when construction was finished on July 7, 2012. To enable the construction of the park's 2013 roller coaster, Full Throttle, Superman: Escape from Krypton was temporarily closed from December 2012, it reopened in mid-January with Six Flags Magic Mountain stating the ride may have intermittent closures as the construction of Full Throttle continued. At the entrance to the ride, the Superman "S" shield is now painted onto the ground; the entrance area and queue are modeled after the Fortress of Superman's headquarters. The station is lit green, modeled as Krypton, the planet, full of Kryptonite rock that can take away Superman's powers.
Inside is a crystalline-looking environment. If the Velocetron name had been chosen, the queue and station would have had ancient ruins and a giant laser. A page on display in the Sky Tower, the park's observation tower, shows the concept art for Velocetron; the roller coaster has two parallel tracks, with both tracks being identical. The vehicle is accelerated by Linear Synchronous Motors in reverse out of the station from 0 to 100 miles per hour in 7 seconds. Riders experience a g-force of 4.5 during the launch. The vehicle climbs up 415 feet at a 90 degree angle. Riders climb this vertical section facing directly downward, before stopping near the top of the tower. During the vertical section of the ride, riders experience weightlessness for about 6.5 seconds. The vehicle is slowed down before re-entering the station; the roller coaster featured two vehicles, each with three rows of four seats and one row of three seats for a total of 15 riders per vehicle. Both vehicles were built to only run forward.
After the ride was refurbished in 2010, new "streamlined" vehicles with the Superman logo we
Coney Island Cyclone
The Coney Island Cyclone is a historic wooden roller coaster in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York City. It opened on June 26, 1927, was part of the Astroland theme park; the Cyclone is now part of Luna Park. The coaster was declared a New York City landmark on July 12, 1988, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 26, 1991; the Cyclone operated for more than four decades. By the early 1970s, the city planned to scrap the ride. However, on June 18, 1975, Dewey and Jerome Albert, owners of Astroland, entered into an agreement with New York City to operate the ride; the roller coaster was refurbished in the 1974 off-season and reopened on July 3, 1975. Astroland Park continued to invest millions over the years in the upkeep of the Cyclone. After Astroland closed in 2008, Carol Hill Albert, president of Cyclone Coasters, continued to operate it under a lease agreement with the city. In 2011, Luna Park took over operation of the Cyclone; the Cyclone sits at the corner of West 10th Street.
The track is 2,640 feet long and the lift hill is 85-foot tall at its highest point. It has three trains of three eight-person cars; the ride's top speed is 60 miles per hour and it takes about one minute and fifty seconds. From 2012 to 2015, the original Coney Island Cyclone roller coaster track was removed and replaced by track manufactured by the company Great Coasters International; the success of 1925's Thunderbolt coaster and 1926's Tornado led Irving and Jack Rosenthal to buy land at the intersection of Surf Avenue and West 10th Street for a coaster of their own. With a $100,000 investment, they hired leading coaster designer Vernon Keenan to design a new coaster. Harry C. Baker supervised the construction, done by area companies including National Bridge Company and Cross, Austin, & Ireland, its final cost has been reported to be around $146,000 to $175,000. When it opened on June 26, 1927, a ride cost 25 cents, equal to $3.61 today, as opposed to the present-day ticket price of $10. In 1935, the Rosenthals took over management of Palisades Park.
The Cyclone was put under the supervision of Christopher Feucht, a Coney Island veteran who had built a ride called Drop the Dip in 1907, doing minor retracking work on it. It continued to be popular. One story has it that a coal miner with aphonia who visited Coney Island in 1948 had not spoken in years before the visit, but screamed while going down the Cyclone's first drop and said "I feel sick" as his train returned to the station, he promptly fainted after realizing. By the 1960s, attendance at Coney Island had declined; the crowds were getting more rowdy each season. In 1967, New York City decided that an extension to the New York Aquarium and its wholesome family and educational agenda would be a better use of the Cyclone property; the city started procedures to claim the property by eminent domain. The then-owners, East Coaster Corporation, lost. During this time, they did minimal long-term maintenance, only enough to keep the ride operating safely, their last court battle was for the compensation for the ride.
At one point they measured every beam and component of the ride to show that the cost of materials was higher than the city's proposed compensation. In 1969, when the Cyclone was bought by the City of New York for $1 million; the Cyclone was operated under contract by East Coaster Corporation while the city worked with the adjacent New York Aquarium on plans to redevelop the site. There was a lack of long-term maintenance by the city, the coaster soon received 101 safety violations. In 1972, when the plans to expand the Aquarium were publicly announced, people launched a "Save the Cyclone" campaign to oppose the proposed demise of Coney Island's last wooden roller coaster; this created a conflict between the Aquarium, who supported the Cyclone's demolition, the Coney Island Chamber of Commerce, who opposed it. The city changed its plans to dismantle the coaster and, in April 1975, invited sealed bids to lease the operation of the ride; the owners of the Astroland amusement park won the lease in June 1975 with a bid of $57,000 per year.
