Wow. What a day! We haven't even received positive confirmation of the ride yet and people are throwing punches.
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.