Six Flags St. Louis- What does everyone think?

Thursday, May 9, 2002 8:36 AM
Hey you all!!,

How is everyone doing?? :-) I am curious to know what are everyone's thoughts on Six Flags St. Louis??

I think it is a great park in a great location!! The setting in a valley right along I-44 is an excellent location!! The park is pretty clean and wonderfully landscaped. The rides are also great too.

It is a park where I will ride each one of their coasters over and over again because I like them all. The lines are also extremely short (especially in the evenings after most of the school groups leave at 7ish). Overall, to me, this seems like one of the much better run SF theme parks. Everything is running either on capacity or close to it.

Please let me know your thoughts :-D.


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X Looks Awesome! Oh Yea!!

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 8:45 AM
I will let you know after next weekend when I visit the park for my first time! I am really pumped to go visit this park and ride Mr. Freeze and the Boss. I am also using the visit to process my season passes for 40 bucks cheaper than at my home park of SFGAm. I have been told that of all the SF parks this one has the lowest attendance figures every year so I dont know what to expect.

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Bob Hansen

A proud CoasterBuzz Member
"We are not responsible for anything the Demon takes or breaks"

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 8:47 AM

Considering that I grew up in St. Louis, I love the park. It's definately one of my favorites and holds great memories for me. It's got some good history being one of the original Six Flags and their landscaping is still better than most SF parks. The setting is wonderful as is the placement of the Screamin' Eagle. This park just needs more rides, and I'm not talking coasters. There hasn't been a state of the art flat ride (non-pay attraction) installed since the Rush Street Flyer. They need some sort of drop ride, some nice new flats and eventually another steel coaster. All in all it's not bad but the people of St. Louis have no idea what they're missing out on (coasterwize).

GO BLUES

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 9:00 AM

SFStL is definitely one of the nicest SF parks… it is kept quite clean and fairly well landscaped (they let the grass get pretty long under the Eagle, and the "Gotham Park" part of the Batman queue looks pretty crappy, but the rest is pretty good). Mr. Freeze is the only coaster that doesn’t typically run two trains (hopefully that will change when they get the other lap bar train back).

I wish they could shorten the walk to Batman… the line may be a walk-on, but that is a very LONG walk…

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 9:12 AM
Thier attendance is somewhat low, but when they add new major attractions, the park attendance EXPLODES! When the Boss debuted, they lines were constantly long all season long. When Scooby opens up next week, the park attendance should pick up dramatically. They are in line to receive some major attractions over the next 2-3 years if attendance increases over the next 30-60 days. Everyone in the area, GET OUT TO THE PARK, buy a season pass.. help out as much as you can. I myself bought 2 platinum passes this season and I encouraged all my friends to do so. The extra discount (25%!) helps out a bunch and you will make that extra 20 bucks back in no time!

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WCUSA-The World's largest theme park is coming!
Theme parks will NEVER be the same!

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 10:26 AM
When i was there i liked it despite how small it is. The boss is worth the wait. It's my 3rd fav woody
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Thursday, May 9, 2002 10:43 AM
SFStL is definitely one of the nicer SF parks out there. A nice 1-2 punch with Boss and Eagle. Ninja has one of the best head-chopper effects I've ever seen and the park's Batman [or Namtab] is my favorite of all the clones since its a mirror image. With the rumored Intamin hyper for 2003 this park just gets better and better.

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2002 - the year of IB's LoCoSuMo!!

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 2:04 PM
Its a great park even though they don't have a lot of coasters. The BOSS is great everyone should ride it before they die! Mr. Freeze and NAMTAB are both good and they lines short and the park is clean.
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Thursday, May 9, 2002 2:18 PM
I think the gotham part is suppose to look crappy. Its like the crime part of the city I think. Anyways I think its a great park. Good rides except they need more flats. Very clean park. (i think one year they won cleanest Six Flags park award) Can't wait to ride freeze with the lap bars! Going May 28th for band trip.

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Intamin rules!

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Thursday, May 9, 2002 5:31 PM

Chris is right the final decison on next years ride(s) will be decided no later then the end of the parks first 60 days of operation this season. So I encourage everyone to dig a little deeper and visit the park more often in the comeing weeks, because theres a good chance a major ride/attraction is coming too the park in 2003, but only if attendence meets qouta. Also the park was the cleanest park in the US from 1971 till 1992ish then it became the cleanest Sixflags park.

