Quick TR - Three hours at SFStL

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Monday, October 1, 2001 1:16 PM
I am in St. Louis for business and had a few hours after work on Sunday (park was open til 6).

The park was empty!  I rode every coaster at least twice and every time they were walk-ons!

B:TR - A clone is a clone is a clone.  Except this clone is mirror image.  It was neat when I expected a twist to the left and instead it was to the right.  Rode it twice.

Ninja - It's an old arrow looper - kinda bumpy but a fun ride with nice head-choppers using the chain lift.  Rode it twice.

Screaming Eagle - This bird does scream, in two ways.  1)  THe wheels were screeching on the turns constantly. 2) There were trims on this ride, but they must have been broken because I never felt them engage.  We were flying!  I loved this and rode it four times.

The Boss - This ride rocks!  I loved the laterals and airtime.  I rode this six times - four in the front, twice in the last row.  I will post my on-ride photo later this week once I return home from this business trip.

Mr. Freeze - A neat ride, I rode it twice, because it was there.  But, I am in agreement with everyone else that it's a rough one.  Thank goodness that the restraints were as soft a marshmellows because if they weren't, I'd have felt like I went a round it Holyfield since my neck was sore with those soft restraints.

 

All in all, it was a great trip with sixteen rides packed in a less than three hour span.  The park was very clean and employees were pleasant. 

This is definitely one of the "ugly little sister" parks in the Six Flags chain, though.  Not many new rides - but it is a small market and they have to look at the bottom-line and return on investment - so it makes sense.

I give SFStL, 3.75/5 stars.  And that is heavily boosted by their marvelous wooden coasters!  I wish GreatAmerica had a "Boss" of our own (note:  I am not saying I don't like Viper - I'd want both!) and Screaming Eagle reminds me of the "good old days before they braked the heck out of the American Eagle.

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"It's Deja Vu all over again." - Yogi Berra

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Saturday, October 6, 2001 7:57 PM
Actually Ninja is a Vekoma not an Arrow but I must agree that it looks alot like an Arrow.
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