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BRILLIANT that you included the City Museum on the trip! Echoing what many have said before, it's just mind-blowing that you don't need to sign a five-page, notarized liability waiver to play in there. Only went once, but I left with many bruises and many great memories.

 

When I was there (as I recall), the shoe slides were an "upcharge" attraction. Is that still the case?

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Man, that looks awesome. Unfortunately I think I couldn't stand being in a hot cramped elevator for a couple of minutes, I'm pretty sure its air conditioned so I wouldn't mind going up.

No museum can get more interactive than that! I see a lot of Museums advertising interactive but they only mean push a button, hear a 1 hour lecture! I should go there next year.

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That totally rules that you rented out the whole joint!

 

And now I'm also having flashbacks about riding that tiny car up the leg of the Arch. Fun fact: according to the little movie shown at the base of the arch, the engineers predicted that 13 people would die building it. And because all the workers were trying so hard not to be one of the unlucky 13, no one died.

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OMG!!! The City Museum looks like one awesome place w/all those awesome slides! My mouth dropped open looking at all those slides especially the giant one!!! OHHHH MUST GO THERE ONEDAY! It will give me a huge reason to visit Missouri & of course SFSL! What a nice little trip that will be! I'm already planning a trip to Missouri & yet I won't be going there anytime soon. I'll get to Missouri one of these days.

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Six Flags St. Louis

 

Just a reminder that you can follow the Middle America Tour LIVE via Facebook here: http://www.facebook.com/robbalvey

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TPR is at Six Flags St. Louis for a behind the scenes tour of Mr. Freeze!

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Jim Harig tells us about his involvement with the design of Mr. Freeze.

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Jim took us up to the loading dock and talked about the ride.

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Operator POV!

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Next we were taken where you normally cannot go!

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TPR heads into the secret door!

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Launch track group photo!!!

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There are sixty pairs of LIMs down the launch track to propel the train to 63.4MPH in 3 seconds!!!

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Brake fin nerd shot!!!

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Touch the LIMs! Touch them!

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Yup...Train goes here!

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A little peek at the storage track area.

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And the other track.

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Mr. Freeze station from the launch track.

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Track to nowhere.

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Hey look! Transformers! Where's Optimus Prime?

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Jim told us about some of the power issues they had during early development of the ride and how they built this additional power station to address them.

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Next we got to take a walk right under the rides Top Hat element.

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"Do you like my new hat?"

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Hugging a support picture... Check!

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More backstage photos!

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Yup...we are right under the top hat!

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More photos that normal guests can't get!

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TWISTY!!!!

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The launch tunnel.

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TPR loves backstage tours!!!

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Enough tour! Let's ride!!!!

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Launch Please!!!

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See ya!

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Overbank turn.

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The tophat is awesome!

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And backwards through it is even better!!!

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And now for some ERT on Even Knievel!

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You guys ready for another GCI woodie?

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GCI: Ride of Quality!

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Hooray! Information!

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TWISTY!

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"Thank you Jeff and Chris and Clair and Joe and Evan and Dan and the rest of GCI!"

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Evel Knievel is a clone of Thunderbird...both great rides but this one shuffled a bit more.

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I loooooves me some Q-Bot!

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Yup. They have one of these...and it works!

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Ready for the BIG Spin? Where's our cups of water?

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You guys know this spins, right?

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Yup. We rode Bruce Springsteen. He's getting a bit rattley in his old age.

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One train empty, one train full...

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This is the BEST IDEA I've seen all year at any Six Flags park! I free cup holder for your souvenir bottles! All TPR readers please do us a favour... Any time a discussion about a parks locker policy comes up, and people complain about the souvenir cups, link them to this picture!!! More parks need to see this!!!

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OMG! KidTums actually won a Giant Ass Panda!!!

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This was in the toilet stall door in the bathroom...I'm slightly disturbed!!!

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Just doing my part to make the world a less confusing place.

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HOLY MIRROR IMAGE BATMAN!!!

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Water sprinkler on the midway...BEST IDEA EVAR!!!

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We finally got Hanno to shower!

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Ahhh...look at that! If Twisted Twins is ever going to roll again, it's going to need new trains!

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I see Lola and Stella, but what coaster is that Arrow train from?

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Do you prefer "Shaft 1" or "Shaft 2?" EMAIL DAN and let us know!!! mrt0ad13@aol.com

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Signature shot!!!

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Other parks...GET THESE!!!

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Oh no...

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Do we really need the credit that bad??

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Sorry guys!

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Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow. Ow.

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Artsy shot!!!

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NOTED!!! :)

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Look! They have a Mooseburger Lodge, too!

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Hey Piers!

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"Don't ride if you have a heart condition."

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"This coaster would be soooo much better with stand up trains!"

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Would have ridden if it wasn't for the one train operation and the long line. :(

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Yes! Intamin drop tower awesomeness!!!

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Hooray! Mutant chickens!!!

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Now THAT is a giant ass Ferris Wheel.

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Worth EVERY PENNY!!!

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Looks like many Six Flags parks got a Studio 6F this year!

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Hooray! CAPES FOR EVERYONE!!!

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We made a side trip to Belgium...next stop...Bobbejaanland!!!

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"At least it's not a million degrees outside!"

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Someone get these guys some women!

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TPR beating the heat and having fun at Six Flags St Louis!

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KidTums is our Supergirl!!!

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What! The! Eff???

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And now you know the difference!

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Thank you Six Flags for a great day!!!

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