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Full credit to MidwestInfoGuide (seriously love this site for their Adventureland, SDC, and Six Flags St. Louis content), but now we know that it's an S&S 4D Free Spin. Seeing the color of the track, I've grown on more to the idea of a Free Spin here. I just hope it doesn't turn out like Joker at Great Adventure, New England, Great America, and Over Texas where it mainly feels like it's just rocking back and forth rather than flipping crazily like both Batman: The Rides and Arashi.

 

Now here's real question: is it going to be a custom version of the Free Spin? I know that sounds crazy, but from the looks of the construction updates on the MIG site, it almost seems like they plan on retrofitting the old station to house this ride? Maybe they will place this ride on the other side of the lake with a queue line going over the pond, but I just don't know how they could reuse the station.

 

Last thing, I think it's funny to think about how they had a twenty year coaster drought, and then in a matter of five years, they will have added three major coasters.

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I've heard chatter that the ride will be located where the figure 8 on Dragon used to be and then connect roughly where the games are by Tornado, leaving the rest of Dragon's plot and station to be used for something else in the future. I mean, it makes sense as that's the only area that has seen any demolition or land work. I don't imagine they'd reuse Dragon's station for a free spin as the modifications they'd have to make would make it more worthwhile to just start from scratch. I mean, you'd have to setup entry and exit points on both sides of the station, completely redo the queue ramps and station platform to make it completely level etc etc. It's a lot to do when they could just build a station from scratch.

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Well, at least now, I know where the old statue will go.

 

Adventureland is looking sooooo much better, than when I visited it in....1976.

 

(I also learned to drive, that trip to Iowa and back to Vancouver. Great road trip it was.)

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^^ I wonder who's going to eventually get that dragon statue?

 

It's a statue, so there's already a petition to have it removed.

 

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Please no one over react or get triggered by this post. I can not talk my wife into a Kings Island or Cedar Point trip since those parks require mask and my wife does not want to wear one in the heat of summer all day at a park. So we just did a Mt Olympus trip since they don't require a mask. I am curious if this park requires them? We have not been to this park yet and we have heard good things about it.

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Adventureland has been operating as normal since the governor got rid of the capacity cap. If you or your wife are okay with taking the risk at Mount Olympus, you'll be fine over here.

 

We really enjoyed Mt Olympus for what it was. Does Adventureland have a skip the line program? If we go it would be a Saturday in August and coming from Michigan I would want to make sure to ride everything

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Adventureland does not have a skip the line program. Depending on what time you show up, the lines shouldn't be a problem even on a Saturday. Usually the only line that gets over 30 minutes would be Monster, and occasionally Phoenix. If coasters are your goal, you should be fine.

 

Here are some ride tips from a local that visits the park almost every day:

1. Tornado is great in the front, but if you can handle some roughness, the pull over the first drop in back is incredible. The middle rows (4-9) don't do anything, so I'd avoid those, and row 3 is the worst spot on the ride.

2. Outlaw is a back row ride. The park did some retracking over the offseason and it's running great, to the point that I could go back and fourth between it and Monster.

3. My personal favorite seat on Monster is front left edge, but the ops usually don't let you wait for another train here, so It's a 50-50 shot at front or back.

The ride ops are generally awesome on all but Monster and will let you wait for a front or back row ride.

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Adventureland does not have a skip the line program. Depending on what time you show up, the lines shouldn't be a problem even on a Saturday. Usually the only line that gets over 30 minutes would be Monster, and occasionally Phoenix. If coasters are your goal, you should be fine.

 

Here are some ride tips from a local that visits the park almost every day:

1. Tornado is great in the front, but if you can handle some roughness, the pull over the first drop in back is incredible. The middle rows (4-9) don't do anything, so I'd avoid those, and row 3 is the worst spot on the ride.

2. Outlaw is a back row ride. The park did some retracking over the offseason and it's running great, to the point that I could go back and fourth between it and Monster.

3. My personal favorite seat on Monster is front left edge, but the ops usually don't let you wait for another train here, so It's a 50-50 shot at front or back.

The ride ops are generally awesome on all but Monster and will let you wait for a front or back row ride.

 

Thank you so much! Most parks usually have that one ride that draws me and makes me want to visit and Monster looks great! I hear the bars at this park are great!

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I just hit 21 this year, so I haven't had the time to appreciate the bars yet. However I can say that the Oktoberfest tent at the front of the park has a ton of different beers on tap. If they still do their over 21 event at the end of the year, I'm all in!

 

(Oh! One thing I forgot to mention, they only check to see if the seatbelts are buckled on the wooden coaster, so if you're like me, leave them as loose as possible!)

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Here are some ride tips from a local that visits the park almost every day:

1. Tornado is great in the front, but if you can handle some roughness, the pull over the first drop in back is incredible

 

Yes! 2nd to back is nearly as good, but with much less grind.

 

and row 3 is the worst spot on the ride.

 

Unless you like a couple doses of excellent classic real airtime haha. Rough yes, fun yes! Not many buzz bars left folks, enjoy em now.

 

Tornado is a great opportunity to enjoy a classic-ish woodie with classic-ish trains (both rare now) that gives a sense of style and pacing in a design. Many coaster people would say "you mean it's slow here and there." Yes. And enjoyable for it. Variety folks! Thrill moments, scenic moments and setting, great views. If you like more than forces, Tornado is a great family ride for everyone!

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Adventureland is running a promotion where a Six Flags or Cedar Fair photo ID pass will get you into A-land free. However our CF platinum passes don’t have our photos on the card, so I don’t know how they’re going to actually do this.

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