SIX FLAGS SAINT LOUIS
& Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
St. Louis, MO
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (10/3/16) MidWestInfoGuide has posted a decent photo review of Fright Fest at Six Flags St. Louis this year. Follow the link to check it out.
(9/27/16) Six Flags St. Louis will launch the new Rage of the Gargoyles VR experience on the Ninja coaster during Fright Fest, which takes place on weekends between Sept. 30 and Oct. 30. Take flight to defend the city in an Apache-style helicopter while an army of Gargoyle like creatures attack the city and you.
Speaking of Fright Fest, this year’s lineup will feature a new haunt called Night Terrors in addition to returning attractions: Freaks Unleashed, Camp Killamore, Wrecker’s Salavage: Deadly Detour, Blind Fury, Blackout, The Slaughter House and Freakout Circus.
(9/6/16) Great news from guests visiting Six Flags St. Louis this weekend... the park has reopened the Superman drop tower ride. From what I'm told, depending on when they visited the park seemed to be running either 4 or 5 of the six cars as well. On the low side of things however, I did hear a couple of reports about how the park's food service department seems extremely short staffed, leading to many closed locations and long slow lines at the few that were open. I've also heard that staff are confirming to guests asking about the status of the park's Boomerang coaster that it will remain closed for the rest of the season.
2017 - Spinsanity - (9/1/16) The official promo video for thenew Spinsanity Disk'O attraction has been released.
(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.
???? - New Coaster - Rumor - (8/30/16) No coaster for 2017... maybe next year.
(8/15/16) If the latest rumor is true, the corporate office may have decided to try to fix the current problematic season at Six Flags St. Louis with a nice big new ride. What would to say to a new coaster? What about an S&S 4D FreeFly coaster like Batman at Six Flags Fiesta Texas or Joker at Six Flags Great Adventure? Rumor has it Six Flags is buying these in bulk for 2017 and St. Louis may get one of them.
(4/22/16) We know it's been quite some time since Six Flags St. Louis added a new coaster, but the good news is that the park is apparently in the running for one in 2017. According to our sources the coaster is expected to be another S&S 4D Freespin style coaster like The Joker being added to Six Flags Great Adventure this year. While few things are 100% locked in until early July at Six Flags, they are apparently looking into several possible loations within the park for the new coaster, including the possible removal of older ride(s) to make room.
If the park gets passed over in favor of another park for this ride, then they may rise towards the top of the priority list for an even bigger coaster in 2018.
???? - 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.