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.