Specific Type: Boomerang
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, located near San Francisco, CA, has their own Boomerang Vekoma clone, known as Boomerang Coast to Coaster. This coaster is located pretty much in the center of the park near Kong, which is another Vekoma built coaster. Boomerang Coast to Coaster's dark blue track and yellow 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 Coastertakes you out of the station backwards up its first lift hill. One at the top, riders get a nice view of the rest of Discovery Kingdom, 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 car 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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