Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast was introduced at Six Flags Over Texas on Saturday with the ultimate cool dude, Vanilla Ice, performing in concert to officially celebrate the ride’s grand opening.
After his performance, Vanilla Ice grabbed a front row seat on the park’s newest twist on one of its most popular thrill rides. Members of Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas were also on hand to enjoy the inaugural ride.
Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast sends riders backwards through a 190-foot tunnel, into a 180-degree inversion then climbing more than 200-feet in the air where they will find themselves suspended, dangling in the air, before repeating the entire chilling experience.
“I am an adrenaline junkie. As a kid I always loved jumping on the biggest and fastest ride at Six Flags Over Texas,” said Vanilla Ice. “I was really excited to perform and then ride Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast. The backwards launch and going up the tower facing straight down is a real rush.”
Six Flags is delivering this new twist on its roller coaster in two of its parks. Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast opened to the public at Six Flags St. Louis on May 5.
Both rides continue to feature the original Mr. Freeze theme, patterned after Batman’s cold-hearted nemesis in the DC Comics Batman series.
As guests take the chilling walk through “Snowy’s Cones,” an old abandoned ice cream warehouse that secretly doubles as the favorite hideout of this “Villain of Chillin,” the anticipation builds for Mr. Freeze’s iciest revenge.
Riders strap into one of the 20-passenger seats and take off on the reverse ride-of-a-lifetime, covering nearly 1,500-feet of track at spine-chilling speeds of up to 70 mph—making it the fastest reverse roller coaster ride in both Texas and Missouri, according to Six Flags Entertainment Corporation, which is a leading regional theme park company with 19 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada.