Six Flags St. Louis announces drop tower, kids area

Posted Wednesday, February 15, 2006 9:02 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Six Flags St. Louis is installing a new kids area called Bugs Bunny National Park for 2006, which will include several new rides, plus a drop tower called Superman Tower of Power.

Read the press release from PR Newswire.

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Wednesday, February 15, 2006 10:07 AM
ClubXJeff's avatar Cute and great idea for SFSTL! Although I must laugh at everyone who swore to God that the drop tower was going to be named Acrophobia.. hahahaha! Also, on a graphic design note..... That is a painfully obvious retouched Giant Drop shot from SFGAm, placed on a fake sky background. Anyway - great move for SFSTL, glad to hear to that Shapiro is really serious about the whole "family" thing.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006 10:30 AM
I'm pleased. We/They have been calling for a tower for how many years, and it finally came. They even put it in the right spot, just with the wrong name.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006 1:49 PM
I wouldn't credit Shapiro with these changes. The rides were ordered prior to Burke and co. leaving, and the decision to close Astroworld and relocate rides was done in 2005. All Shapiro did was decide to rename the ride after Superman, a veneer layer of theme at best.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006 1:58 PM
a_hoffman50's avatar Veneer is awesome. It makes my POS furniture look awesome. I think that his "veneer layer of theme" is just the icing on the cake to make it seem as if he had more input on the decision. I don't think that Shapiro really had any say in this other than maybe making it fit into the theme of the park more.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006 5:16 PM
SFoGswim's avatar That's the Rock 'n' Tug at SFoG, if anyone cares.
Wednesday, February 15, 2006 9:13 PM
I guess the name "Hellavator" just wasnt 'family-friendly' enough huh?
Thursday, February 16, 2006 12:08 AM
i apologize in advance if this is a dumb question, but is this a brand new Intamin tower, or has been taken from another park somewhere. i only ask because i havnt seen many of this type of tower come along in awhile, with the individual 4seat carriages (i.e. giant drop, pitfall, hellavator, etc..), as opposed to the ring with 50 or so seats (i.e. drop zone pkd/pki). anyway, just wondering...
Thursday, February 16, 2006 12:26 AM
It's the drop tower that was originally at SFAW. So no, it's not a new tower.
Thursday, February 16, 2006 10:45 PM
SFSTL had the most depressing kids area I have ever seen. This is a badly needed improvement. The kids will be thrilled, two new kids areas in MO this year, SF and SDC!
Saturday, February 18, 2006 3:27 AM
I don't want to sound like a moron (okay there I already do- you can't hear me) and I don't want to get yelled at (okay go ahead I can't hear you either), but what happened to Six Flags Over Mid America?
Saturday, February 18, 2006 2:18 PM
Ten years ago, when the park turned 25 in 1996, the name of the park was changed from Six Flags Over Mid-America to Six Flags St. Louis.
Sunday, February 19, 2006 2:26 PM
I've been waiting for a drop ride at Six Flags St. Louis for a while. I'm moving back to the St. Louis area this summer and it looks like I'll have something new to ride.

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