SIX FLAGS SAINT LOUIS
& Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
St. Louis, MO
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (6/28/17) A quick photo update of the new Mardi Gras event taking place at Six Flags St. Louis was posted to MidWestInfoGuide.
2017 - Spinsanity - (5/30/17) According to a press release Six Flags St. Louis opened their new Spinsanity thrill ride on Friday, May 26th.
(8/30/16) Six Flags St. Louis has apparently slipped up and posted a graphic in the park showing off exactly what they are getting in 2017... Spinsanity. This isn't the same Tilt-A-Whirl style Spinsanity that was added to Fiesta Texas a few months ago, instead this appears to be a copy of that park's Hurricane Force 5 attraction which I believe was a Zamperla Mega Disk'o.
2018 - Thunder Rapids Water Coaster - (7/28/17) An interesting photo was posted to the Facebook page of a Geotechnology, Inc company showing off some core sample drilling taking place inside Hurricane Harbor next to the park's Tornado style waterslide. Sounds like the rumors about the 2018 addition being for the waterpark are right on target.
(7/27/17) According to the latest rumors making the rounds, Six Flags St. Louis may actually remove the park's current "speed slides" to make way for the rumored new water coaster slide. We'll know soon enough, Six Flags will announce all the new additions on August 31st.
(7/20/17) The latest rumor for Six Flags St. Louis may not see a new attraction added to the main park at all. Instead the park is rumored to be adding onto Hurricane Harbor instead, building a copy of the same Thunder Rapids Water Coaster slide that was just added to Six Flags Fiesta Texas.
Check out the video of a test run shot on the new version at Fiesta Texas below to see what the new slide would be like if the rumor holds true.
???? - The Boss Renovation - Rumor - (5/7/16) Without fail, ever since Six Flags started working with RMC to transform many of their older coasters into new wild and crazy hybrid coasters, the fans of Six Flags St. Louis have looked to The Boss as a possible candidate for transformation. While the age old saying of, "Never say Never" can always apply, the answer everyone has been getting instead was a more simple, "No!".
So why not? Looking at how Colossus was handled at Six Flags Magic Mountain, the track length was shorted considerably in that transformation, and according to all sources, the idea was floated to RMC for some initial ideas along with a budget range to stay within, and the result was similar... to stay within budget, the length of The Boss would have to be shortened considerably. Shortened to the point that the feeling is that it wouldn't be worth the effort, as the final result wouldn't even be anything like The Boss any longer.
So what's a park to do? Well, I've been hearing that there is a plan in place to FIX The Boss and still leave it as a true wooden coaster. Apparently The Boss is known to have troubles running when the local temperature gets below 53º, as the trains run slower and the risk of getting stuck in a valley increases. Meanwhile the park is said to be fond of their American Thunder coaster (GCI) and the Millennium Flyer trains that it uses. From the sound of things Six Flags may have asked the GCI crew to send in their own renovation plan options that could see the height of the first drop on The Boss increased (either by increasing the height of the hill and drop, or lowering the bottom of the drop, or a combination of both) to give it a little more speed, along with some other track re-profiling here and there along with a pair of new Millennium Flyer trains.
Keep in mind that nothing has been approved, budget wise, by the corporate office, but they do want to do something to improve The Boss in the future, and a GCI renovation is appearing more cost effective than an RMC transformation at this time. Hopefully in the next few years they will get the budget to do something, but until then, it looks like any RMC concepts are off the table entirely.