Six Flags St. Louis was more of an afterthought on our Missouri trip plans, the main goal was Silver Dollar City and a visit to Worlds of Fun couldn’t be passed up since we’re Cedar Fair pass-holders, but Six Flags was in range of our driving plans so we decided to make a stop there as well. None of the coasters really stood out to us before the trip except Mr. Freeze. I had not been on the one in Texas or the similar former one in New Jersey so I was excited for this coaster. Well how was it and the rest of our day at Six Flags? Read on to find out!
Mr. Freeze was about as good as expected. It’s a lot fun just like any other Premier rides coaster, except the one difference being going through the top hat backwards produces some unexpected forces. That’s one pleasant surprise that is a result of the backwards launch. I’m not the biggest fan of going backwards but I think this ride is better with the start of it being backwards instead of the opposite. The other positive is the station being super cold, I’m glad Six Flags didn’t go cheap and still is running the AC in here. Otherwise it would be a hot indoor station but instead it’s a great station that gives plenty of relief on a hot summer day coupled with a great unique ride. Six Flags St. Louis has a winner here, just keep that AC running. 😛
I had heard that the Boss was rough, though I didn’t think it was all that bad. Any massive wooden roller coaster of this size is going to have some degree of roughness but it wasn’t anything that wasn’t tolerable. Timber Wolf at Worlds of Fun was much much worse in my opinion. A fun long wooden coaster that I’d even ride again. There’s much worse wooden coasters out there, the Boss is fun!
Not much different from any other spinning wild mouse, but for heavens sake when the ride is over please STOP SPINNING!
A fun coaster but I was expecting a little bit more as I’ve seen it was ranked in the top 25 of wooden coasters. Not seeing it, not a bad ride but Prowler at Worlds of Fun which is another GCI coaster is leagues above this one. It’s not even close as to which is the best GCI in Missouri. As for best wooden coaster in the state well I’m pretty sure RMC owns that title with Outlaw Run. None the less a great state for wooden coasters! All except Timber Wolf 😛
Batman the Ride is always the perfect mix of intensity and smoothness. Never a bad ride, yeah they’re all the same, but they’re always really good. I’ll take this clone over a boomerang any day. This was actually Holly and John’s first experience with a Batman clone and they both admitted it was very good. We’ll have to see if that opinion holds up after riding a few more Batman clones. I’m sure it will. 😛
The show was pretty good, and the best part was it was a nice relief from the hot day and after getting out of the show the outside temperature felt like it dropped 15 degrees! Awesome!
Ninja was a surprisingly enjoyable Arrow. Nothing too rough and definitely worthy of a re ride.
This was my first ride on a SkyScreamer I thought it was a lot of fun, and I liked how it moved back down the tower at a high rate of speed and then back up. Before this I had been on the Windseeker clones, and while they both provide similar thrills, SkyScreamer has the longer cycle. Now I need to get on one of those 400 ft versions.
Screamin’ Eagle was a nice surprise of the trip, great airtime and some surprise drops along the course. Being that the coaster is mainly in the woods it’s another hard one to photograph but it’s another good wooden roller coaster in the state of Missouri.
A fun shooting dark ride, the problem is I took some pictures inside the ride and they made me delete them. Which is really no big deal rules are rules and most of them were blurry anyway but when I got back from the trip I found out this was the last year for this ride. And I had a few pictures from inside! Oh well wonder what it’ll look like next year?
That concludes our day at Six Flags St. Louis, actually a pretty enjoyable park. The lines weren’t too long and operations were pretty good, and the setting is beautiful. The longest we waited was for 40 minutes and that was for the Scooby-Doo ride, which I’m glad we did since this is the last year for it. All the employee’s were friendly and I’d definitely recommend this park. One of the nicest in the whole Six Flags chain!