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

Postby grsupercity » Tue Apr 28, 2020 1:05 pm

Be happy SFSTL isnt treated like the small Cedar Fair parks. SFSTL gets new attractions every year.
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby RollerManic » Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:02 pm

I wish we were treated like a Cedar Fair park. I enjoy myself more at even the lower-tier CF parks than I do most Six Flags. Despite having the inferior coaster collection, I think WoF is the overall better park over SFSTL.

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

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:06 pm

SFSTL makes a small profit each year, enough that small investments each year make sense. We don't get giant new coasters, but we do get fun, small rides. And there is a combo ticket of sorts: Six Flags always pushes Gold season pass sales by saying Great America is included. Those typically go for $6/mo., or $72, which is about the same as the CP/KI combo pass anyway.

Obviously none of us know the impact of Covid, but up to now SFSTL has been sustainable.

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

Postby grsupercity » Tue Apr 28, 2020 2:14 pm

Isnt SFSTL the park six flags owns the most of? I doubt its going any where
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby SixFlagsAstroworld » Tue Apr 28, 2020 3:47 pm

Six Flags is more likely to drop Frontier City and Darien Lake than StL.
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby ALT2870 » Tue Apr 28, 2020 10:36 pm

grsupercity wrote:Isnt SFSTL the park six flags owns the most of? I doubt its going any where


Six Flags completely owns the park, only one as far as I know. I think that speaks volumes what they think about the park.
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby SixFlagsTimeWarner » Wed Apr 29, 2020 6:13 am

Six Flags St. Louis is the only park of the 3 built from the ground up by Six Flags Corp that remains fully owned by the company. OT and OG are owned by limited partnerships and Six Flags is hired to manage the parks. The other parks for the most part were purchased after they were built, ie Great America owned by Marriott Hotels and purchased by Six Flags in the 80's (this is also how Six Flags got the rights to Looney Tunes and Batman), Six Flags owns the land, others like FC are a lease type style. I'd say the company owns more than it leases.

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

Postby sfkk » Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:35 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:SFSTL makes a small profit each year, enough that small investments each year make sense. We don't get giant new coasters, but we do get fun, small rides. And there is a combo ticket of sorts: Six Flags always pushes Gold season pass sales by saying Great America is included. Those typically go for $6/mo., or $72, which is about the same as the CP/KI combo pass anyway.

Obviously none of us know the impact of Covid, but up to now SFSTL has been sustainable.



Em, the only pass you can buy that will get you into both Cedar Point and Kings Island is $200.

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

Postby prozach626 » Wed Apr 29, 2020 2:02 pm

RollerManic wrote:I wish we were treated like a Cedar Fair park. I enjoy myself more at even the lower-tier CF parks than I do most Six Flags. Despite having the inferior coaster collection, I think WoF is the overall better park over SFSTL.

I agree. I can really only comment on WoF as a lower tier park. When I've visited, it's been very well maintained. The area around Patriot looks great. The new thrill rides are nice, but it 'seems' that a park like WoF focuses more on improving the overall environment to reflect a higher quality of product. I actually enjoy Cedar Fair's clean-lines corporate feel.

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

Postby RollerManic » Wed Apr 29, 2020 5:15 pm

prozach626 wrote:
RollerManic wrote:I wish we were treated like a Cedar Fair park. I enjoy myself more at even the lower-tier CF parks than I do most Six Flags. Despite having the inferior coaster collection, I think WoF is the overall better park over SFSTL.

I agree. I can really only comment on WoF as a lower tier park. When I've visited, it's been very well maintained. The area around Patriot looks great. The new thrill rides are nice, but it 'seems' that a park like WoF focuses more on improving the overall environment to reflect a higher quality of product. I actually enjoy Cedar Fair's clean-lines corporate feel.

These were exactly my same thoughts. Don't forget there aren't ads on every surface too.
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