SIX FLAGS SAINT LOUIS
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St. Louis, MO
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Park News - (11/24/14) File this under Future Projects Rumors:
For the last few years many have been waiting to see some kind of refurbishment come to The Boss, and while apparently they have looked into the idea of letting RMC give it a re-do, the park really does not want to shorten the length of the ride as part of the process. Other possible ideas to retrack the ride as well as new trains are also under heavy consideration, including the possibility of buying a set of Timberliners from Gravity Group instead.
On the removal side of things, I’m told that the bumper cars that were removed would not be returning, and apparently Tidal Wave is also likely to be on the chopping block in the next few years.
(11/11/14) Negative-G has posted a trip report from Six Flags St. Louis where they went to the Daredevil Days event which ended with final rides on Scooby-Doo Ghostblasters, as well as a walk-through the attraction building, giving you your last look at the attraction while it was still running as a flume ride.
(10/7/14) Interesting news from Six Flags St. Louis this week, especially for those who are missing the old Scooby Doo dark ride already. I’m told that at Fright Fest the Macabre Mansion walk-through haunt is made up almost entirely of old props and scenery from the closed Scooby-Doo dark ride, black-lit and all, and apparently looks pretty good. So if you want one more taste of Scooby-Doo, visit it at Fright Fest before the season comes to an end.
2015 - Justice League: Battle for Metropolis - (11/24/14) According to information released to those who attended the Daredevil Daze event at SFSL, the new Justice League dark ride cars, which were on display at IAAPA, will cost half a million each. There will be quite a few changes to the old attraction queue and station layout as well when it opens. The dual-side station layout will be removed and replaced with a regular station, which will also be entirely enclosed, enclosing the entire attraction behind the new Justice League fašade. Apparently some of the old Scooby-Doo themed props and figures have been sent to Six Flags Fiesta Texas to be reused on their Scooby-Doo dark ride. Some others have been returned to Sally Corp. for refurbishment and possible re-use on other future Sally projects.
(11/20/14) A quick update… but Sally Corp has confirmed for Screamscape that the voice of The Joker is provided by the amazing Troy Baker, who had replaced Mark Hamill after he retired from the voicing the clown prince of chaos following the Batman: Arkham City game, with Troy stepping in to voice The Joker in the projects that have since followed.
(11/19/14) A huge reveal from Sally Corp and Six Flags was made at IAAPA a few hours ago, showing off two of the great looking Sally animatronic figures to be used for the Justice League Battle for Metrolpolis dark ride (Cyborg and the incredible looking Joker figure) as well as showing off the new six-passenger ride cars from Oceaneering. You can see the reveal of both posted by our friends at In The Loop below. Be sure not to miss the Joker in action… this is simply an incredible looking figure with some great movement as he rides atop a crazy vehicle with a large tank style weapon. It even sounds like they are using the incredible Mark Hamill to provide the voice for The Joker, though I thought I had heard that he officially retired from voicing the character after the Arkham City video game, but looks like he may be back again, which is only fitting as the ride wouldn’t be right to have the Joker without Mark doing the voice once again.
(9/3/14) An interview with Sally Corp’s John Wood about the new Justice League: Battle for Metropolis attractions coming to Six Flags over Texas and St. Louis has been posted to ThemeParkOverload.
(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!