Specific Type: Suspended Looping Coaster
Back in the winter of 1996, the Carroll family, owners of Six Flags New England, then known as Riverside Amuseemnt Park, was just getting ready to bring a Chance Chaos ride to the park for the 1997 season when they were approached by Premier Parks. Over the offseason, the Carroll family made a deal with Premier and sold them the park. For the 1997 season, Premier had a planned investment of over $20 million for the park, including general improvements and several new attractions. These included the Island Kingdom Waterpark, Shiprwreck Falls (shoot-the-chutes ride), Time Warp (Vekoma Air Jumper),Twister (Huss TopSpin), and the addition of a new coaster, the Vekoma SLC Mind Eraser.
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 other parks that received these clone were Elitch Gardens, Six Flags America, and Darien Lake. The Mind Eraser at Six Flags New England is located in a section of the park now known as South End, next to The Spider and the parks antique car ride. The coaster was given the same paint job as the Mind Eraser at Elitch Gardens, with red track and teal 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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