After Astroland spent $60,000 to refurbish the Cyclone, the coaster reopened on July 3, 1975. In 1975, Michael Boodley set a record for most consecutive trips on the Cyclone, riding it 1,001 times over a period of 45 hours. On August 18–22, 1977, nineteen-year-old Richard Rodriguez broke this record, riding the Cyclone for 104 hours, he took short bathroom breaks in between rides, but ate hot dogs, M&Ms, shakes during the ride itself. In 2007, Rodriguez broke his own record for the longest marathon on a roller coaster, with 405 hours 40 minutes at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the United Kingdom. In the 1980s, events such as the Mermaid Parade and Sideshows by the Seashore brought visitors back to Coney Island; the Cyclone was declared a city landmark in 1988 and a National Historic Landmark in 1991. Despite the closing of Astroland Park on September 7, 2008, the Cyclone remained in operation due to its status as a New York City landmark; the ride, located on a plot of land measuring 75 feet along 834 Surf Avenue and 500 feet along West 10th Street, is now owned by the Parks Department.
The former concession stands, built into the structure of the roller coaster, were home to the Coney Island History Project, moved to a space near the Wonder Wheel. A souvenir stand selling Cyclone-based shirts, on-ride photos remains in the concession stands. In 2011, t
Train (roller coaster)
A roller coaster train is a vehicle made up of two or more cars connected by specialized joints which transports passengers around a roller coaster's circuit. It is called a train because the cars follow one another around the track, the same reason as for a railroad train. Individual cars can carry from one to eight or more passengers each. Many roller coasters operate sometimes several, simultaneously, they operate two trains at a time, with one train loading and unloading while the other train runs the course. On the Rock'n' Roller Coaster at Walt Disney World, for example, there are five trains, but only four operate at a time. Roller coaster trains have wheels that run on the sides and underneath the track as well as on top of it; the side wheels can be mounted depending on the manufacturer. The wheels are sometimes located between the cars, as well as at the front and rear of the entire train. Roller coaster trains have restraints that keep the passengers in their seats. There are two major types of restraints: over-the-shoulder.
Restraints always use one on each side, for redundancy. If one fails, the restraint will remain locked. Most roller coasters have seat belts that may act as secondary safety devices. On over-the-shoulder restraints, this seatbelt is cosmetic as the restraint locks on its own. Lap bars were first used in 1907 with Drop the Dip. Lap bar restraints consist of a padded bar mounted to the floor or side of the train that swings backwards into the rider's lap; these restraints are found on roller coasters that lack inversions. Some inverting roller coasters, notably ones created by Anton Schwarzkopf safely operate without the need for shoulder restraints. Inverting roller coasters with lap bars could only perform vertical loops, as the higher centripetal force exerted while traversing a simple clothoid loop helps to keep riders safely in the train. However, with modern advances in engineering, more roller coasters with complicated inversions are able to run without over-the-shoulder restraints. For example, most of Premier Rides' LIM-launched roller coasters operate with only lap bars.
Lap bar restraints, like buzz bars give the rider much greater freedom of movement than over-the-shoulder restraints, enhancing the feeling of danger for some. Over-the-shoulder restraints, the most common type, consist of a U-shaped padded bar mounted to the top of each seat that swings downward. Roller coasters that have inversions have this type of restraint. Additionally all Inverted roller coasters and Floorless roller coasters have this type of restraint, since it is difficult to mount a lap bar restraint. One disadvantage of over-the-shoulder restraints is that they can provide discomfort to the rider on rougher roller coasters, it is recommended that earrings should be removed before riding roller coasters with Over the Shoulder restraints. Some rides, such as Maverick at Cedar Point, require. However, there are some operating roller coasters. Rollo Coaster at Idlewild and Soakzone is a good example of this. Roller coasters with little to no air-time do not have restraints; until early 2006, The Rollercoaster at Blackpool Pleasure Beach in the UK operated without any restaints, although seatbelts were added to the ride in the 2007 Season.
