Thunderbolt backwards during Fright Fest?
Six Flags seems to be in the mood of turning trains backwards on their coasters. It all started in 2011 with Superman: Escape From Krypton at Six Flags Magic Mountain and continued with American Eagle at Six Flags Great America. Last year, the two Mr. Freeze roller coasters at Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis became Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast. This year, Six Flags Great America will be turning their Batman: The Ride around backwards. These coasters probably won’t be the last coasters that Six Flags decides to run in reverse either.
Wouldn’t it be cool to ride this classic wooden coaster in reverse? The park could promote it as riding Tlobrednuht (pronounced teh-lob-red-nut). We think that this would be a huge hit. Riding Thunderbolt backwards would spark some new life into the coaster. It would also rejuvenate Six Flags New England’s Fright Fest event. In recent years the park has been improving parts of Fright Fest, but backwards Thunderbolt would definitely be a marquee attraction.
They just re-tracked this great classic. This ride could be 5 stars again, and may move up on the lists. Backwards?! AMAZING! I love wooden coasters, and that would be a fright, even though it’s (in some ways) tame. Okay! Cyclone backwards? How about the original drop on the Cyclone? It (most likely) will come back with the topper track!! Yippee! What do you think SFNE online?
I’d love to ride Thunderbolt backwards. I hope someone from six flags is reading this and can make this come true.
Want to experience the wooden coaster… i wish i could go there and do it
Backwards isn’t my favorite thing to do (which is why I’ve put off riding Goliath) but I would do the Thunderbolt backwards in a heartbeat, just for the novelty. I rode it backwards as a kid when the park was still Riverside. I recall it being really fun. I love how it’s kind of an urban legend… not everyone believes it went backwards at any time.