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p. 550 - Hallowfest trip report!

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Beachside BBQ inside Hurricane Harbor. I'm so excited for this restaurant to open in Hurricane Harbor!

Does it serve the same food as JB's, or is it more unique?

 

 

Not sure yet. I took that photo on Sunday. Looks like it may a few weeks out before opening.

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I had a question maybe someone could answer - I saw that they added a option to dine in a buffet in the worlds fair grove with the dining pass this year - is This new? I think it is, I can't remember seeing it before. If so How does this work? Can someone advise or describe the plan behind it.. if well stocked and kept full during meal hours this could go a long way to relieving the lines in some areas of the park for dinners... anyone ?

 

Kevin

I had the buffet on Sunday. It was available from 11:30-3:30. So I used my dining pass and ate there. It was nice actually. They had pulled pork, beef hot dogs, chicken strips. beans, chips, and salad. The food was pretty hot and fresh.. If you leave this buffet hungry, it's your own fault. Not sure how often the menu changes. If you are wanting pork, be sure to ask if they are serving it that day. Several signs promoting the buffet did not have pulled pork listed, but they were serving it that day. Also you definitely wait less in line...

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I had a question maybe someone could answer - I saw that they added a option to dine in a buffet in the worlds fair grove with the dining pass this year - is This new? I think it is, I can't remember seeing it before. If so How does this work? Can someone advise or describe the plan behind it.. if well stocked and kept full during meal hours this could go a long way to relieving the lines in some areas of the park for dinners... anyone ?

 

Kevin

I had the buffet on Sunday. It was available from 11:30-3:30. So I used my dining pass and ate there. It was nice actually. They had pulled pork, beef hot dogs, chicken strips. beans, chips, and salad. The food was pretty hot and fresh.. If you leave this buffet hungry, it's your own fault. Not sure how often the menu changes. If you are wanting pork, be sure to ask if they are serving it that day. Several signs promoting the buffet did not have pulled pork listed, but they were serving it that day. Also you definitely wait less in line...

 

thanks for the info - I am not a super picky eater and this will be a great option to just get in, eat and get back to the park.

 

Not to beat a dead horse on the food lines issue, but even a little planning would go a long way to alleviate some of the congestion. example a place like the colonnades that has a fairly limited menu. ( mostly just burgers and strips) I don't' know why they just don't make 50-100 hamburgers or 25 or so orders of strips starting about 1/2 hour before the meal plans start. They have a pretty good hold time and you know you will need at least that many during the rush. I guess I am mostly curious about the procedures.

 

Anyway the new area is a welcome addition

 

Kevin

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I found a
of Batman the Ride on its opening year and I thought it was kinda cool that the platform used to have fog machines on it.

 

A little useless fact about Batman's opening day... Work was a tad behind and construction crews and maintenance crews worked around the clock the last 24 hours before it opened.... The asphalt in the area was poured and steamrolled just hours before the park opened

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I found a
of Batman the Ride on its opening year and I thought it was kinda cool that the platform used to have fog machines on it.

 

A little useless fact about Batman's opening day... Work was a tad behind and construction crews and maintenance crews worked around the clock the last 24 hours before it opened.... The asphalt in the area was poured and steamrolled just hours before the park opened

 

Six Flags? Opening on time? Is this an alternate universe?

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I found a
of Batman the Ride on its opening year and I thought it was kinda cool that the platform used to have fog machines on it.

 

 

Hell yea....Six Flags StL used to be amazing! Back when theming was a thing and they'd invest in coasters I also miss that voice giving directions. That queue was one of my favorite as a kid!

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Here are some pics of my trip on Sunday May 7, 2017.

I thought it was a nice park with enough to do for a day. It just needs that one big star attraction. I enjoyed all 3 of the woodies and the steel coasters they have. The que for Mr Freeze is much nicer than the one in TX. The que for The Boss and Batman were so freaking long! I felt like I was taking a mile hike to get to them. I can't imagine waiting in them if they were full. The weather was great and crowds were mild. I had just missed the terrible weather they had the week prior.

Here are the pics...

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Taken from across the street at the travel plaza/gas station.

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Entrance plaza

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Loved this!

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Some of Xcalibur's gondolas need rufurbishing.

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I didn't do Ninja, dispatches were too slow.

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I love these.

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Much nicer area than the TX version

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I really enjoyed this one.

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Never opened.

