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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby FreeFaller » Sat Mar 29, 2014 2:55 am

The City Museum is just awesome! Nothing to add! :D

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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby screaminkid2005 » Wed May 07, 2014 8:46 am

Hey everyone! Today I'm taking you to Six Flags St. Louis!

We only spent a few hours at the park because we needed to drive up to Wisconsin, but a few hours was all we really needed. The morning started off with a fun back stage tour of Mr. Freeze which allowed us to go into the restricted area as well as the launch tunnel. After the amazing back stage tour, the park opened up American Thunder for our enjoyment. The park also went out of their way to walk us to Boomerang so we could be the first riders of the day! Anyways onto the photos!

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Walking into the park, you get a great view of Bonzai Pipelines!

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I see you Batman! =D

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We waited at Mr. Freeze's AMAZING entrance for our tour guide.

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I can't wait for our tour!

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Into the restricted area we go. =]

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Part of the rides electrical system.

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A look at the top hat and spike!

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This ride had great theming!

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Beautiful =]

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This was easily the best part of the day!

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I see you mr. lims!

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Looking towards the station.

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Someone likes tacos!

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and someone clearly does not. =[

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I loved this giant screen inside of the station!

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After the backstage tour, it was time for ERT on American Thunder!

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This was a fun coaster. It had a nice amount of airtime and speed, while not being extremely thrilling. I thought it was perfect for this park.

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A train full of happy riders!

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I also loved the quick direction changes and large twisting drops.

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After the ERT, we were walked over to the parks new hotness, Boomerang!

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For those who don't know. Boomerang was relocated from Six Flags Over Texas and given a new neon green and orange color scheme.

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For a Vekoma Boomerang with really old trains, it was actually pretty fun!

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After Boomerang, it was time to actually ride Mr. Freeze. I'm not sure why, but I liked this one much more than the one down in Texas.

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Ninja was another ride I was really expecting to be much worse then it really was. I didn't think the ride was that rough. It had its moments, but it was a good ride overall.

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It had a pretty cool layout too. =]

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I loved this for some reason.

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Sadly Superman was closed during our visit. I love Intamin drop towers, so needless to say I was pretty disappointed about it.

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Sadly we didn't have enough time for the parks Sky Coaster, but that's just another reason to go back to the park.

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If any park has a Scooby Doo themed ride, I'm on it!

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This was one of the coasters I thought was pretty underrated at the park. I thought this coaster has a great layout, great airtime, and great speed during the entire ride. I wish we had the chance to get some night rides on it because i'm sure they'd be great!

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The park also had this beautiful ferris wheel!



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I thought this was a great little park. The park had a really nice atmosphere and charm to it.All the employees were extremely friendly and a few even went out of their way to help me when I accidentally dropped/lost my wallet in the bathroom as we were leaving the park. Thankfully I got it back with everything still inside, but it is customer service like that that makes you remember a great time at a great park.

The park also had a bunch of fun flats like Excalibur, which I've always wanted to ride when it was at Great Adventure, but never had the opportunity. The one thing I did notice about the parks ride line up was that it was missing a signature coaster, sure they have Mr. Freeze, Batman, and Boss, but I feel like it's still missing something. Also Boss needs to have some work done on it ASAP. This was one of those rides on the trip that looks like a ton of fun and I really wanted to love it, but I just couldn't.

Overall, I have a great time at the park and I can't wait to head back sometime within the next few years to check out the new additions like Tsunami Soaker and get my Sky Coaster and Superman credits! Thank you to everyone who helped make our time at the park as amazing as possible! =]

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-Do you think the park is missing a signature coaster? If so, what would you want to see the park add in the next few years?
-What do you guys think about Boss?
-What is your opinion on the park?

As always, please make sure to comment letting me know your answers to the questions above and make sure to check back soon for a new update!

