Well, I havent been to the park lately, but is anything going on in terms of construction? Screamscape (yes I know how reliable they are) heard about a hyper. I have been hearing things like that forever. . . Is there any way that there is some credibility to this?
Hmm, when I went back in July I thought that it was awfully crowded on a week-day compared to what I was used to over the past few years. Batman had a good 45 minute wait and the other ride lines were fairly long too.
But, yeah, I doubt St. Louis gets anything anytime soon as well. I just wonder where they would put it. I know there is some space out by the Tidal Wave but not sure if the park actually owns that land too.
They put Xcalibur in in 2003. At least they got something, but I rode that once and won't ride it again; I'm amazed people still line up for it because you don't have a stomach after getting off that ride.
^^^ What is so frustrating about this park? It has excellent coasters, great flats and an excellent Scooby dark ride, one of the best rapids rides I ever rode, nice landscaping and atmosphere, and an excellent water park! What is so bad about that? It is my 2nd favorite Six Flags behind SFGam, and is certaintly better then many parks of its size. I think the park is doing well, and I have never had a complaint about it.
The park needs a lot of cosmetic work on its facades starting in the Missouri/Illinois section going all the way back to Screamin' Eagle. There's a lot of work that needs to be done in that area. Facades are faded, peeling, and some are actually falling apart. Warner Bros. Backlot looks fine and DC Comics Plaza is all right, but the back of the park especially Mo/Illinois sections need help.
As for land, they own all the land from behind Kahuna up and around Eagle. They use a lot of that for the hayride during Fright Fest.
As for new rides, they really need something. Attendance was down this year and even though there were a few "spikes" where there were a lot of people, for the most part the attendance stunk. However what do you expect when you don't add anything.
If anyone thinks SFStl is running out of space, keep in mind the ENTIRE park(rides and parking) takes up less than 300 acres. To put this in perspective go to this link http://revenue.stlouisco.com/ias/ . At the bottom choose owner search and type in Six Flags and see what the corporation owns, as well as what they paid in property taxes this year and last. Also to those few people who insisted Six Flags didnt own any of the housing on brewster road read the whole tax description. Amusement rides aint residential. ;) (except to a cat and an albino skunk, which I havent seen this year)
There seems to be plenty of room available on the east side of the park. I know many would agree with me too, that the area needs to be developed. When walking back to Tidal Wave, I always felt like the park just kind of ended abruptly back there. It always seemed that the midway should have extended much further, but maybe that is just me talking. As for the attendence issue mentioned above, I believe that Six Flags St. Louis is thirving more now than it has in quite a while. I think that the problem though is that it has become a local park, rather than a destination park. For quite some time, Six Flags St. Louis seems to have just been fed by citizens of St. Louis and neighboring areas. I believe that with the edition of a new "mega-coaster," Six Flags could increase their drawing power to cover a much larger radius. I agree too though, that attention to detail may be lacking sometimes as well there. I would honestly have to say though, that everyone there seems to be putting in a great deal of effort to make it a top park once again.
Swoosh, you do not know what the f*** you are talking about. Attendance has been high as CoasterMatt said and it is very possible for a new coaster (likely to be a hyper) behind Hurricane Harbor where thier is loads of land. Their is already a fence being built around that area for the possible coaster, and for once stop being a dick towards SFSTL. If you dislike our little park so much than take it off your website.
Swoosh is always right. He has totally redefined perfection in my book and he has to be the best enthusiast evar for being part of the MiG crew and visiting sooo many parks this year. I really look up to him, so please don't say bad things to him.
?Danny, umm =p <--- Edy's Note: Just joking with Swoosh. He's a cool cat. *** Edited 9/10/2004 4:25:11 AM UTC by +Danny***
^Remember what happened at SFA when the fences started popping up? we all speculated that it was for construction only to find out that it's for employee safety at this point so looks can be decieving.
Now I've heard that there's a possibility of something good coming to the ST Louis park & SF still has plenty of parks that have yet to announce their 05 plans so maybe 05 might be a good year for SFSTL along with a few others.
It's obvious that SFA is going to get the biggest attraction SF has ever added to one of their parks in 2005. In order to compete with PKD and BGW, they're doing a like totally fabulous dark ride experience (blows PKI's description of TRTR away) that combines coaster elements with water and fire effects that launches forwards and backwards ending with a fast-paced gigantic plunge into (you probably guessed it by now) northwestern Montana. Believe it or not, Montana will actually look like somewhere no one really cares about in Maryland, but who really knows the difference?
Brrrrrrian- You're a ho. :)
+Danny, Jobber Hunter *** Edited 9/9/2004 9:54:38 PM UTC by +Danny***