Image (c) Six Flags(News) Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast was introduced at Six Flags St. Louis in the US, with St. Louis Cardinal and World Series MVP David Freese on-hand for the first official ride. Eighteen members of Big Brothers Big Sisters of St. Louis joined Freese for the inaugural launch-ride on the park’s newest twist to one of its most popular thrill rides. Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast sends riders backwards through a 190-foot tunnel, into a 180-degree inversion, then climbs more than 200-feet in the air where they will find themselves suspended, dangling in the air, before repeating the entire chilling experience.“I have been coming to Six Flags since I was a kid and the roller coasters have always been my favorite,” said Freese. “I was really excited to ride Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast. The backwards launch and experience of going up the tower facing straight down is a real rush.”Thrill seekers will notice additional ride enhancements including new logos on the cars, an updated entrance portal and new graphics on the tunnel. Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast opens to the public on Saturday, May 5. Six Flags is delivering this new and innovative twist on this fan favorite in two of its parks. Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast also opens to the public at Six Flags Over Texas on May 12.Both rides continue to feature the original Mr. Freeze theme, patterned after Batman’s cold-hearted nemesis in the DC Comics Batman series. As guests take the chilling walk through “Snowy’s Cones,” an old abandoned ice cream warehouse that secretly doubles as the favorite hideout of this “Villain of Chillin,” the anticipation builds for Mr. Freeze’s iciest revenge. Riders strap into one of the 20-passenger cars and take off on the reverse ride-of-a-lifetime, covering nearly 1,500-feet of track at spine-chilling speeds of up to 70 mph—making it the fastest reverse roller coaster ride in both Missouri and Texas.
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