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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby gerstlaueringvar » Wed May 07, 2014 10:23 am

-Do you think the park is missing a signature coaster? If so, what would you want to see the park add in the next few years?
No if Screamin' Eagle counts. Something new from Gerstlauer would be great.

-What do you guys think about Boss?
It's a great ride as long as you ride it with the right position(avoid any body contact)

-What is your opinion on the park?
Nice but nothing really stands out to make it a top park. I really don't like their loose article policy though...

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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby screaminkid2005 » Wed May 07, 2014 10:41 am

See the loose artical policy doesn't bother me because I'm so used to it at sfne and sfgadv.

I really think a new stand out signature coaster would really help the park stand out. From what I saw, they already have a pretty decent flat line up, a water park that looked like fun, and a bunch of fun coasters. Now all they need is something to get people to notice them.

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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby jynx242 » Wed May 07, 2014 12:44 pm

Hi Kevin - been binge reading your reports and loving them. You just strike me as a super great guy and it would be great to hang out at a park sometime.

Anyhow - I think you are spot-on with your assessment of SFStL - the staff made it a great park! When I was there (also with TPR, but in 2010) it was SUPER FREAKING HOT, so I didn't get to do quite as much as I usually would since people in Hell were making fun of us that day.

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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby screaminkid2005 » Wed May 07, 2014 1:18 pm

Thanks David! If I ever go to Florida or if you're ever in the area, id love to hang out. I'm not sure if you remember but I briefly met you at bizarro bash at sfne in 2011. I was the employee that worked at the park that met up with nick.

Also yes I did have the cinnamon bread at sdc, it was amazing!

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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby jynx242 » Wed May 07, 2014 1:31 pm

^OMG - I just remembered that. Nick is like the "son I never wanted ;)"

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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby yay101 » Wed May 07, 2014 3:53 pm

It is indeed missing a signature coaster. Its most major attractions, Mr. Freeze and Batman can be found at other parks, and Boss is considered by many to be a bad roller coaster. In order to stand out more in the theme park industry, it could use a hyper coaster, such as a large RMC (possibly bigger than SFGAm's Goliath) or a B&M Hypercoaster. I would also like to see a Chance Hypercoaster there just because they are nice rides, and I don't think there is enough of them :)

I have never ridden Boss so I don't know if it is good or not :?r I have also never been to Six Flags St. Louis, but although I think Six Flags Great America looks better, I think Six Flags St. Louis looks great since it has some unique rides such as Xcalibur, Scooby Doo's Haunted Mansion, and American Thunder.
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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby The Great Zo » Wed May 07, 2014 4:27 pm

screaminkid2005 wrote:I thought this was a great little park. The park had a really nice atmosphere and charm to it.All the employees were extremely friendly...


I agree. Most of what was controllable on the local level was good -- they definitely need a grade-A coaster though.

What do you guys think about Boss?


Love the layout, hate the roughness. It certainly wasn't as bad as Hades, but it would be hard to re-ride.

I wonder what "Taco Sucks" means? This guy? :lmao:

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Re: Screaminkid2005's 2013 Coaster Adventures!

Postby screaminkid2005 » Wed May 07, 2014 8:27 pm

yay101 wrote:In order to stand out more in the theme park industry, it could use a hyper coaster, such as a large RMC (possibly bigger than SFGAm's Goliath) or a B&M Hypercoaster. I would also like to see a Chance Hypercoaster there just because they are nice rides, and I don't think there is enough of them :)


As much as I would love the park to get a B&M hyper at the park, I just can't see it happening. I think a chance hyper would be the best choice for the park if they ever decide to go over the 200ft mark.

I'm sure it's been talked about before but personally I would love to see RMC redo Boss. The park as it stands has 3 wooden coasters, so to turn one of them into a steal wouldn't be the end of the world. This would also kill two birds with one stone by solving the roughness of the ride, while also giving the park the new signature coaster that it's currently missing.

The Great Zo wrote:I wonder what "Taco Sucks" means? This guy? :lmao:


LOL! That has to be it! :lmao:

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