The updated Mr Freeze Reverse Blast roller coaster at Six Flags St Louis will reopen on May 5, 2012, the park has confirmed.
Eureka-Wildwood Patch reports that the new Bonzai Pipeline slide at the adjacent Hurricane Harbor water park will debut on May 26, in time for the busy Memorial Day weekend. Six Flags St Louis' 2012 season started on April 6, with the park offering a 60 percent discount on tickets in order to pull in guests ahead of the opening dates for the new attractions.
Mr Freeze Reverse Blast will be a revamped version of the existing Mr Freeze roller coaster, with the direction of the rides' trains being reversed. This means that riders will be launched from 0 to 70 miles per hour in a backwards direction, traversing a series of inversions and turns before returning to the station in the opposite direction. A near-identical version of the ride will also open at Six Flags Over Texas a week later.
Both versions of Mr Freeze were manufactured by Premier Rides, and are mirror images of each other. Following the initial launch, the coasters' trains race through a 190-feet tunnel before climbing a 150-feet-tall top hat inversion. After travelling around an overbanked turn, the trains climbs up a vertical spike, before plummeting back around the remainder of the course in reverse.