A launched LIM shuttle coaster from Premier Rides, Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast is aptly named. Seating two across with five cars for a total capacity of 20 riders, the train is shuffled sideways from the loading platform to the point of dispatch before the ride begins. The riders, restrained by only a lap bar with a short seat belt that hooks onto the side, are launched out of the station backward, through a tunnel, at 70 mph. Catapulted through an inverted top hat, riders go through an overbanked turn before being sent backward up a 218-foot vertical spike. (The train does not go all the way to the top of the spike but does take riders to a considerable height.) After being held briefly on the spike at a 90-degree angle, riders plummet down and finish the course facing forward. Although there is only one inversion, riders go through it twice.
The ride is nicely themed to resemble an abandoned snow cone factory. As to the ride experience, being launched through the tunnel backward was indeed a blast. The reversals of direction made it difficult to keep track of which end was up and this served to enhance the ride experience. The scariest part was being suspended on the steep vertical spike. Mr. Freeze Reverse Blast is a very short ride but an unusual and fun one. 4 out of 5 stars. For more information about rides at Six Flags Over Texas, visit www.sixflags.com/overtexas.