Six Flags 2013 new attraction video

All I'm saying is, the only people I've ever heard use the term "Y.O.L.O." are those types of people (frat types). I do not expect engineers, doctors, lawyers, parents (other than irresponsible 20-something hipsters), or other professional types to use this term. It is certainly close-minded to believe only one type of individual would use a certain phrase, but in this case, it's pretty telling of what you're about if you use that phrase. It's not as if it's the phrase/idiom "It's raining cats and dogs." The phrase narrows down what people would be using it. I'm sure there're plenty of exceptions to the rule, though, and I'd be unpleasantly surprised to find lots of people I would never expect to use the term use it. For the most part, however, I think it's frat types.

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LostKause said:

I guess the reasons are not obvious to me. Is it sexual or overused or something?

YOLO is the new "swag". It's overused, and ridiculously trendy in a bad way. People get it tattooed in the worst places, too.

Yes, getting my close-mindedness out of the way, Raven-Phile said it very simply and accurately.

It somehow just seems very wrong for a major amusement park corporation to be using such a phrase to entice people to come ride their new ride considering the type of people that use it on a regular basis. It feels very out of whack. However, if I were to expect Cedar Fair or Six Flags to ever do such a thing, it would definitely be Six Flags.

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LostKause's avatar

I was unaware of the terms origins. Most all genres of music has a certain group of artists that I consider to be a bad influence on kids. Heck, I listen to some of them. lol I believe that some people are going to get wasted (or do drugs, or slap they hoes) no matter what their music idols sing (or rap, or scream) about, so they may tend to gravitate towards the artists with the same value system that they have.

It's a topic that interests me, but I don't wish to discuss it further.

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I agree, Johann Strauss is a bad influence on kids, and Six Flags should be ashamed.


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At least they didn't call their new ride "blingin'"

Hobbes: "What's the point of attaching a number to everything you do?"
Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Well of course they didn't. That adjective only applies to GoldStriker.

13 Boomerang, 9 SLC, and 8 B-TR clones

It seems to me that Six Flags St Louis is getting slapped in face here. Other parks are getting cool new coasters while they're getting a 23 year old used boomerang in decaying shape from Six Flags over Texas. SFOT is my home park and we've had Flashback since 1989. Now they're sending it to SFStL under the pretence of being a "brand new" attraction?

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Slapped in the face? Would you rather have the water slides?

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Maverick00's avatar

Anythings better than a Vekoma.

Cedar Point will always be The Roller Coaster Capital of the World, regardless of the number of coasters they have.

Vater's avatar

Oh noes. Is Six Flags St. Louis the new Michigan's Adventure, which was formerly the new Six Flags America? Looks like we've sort of come full-circle.

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Honestly, I had such a blast at Six Flags St. Louis that they could get nothing for years and I'd still be itching to go back. It's one of my all-time favorite parks. The rides they do have are of good quality (provided you ride up front on the Boss and skip Ninja), and the service was way above average for a large, "corporate" park.

13 Boomerang, 9 SLC, and 8 B-TR clones

I think this is a pretty good year for additions. It pails in comparison from the last couple years but this is a new year.

Full throttle is a bit disappointing to be. more about Gimmicks then design.

I think the Star Flyer for SFOG is a bit off. the ride is a bit Carnival for that park.

I am happy to see TGE get the Scooters. The park needed another addition to the dry park. The last coupe of addition were thrilling so a family focused ride will appeal to there key demographic. I have been hearing they will remove the 180 dome for this which means they will be adding to the park and finally properly using prime real estate.

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If they do a nice refurb and put the new vekoma trains on it, I'll actually be looking forward to riding it on my next visit.

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I have seen a lot of posts about expectation for new trains at Saint Louis. I doubt that the Superman Mexico stock footage is any indication of any train replacement. It's would be great, but I highly doubt it.

I would love new trains but I really don't expect it. The stock footage used is form SFNE and SFMx.

Quite right. Considering the age of this boomerang I'm not sure SF management is willing to invest a lot of money in it's continued operation.

Here in Texas, we thought they were gonna scrap it after this season. Come to find out they're sending it to SFStL. Not sure what to expect here, but I'm willing to bet those trains will be same ones from SFOT.

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If they weren't willing to invest money, they probably wouldn't be relocating it. So, why not make a concerted effort and make it an enjoyable ride that can be enjoyed for years to come. If your not going to do that, then just scrap it.

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Time will tell, but I don't expect anything more than a new paint job on this ride. It may operate at SFStL for a couple of seasons and then finally be scrapped.

There is not much of an investment there. They will take it down Ship it 10 hours away, paint it, and reinstall it. even with one truck they could have the entire ride relocated in a week. It doesn't get much cheaper then that, unless they do nothing.

A new train is going to cost then 300-500K. Not sure if Premier is building any boomerang/inverting coaster train for Vekoma.

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