SIX FLAGS SAINT LOUIS
& Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
St. Louis, MO
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (3/14/14) Screamscape sources tell us that Batman: The Ride at Six Flags St. Louis will get a new paint job sometime this year. UPDATE - I’m told the ride repaint is already under way, but keeping the same black color as before.
(2/7/14) I’m told that the things are moving ahead to have the new biometric scanners added to the turnstiles at Six Flags St. Louis in time for opening day.
(1/27/14) Negative-G has a special update this week, showing off rare pictures of the closed Hannibarrels attraction as seen in September 2013, which has been left on site and hidden from view since it closed back in 1997. After all these many years, the park will be removing the remains of the Hannibarrels, as the site will be reused for the new Tsunami Soaker ride coming this summer.
2014 - Tsunami Soaker - (5/28/14) Six Flags St. Louis has opened their new Tsunami Soaker. Check out a video of it in action here.
(5/2/14) A construction update from Six Flags St. Louis for the new Tsunami Soaker flat ride has been posted to MidWestInfoGuide.
(4/16/14) Footage of the new Tsunami Soaker attraction at Six Flags St. Louis has been posted to Negative-G this week.
(8/29/13) Six Flags St. Louis will join with Discovery Kingdom in adding a new Tsunami Soaker wet flat ride to the park in 2014. This is the same basic ride that opened at La Ronde in 2013 as Aqua Twist.
The ride experience is similar to a classic Tea Cup style flat ride, except that as the ride begins your platform lowers down to surround everyone by a pool a water… and each rider is armed with a giant water cannon to try and spray the other riders with as well as guests standing around the immediate ride area.
(8/26/13) Six Flags St. Louis features a picture of the park’s old spinning barrels ride on Facebook the other day with the message, “Stay tuned to see what this photo has to do with what’s new in 2014”. Aqua Twist anyone?
2015 - Justice League: Battle for Metropolis - (8/30/14) I’ve got some great new details regarding the Justice League: Battle for Metropolis dark rides coming to Six Flags over Texas and Six Flags St. Louis in 2015. First a correction, as I mistakenly mentioned Triotech yesterday as being inolved with Alterface and Sally for the Justice League dark ride in Australia, but they were not.
As previously mentioned, Sally Corp. is behind this major new dark ride experience and it sounds like it is going to be a huge hit. I reached out to Sally to get a little more information on the players involved and for any more details they can give and I couldn’t be more pleased with what they have told me.
First off Oceaneering is supplying a fleet of custom designed 6-passenger cars for the ride that will will be Multi-DOF Motion-based vehicles. Yup… these aren’t just plain old scoot you through the building cars, but will have the ability to move you in several directions at once, as needed by the action involved in each scene in the 4-minute long experience.
Lexington Scenic is busy fabricating the massive dimensional sets and scenery pieces that will bring the dangerous city streets of Metropolis to life. (Note: Lexington created the incredible 28 foot tall Optimus Prime figure that stands atop the Transformers ride at Universal Studios Florida).
Pure Imagination is creating incredibly realistic 3D CGI media footage.
Alterface has been brought on board as the providor for the interaction elements and will provide their state-of-the-art interactive shooting system, as well as Alterface Project’s Eagle Eye: a powerful dark ride monitoring and auto-diagnostic tool.
Also involved are Wyatt Design Group, RealD 3D and Bose Audio.
(8/29/14) While this isn’t the same ride that Six Flag over Texas and St. Louis are getting, InPark Magazine has just published a great dark ride feature that talks about Sally Corp’s first Justice League interactive dark ride (with the help of Tiotech and Alterface) at WB MovieWorld Australia.
(8/28/14) Finally... we get the Justice League dark ride that the public has been begging for for years! JUSTICE LEAGUE: BATTLE FOR METROPOLIS! It’s the ultimate superheroes adventure mission during this 3D interactive dark ride experience. Get ready to match wits against Lex Luthor, The Joker and his henchmen as you join the JUSTICE LEAGUE Reserve team. After touring the fully immersive 3D Hall of Justice, you’ll receive your very own stun gun to battle the bad guys then it’s a swift ride through a dazzlingly designed Metropolis cityscape, deep into the shadows of Lex Corp. Lifelike animatronics, cutting edge special effects, 3D video, eye-popping graphics, real-time gaming and a mind-tingling sound-scape make this journey to justice an utterly interactive experience. Will you help SUPERMAN and BATMAN rescue the other members of the JUSTICE LEAGUE from Lex Luthor’s and The Joker’s evil plans? Join the JUSTICE LEAGUE Reserve Team today to save your favorite superheroes! I'm looking forward to this one!
