Missouri's Coaster Capital Six Flags St. Louis Announces New Looping Coaster For 2013

Boomerang to Debut as the Park's Ninth Roller Coaster

Aug 30, 2012, 07:30 ET from Six Flags Saint Louis

EUREKA, Mo., Aug. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Six Flags St. Louis today announced plans to add a new steel coaster, Boomerang, to the park's already extensive line-up of thrills. In 2013, Boomerang will become the park's ninth coaster, bringing a new experience to guests with its unique combination of thrill elements. Six Flags St. Louis is currently home to more roller coasters than any other theme park in Missouri.      

Boomerang combines a mix of twists, turns and loops unlike any other coaster experience at the park. The 28-passenger trains are pulled up 125 feet backward to the top of the first lift hill and then released to shoot out through the 1,650 feet of track at up to 50 mph. Guests will sail through a half loop, then into a right half cork screw, a left half cork screw and finally another half loop. And just when guests think they are done, the trains fly through a full loop before climbing a second lift hill. Staying true to its name, Boomerang takes guests full circle to where they began sweeping through the spirals, loops, twists and turns again.   

"Six Flags St. Louis has been Missouri's Coaster Capital for many years," said Dave Roemer, Six Flags St. Louis park president. "In 2013 Boomerang will not only strengthen that position and our thrilling coaster line-up, but give our guests more twists and turns to scream about!"       

Boomerang is scheduled to open spring 2013 in the Illinois section of the park. For more information including a video highlighting the new ride visit http://www.sixflags.com/stlouis/info/newfor2013.aspx.

Six Flags St. Louis also announced today that 2013 season passes are now on sale at the lowest prices of the year and provide unlimited visits for the rest of the 2012 season (including Fright Fest) and all of the 2013 season.  For a limited time, with the purchase of a season pass four-pack, guests will receive a free upgrade to a gold season pass which includes free admission and free season parking to any Six Flags Theme Park with every pass.  Season Passes must be purchased and processed by October 28, 2012 to receive this offer.

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