SFStL TR: 6/1

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Wednesday, June 5, 2002 6:37 AM
SFStL TR: 6/1
Six Flags St. Louis
June 1, 2002
As always I will use the 0 to 5+ rating scale (with 5+ being the best) and then will follow that with comments if needed.

Batman: the Ride
2 rides (both front seat 1 and 4)

No lines really, the ride is still very intense and makes me long for one at WOF.

1 ride (second car front right)

This ride hurts, and I will probably never ride it again. I don't understand why this thing hurts me so bad. AND since I had a sunburn from the day before it hurt even worse than normal. Grrrr!

River King Mine Train
1 ride (front right)

I love the ground hugging turns and the the tunnel finale, but I think it's time for some upgrades to the ride.

Screamin' Eagle
1 ride (front right)

I rode this ride defensively and it didn't hurt me like it normally does. Word to wise, don't let your back touch the back of the seat or you'll be sorry. The ride is insane and could use a retracking.

The Boss
1 ride (back left)

This ride suffers from terrible trains (um can we get PTC's now?) and some bad descisions on the layout (ok who thought it would be good to take a right turn at 70+ mph?) The lack of padding hurts my legs and I have the bruises to prove it.

Mr. Freeze
5 times (front left, front right, 3 right, 5 left, front left)

The lap bars make SO MUCH DIFFERENCE. I actually enjoy this ride now. When it first opened it was a ride once a visit, now it is very very rerideable. Coming out of the tophat on the way back to the station is very scary.

Scooby Doo and the Mystery of Scary Swamp
2 times (front right, back left)

This ride is so much fun. FYI to get lots of points hit the red lighted targets. In order to get a lot of them, turn around and look at targets after you have passed them. Oh and if you want to get people wet shoot the flower in the carnival scene and the back row (when you are in the front) will get wet. Lots of fun, and a great addition. I would like one at WOF.

Other rides I rode:
*Water Street Can Company (3-) Slow bumper cars, very boring.

*Riverview Racer (4+) YoYo, very fun and the lead was very energetic.

*Rush Street Flyer (4-) This Rainbow was fun, but the hostess was not a very nice person.

*Highland Fling (3-) This Enterprise style of ride (not sure who built this one) is ok, but not nearly the ride Zulu is.

*The Splash (4-) This log flume was a lot of fun, and with two different courses, it makes it very rerideable.

*Thunder River (5++) This rapids ride is what Fury used to be like. Lots of rapids, but still not as good as the Lost River at SDC.

*Colossus (5++) BIG ferris wheel...fun times!

Overall Park rating (out of 5+): 4+
Comments: the park is doing well on coasters but they need more flat rides and other rides to enhance the collection. Six Flags seems to not understand the concept that a park is more than coasters and that is very evident here.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2002 7:55 PM
Very good TR! SFSTL needs one more great steel coaster.

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Thursday, June 6, 2002 9:32 AM

Swoosh said:
"Six Flags seems to not understand the concept that a park is more than coasters and that is very evident here."

That's why I actually love SFWoA! Because ther's SOOoo much more to do than coasters. Sure they are putting in another one next year. But they have added 7 new carnival rides, 2 whales (one still coming), Many exotic birds, Reptile House, and they are building a Zebra area as we speak. I liked SFMM but they aren't my favorite SF park because they don't have much beside's the coasters. SFGA and SFWoA IMO have the best "overall" parks.

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*** This post was edited by RollerCoasterGod on 6/6/2002. ***


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