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    Thumbs up Six Flags St.Louis 4/2

    Well, all that I have to say after leaving the park is... WOW! Let me tell everyone about my GREAT day!



    Got to Six Flags St.Louis with my friend at about 10:15, it was sunny (no clouds) and fairly cool outside. I noticed that the construction on Tornado is almost done, all that they need to add is the slide from the entrence to the funnel. I also noticed that every single metal detector was working and there was no line at all. When we got to the turnstiles, employes were everywhere with cameras and me and my friend got 3 different pictures taken of us. (even when we said that we already got one) The park looked good as new and very clean. (as usual) Then I got my season pass I.D. Only waited about 10 minutes at the most.

    First up was Xcalibur, because my friend has never been on it yet. There was no one in line so we just got on right away. The ride was fun as usual, but my friend got sick and he had to sit down.

    Next up was Mr.Freeze. THERE WAS NO LINE! We got up front and we had a blast. I LOVE THIS COASTER! I left my hands up in the air going backwards up the top hat and I felt like I was going to just slide out of my restraint, it scared me but it was fun to be lifted out of my seat upside down. (usually there are forces pushing you down) When I was on the exit path on the bridge going across Thunder River, there were 2 guys taking pictures of Thunder River being filled up with the water. I noticed that they had these other roller coaster shirts and possibly a Coaster Enthusiast vest (?) Anyone know who they were? (Mr.Freeze was running only 1 train)

    Since Scooby-Doo was across from Mr.Freeze, we decided to ride it because there was again NO LINE! It was fun and I got around 800,000 ( I think) LoL! And I was surprised for the ride-ops to ask me if I had a fun ride. I said that I had a blast, which I did. We ended up going on Scooby-Doo 3 times. The 2nd time, my friend left his *Twist it* bottle in the boat and when we came back for our 3rd ride, the ride-ops found it and kept it by the controlls and my friend got it back! = D

    Fun day so far...but it got even better!!! 100 x better!

    We then decided to go ride Batman:The Ride. I was surprised to see the gum splattered wall covered up by the entrence of the Gotham City Sewer Pipes. There was about an 8 minute wait to get on since it was the 2 ride offer at the park today. There were as usual 2 trains running. Same ride...same fun! The ride-ops actually were raising their thumbs for departure and they had all their attention on the guests. I rode 3 rides on Batman all day. All 3 great!

    Next, we headed on River King Mine Train. No wait! Got on, a bit jerky but VERY fun! They didn't have the flashing lights on at the beginning of the tunnel but at least the tunnel was almost pitch-black. 2 trains were running all day. We got on about 3 times. Ride-ops were great, there were only 2 in the station but they were faster than ever. There was even a worker at the exit saying "Have a great day!" One thing I didn't find fun was that in the tunnel at the end when we were going down I felt water splatter my face and then I found out that someone in the front spit and it flew back onto everyone's faces! =(

    The only ride that was down all day was Rush Street Flyer and I noticed that it got new paint on the sign in the front by the railroad station.

    We headed up to Screamin' Eagle, the first thing that I noticed was that they retracked the entire finale of the ride (brown wood instead of white). There were as usual 2 trains running, no surprise. We went to the very back and there was really no wait towards the back. It was so funny when these girls in the train before us were rapping out songs and they were like "This ride is bumpy!" then the coaster started to leave the station (2 ride special) and they started to scream and yell "We ain't wanna ride again!" over and over. Then the ride-ops stopped the coaster but the girls were all "we were just kidding." It was a good laugh or two there. Then we got in the blue train in the very back. At the top of the lift, we got stuck for about 2 minutes. With the retracking at the end, it made the ride smoother which was awesome. I got so much airtime this year, I think this was the 1st time I got airtime on The Screamin' Eagle. The sudden stop is a bit too soon but was unexpected. When we got off we found out that a woman threw up in the front somewhere and they had to close down the coaster. They cleaned up pretty fast because it was only down for like 10 minutes. We rode 2 more times which were great!

    Next up was The Boss. There was actually a line and we waited for about 30 minutes since everyone was getting 2 rides. Somehow I got into a conversation about the Boss with someone I have never met before. I love the boss to death, and still today it hasn't let me down for an extreme ride. Today it seemed to go even faster but I don't know. We rode it 3 times. All extreme! There was as usual 2 trains running.

    I noticed that there were all new lamps everywhere around the Britannia section of the park.

    I have no clue what was going on in the Thunder River station but I think that a whole bunch of ride-ops/employees were practicing for drills in case of a boat capsizing because they were all holding orange life jackets. What was weird was that they filled up Thunder River with water then they tested it for awhile then they drained it. I was hoping for them to open it.

    We also went on the ferris wheel which I havn't been on since 5 years ago.

    We also went on The Ice Mountain Splash like 5 times because they let us stay on and I got a "watch out for your head!" from a ride-op. There was this nice ride-op that was telling us when we got in the log to not go fishing or swimming and I laughed. Both sides were running until like 5:00 where one side closed down. ***I noticed that they installed water cannons on the right flume at the beginning. They weren't on yet, but keep an eye out for when you might decide to ride Ice Mountain Splash. There were about 10 of them, so I have a feeling that you might just get soaked***

    After that we rode the Moon Cars which were relaxing and enjoyable to ride. The ride-op who drives the cars in the station was telling us not to pick up any hitchhikers. Again the ride-op gained a laugh from me.

