This is my favorite roller coaster ever! From the queue line scenery to the actual coaster itself, Mr. Freeze is make you ice cold. Although it is a small roller coaster, its impact is as big as Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Once I entered the Six Flags St. Louis park, and realized that I had already seen this roller coaster before. When I was in Dallas a few years back with my dad, we went to the Six Flags Over Texas in the Dallas / Fort Worth area. There it was; the beautiful light blue machine that penetrates the sky of Dallas, and now also St. Louis, Missouri. When I was in Dallas I could not get enough of this coaster. In fact when I went, I stayed until the park closed and I rode this coaster as many times as possible. Eleven times total, and I wanted more. Well I got my wish while in St. Louis.
I ran to this coaster. I needed to relive those feelings that I felt while in Dallas. I walked through DC Comic Zone area straight into the mouth of the classic snowball head. Once I entered I was brought back to the world of Gothem City, from Gothem City Park to the interior chamber where the coasters train propels you from at 70 mph. While walking through the interior you get blasted with cold air and you literally freeze yourself up to the train. I thought that this was a nice effect for the ride. I did remember better scenery at the Six Flags Over Texas for this ride, but I think that the coaster definitely makes up for the scenery.
I was really impressed with the efficiency of this coaster. The coaster is designed so that you are shot from a stand still point to 70 mph in four seconds using an electromagnetic field force through a 190 foot tunnel of iciness. Then as you are traveling along the 1,382 feet of track, making the loop and holding onto everything that you have, you begin this vertical incline. This is the end of the track, so what must you do besides relive the entire ride: BACKWARDS! So it seems that this ride could only have one train. Well, in fact it has two. While you are in the interior, freezing your buns off, you see that the ride has a left side and a right side, and the entire train moved to one side or the other. This makes the lines move faster because while one train is out riding the coaster, the other one is unloading and making sure that the passengers are secure. When once the first train finishes, the entire train moves over to its side and it begins unloading and getting the next passengers ready while the second train moves into position for it 0 to 70 take off! This is what you call GREAT design!
I was seated in my car, the back one of course (you get the best experience in the back), I was locked in and ready for the thrill. We blast off! Shooting out of the building and making a high twist and loop until swerving around to the side to make our vertical climb to the end of the track, only left to do it all over again! We come to a halt back inside and with a HUGE smile on my face as the train moves over to the side to let the next victims test their bravery on Mr. Freeze!
Mr. Freeze has a minimum height restriction of 54 inches to ride. It was built in the Spring of 1998 by Phoenix Rides, and what a great job they did. I walked down back to my wife, happily smiling that I got that change to relive this coaster again, and I wait until the end of the day when I can do it one more time!