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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby Screamin_Eagle » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:21 am

I really don't know how I feel about getting Bizarro, if in fact the rumor is true. While our park could use some more steel, getting a hand me down coaster isn't the way to go. we have Batman the Ride, We have Ninja (bad as it may be) and we have Mr. Freeze. what we need at our park is a hyper coaster since we are probably the only park without one while all the other parks have them. a coaster to put our park back on the map as a destination park. Build something that will bring the masses out to ride. there is tons of available grounds to use to place a massive coaster, including the dead area beyond tidal wave.. and its very apparent that the company DOES have the money, look at how much they have invested in Magic Mountain in the past couple of seasons?
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby Ed Farmer » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:13 am

With some of the head-scratching recent additions to Six Flags parks, I'm only half-kidding when I say St. Louis is probably going to get a Premier launcher like Discovery Kingdom is getting, while Bizarro/Medusa goes to Magic Mountain.

La Ronde: Relocated SLC just a few years after receiving a B&M inverter
New England: Relocated GIB to compliment existing Boomerang
Great America: Nearly had a second B&M standup (Chang) to go along with Iron Wolf for 2011 season

And, while not a Six Flags park-

Canada's Wonderland: Last two major additions have been B&M mega/speed coasters.

The creative forces behind these additions is awe-inspiring.
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby noregrets » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:45 am

Personally I think SFSL is the most likely recipient were SFGAdv to pack up Bizarro. Great Escape has no space, and SFOT doesn't need it as badly (which I suppose doesn't actually matter to SF). What different does it make if it's used? It's new to Missouri. It's likely in fine condition as most B&Ms are, and it would probably be moderately refurbished were it to move. I don't understand why people have such a problem with used coasters. I look forward to riding Goliath at SFNE this coming spring, since I probably would not have been able to get to SFMM or Silverwood for ten or fifteen years, who knows. It's cool that the ride is being brought to me.

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby Screamin_Eagle » Thu Jan 19, 2012 1:31 pm

to clarify things, I DON'T have a problem with used coasters, I do know that they will most likely repaint it, and rename it.and it will be like brand new. I have been going to the park since it's beginnings, i have seen the changes good and bad it has gone through, and I also see the park doing what it can to impress home office, to try and get those big installations, but they keep passing it by... here have a smaller family coaster, here have another one, here have a water slide.. yes we got Sky screamer, hey its a great sight seeing ride, but really not worth riding more than once...
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby jzoole » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:11 pm

I agree with Screamin_Eagle that SFSL needs a hyper. The park has a really good lineup of rides, but what would you say is the SIGNATURE ride of the park? The park really does have a solid collection, but it's missing one more really big flagship ride. There are only two other parks in the chain that don't have a hyper (SFDK and SFFT).

However, if plans are being made to relocate Medusa/Bizarro, it might as well go to SFSL. It would make the most sense. The only other park in the chain that doesn't have a floorless and could easily fit Bizarro without removal of a major ride is SFA, and they just got regifted with IW/Apocalypse.

So anyway, I think it would be great if SFSL got Bizarro in 2013, and then maybe two or three years down the line added a hyper.

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby noregrets » Thu Jan 19, 2012 4:54 pm

In my mind I always perceived Boss as the signature ride, I always thought it was the coolest and biggest ride there, but I'm judging this from buzz and photos as I've never been there. I agree the park does desperately need a big huge hunk of metal that you can see the st. louis skyline from the top of. A nice Intimidator style hyper coaster would be perfect. How did this park get passed over by six flags thirteen years ago but Darien Lake managed to get a hyper? It seems like it's in a much larger market.

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby Geauga Dog » Thu Jan 19, 2012 5:33 pm

I think Screamin' Eagle is the signature ride there. It's what put the park on the map in 1976 and even though it might be a minor point but the lift hill really dominates the skyline with it being on the hill.

Medusa/Bizarro would be a great addition especially since their only sit-down multi-looper is a small Vekoma.

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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby Screamin_Eagle » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:30 pm

If I'm not mistaken, Goliath at SFOG was originally designed for our park, and went to the other park because our park didn't have high enough attendance numbers.. The coasters station would have been located where American Thunder was built.

and yes The Eagle is the parks signature coaster and it really did put the park on the map, although both Boss and Batman and Freeze are good sized coasters, no other Coasters in the park had the same impact the Screamin Eagle did when it was installed.
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby angryemobeaver » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:42 pm

Just for fun I decided to quickly see what Bizarro would look like at SFStL. Please excuse the fact that it looks sloppy.
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Located next to Skyscreamer, I think this would be a good location. Opinions?
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby megametal » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:55 pm

Looks like a good spot. However, they'd probably find a way to remove Tidal Wave, as most parks are removing the older Intamin chutes rides anyway.

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