A really good thing that wife and I are picking up Six Flags season passes for next year. I'm excited!
I DON'T GET IT, The relationship and marketing of Evil KnIevel with the ride.
Probably 80 percent of the parks visitors aren't old enough to remember him. ALso the fact Knevel beat his wife and others. Served jail time then while on parole beat the crap out of his former manager with a baseball bat. Well..........
The man was and is a legend, He was one of a few people like Mahomad Ali, Flip Wilson, Carol Burnette and a few other thrill seekers that gave everyone a sence of IT'S OK. This is cool ect durring a time of WAR (NAM)
I don't see the rides relationship with anything at SFSTL or Knievel. You associate JUMPING with this figure. ALso the fact that it is marketed with Kneivel enterprises means licensing fees.
Much too long a distance for todays youth IMHO, Must longer than Tony Hawk for that matter who's still popular in Video Games. Kneivel went out when Video games started LOL.
However It will be neat if they do it right. Some bilboards of Kneivel 70 Ft above Busses, THE RED WHITE AND BLUE of his colors ect and of course. A COUPLE FULL BLOWN HARLEYS don't hurt anything. Knevil did this on street bikes weighing 700pds pluss. His son Robbie did and does it on Motocross equiptment.
Well that makes four coasters out of I believe six right? so that means once again SFA gets the shaft.
Ohh well at least I'll go down to KD to ride their new floorless next season but as far as SFA's concerned I'm pretty much done with them.
I agree that the name might go over the heads of some people going to the park, but as long as they provide monitors of him in action, I think people will get it.
And Chitown, that was classic. I looked for BatwingFanSFA's response, and then realized, "Oh wait a minute, that was from the other thread!" You beat him to the punch:)
Where might the coaster be located within the park?
I don't think it will hurt Boss' popularity at all. Most guests seem to love that ride (including myself). I've waited 90 minutes for it with three trains running, as recently as two years ago. Most people I've encountered seem to prefer it to the tamer Screamin' Eagle.
Just a thought... :)
Since Matt made me change my arrows....Eagle could be truly hard-core if SFStL wanted it that way... ;)
*** Edited 9/27/2007 12:42:35 AM UTC by rollergator***
The Boss is a large terrain coaster, Screamin' Eagle is an out-and-back --- and now the park will have its own twister.
Does this make St. Louis the Six Flags park with the most number of wood coasters?
When did you visit AV? I can't remember the last time I waited more than 30 minutes for the Boss.
Also, if you don't count dueling coasters and racers, yes, St. Louis will be the most wood filled park. :-
BATWING FAN SFA said:
See! Now what did I tell everyone in the SFOT THBS thread about a woodie coming to SFSTL?
You didn't tell anyone anything.
This has been in the rumor mill for quite some time.
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