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    SFStL '13 Boomerang

    On Screamscape I read a person who visited SFSTL took a survey for the park and was asked if they would like an Vekoma Invertigo as one of the potential future attractions for the park. The chain had one Invertigo: Two Face at SFA. I thought Screamscape reported the coaster as being sold a few years ago and thus removed. I thought it was shipped out of country. Does Six Flags instead still have it in storage? I don't think they would purchase a new one. I also don't think they're referring to a GIB either. Deja Vu just moved to SFNE as Goliath. Cedar Fair had just moved the Invertigo from a former Paramount park to Dorney Park.
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    They might get SFOT's boomerang Flashback that's coming out. I guess it'll be like a Carolina Cobra install at Carowinds.
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    The SFSTL Boomerang is rumored to go on the old bumper cars site not the Tidal Wave site. If I recall the old splash boat ride was up the hill next to the Superman freefall tower?

    Mods: Can this be updated to "SFStL '13 Boomerang"? Thank you.
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    Screamscape said the site was confirmed for Boomerang: The bumper cars site.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo C View Post
    The SFSTL Boomerang is rumored to go on the old bumper cars site not the Tidal Wave site. If I recall the old splash boat ride was up the hill next to the Superman freefall tower?

    Mods: Can this be updated to "SFStL '13 Boomerang"? Thank you.

    No, the bumper cars were up the hill from Tidal Wave on the way up to Superman:Tower of Power and Screamin' Eagle.
    Tidal Wave is across the street from SkyScreamer at the bottom of that hill.
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    Flashback train is reported to be in the SFOT boneyard. Will the SFSTL Boomerang installation get a new train?
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    The boomerang track pieces are painted green and still in Texas at the moment.
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    Can someone please organize a violent mob to stop the erection of this coaster?
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    Hahahaha yeah. Batman: The Ride is still the headliner coaster of the park steel wise. Seems just like California's Great America's situation with Flight Deck. They're down in a B-level, mediocre park status.
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    I was there once back in 2005 and I didn't care for the park then. They've only added just one legitimate coaster since then. And now they are going to put a gun to my head and make me ride a boomerang when I go back this year. Curse them.
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    Rofl. Who knows, this MAY get the newer styled trains found at Hershey on Sidewinder (which are effing FABULOUS and delicious feeling in several manners for those that haven't experience the near sex-gasmic experience non head-banging they induce)
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    Interesting site preparation for the top of a hill: with dynamite.
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    The track installation is almost done. There is a banner that says "Coaster Capital of Missouri."

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    From the middle of last month. From the park's facebook page.
    Last edited by Leo C; 04-02-2013 at 01:10 AM.
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    Reading another site it seems like the boomerang's lift hill supports were actually modified and shortened! I knew the park had to blow through some rock. So they cut some of the lift hill supports to a shorter height to fit the hill. I guess this truly is the last stop for this boomerang. It will probably join the rest of the metal that became scrap later. There are so many boomerang clones out there. This one that at one time was the Flashback at SFOT is truly different this time.

    This boomerang sits right next to Screaming Eagle. It reminds me of the Cyclone and Flashback pairing at SFNE.
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