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

Postby JonR » Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:34 pm

Wow. What a day! We haven't even received positive confirmation of the ride yet and people are throwing punches. :shockr: But, I'm betting on the Larson Loop as well. Spent 21 years in St. Louis and worked at the park 4 summers. Yes, I'm a Six Flags fanboy. I now live in DC area (25+ years) and got to live through a year of FireBall. Both SFA and Great Adventure got one. No, I didn't ride it. My son did and almost lost his lunch. No thanks. Never seemed to pull a large line. It did look nice at night.

I did ride JLBFM. Awesome ride and Zach needs to cut the park a break on that one. That ride outclasses any of the regional parks. Super re-rideable. And I actually thought Scooby ride was best Sally dark ride around, so tough act to follow.

Other issue is you may not like the steel collection, but the wood collection is top notch and brings me back year after year. It stands up to any other park in the country. Don't even say Holiday World, because the Voyage is a piece of cr*p in my view. I know others like it, but it's my opinion. If they add RMC to Boss next year, watch out. (I've been on every RMC except Texas Giant (closed during my visit the week before the accident) and Twisted Colossus. Not a big fan of Outlaw Run (the corkscrew ruins it), but I do love SDC.

The SFStL thread has become very negative and I don't quite understand. I visited Cedar Point, Kings Island, Dollywood, Universal Studios this year and many others last year. I still have a great time at SFStL. Don't get me wrong, there were many things that SFStL could be doing better, but it's not about the ride collection. It's operations. (Maybe it's just the curse of 2015. Too many rides weren't running on the dry and wet side.)

I've visited SFStL, Great Adventure, SFA, New England at a bargain price. New England had the best feel and two awesome rides! I still like El Toro as my #1. I'll be visiting SFMM at the end of the month. Twisted Colossus and Yolo! I'm praying for a good ride on X2.

Six Flags just isn't dropping the money into the parks like they used to under new management. They aren't keep pace with Cedar Fair. This upsets me more than anything. I don't know if anyone in the chain will see a huge coaster. X flight may be the biggest??

I hope Zach and HWfan can call a truce, because both are valuable to the forum. HWfan would be the biggest loss since he brings such awesome information to the thread from inside the park. The number of posts has jumped with his involvement.

Hope things calm down a bit. I know there will be plenty of complaints following the announcement.

On a hockey note, the Capitals know how to choke in post season as well.
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby Tuly » Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:42 pm

JonR wrote: but the wood collection is top notch and brings me back year after year.


PREACH. I would go to the park just to ride woodies. Boss is just so intense and fast paced. Along with the twistiness of American Thunder and airtime of Screamin' Eagle, easily one of the best wood coaster collections.. ever.
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby pkgdel5 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:47 pm

HWFan wrote:Prozach.....I am going to work on a much larger response to your long post. However, for the time being, I will say that you have become a cancer to this forum. I was actually going to offer you two complementary tickets out of my own personal supply so that you would at least be able to experience the park and know what you're complaining about. Yea, we get it, being a cop means you deal with crappy people who hate you...but guess what...I don't care anymore because you seem to get off by being one of the most frequent posters here who hasn't even been to the park in years. You proclaim the same tired rhetoric and only change phrasing. I used to enjoy this forum and posting pictures, behind the scenes information, and other fun conversation regarding the park. Now it feels like a chore that I just want to put off because reading this forum is the best way to kill my mood. Any guarded-fondness and goodwill I had for you is gone. After I have some time to respond to a few of the posts point by point, I am taking a break from this forum. (I wonder if that's why TNT hasn't been posting much recently either.)


Please don't leave HWFan. I enjoy this forum for your posts, pictures and keeping us "informed'!

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

Postby pkgdel5 » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:51 pm

From Twitter. I'm sure it's a Superloop.
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby ArizonaGuy » Wed Sep 02, 2015 9:53 pm

Thank you Johnny Comelately. Someone posted that sevwra pages back.
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby HARLEYGUYJB » Wed Sep 02, 2015 10:30 pm

Some updates for 2016 are starting to pop up on SFSTL website! Love it so far, and what an incredible value!
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby aaronmb » Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:04 pm

HARLEYGUYJB wrote:Some updates for 2016 are starting to pop up on SFSTL website! Love it so far, and what an incredible value!



The season pass is really good, considering you get a free gold pass upgrade.

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

Postby larrygator » Thu Sep 03, 2015 12:56 am

Vonni wrote:^ No it wasn't. It was a clone of Thunderbird at Powerland in Finland which was built two years before American Thunder which at the time was Evel Knievel.


And not one regular at SFStL rode Thunderbird before Evel Knievel opened.
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:37 am

Fireball Blazes Into Six Flags St. Louis in 2016

Theme Park Adds New Looping Thrill Ride to Its Heart-Pounding Line-Up
Six Flags St. Louis, the Coaster Capital of Missouri, will heat things up in 2016 with the new Fireball. This looping thrill ride will give guests a pure adrenaline rush as they go forward, backward and upside down.

Fireball features a single loop that riders will travel back and forth in, pendulum style, as they build up speed to soar head over heels. Seated back to back, guests will rocket through a series of 360° revolutions stopping upside down for some insane hang time before reversing directions.

“This high-thrill attraction combines suspense and anticipation, and will be a hit with teens and families alike” said Dave Roemer, park president. “With the forward and backward motion as well as the inverted hang-time, Fireball will deliver the kind of intense thrills our guests have come to expect from Six Flags St. Louis.”

7 stories tall;
24 seats in unique “face-off” design, with guests seated back to back and face to face
360 degree revolutions;
Inverted hang time with riders suspended upside down.
This new thriller will be located in the Illinois section of the park where the Rush Street Flyer currently sits. Fireball is set to open late spring 2016.

- See more at: https://www.sixflags.com/stlouis/attractions/new-2016/news-release#sthash.vQ4uMlCf.dpuf
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Re: Six Flags St. Louis (SFStL) Discussion Thread

Postby KBrylczyk » Thu Sep 03, 2015 2:38 am

Good on Six Flags for realizing how stupid they were marketing these things as coasters.
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