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This one too. Closed.

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Mediocre log flume. Not worth it , unless a walk-on

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yes I like this ride....

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Entrance plaza

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It just needs that one big star attraction

 

Hopefully someday....

 

 

Hate to be a downer.....but it better be QUICK! The $22+ Million investment with Mack's new coaster in Silver Dollar City will suck all the St Louis market away! You've got a way better park in each direction 3+ hours away from St Louis: Silver Dollar City, Worlds of Fun KC and Holiday World. All of which are making significant capital purchases to improve their park and keep people engaged with coming back! I'm not wasting money on SFStL next year and will be doing both HW and SDC instead, sorry to say. And SFStL is 25 mins away...

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It just needs that one big star attraction

 

Hopefully someday....

 

 

Hate to be a downer.....but it better be QUICK! The $22+ Million investment with Mack's new coaster in Silver Dollar City will suck all the St Louis market away! You've got a way better park in each direction 3+ hours away from St Louis: Silver Dollar City, Worlds of Fun KC and Holiday World. All of which are making significant capital purchases to improve their park and keep people engaged with coming back! I'm not wasting money on SFStL next year and will be doing both HW and SDC instead, sorry to say. And SFStL is 25 mins away...

Awww come on, you don't think a Joker clone will be a viable.competitor??

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The $22+ Million investment with Mack's new coaster in Silver Dollar City will suck all the St Louis market away! You've got a way better park in each direction 3+ hours away from St Louis: Silver Dollar City, Worlds of Fun KC and Holiday World

 

Six Flags is 35 minutes from downtown St. Louis and has a cheaper price point than any of those parks (especially since the majority of Six Flags guests have an absurdly cheap season pass or membership). You could easily make a case that their thrill rides are better than Worlds of Fun and Holiday World (this one depends on preference but is mostly an irrelevant point anyway) and unlike Silver Dollar City they have a water park included with admission. A Mack spinning coaster or whatever SDC is building isn't going to suck the market away from Six Flags. The park is 4 hours away, most people wouldn't consider that a day trip which means it comes with the additional cost of a hotel room.

 

Silver Dollar City is 4 hours away, Worlds of Fun is 3 hours and 45 minutes away, Holiday World is 3 hours away.

 

None of those parks are competing with Six Flags St. Louis for the St. Louis market. They have the market cornered and they know it.

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You've got a way better park in each direction 3+ hours away from St Louis: Silver Dollar City, Worlds of Fun KC and Holiday World.

WoF is "way better" than SFStL?

 

dubious.

 

I much prefer WoF and OoF better than SFStL. Not to mention power and light and a safer/better downtown....with a football team

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The $22+ Million investment with Mack's new coaster in Silver Dollar City will suck all the St Louis market away! You've got a way better park in each direction 3+ hours away from St Louis: Silver Dollar City, Worlds of Fun KC and Holiday World

 

Six Flags is 35 minutes from downtown St. Louis and has a cheaper price point than any of those parks (especially since the majority of Six Flags guests have an absurdly cheap season pass or membership). You could easily make a case that their thrill rides are better than Worlds of Fun and Holiday World (this one depends on preference but is mostly an irrelevant point anyway) and unlike Silver Dollar City they have a water park included with admission. A Mack spinning coaster or whatever SDC is building isn't going to suck the market away from Six Flags. The park is 4 hours away, most people wouldn't consider that a day trip which means it comes with the additional cost of a hotel room.

 

Silver Dollar City is 4 hours away, Worlds of Fun is 3 hours and 45 minutes away, Holiday World is 3 hours away.

 

None of those parks are competing with Six Flags St. Louis for the St. Louis market. They have the market cornered and they know it.

 

1: It's not just a "Mack Spinny Coaster". It's a significant and biggest investment in SDC history. I promise they aren't gonna throw a Cobra Curse V2 in that plot of land....especially with the amount of footers visible to the eye. Yes, a world class coaster like a Helix V2 would draw people away.

 

2: Depending on where you live in the STL Metro area, it's 3+ hours; like I said.

 

3: They most certainly ARE competing with the STL market. Hence advertising in the STL area....advertising that is NOT SFStL. Many of my friends and family have/will visit the other 3 parks mentioned before SFStL. SFStL is and has become very stale. There isn't anything grabbing people to return; that's just a fact. Local(ish) parks are running laps around them and making real investments.

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