Six Flags St. Louis Tomorrow

Saturday, June 12, 2004 8:52 PM
bobthecoasterguy's avatar Hello everyone,

I'm heading off to Six Flags St. Louis tomorrow, and I was just wondering if there were any tips or good things not to miss, or the like. Thanks.


Saturday, June 12, 2004 11:52 PM
Your best bet is to check out the trip reports section to see what others think of the park and what they enjoyed. Everyone is different, but I'd advise not missing the coasters... ;)
I've often wondered from time to time, how to write good poetry- and make it all... Work.
Sunday, June 13, 2004 12:30 AM
Ride the Scooby ride, definitely worth the wait to ride this cool dark ride!

Other then that, have fun! Mr. Freeze and The Boss are 2 very different coasters, but both are incredibly fun. If you like woodies with air time, Screamin Eagle will provide plenty. Batman is a great typical Batman:TR. Ninja has cool inversions, but very short.

Last advice, write up a TR for us to all enjoy!

Sunday, June 13, 2004 12:40 AM
rollergator's avatar Read the sig....Freeze IS that good..:)

Boss, ride in front, Eagle, ride often, and get some pics from the big BIG Ferris Wheel.

It's actually *kinda* an atypical B:TR though, in that it's a mirrored version.

River King rocks!

You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

Sunday, June 13, 2004 1:33 AM
As has already been said hit all the coasters, especially Freeze, Boss, and Eagle. Both Boss and Eagle are much smoother this year although still a little rough for some. Others have said front for Boss, we disagree. Rear seat although rougher has MUCH more air and is more intense especially on the first double down and pull out. Try both and choose for your self. Ride Excaliber! Even though it is a short ride and nothing to write home about it has very good G's and is unique in that you don't get them at every park. Toms twister is a standard rotor type ride but has been refubished some what and is more intense G wise than when I was a kid. If you like shows see the show at Miss Kittys Saloon. Its funny, and a good place to cool off, or stay dry if the forcast holds true. Should not be overly crowded, if I remember this afternoon in the ops office the forcast was only 10,000 peeps for Sunday and if it rains that will drop considerably.

If you like Skycoasters drop by Dragons Wing and tell them J.C. sent you. Nice view, and appears higher than the 156 feet because at the top of the launch tower you are above the lagoon for Thunder River, which is 30 feet lower than the ground.

Have fun, and enjoy a small, underfunded by rides clean park with above average running based on Six Flags standards.


Dragons Wing/ Highland Fling ride op 2003/2004

Just a couple of G-Force junkies!

Sunday, June 13, 2004 1:34 AM
Don't forget to see me! I will be working Eagle from 3:30 till 9:00. Some tips as far as coaster riding:

Eagle: Last car, front row

Boss: Front row

Batman: Last row, far right seat (insane G's)

Freeze: Front row for hangtime, back row for G's

Ninja: Any car

Mine Train: Back car (reach for the grass and leaves!)

If you come to Eagle in the last half-hour of the night (8:30 till 9:00) I practically guarentee you will get re-rides, almost no one is in the station at those times and we will just send out trains again and again.....

Also try out Mooseburger for food, very good stuff there, although just a wee bit pricy, but very filling and the fries are the best.....

Anyways, hope to see you there, make sure you just ask if I post at Coasterbuzz, several people already have (you there, who saw me on thursday, POST!) :)

Sunday, June 13, 2004 2:07 AM
As far as I know tomorrow will be an adverage day with nice weather. Definitley listen to the others above, hit every coaster each one has a certain quality to it that makes it like no other. Ninja has a great head chopper, Boss great speed and drops, Batman mirrored, Eagle is just plain awesome. If it gets too hot be sure to stop by Tidal Wave and say hi to me hehe.
Sunday, June 13, 2004 7:19 AM
And don't miss the best ride in the park "HIGHLAND FLING" right angnjc ;)
The Golden Rule - Try it once and if you don't like you don't have to go on again!
Sunday, June 13, 2004 8:09 AM
I was just at SFStL all day Friday and a few hours for night rides yesterday. Most of the time was spent marathoning Boss and I found the ejector seat. 1.2 has more air than the front and last seat combined...and it gets better at night. Sit on the left side. There is a good air on the double down, tons of great air on the hop after the double down, mild air on the big drops (although the back is not much better there, it is worth riding) and then on the 4 smaller hill run to the helix there is great air on the 2nd one (the train squeels and stalls a bit like there is a trim and in every other seat it just slows down but in 1.2 it is pretty strong ejector air) and then on the 4th hill that goes into the helix you get your strongest ejector air of the ride that is almost non-existent in any other seat...but you stay up in 1.2 and slam into the left side of the car. It is just awesome. Boss in 1.2 is twice the ride of any other seat and gets even better later in the day. I used to have Boss ranked pretty low on my top ten due to lack of air, but I may have to re-work it now based on this seat.

(edit: Just in case someone does not know, 1.2 is first car, second seat...or the second row.) *** Edited 6/13/2004 12:12:38 PM UTC by RavenTTD***

Sunday, June 13, 2004 11:23 AM
Raven's right, 1.2 is a great ejector seat, I rode in that spot once when I was down there last year, and got great air time. I would have tried to get that seat again if it wasn't for a very lnog wait for the ride, so I skipped it the rest of the day.
Sunday, June 13, 2004 4:02 PM
Raven, gotta wonder, were you the one complaining about trims when I rode? I was in the front seat one time wearing my blue Screaming Eagle shirt and heard a kid behind me complaining about trims through the MCBR on Boss.....
Sunday, June 13, 2004 6:02 PM
I will be at SFSTL Saturday the 19th. I just really hope its not too crowded. Also, my friend got me a season pass for only 45 bucks, and I think we have to like go and get them processed, right? Is there ever a wait to do that?
The Millenium Force ride Ops: Squishing you where it counts since 2000. Track Record: 89 coasters
Monday, June 14, 2004 12:55 AM
I would think in the morning there might be a small wait but only like 5 minutes. I think there is also some special event on Six Flags website I saw for that day.
Monday, June 14, 2004 1:28 AM
No, that was not me RCTryant.
Monday, June 14, 2004 1:32 AM
The 19th is Deaf Awareness day (which I will be partipating in, I am hearing-imparied), but it won't be as crowded as like Gospel Fest (there were 2 hour lines on Eagle that day) but I would expect a couple thousand more people....
Monday, June 14, 2004 1:42 AM
to you highland fling ops... is there still writing all over that panel? ;-)
Monday, June 14, 2004 5:22 PM
Bummer...I hope its not too much more crowded than it would be normally for that day...its not like a private thing is it?

Well im going that day anyhow. I'll be wearing my Top Thrill Dragster tee shirt if anyone happens to see me. *** Edited 6/14/2004 9:24:22 PM UTC by stljason1***

The Millenium Force ride Ops: Squishing you where it counts since 2000. Track Record: 89 coasters
Monday, June 14, 2004 7:36 PM

If you mean writing other than operating instructions, its gone.

Just a couple of G-Force junkies!

Monday, June 14, 2004 8:03 PM
Its not a private thing, just one of those "theme" type days, nothing big, its just meant to bring together deaf and hard-of-hearing people from around the the area....
Monday, June 14, 2004 8:29 PM
If you find me you get a prize. Even you Matt(s). Its amazing none of you after all this time know who i am. Its like one of those mysteries of the universe.

p.s. Do any of you from DW know Mike the lead?


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