(8/26/14) Coaster-Net did some incredible digging into the official Six Flags website and using their knowledge of Drupal, the content management system Six Flags uses for it, apparently they were able to pull the names for many of the new 2015 attractions to be announced on Thursday.
According to their report the Justice League themed dark ride coming to Six Flags over Texas and St. Louis will be called Battle for Metropolis.
(8/6/14) Six Flags tweeted out a fun picture from the St. Louis park, showing off a couple of gents deep in conversation standing in front of the Scooby-Doo Ghostblasters dark ride at the park. They also show a new sign on the fence that says “Swampland For Rent or Lease, Inquire Within”. So who will be the next to inhabit the haunted swamp?
(7/24/14) Ruh-Roh!! The Scooby-Doo Ghostblasters: Mystery of the Scary Swamp dark ride at Six Flags St. Louis now has a sign up in front of the entrance announcing that it will “Close Permanently” on September 14th, 2014. Looks like the park will be adding a new dark ride experience to the park in 2015, but what will it be?
(9/30/13) This rumor keeps bouncing around so I’m going to bring it to the surface for now. While we can expect to see the Scooby Doo: Mystery of the Scary Swamp dark boat ride return for the 2014 season, I’ve been hearing rumors on and off for awhile that the ride’s future fate is uncertain. The most common rumor is also one that may be the most disturbing, because I’ve heard it said several times that while a new dark ride may replace it, the park may be done with this being a water ride. If true, the water trough would be filled in, and the structure re-used as a typical dry dark ride experience.
I’m all about the love for Dark Rides, but at the same time some of the most loved dark rides ever built were water rides, such as Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean, It’s A Small World and Six Flags’ own Monster Plantation / Monster Mansion. There is just something extra creepy and fun about floating through the dark in a boat. This is all just a rumor for now, so just keep it in mind that your next ride through the Scary Swamp could be your last.
In other news, a couple of sources have also reported that the park may begin work to fully restore their Grand Carousel in time to celebrate the ride’s 100th Birthday in 2015.
(8/14/13) Screamscape sources tell us that a more costly plan to replace the park’s Scooby Doo dark ride with a Justice League themed ride, possibly similar to the one that opened in Australia, was unfortunately put on the back burner for now. We can hope it may come back in 2015 or 2016.
(4/15/13) A few of our readers were asked to fill out a survey for Six Flags St. Louis this weekend that had a section asking their opinions on the park’s Scooby Doo and the Mystery of the Scary Swamp dark boat ride. From the questions asked, it seemed to them that the park may be looking into an idea to change the theme of the ride into one involving Pirates instead. It went on to ask some general questions about the current relevance of the entire Scooby Doo franchise to determine if guests wanted MORE Scooby Doo in the parks, or if they should opt to do away with Scooby Doo entirely.
???? - Future Attraction Concept Survey - (4/15/14) More news about the Six Flags guest surveys are pouring in and it is becoming apparent that not every survey about one park is being shown the same three ideas that the next person will see. So some of the ideas you may be rating may not even be intended for the park you are doing the survey for, but may just be there to get more feedback on the concept from a wider audience. That said… a number of concepts were sent my way from those who took a survey for Six Flags St. Louis.
This one mentions a number of possible new seasonal events. One would involve opening the park up earlier in the season for a Mardi Gras themed event. Another was called Jingle July and would be a Christmas in July themed event, with christmas themed lighting set up in specific walkways throughout the park. Other ideas included adding interactive laser tag style guns to the park's train which would then travel through a few themed set areas filled with targets, or the addition of some kind of themed new coaster ride. Another idea mentioned to a guest in a separate survey also talked about adding some kind of virtual reality game station.