I think because it is a family coaster, they wanted to offer those families the experience of going backwards, but not totally focus on that as well. For smaller kids this really is a coaster that ‘has it all’
Wow. Looking at the first picture above, they've really sown the seed for some school playground stories here. "Once they launched it really fast by accident, and the train jumped off the end and landed on the other side of the lake."