As far as my thoughts on the park. I love it, theres nothing like going too a park with short lines, resanble prices (for a theme park), and "world class" rides.(Man I sound like a broucher from the park). But I do have a few problems with the park. 1. The buildings are getting old and need too be worked on.2. And the lack of flat rides, I would rather see the park get a new section over by Tidel Wave with a Wild Mouse coaster, and a bunch a flat rides, that would add up too the price tag of a large coaster ;) . 3. Also the need too badly higher GCI or CCI to come out and rehab SE.

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Friday, May 10, 2002 10:11 AM

I've been going to the park since it opened, so obviously I like it. Screaming Eagle was the first big coaster I ever got to ride, so it has a special place in my heart. I wish it had a few more rides, but it's a lot better than when our choices were "Should I go on the Mine Train or the Mule-Go-Round? Hey what's the line for the Hannibarrels like?" days. I understand we're not a huge market and can't expect a new ride every year.

That being said, I wish they would keep it a little cleaner in certain places. The Batman queue looks crappy and not in a themed crappy way. I'd also like to see them keep a little better control in their lines. I saw several near fights break out last year because of line-jumpers and smokers. Still, that's a customer problems and you can't expect the park to be responsible for people being jerks.

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Jeff-Jeff
Wood - Raven
Steel - Millenium Force
Generic, isn't it?

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Friday, May 10, 2002 10:22 AM

I'll be brutally honest....

SFSTL is home to the worst steel coaster I ever rode and the roughest wooden coaster I ever rode.

But also SFSTL is home to the first Batman invert that I ever rode.

It is a good local park, but I do not go out of my way to attend.

Actually I was suprised when I first visited two seasons ago. The park was much smaller than I expected.

I will say that NAMTAB is wort the visit. It is so much fun to experience the "flip" side of a very familiar coaster.

Shaggy

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Shaggy
A.K.A. John K.

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Friday, May 10, 2002 12:17 PM
Personally I really like the park. The Boss is a great coaster, VERY fast, gives you a good shake to let you know you're on a coaster, and doesn't let up throughout the entire ride, a great and highly reccomended coaster. Also there's Mr. Freeze, I like how they have the big pads by your head, because I did notice a lot of headbanging, but it didn't hurt because of the pads. The only problem I have with Mr. Freeze is that because I have long hair, my hair flies into my face throughout the backwards portion of the ride, but I don't think that's the park's fault. Going on, the mine ride (can't remember the name) was a pleasant surprise for me the first time I ever rode it, nothing amazing, and a little surprise at the end too. After a while it gets a bit boring, but not bad for a mine train. Batman is just that, another Batman invert, the placement of it isn't terrible, but it doesn't pack the same punch that some of the others do, although it is different slightly, just doing everything the opposite way, not much of a difference, but a little. Ninja's a pretty good looper, also has a great headchopper when you go under the lifthill, one of the better headchoppers I've ever experienced on a steel coaster if not THE best headchopper on any steel coaster. The coaster's good, but at times it leaves me with something to be desired. Oh, and I know there's something else there... I just can't rememeber..oh yeah! Screamin Eagle! I just love that coaster. It's absolutely loaded with air and some surprisingly deep drops. A little rickety in it's age, but still delivers a top notch ride not to be missed. Other rides in the park that I've been on include the ferris wheel, which I found to be a good way to relax after a lot of riding, and many of their flats are very good. I go there as much as I can, usually a couple of days a year. The crowds are usually pretty light and the staff is great.

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"You can't kill what's stronger than death" - Zakk Wylde

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Friday, May 10, 2002 6:57 PM

Millennium Force2K2 said:
Its a great park even though they don't have a lot of coasters. The BOSS is great everyone should ride it before they die! Mr. Freeze and NAMTAB are both good and they lines short and the park is clean.


ROFL I saw how you spelled Batman Backwards because it is a mirror clone of the others. However do they make us take off our Earrings and glasses on Mr Freeze still. I was there a few years ago the ride ops spent more time looking at our ears and making us take of glasses off than dispatching the trains. What made it delay alot is when they look at ours ears is after they check all the restrains on the train and then when they spot someone with and ear ring they reopened that row of restraints and checked the whole train again and then the ear check once again.

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Chris Knight
All Your Base are belong to us
That's not roughness that intensity

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Friday, May 10, 2002 7:21 PM
Last time I went they checked for ear rings still, but I don't know if they will this year.
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