    For lunch we ate at Screen Stars Diner, we walked in and I ordered the Awards Meal (#4) then the girl was jumping around asking me if I would like to "TWIST IT UP" and had no idea what she meant so I said sure. And she yelled "TWIST IT UP" then she rang a bell. I was kind of freaked out because I had no clue what was going on. But what it was...was those orange/green (you choose) plastic bottles that you can get $1 refills with. Great idea that twists around the *NEW* attraction in Hurricane Harbor which is obviously Tornado. The food was expensive but actually very good. I ate it all up. = P (I was hungry!)

    We sat around then we went on The Ninja about 3 times in a row. This was the smoothest that I've felt on The Ninja ever even though it's never rough on me. That chain lift return gets me EVERY freaking time. I actaully ducked in my seat. Beware of that bad-a$$ headchopper effect. (also on Boss alot with wood) 2 trains were running on the Ninja. Again the ride-ops were asking me if I had a good ride and if I was enjoying my day. As I said "Couldn't get any better!"

    All in all, there were employees everywhere you looked walking around greeting you and asking if you're having fun and the rides were run better than ever. The food was great. Great weather, got pretty warm too. No trash anywhere except in the trash cans that were on every pathway. Surprisingly every food cart was open too and so was every game and restaurant. Six Flags has really inproved this season.

    2005 season we got Tornado and better and happier employees/ride-ops!

    2006 we get a NEW coaster. (hopefully) Maybe even a new themed section in the park with a drop tower!

    Oh yeah, I looked into the graveyards today too and they were pretty much empty and there were trucks and cars all in there with different people standing around. No clue what was going on! *hint*hint* I was very pleased with my visit and I hope I enjoy every other one this season. Thank you for your time! Hope you enjoyed it! = D

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    Although I havent been to this park in 5 years I am shocked how much excitement you were able to put into that review. I do wish I was able to ride the Boss though, looks like it has a great layout.
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    Sounds like you had a blast, and luckily for you there were practically no lines.
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    Another strange thing was that in about every shop, there was Superman merchandise. Is that a hint to next year? We'll have to find out soon.

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    ^^That is what I hear. Speculation about a hyper somewhat similar to S:ROS...sounds good to me!
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    MY guess it will have OTSR's. I wonder if that would take away from an Intamin hyper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SFSTLboi
    Another strange thing was that in about every shop, there was Superman merchandise. Is that a hint to next year? We'll have to find out soon.
    Don't get too excited, I hear almost every Six Flags park has Superman merchandise in their stores. I guess if Six Flags has the rights to make the shirts why not make them for every park? They're a money maker...
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    True, true! But that's exactly what SFOG, SFGA, and SFGADV did the seaon before they got their Superman coaster. Even though wOOdland, I know that you're 100% right because there's even a store in DC Comics Plaza that sells merchandise for Batman, Flash, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Superman, Villains, ect. But I have a strange feeling that somthing big is on the way for next year! = D

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    We were there 4/2 too! (then we did SFKK today, 4/3) Batman 3x, Boss 4x, Mr Freeze 3x, Ninja 4x, Eagle 3x. 17 rides in 5 hours! I can't believe there was no wait at all (SFKK too). The only thing-a bulb fell off the ferris wheel right in front of us as we were walking by. But otherwise it was a perfect coaster day.

    As far as what each Flags park sells......Superman merchandise has been at every Flags park I've been to. They sell everything everywhere. Just like at SFKK they sell Batman The Ride items but they already have T2, which is very close to Batman, less the 4 across seats. I doubt they'll put in another. It would be great if they built a hyper though. St Louis is only 3 1/2 hours drive for us.

    What a great weekend-now PKI next week and then a couple more weeks until SFGAM and CP are open!

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    Happy to hear that Boss is still running great, I had my first ride on it last October, and to say the least I was impressed. The Gerstlauer trains actually work on that coaster. Night rides in chilled air were awesome, seemed like Boss ran faster and faster as the night went on. Back row, nothing less, I went a good 5 times straight on that coaster at night. I could not get enough of it and I know I'll find my way back to SFSTL this year. If Boss is any indication of CCI's talent with very large wood coasters, Hades in Wisconsin Dells should be extra rediculous. Can anyone here even fathom what night rides will be like on that coaster? It's all I dream about.
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    I was drooling over hearing the Xcalibur and Mr. Freeze experience. I miss it being Evolution and I always wanted to get on Mr. Freeze so I could compare it to CHILLER.
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    I had a smimalar trip to SFSL yesterday and had so much fun. No people, ride Ops were great, double rides pretty much throughout the whole day. And I'm also glad they cleaned up the Gotham City "barrel of gum" they had. That was just nasty.

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    CoasterZombie, what did you have on? Yeah, Batman and Robin look great also...but it doesn't go staright up at the end and there's no overbanked turn! You should come here and try out Mr.Freeze. The Boss and Freeze make up the whole trip. Excalibur also got new themeing which was nicely done. Why did they remove it at SFGADV?

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    It was supposedly unreliable in New Jersey. Perhaps staffing issues as well. I knew that since it did not consistently run here, when it did I made sure I got on. I think I had two rides on Evolution. The cycle time is quite long but I think it was worth it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SFSTLboi
    CoasterZombie, what did you have on?
    Me-TTD sweatshirt, my son-SFKK t-shirt, my daughter-SFGAM sweatshirt, and my husband didn't have on coaster clothes. Plus, I'm 6'1", and there aren't many females that tall, so I "stand" out a little. Let's see, if you got there at 10:15, we were already off our 1st double Batman and over to Ninja! It would be funny if we actually talked while in line!

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    Ok. Did you talk to any teenage guy in line for The Boss? I probably did see you, but I wasn't try to pay attention to anyone. Give me more stuff so I can figure this out. Thanks! = D

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    Has anyone been to the park since Saturday?

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