Specific Type: Suspended Looping Coaster
In 1992, Premier Parks bought Six Flags America, then known as Wild World, and renamed the park Adventure World. During its first few years under new ownership, the park saw the addition of several flat rides and kiddie rides, and in 1993, added one of the tracks from Lightning Loops, a duel Arrow LIM shuttle loop coaster from Six Flags Great Adventure. But Premier wasn’t done yet, and in 1995 added the first of their “Mind Eraser” clones to Adventure World.
Built by Vekoma, the Mind Eraser is a Suspended Looping Coaster (SLC) model (689 m Standard) clone, seen at many parks throughout the world. The one that Premier added to Six Flags America was the first of four “Mind Erasers” that the company added at its parks, and one of Vekoma’s earliest versions of its SLC coasters. The other parks that received these clones, all of which were added in 1997, were Elitch Gardens, Six Flags New England, and Darien Lake. The Mind Eraser at Six Flags America is located in a section of the park now known asCoyote Creek. The coaster was originally given a paint job of teal track with red supports, a color scheme identical but opposite to the scheme used later on the Mind Eraser at Elitch Gardens, but in 2005 the coaster was given a new paint job featuring yellow track with orange supports.
The ride starts off with a 115-foot climb up the rides lift hill, at which point the train banks to the right and swoops down in a curving drop towards the ground. Just feet above the ground, and reaching speeds of nearly 50 mph, the train ends its highly banked and swooping first drop, straightening out and then pulling up into a double-inversion called a Roll Over. The inversion essentially consists of a half-loop, followed by a reversed in-line roll (starting and ending upside down), and finishes with a half loop that runs parallel to the entrance of the inversion. From here, the track rises and banks almost completely sideways, putting the train nearly perpendicular to the ground before the train dives down to the left, just feet above the ground.
Pulling out of this drop, the train enters its third inversion, the Sidewinder, also called an Immelman Loop. Exiting this inversion, the train twists to the right and pulls through a tight, 270-degree rightward helix that flows straight into a Double In-Line Twist, the last two inversions on the coaster. The train then rises slightly and banks heavily to the right again, dropping to the ground again before twisting and rising slightly into the final break run, ending the 2,260-foot long ride.
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