During 2008, trains from the Big Dipper Rollercoaster were installed on the ride. "The Rollercoaster" now operates with lap bars, although the original train is still stored on the transfer track in the station. At a given velocity, the longer a roller coaster train becomes, the more momentum it gains throughout the ride's course. A roller coaster train, loaded will have more momentum than one, empty or nearly empty. Roller coaster
Giant Inverted Boomerang
A Giant Inverted Boomerang is a type of steel shuttle roller coaster manufactured by Vekoma. The ride is a larger, inverted version of Vekoma's popular Boomerang sit down roller coasters; as of April 2019, five installations of the model are operating, with another one under construction Giant Inverted Boomerangs were slated to open for the start of the 2001 season at three Six Flags parks, sudden errors and malfunctions occurred during testing and caused the openings to be delayed. The first to open was Déjà Vu at Six Flags Magic Mountain on August 25, 2001. Déjà Vu at Six Flags Magic Mountain has since been removed and relocated to Six Flags New England as Goliath; this was followed by the opening of a further two Giant Inverted Boomerangs named Déjà Vu on September 1, 2001, at Six Flags Over Georgia and on October 7, 2001, at Six Flags Great America. The opening of the fourth Giant Inverted Boomerang was delayed more after the problems were discovered with the first three. Stunt Fall opened on August 2002, at Parque Warner Madrid.
In 2007, Six Flags announced the removal of Déjà Vu from both Six Flags Over Georgia and Six Flags Great America. They announced that the Six Flags Over Georgia ride would be replaced with a new themed area called Thomas Town. After the Six Flags Great America ride gave its last rides on October 28, 2007, it was removed and replaced with the Buccaneer Battle ride. In January 2008, Silverwood Theme Park in Idaho announced on its website that it would install the Déjà Vu from Six Flags Great America with a projected opening date of July that year, they announced Déjà Vu would operate as Aftershock. Before opening at its new location, the ride was overhauled by Vekoma in order to make the ride more reliable; the ride opened July 21, 2008. Rocky Mountain Construction, an Idaho-based manufacturing firm, assisted with the construction of the ride. In November 2009 it was announced that Mirabilandia in Brazil had purchased Six Flags Over Georgia's Déjà Vu; the ride is yet to open, but remains in storage at the park.
On August 16, 2011, Masslive reported that Six Flags New England was planning on building a Giant Inverted Boomerang for the park's 2012 season where the Shipwreck Falls attraction was located. On August 18, 2011, the ride was approved by the Agawam Planning Board, with the Los Angeles Times confirming one day that Déjà Vu from Six Flags Magic Mountain would be relocated to Six Flags New England and would begin operation under a new name in 2012. An official announcement from Six Flags representatives was made on September 1, 2011, confirming previous reports and announcing that the relocated ride's name would be Goliath. On October 16, 2011, Déjà Vu operated for the final time. At around the same time, Shipwreck Falls was removed from Six Flags New England to make way for Goliath. Goliath at Six Flags New England was topped off on February 29, 2012. Goliath opened to the public on May 25, 2012. In 2011, the first new Giant Inverted Boomerang since 2002 was constructed. Jinjiang Action Park opened the aptly named Giant Inverted Boomerang in September 2011.
In 2014, Sochi Park Adventureland opened another Giant Inverted Boomerang. The Giant Inverted Boomerang is a departure from Vekoma's earlier Boomerang designs; this model features a vertical cable lift hill that lifts the train up a vertical tower. This model is larger than previous Boomerang designs. From above, the track layout looks like an'X'; as a Giant Inverted Boomerang is a shuttle roller coaster, each installation only operates with a single train. Each of these trains has 8 cars, each utilising 4-across seating, similar to that on Bolliger & Mabillard's inverted roller coasters. However, the seats on Giant Inverted Boomerangs are "staggered" such that the outside seats are pushed back behind the middle two seats in each row. Train caters for a total of 32 riders. Goliath at Six Flags New England was set to feature new a train by Premier Rides; this train will have 4-across seating like that on Bolliger & Mabillard's inverted roller coasters. The new train design was chosen in an attempt to make the lines in the station less complicated to navigate and to give the ride a higher capacity.
The ride begins when the train backs out of the station and up the vertical lift, pulled by a catch car. Once reaching the top of the lift, with riders facing straight down, their legs dangling in the air, the train is released and zooms through the station heading into a 110-foot tall boomerang; this element contains two of the three inversions found on the ride going forward. After twisting through the Boomerang, riders go through a 102-foot tall vertical loop which crosses over the station and hit the second vertical tower of the ride. A catch car there pulls the train up the second vertical tower, this time with riders facing the sky. After the train reaches the top of the tower, it is released to cycle backward through the layout; the train goes through the station and heads up the first vertical lift again, where it is caught once more by the catch car and very lowered back into the station. Six Flags had ordered four Giant Inverted Boomerangs in 2001. However, following the installation of the 3 Déjà Vu coasters and the discovery of several problems, Six Flags allowed Vekoma to resolve these problems before installation of their fourth coaster, Stunt Fall.
Vekoma has since upgraded the original three rides to use this system. One problem was clearance between the track overhead. After th