6Flags St. Lous Part 3 of 4parks July 26th-30th

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Monday, July 29, 2002 3:13 PM

Trip: July 26th-30th

Parks: Big Chief, Six Flags Great America, Six Flags St. Louis 2nd visit, Adventureland 1st visit.

I left Six Flags Great America after closing time. I took my time to get to St. Louis since it's only a 5hour drive from Gurnee, Illinois. I left around Gurnee after 11:30pm night time driving was excellent. I got to Six Flags St. Louis around 5:30am and stayed at the Super 8 Motel which is real close and conveint. I was looking foward to my 2nd return because 6Flags St. Louis is in my top 5 Six Flags parks to visit. Very friendly staff and prices are reasonable.

Crowds were fairley decent for a Monday. I only stayed there till about 4:45pm becaue I had to leave to head up towards Adventureland because its about a 11hr drive from St. Louis to Des Moine, Iowa.

The first thing we did was headed towards The Boss.

The Boss: 8/10 This is the only CCI I realy find kind of rough. I sat in different areas on the train. First few times were in the front followed by the middle and a few in the back. I'd say the middle would be the smoothest. The Boss offers a nice first drop, strong helixs and turns very fast ride. I love the trains on The Boss. Still this ride seems rough to me. What also makes The Boss enjoyable is the thick terrain. Also does The Boss use PTC trains and does The Boss seem rough for a CCI to anyone whos been on it? 8laps.

Screechin Eagle: 7/10 Very enjoyable ride. Not a whole lot of air time but a fun ride. 6laps.

Mr. Freeze: 6/10 Not one of my favorites because it's so headbaning. The thing I like about the ride is the launch. 2laps.

Ninja: 4/10 Your typical corkscrew type of coaster again I found this ride also to be a little headbaning. 3laps.

River King Mine Ride: 5/10 Very enjoyable. 4laps.

Batman The Ride: 10/10 Nothing like a good old inverted from B&M. Like I said before inverted's are defenlty my favorites to ride. Very fast, short and smooth. 10laps. :).

Six Flags St. Louis is a pretty nice park. Prices again are reasonable and the staff there is friendly. I will return again hopefuly in 2003. What I would realy like to see them get something like NITRO would realy help them. *2 Thumbs Up for Six Flags St. Louis :)!*

Next Up: Final trip Adventureland 1st vist. Tuesday.

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Monday, July 29, 2002 5:51 PM
Nice TR!

You're not the only one who thinks the Boss is rough, that's word for word how I describe it.
To answer your question about the trains....no those are not PTC's, those are G-trains (the spelling eludes me right now) and yes, IMO this ride would benefit from PTC's!

SFSL is a REALLY clean park for a Six Flags, I would say the cleanest I've seen.

Also, I agree that a Nitro type B&M would bring us back MANY times a season, (Nitro is my wife's favorite!) UMMM...drooling now with that thought....

Glad you had fun!

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So many coasters, so little vacation time....

*** This post was edited by RollerFreak on 7/29/2002. ***

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Monday, July 29, 2002 6:13 PM

10 Not one of my favorites because it's so headbaning. The thing I like about the ride is the launch. 2laps.


I thought there are lapbars

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Monday, July 29, 2002 6:26 PM
The spelling is "Gerstlauer" and they're what makes The Boss rough (and really poor maintenance, that is). Not to mention the lapbars are unbearably painful and the ride is just plain too big.

I, too, am confused how you experienced headbanging on Mr. Freeze when there's nothing to hit your head on.

-Nate (who can't understand how anybody could find SFStL even close to pleasant)

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Wednesday, July 31, 2002 1:08 PM
I was confused about that headbanging on Mr. Freeze to. It may be jerky but it can't hurt.

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