SIX FLAGS SAINT LOUIS
& Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
St. Louis, MO
Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (4/11/21) Happy Birthday to the Screamin’ Eagle at Six Flags St. Lous. The park’s iconic wooden roller coaster first opened to riders 45 years ago on April 10, 1976, when it was promoted as the fastest and largest roller coaster in the world. The local news takes a fascinating look back at the history and creation of the park’s historic woodie, full of great photos of the coaster taken during the construction and opening of the ride.
(3/26/21) A reader has sent in a picture of the new park map for Six Flags St. Louis. They’ve circled three locations on the maps where attractions have been removed, including Superman: Tower of Power, the Moon Cars as well as where Tidal Wave was removed the previous year.
The map also has a graphic showing that Catwoman Whip is still coming to the park, but just not until 2022. The locations also appears to have changed, as previously it was thought that it was going to be installed on the site of the former Go-Karts by The Boss, but now it appears that Catwoman will take up residence on the former Superman: Tower of Power site.
(3/15/21) The latest rumors seem to confirm that Six Flags St. Louis may indeed be removing their Superman: Tower of Power ride, which we posted as a rumor way back in November. Elsewhere it is also rumored that the park may actually be dropping two rides this year instead of just one, with the old Moon Cars also rumored to be set for removal. Currently both attractions have been removed from the park’s website.
(1/19/21) According to a video news release from Six Flags St. Louis, the park is currently refurbishing the park’s 100-year old carousel. For the first time the 68 horses and figures have been stripped down to the wood, repainted and refinished. While this is the first time the figures have been refurbished in this fashion, they have been repainted many times over the years to the point where the crew restoring the figures could not even tell what the original colors used were anymore, so all new paint schemes were created for each figure.
So what does this mean for the park? Well, the process is very time consuming, and is expected to take at least two years to complete, so in the meantime the carousel will sit idle while the restoration takes place. You can video about the restoration process by following the story link below.
(11/28/20) I can’t verify the truth of this rumor at this time, but according to one source Six Flags St. Louis may be planning to remove their Superman: Tower of Power drop tower ride over the winter months. This is something to keep an eye on if you are local to the area, as the removal of the tower ride should be easy to spot from outside the park over the winter.
While Superman: Tower of Power first opened at Six Flags St. Louis in 2006, the ride itself was originally built as Dungeon Drop for Six Flags Astroworld, opening way back in 1997 and running until Astroworld was closed for good in late 2005. Can anyone else confirm that this ride may be on the way out? We know Six Flags was expected to remove a major ride from each of their major theme parks over the winter months as part of a cost savings measure.
2022 - Catwoman Whip - (1/15/21) While nothing has been confirmed by Six Flags yet, we’ve heard that Six Flags St. Louis is very likely not to open the planned-for-2020 Catwoman ride until the 2022 season now. If anyone knows more, fill us in.
(6/18/20) According to Screamscape sources, it appears that the new Catwoman’s Whip ride that was supposed to be going to Six Flags St. Louis for the 2020 season is now on long-term hold. Six Flags stated several weeks ago that some 2020 attractions would be delayed until the 2021 season and it looks like this may be the case with Catwoman’s Whip.
Why do we say this? According to our sources, all the parts and pieces of Catwoman’s Whip had been delivered to the park and were sitting on site waiting to be assembled. That all changed when several trucks arrived the other day and appeared to have loaded it all up and hauled the ride away to an unknown destination. If they intention is still to install it for 2021, then I would guess the ride was put into long-term storage for the time being. Anyone know more?
(8/29/19) Six Flags St. Louis will add Catwoman Whip for 2020, but unlike other parks that have used this name, this particular ride will be all new to Six Flags. This appears to be a higher capacity version of a “skyscraper” style massive propeller ride that will hold a total of 16 riders and swing them wildly through the sky 164-feet in the air at 52mph in seats that can freely spin 360º to flip you over and over.
Ity is worth mentioning that in most cases, when you find a ride similar to this, it is almost always an upcharge experience like a Skycoaster or Slingshot ride, so it is nice to see Six Flags offering this kind of ride as a regular attraction. Look for it to be located between Supergirl and The Boss.