I basically see boomerangs as the coaster version of a flatride. They're the same everywhere and low capacity, but they fit almost anywhere and are cheap for the parks. They're not the favorite of guests, but for smaller parks on a budget they can make some guests happy and give them something to do when the park doesn't have the money and/or space for something better.
I think that they're best for beachside parks, carnival style parks, or family arcade style parks. I would just think that in the year 2018, a big time park that's charging a lot for admission would offer something a little more for guests.
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:I agree with you on Nor'Easter, but Sea Serpent sucks just as hard as all the rest.
Boomerangs aren't worth it. Even if you manage to find one that isn't completely terrible, it's still time you could have spent riding something good. I could have ridden Boomerang at WCB 2016, they had ERT on it, but I spent ERT on Xcellerator instead. Zero regrets.
They are a fantastic investment for a park looking for big thrills (inversions, backwards) in a compact area for a cheap price.
in the past few years i've only ridden two boomerangs i can remember. the carowinds one because i wanted to try the vest restraints i hadn't yet, and invertigo at kings island because it was inverted, and i hadn't been on one since cga's. other than that, i've skipped them at every park i've been to. probably 10? just a random guess out of about 20 parks.
they were cool when they first came out, but now i spend my time doing something else, even waiting for others to get off of them.
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