SIX FLAGS SAINT LOUIS
& Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
St. Louis, MO
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (5/10/18) A couple of updates on the closed rides reported at Six Flags St. Louis have come in. According to sources the Colossus wheel may be closed in order to add a new continuous loading system platform to the station in order to increase capacity... which is always a good thing. Xcalibur is said to be closed for a bigger rehab and needed repairs... and even worse... this one could take awhile to complete. Shazam is just coming back from regular rehab and is expected to reopen as soon as possible. I had heard the cars were put back on Fireball by Sunday, but according to one report it only tested empty and never reopened, while two other emails claims it did reopen by the end of Sunday.
In other news, A report from the park on April 28th shows signs up claiming Typhoon Twisted would be ready to open for Memorial Day Weekend... but the problem is the slide pieces were still lying in the parking at the time. Anyone know if any progress has been made on the new slide yet?
Just a reminder... Batman: The Ride Backwards is still being offered at the park, but only through May 13th, so this week is your last chance to ride.
(5/5/18) According to a guest who just visited Six Flags St. Louis, the park has several rides down and in various states of disrepair, which doesn't bode well this close to the start of Summer. I'm told that both Shazam (scrambler) and Fireball were closed with cars missing, the Colossus wheel was closed for unknown reasons and Xcalibur has been completely torn apart. Anyone know more about what's going on?
(3/30/18) A reader sent in a few quick photos from the opening weekend of Six Flags St. Louis. This includes a shot of waterslide pieces waiting to be assembled at Hurricane Harbor, the former location of the now removed Highland Fling ride, and a look through the trees at the new track that replaced the helix on The Boss.
(2/2/18) Six Flags St. Louis has confirmed that you will have the chance to ride Batman: The Ride… BACKWARDS! Yes… for those in in the St. Louis area who were skipped over the last time Six Flags was doing the Batman Backwards promotion back in 2015, your time has come. This is a limited time promotion that will begin when the park opens for the season on March 24th and continue through to May 13th. After that… who knows… Batman Backwards may travel to another Six Flags park. For a glimpse at what to expect, I’ve included a video below from when Batman Backwards was taking place at Six Flags over Georgia in early 2015.
(2/1/18) I’m told that The Boss is getting a little work done over the off-season. According to the scuttlebutt, Six Flags is in the process of removing the 540º helix near the end of the ride and will replace it with a simple 180º turn-around, shortening the ride length a little bit. The Six Flags website now lists the overall length of The Boss at 4,631 feet, down from the original 5,051 ft length still listed on RCDB, for a loss of 420 feet.
It’s kind of interesting that this is happening, as the local competition at Worlds of Fun is doing the exact same thing to their Timber Wolf coaster.
(1/9/18) Screamscape sources tell us that the Highland Fling (Schwarzkopf Enterprise) at Six Flags St. Louis has “died” and has been removed from the park. Nothing has been planned to replace it yet.
2018 - Typhoon Twister - (5/18/18) MidWestInfoGuide has a new photo update on the progress of Typhoon Twister at Six Flags St. Louis. Still a lot of hardware not installed and a lot of slide pieces laid out in the parking lot... so there is going to be a big rush to get this thing up and running in time for Memorial Day Weekend which is just a little over a week away.
Seriously though... my money says there is no way this is going to be ready in time.
(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.