SF St. Louis Trip help

Thursday, June 30, 2005 9:24 AM
Im a Six Flags St. Louis Virgin!

Im looking to head there on Sunday, and I just need a little help in planning my trip....

Which rides should I hit first? Because I know how slow the opts can get, and how long their lines will be.

Have there been any major rides down lately?

Also, what is parking now?

Thats really it, unless you know of any other loop-holes to get around.

*** Edited 6/30/2005 1:27:06 PM UTC by john peck***

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Thursday, June 30, 2005 9:50 AM
If you want to ride the Scooby Doo dark ride, I'd head there first. It's a low capacity ride and very popular ( and fun ). After that, you can snag a ride on Mr. Freeze which is right across the midway. Getting these two low capacity rides out of the way early will give you a nice head start on your day.

From there, just work your way around the park riding what you want as you come to it. I'd suggest working clockwise (Boss, Eagle, Mine Train, Ninja, Batman).

If it's warm, the water park ( included in admission )should keep most of the crowd busy during the day.

I think parking is now $10.00.

Have fun.

Kyle

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Thursday, June 30, 2005 11:41 AM
John: I Was at St. Louis virgin myself til' I went to the park on the Sunday on Memorial Day weekend. It wasn't too packed, so I had a great time, better than what I expected. So here's a mini-TR:

All the coasters (including Mr. Freeze) ran two trains. The Boss could have used all three, but the line wasn't too long. And it was a real surprise to me: my friends who did it a couple years ago didn't like it that much because it was rough, but on my trip, it was all smooth and fast, it was REALLY exciting, like the wood at HW!

I opted to skip on Scooby Doo, not only the long line, but I've already done the PKI and PKD versions, and while fun, not worth 1 to 1.5 hrs, when I can have a fraction of the wait on the coasters.

Mr. Freeze was probably my favorite coaster experience at the park and Premier coaster of all. River King Mine Train was also a lot of fun, so give it a ride or two.

The water park was packed, as I'd expect it to be this weekend, so I skipped it, but it thinned the crowds in the main park.

If you want to cool off, the Tidal Wave (shoot the chutes) is the water ride with the least wait. It's not too wet, but be careful when crossing the bridge as you exit.

Overall, I was impressed with SFStL. Good rides and nice employees. Hope you also have a great time, John!

Tom A.

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Thursday, June 30, 2005 12:42 PM
Hit Scooby first... that has to be the slowest moving line on the planet. Thunder River (the rapids ride) can also get a pretty big line if it is hot. Other than that, you shouldn't have many problems in the ride park.

The water park will probably be packed. Have at least two people if you want to ride the new Proslide Tornado. There isn't a conveyer to get the rafts up and they are quite heavy.

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Thursday, June 30, 2005 2:33 PM
Is SFSL ever busy? I went on a friday in July and no one was there...

I loved the River king Mine train, what a suprise that was.

Mr. Freeze was amazing and Screamin' Eagle is the best wooden coaster I've riden in a long time.

Ninja was the smoothest Arrow coaster I've been on.

Overall great park, buy some funnel cakes while your there...

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Thursday, June 30, 2005 3:26 PM
I just went to Six Flags St.Louis yesterday in 105 degree weather. I had a really good but hot time. The ride ops were nothing close to slow...they all did their thing and didn't stack like usual. All coasters were running 2 trains. The only rides that are down for sure are Highland Fling and Rush Street Flyer. All other rides were open all day. It was not packed at all because everyone was in the waterpark all day. At 5 the park became more packed with the people from Hurricane Harbor. Very nice Six Flags park!...plus the longest wait I had was 10 minutes for Scooby-Doo.

Expect to be surprised with this park!

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Thursday, June 30, 2005 3:33 PM

MikeSter24 said:

Ninja was the smoothest Arrow coaster I've been on.


No it wasn't. Ninja is a Vekoma coaster.

Kyle *** Edited 6/30/2005 7:43:05 PM UTC by Recess***

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Thursday, June 30, 2005 3:43 PM
Still smooth though!
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Thursday, June 30, 2005 4:21 PM
It bangs you around a little bit but nothing to unbearable.

The surprise on Ninja is that serious headchopper while going under the chaindog. Freaks me out everytime.

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Friday, July 1, 2005 2:46 AM
It's cool to see how efficiant they seem to be.

So parking is $10 then?

Shoud we eat there or venture outside the gates?

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Friday, July 1, 2005 12:05 PM
I think The Boss is very underrated- for me, it's a very close second to The Legend. The whole sequence of events directly after the first drop is incredible and insane- huge drop, long flat section at the bottom straight through the structure producing a rediculous sense of speed...down again(air), now @ full speed of almost 70(depending on the train), curve(lats) bunny hop(air!), then finally curving back up into the sky. I recommend getting a night right on it to enhance this part especially. :)
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Friday, July 1, 2005 1:06 PM

Which rides should I hit first? Because I know how slow the opts can get, and how long their lines will be.

On sunday, depending on the crowds, Boss will most likely run 3 trains, and the past few weekends, our line has almost never left the station area, which means less than a 4-5 train wait.

Lines have never been a problem at SFSTL, longest line you might hit is BTR early in the day because everyone heads to the right when entering the park. I would suggest you hit Freeze first, then Eagle, since those are the rides that might have a 20-30 minute wait later on in the day since they aren't as high-capacity as Boss or Ninja.

I won't be working this sunday, but I work the Boss crew day shift.

*EDIT* As far as ride shutdowns, only two rides that are shutdown for now is Rush Street Flyer and Highland Fling. You can see Highland Fling is completly dismantled and is being rebuilt from the ground up.

*EDIT* One loop-hole in parking is to park at the hotel parking lot across the street, and walk to the gate. Its not that bad of a walk, and saves you $10 *** Edited 7/1/2005 5:08:16 PM UTC by RCTyrant***

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Friday, July 1, 2005 2:02 PM

john peck said:

Shoud we eat there or venture outside the gates?


That all depends if you like theme park food or not... Just down the road from the park is a whole string of fast food places. The Super Walmart also has a deli / resturant if you want to be *really* cheap...

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Saturday, July 2, 2005 12:58 AM
My suggestion? Take I-44 past SF southeast towards Springfield. Next take Route 65 South to Ozark Mountain High Road. Next take the Routh 76 exit and turn left. Follow signs to Silver Dollar City and a lot more fun than what you would have at SFStL.

Honestly I think that you will have fun at SFStL. If you plan on going to the waterpark, go there and get your sliding in before noon, because that's when everyone will start to come in there. By mid-afternoon the waterpark is crazy full and the ride park is empty. I would suggest riding everything as nothing really has a line at this park anymore.

They currently have a couple shows that alright and worth seeing. Kuchanga is an alligator wrestling show which is pretty entertaining. They also have Circus Magnifico. That show is ok, but can be missed if you are running short on time.

Have fun!

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