Specific Type: Steel Shuttle Coaster
Great Escape, located in Queensbury, New York, has their own Boomerang Vekoma clone, known as Boomerang Coast to Coaster. This coaster can be found to the left of the park entrance in the Storytown behind the train station. Boomerang Coast to Coaster's bright yellow track and cherry red supports is what guests would look for at this Six Flags park who are big fans of these boomerang clone coasters.
With just a single operating train due to the un-completed circuit of the coaster, this coaster can push through about 1,040 riders per hour, with each train able to carry a maximum of twenty-eight riders per ride (seven cars per train, two rows per car, two riders per row). G-forces on this roller coaster are rather high, with a maximum of 5.2 being forced on the riders. This maximum force is experienced through the very tight cobra roll as the train makes its way through it rather quickly. Riders reach a top speed of nearly fifty miles an hour and maximum height of around 109 feet.
Unlike the traditional coasters most riders are used to, Boomerang Coast to Coaster takes you out of the station backwards up its first lift hill. One at the top, riders get a nice view of the rest of Great Escape, but not for long as the train is very soon released once at its peak height. Riders fly through the station they were standing in moments before at maximum speed, and then proceed directly into the coaster's cobra roll, which features two inversions.
Riders can lose sense of direction very easily through this element as they are coiled and twisted around very fast. After the cobra roll, a third inversion is experienced which is a simple vertical loop. Riders then proceed up the reverse lift hill and prepare themselves to go upside down three more times, totaling their inversions to six in just about a minute and a half. The train is hoisted up high again and released backwards as gravity once again takes over and riders twist their way through the same course they went through about thirty seconds ago. Once this is finished, riders in the back cars go partially back up the original lift hill, which eventually slows the train down from all its momentum, and finally is lowered slowly back into the station.
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