SIX FLAGS SAINT LOUIS
& Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
St. Louis, MO
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (10/11/17) A few fun photos shot at Fright Fest at Six Flags St. Louis can be found at Midwest Info Guide this week.
(8/24/17) Following in the footsteps of the Six Flags parks in Texas and Georgia, I'm told that Six Flags St. Louis will also be removing their unique six flags normally flown at the park and replacing them all with the US flag. While the other parks were yanking their flags in a knee-jerk response to poor reporting from TMZ about how one of the flags flown was a Confederate flag (but not the "rebel" or Confederate battle-flag), it is worth mentioning that the St. Louis park flew no Confederate flag at all. The park flew the flags of France, Spain, England, Illinois and Missouri in addition to the US flag.
I don't know what flags were flying at any other Six Flags parks in the chain other than the US flag, but this is a new company wide policy going into effect according to a statement from Six Flags, " At Six Flags we strive every single day to make people happy and to create a fun, thrilling and safe family friendly experience for our guests. We always choose to focus on celebrating the things that unite us versus those that divide us. As such, we have changed the flag displays in our parks to feature American flags."
(6/28/17) A quick photo update of the new Mardi Gras event taking place at Six Flags St. Louis was posted to MidWestInfoGuide.
2018 - Typhoon Twister - (9/5/17) A short video preview of the new Typhoon Twister waterslide can be seen below, as posted to Twitter.
(8/31/17) Six Flags St. Louis will be adding Typhoon Twister to Hurricane Harbor for 2018, a thrilling new waterslide creation that looks to merge a giant bowl element and a drop into a giant wall hang-time element before sending you into the pool at the bottom. You can see more here.
???? - 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.