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

Postby bert425 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:14 am

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mary.pesik wrote:It's nice that they're giving Supergirl some presence at the parks. She's always been my favorite.



Yeah and at least in this park the ride is very popular. People do enjoy it a lot and that whole side of the park is always busy. It’s been a very good addition.


for the love of G-d tho. . PLEASE tell Mgmt to refurb the Carousel.

it's embarrassing they've let it get that bad. I was horrified during our 1st visit (ever) to the park in June.


and if Supergirl is drawing that many people to that area? THIS is the representation of SFStL that folks like me (1st time visitors) are coming away with.
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby toomuchstereo » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:19 am

bert425 wrote:
toomuchstereo wrote:
mary.pesik wrote:It's nice that they're giving Supergirl some presence at the parks. She's always been my favorite.



Yeah and at least in this park the ride is very popular. People do enjoy it a lot and that whole side of the park is always busy. It’s been a very good addition.


for the love of G-d tho. . PLEASE tell Mgmt to refurb the Carousel.

it's embarrassing they've let it get that bad. I was horrified during our 1st visit (ever) to the park in June.


and if Supergirl is drawing that many people to that area? THIS is the representation of SFStL that folks like me (1st time visitors) are coming away with.


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

Postby grsupercity » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:27 am

Fits the superhero theme. Villan's came through and destroyed everything. I have been to SFSTL but did not ride the carousel. Is it hand carved horses or fiberglass?
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:42 am

They're hand carved. It's a PTC original to the park, though not always in that location. I believe it was originally where the Ferris wheel is now, though I might be mistaken on that part. It's a wonderful carousel that, if refurbished, would be a point of pride for the park. I hope any re-theme of Brittania would include a refurb of the carousel.
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Postby bert425 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:51 am

^yep.

it's a classic, and as noted, I was stunned how badly it's maintained.

granted, I'm a Carousel junkie, and I have pics of me smiling while riding. . but I also walked away from our 1 (only 1 !!!) ride, really sad.

the carriages on this thing are beautiful too. .and also in terrible shape :(
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby TNT » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:53 am

The Carousel is a 1915 PTC. Featuring hand carved horses and two chariots. The restoration of the Carousel is something the park has wanted to do for a long time they just haven't been able to secure the necessary funds to do so.

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

Postby SixFlagsAstroworld » Sat Aug 17, 2019 9:59 am

I kind of wish they would start a gofundme or something. I don’t mind donating a few dollars into restoring the carousel
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:33 am

^really?

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

Postby Danrarbc » Sat Aug 17, 2019 4:23 pm

prozach626 wrote:^really?

You're better than this comment.

Better than saying you'd donate to a historic ride restoration?

I'd donate too. I'd donate at least a months worth of my membership directly to it.

It is historic, and the current condition of it is an embarrassment not just to the park, management or Six Flags corporate but the entire region. It needs restored and regular maintenance. The current condition of it is ridiculous.

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

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sat Aug 17, 2019 5:55 pm

Six Flags is a for-profit company, not a museum. The money you pay them for tickets and food and Flash Pass and fluffy bunnies pay for the maintenance of rides and everything else. You don't need to donate money to them. They just need to use the money you already gave them to properly maintain the rides.

Now, this is Six Flags, so we all know that's never gonna happen. But it's their responsibility, not yours.
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