NEWS: City Museum Sold to Premier Parks

Unique St. Louis attraction takes on new owners
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Re: NEWS: City Museum Sold to Premier Parks

Postby JG-77 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:48 pm

Let’s just be glad it wasn’t bought by Parque Reunidos...
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Re: NEWS: City Museum Sold to Premier Parks

Postby DorneyKid14 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:59 pm

Kind of on the fence about this. Cool to see it have a 'big' owner but as Robb has said, having a corporation own it, could kill this place off.

I feel like this place is something that you dont need to market, but just let word of mouth do the marketing. I was taught that word of mouth is the best marketing for business. I told everyone in my family about city museum after the tpr trip in 2017.

A.J. wrote:From what they have listed on their website, the big one is the age restriction. Anyone under 16 years of age has to be accompanied by someone 18+, and they verify this with an ID check. As part of their policies, adults "are responsible for [their children's] conduct and well being". Then there are various minimum / maximum height and age restrictions for certain slides and ball pits.

See for yourself: https://www.citymuseum.org/visit/policies-and-restrictions/


This is completely necessary though. When this is one of the slides there, you need those restrictions.
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Re: NEWS: City Museum Sold to Premier Parks

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Jan 05, 2019 7:50 am

^ That's not even the craziest slide if you ask me. There was this freaky one with a near vertical drop and an airtime hump going into what looked like a boiler room. I remember that one had a 48" height requirement and for good reason.
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Re: City Museum Sold to Premier Parks

Postby Jew » Sat Jan 05, 2019 9:16 am

robbalvey wrote:
A.J. wrote:I guess the point I was trying to make about Pacific Park was that being operated by Premier Parks hasn't seemed to ruin it. People still love going there. It still has that appeal.

There was never anything remotely risky about Pacific Park. That was place always "played it safe" as it's basically a small Morgan coaster with an assortment of off-the-shelf Zamperla-like kiddie rides. The park could practically run itself as far as the attractions go and the safety of those rides.

City Museum is a totally different type of animal.

We always said that City Museum only existed because corporate America and lawyers hadn't discovered it yet...

...and now they have.


That's what I was getting at. I'm bummed that I never made it to City Museum before this ownership change, because I highly highly doubt there won't be changes coming. I'm sure whatever the safety department at Premier Parks is called is going to have a field day there...

Also seems like this sale is the result of one of the founders estate and the other founder going through a legal battle over the profits.
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Re: NEWS: City Museum Sold to Premier Parks

Postby DorneyKid14 » Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:23 am

Canobie Coaster wrote:^ That's not even the craziest slide if you ask me. There was this freaky one with a near vertical drop and an airtime hump going into what looked like a boiler room. I remember that one had a 48" height requirement and for good reason.


I dont think this is the same slide as you are talking about, but i know this one had a little airtime hump towards the bottom of the slide.
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Re: NEWS: City Museum Sold to Premier Parks

Postby humphreyhawk » Sun Jan 06, 2019 4:47 pm

Not only I'm a concerned about the Museum going forward.

I can't image a coorperation being able to build another place like that anywhere else. That entire place is a piece of art. Even if they use the creative team....the insurance and legal departments will never approve anything like that again.

That place has already proven it doesn't need marketing. An attraction like that does fine by with word of month in the social media age.
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Re: NEWS: City Museum Sold to Premier Parks

Postby anonymouscactus » Mon Sep 23, 2019 10:44 am

I was planing going one week from today, but it looks like they quietly changed their hours and they are closed on Mondays and Tuesdays now? Ugh... I looked on archive.org just to confirm I wasn't crazy and sure enough a few weeks ago it says nothing about changing hours after summer is over.

I was looking forward to this forever, but now I will have to rearrange some of my Missouri trip and hotels this weekend to maybe get a few hours there on Friday before Six Flags, if I can make it work with my driving schedule....

I'm glad I just happened to check since I didn't buy my tickets in advance otherwise I would have showed up very sad with no chance of going whatsoever on Monday.

Do they normally close days in the "off-season" or is this a new thing?

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Re: NEWS: City Museum Sold to Premier Parks

Postby DILinator » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:04 pm

Just discovered this thread, and am hoping that 8 months later, things haven't been changed too much here at this very fun sounding, and unique attraction! Any reports from people who've been this year since the ownership change? Is it much different?

I'm finally making it out to St. Louis and Missouri with my kids next year, and was excited to take them here! Hopefully it hasn't lost too much of what made it great before!
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Re: NEWS: City Museum Sold to Premier Parks

Postby bert425 » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:14 pm

was there in June, and the only thing I mentioned in my TR on it, that was highlighted by those who have been as 'new" were Ride Signs that had gone up by some of the slides.

we loved it and had a wonderful time.
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Re: NEWS: City Museum Sold to Premier Parks

Postby DILinator » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:21 pm

^That's good to hear! I'm really looking forward to going next year, and I haven't told my kids all about it, so I can't wait to see their response when they see what the place is like! =)
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