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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sat Mar 15, 2014 7:30 pm

This is great report. Thanks for the backstage photos! That's a really awesome experience. We all have photos from the public areas of a park, so it's something special to see photos from areas where most of us don't get to go. To answer your questions:

1. SDC is a truly great park, with something for everyone, and top-quality rides.
2. SDC is my home park, so the attraction is mostly that it's local, about 45 minutes from my house. But the Grand Expo is the place we spend the most time. We have three kids--6, 4, and 2--so the rides there really appeal to them most.
3. The older rides need some improvement. American Plunge desperately needs some new animatronics. I don't know if they've done anything on the offseason, as it was a bit chilly for water rides today and we didn't go over there. I hope they have. Also, Geyser Gulch really needs some help too. I did notice that they have replaced the foam balls there on the off-season; the new ones are bright and don't have the sun-bleached look the old ones did. Minor, yes, but good to see nonetheless.
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Postby screaminkid2005 » Sun Mar 16, 2014 8:11 pm

^ What's Geyser Gulch? I don't think I noticed it when I was there.

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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby screaminkid2005 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:00 am

Hey everyone!

Its time for another exciting update! This time I take you to City Museum in St. Louis! If you've been living under a rock and have not seen a trip report of this place already, It's basically a giant jungle gym for adults.

A brief history on the place is that the building use to be a shoe factory back in the day. In 1995, the building was bought and began its conversion into what it is today. The museum opened its doors in 1997 and has been entertaining guests ever since!

Now i've read many, many, many trip reports on this place and I was extremely excited to check it out! But words simply can't do this place justice. Enjoy!

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Before we went to City Museum, it was time for lunch at the famous Lambert's Cafe! I loved this place! They give you large amounts of food and they also had people walking around giving you a bunch of different sides.

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It's time for the feast to begin!

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My first ever view of the Gateway Arch! All you need is a launch tower and you'd have a great sky coaster!

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We've arrived!

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This is what it looks like when you first walk in!

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The inside had a bunch of hidden walkways, ramps, slides, things to climb on, and even caves!

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Here I am climbing one of the crazy contraptions.

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Here's Stacy giving it a go!

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They also had this near vertical drop slide with an airtime hill! Hey Laura!

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This human sized hamster wheel.

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This random sumo wrestler that Doug totally owned!

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And this crazy shoe slide!

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The outside area had a bunch of crazy things to do.

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This place was truly nuts! I loved it!

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They had this giant slide that lead to a little underground cave.

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They also had this real decommissioned plane that you could crawl through!

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This place even has a sketchy ferris wheel on the top of the building!

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It gave great views of the giant grass hopper at the top of the building.

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As well St. Louis.

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As many of you probably don't know, I'm scared of heights. I only have an issue with them if I do not have a restraint of some type. So this old school ferris wheel wasn't my cup of tea.

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They also had this really awesome fountain that you could play in!

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I leave you with this awesome group shot of almost everyone on the tour hanging out inside the dome of the building!



Question Time!
Have you been to City Museum?
If so, what was your favorite thing inside of it?

I hope you guys enjoyed the report!

Please make sure to comment below and let me know what you thought!

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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby piedude81 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:58 am

Nice pics of the City Museum. It's really tough to actually get pictures that represent the sheer craziness of the place and how freaking huge it is, and this represented it pretty well. I live in STL, so I've been to the City Museum a bunch of times, and you guys managed to find somethings I haven't even found yet! Did you guys try climbing in the arch of iron bars that jutted off one of the plane's wings? Cause that's by far the most nerve wracking thing I've ever done. Great TR, and I can't wait to see your report on my home park (SFSTL)!
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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby screaminkid2005 » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:02 am

^Yes we did! Climbing that arch was one of the freakiest things I've done in a long time. I wasn't a fan of how it had almost no supports except for a few wires!

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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Sun Mar 23, 2014 9:34 am

I always afraid that those slides and climbing stuffs would fall off because of how unsupported they look like.

Great TR! I didn't even have time for photos because I ran around all the time.

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Postby VinTheAttendant » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:31 am

Awesome report! Thanks to TPR, City Museum is one of the "non-roller coaster related" places at the top of my list of places to visit before I die. These pictures are very justifying :)
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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby cfc » Sun Mar 23, 2014 4:16 pm

Yes, City Museum is unique for the U.S.--the most insane "playground" ever.
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Postby cal1br3tto » Sun Mar 23, 2014 6:43 pm

I miss this place so hardcore (as I'd guess we all do). This was my second visit and I'm happy to have come that much closer to scratching the surface of what they have to offer, yet I know I still missed a lot!
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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:33 am

screaminkid2005 wrote:^ What's Geyser Gulch? I don't think I noticed it when I was there.

Just saw this. It's a four-story children's play area on the east side of the lake. Water splash pads, foam ball cannons, slides. Fun time for little ones.

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City Museum is one of the craziest times we've had. There's just so much to do, we found ourselves having to move on before we were really done with an area just so we could see it all in one day. We shall have to go back again.

The roof is the most impressive part, but there are some fun things on the 2nd and 3rd floors as well. The 2nd floor has this skate park-like layout. We spent quite a bit of time in this section. After running after kids on the first floor for a couple of hours, it was nice to have an area that was a bit more contained. There's an aquarium on this floor too. On the third floor there is a dance studio and an art studio, where they give classes, as well as a funky old-time toy museum thing that looks like it was once a Twilight Zone set.

That place is truly one of the highlights of St. Louis. When any of you come to visit, you should definitely make this part of your trip. Photos don't do it justice; you just have to experience it.
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