Six Flags St. Louis

Last updated
Six Flags St. Louis
Previously known as Six Flags Over Mid-America (1971–1996)
Six Flags St. Louis logo.svg
Location4900 Six Flags Road
Eureka, Missouri 63025, United States
Coordinates 38°30′46″N90°40′30″W / 38.512806°N 90.675050°W / 38.512806; -90.675050 Coordinates: 38°30′46″N90°40′30″W / 38.512806°N 90.675050°W / 38.512806; -90.675050
StatusOperating
OpenedJune 5, 1971;51 years ago (1971-06-05)
Owner Six Flags
General managerPhil Liggett (2018–present)
SloganGateway to Thrills
Operating seasonLate-March to January 1 [1]
Area323 acres (1.31 km2)
Attractions
Total38
Roller coasters9
Website www.sixflags.com/stlouis

Six Flags St. Louis, originally known as Six Flags Over Mid-America, is an amusement park featuring characters and rides from many Warner Bros. films and tv shows such as, Looney Tunes, DC Comics, and formerly Scooby-Doo. It is located in Eureka, Missouri, which is a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri. Owned and operated by Six Flags, the park opened on June 5, 1971 as the third of the company's three original theme parks. It is the only one of the original three Six Flags parks to be both owned and operated by Six Flags. (The other two, Six Flags Over Texas and Six Flags Over Georgia, are owned by limited partnerships and operated by Six Flags.) The park was conceived by Six Flags founder Angus G. Wynne in the 1960s, although unlike the previous two Six Flags parks, it was designed by the Six Flags company itself rather than architect Randall Duell, who was preoccupied with designing AstroWorld at the time. Its layout consists of eight themed areas, each of which contain numerous attractions, dining locations and live entertainment. The adjacent Hurricane Harbor water park is free with park admission.

Contents

Since its original opening in 1971, the park has undergone many changes, most notably of which are the replacement or renaming of all six of the park's original areas in the 1990s, as well as the addition of two new ones.

There are many celebrations and events held year round at the park. Some of the most popular are Holiday in the Park during the Christmas season that runs from November to early January and features Christmas decorations, music, New Years fireworks, and more. Fright Fest runs during the Halloween season (usually late September to November 1) and features many Halloween decorations and haunted houses. Coca-Cola's July 4th Fest takes place July 3–5 and features firework displays.

History

Opening and operation

Dedication

Six Flags is divided into six sections which reflect the architecture and atmosphere of different eras in Midwestern history.The flags of France, Spain, England, the Union, Illinois, and Missouri have had influence over the territory since 1764.The buildings, shows, and rides are themed to help you relive the bright and colorful past at Six Flags.

Mall of Mid-Americas dedication plaque

Plans for a Six Flags park in the St. Louis area were announced on July 16, 1969, which would be called Six Flags Over Mid-America. [2] The park opened on June 5, 1971, the third and last of the three "true" Six Flags parks as envisioned by Angus G. Wynne. The park was divided into six uniquely themed sections, the namesake "Six Flags" over Mid-America: [3]

On June 5, 1999, the 12-acre Six Flags Hurricane Harbor water park opened adjacent to the main park. At a cost of $17 million, it was the largest single investment in Six Flags St. Louis' history. [4]

In 2014, Six Flags sold 180 acres of undeveloped land east of the park to home developer McBride & Sons, reducing the land owned from 503 acres to 323 acres. [5] [6] According to the Six Flags 2015 Annual Report, the park now owns 323 acres of land (283 acres of land are used by the park with an additional 40 acres of undeveloped land). [7]

In January 2020, construction began on a renovated entry plaza, removing the original ticket booths that had been at the park since its opening in 1971. In March, Six Flags St. Louis announced that the opening of the 2020 season would be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [8]

Areas and attractions

Six Flags St. Louis is divided into eight themed sections, all of which were added after the park's opening or renamed. The park is laid out in a "Duell loop", a design concept that was often used by park designer Randall Duell.

1904 World's Fair

1904 World's Fair is the main area of the park, named after the Louisiana Purchase Exposition in St. Louis, which ran from April 30 to December 1, 1904. The area features the "Mall of the Mid-Americas", a shopping mall complex that features many foods introduced or present at the fair, as well as buildings themed to the time period of the early 1900s. The area was previously named "Missouri" from the park's opening until 1994 season.

RideYear openedManufacturerDescription
American Thunder 2008 Great Coasters International A classically themed wooden roller coaster. It was originally named "Evel Knievel" from 2008 to 2010, named after the daredevil of the same name.
Colossus 1986Carousel Holland B.V.A tall ferris wheel, around 180 feet in height.

Gateway to the West

Gateway to the West is themed after the old colonial times of the state of Missouri, and features many references to locales and people that have lived in the state. The area opened in 1993, taking over a part of what was formerly the Missouri section of the park.

RideYear openedManufacturerDescription
River King Mine Train 1971 Arrow Dynamics A steel roller coaster named after the mine River King Mine.
Thunder River 1983 Intamin A river rapids ride based on the Gasconade River that circles the island that Mr. Freeze was built on.

Chouteau's Market

Chouteau's Market is themed after a French market along the Mississippi River. It is named after Auguste Chouteau, the founder of the city of St. Louis. The area opened in 1993, replacing France. In 2014, the area was expanded to take over a piece of what had formerly been the back of Studio Backlot.

RideYear openedManufacturerDescription
Spinsanity2017 Zamperla A Zamperla Disk'O ride.
Tsunami Soaker 2014 Mack Rides A "Twist-N-Splash" water ride. Guests board one of multiple barrel vehicles and spray other guests.

Studio Backlot

Studio Backlot is themed to the backlot of a movie studio in Hollywood. The area originally opened in 1995 as "Time Warner Studios", but was renamed "Warner Bros. Backlot" the following year.

In the first couple years, the area featured five interactive movie set experiences based on various Warner Bros. films, including Bonnie and Clyde , Little Shop of Horrors and Maverick , all of which were retired after the 1997 season. The area's name was changed again to its current name in 2002, though it mostly retains its previous theme.

RideYear openedManufacturerDescription
Batman: The Ride 1995 Bolliger & Mabillard An inverted roller coaster based on after Batman from DC Comics. Guests walk through an extensive queue themed after Gotham City.
Ninja 1989 Arrow Dynamics/Vekoma A steel roller coaster themed after the Ninja of feudal Japan. Originally located at Expo 86 in Vancouver.
The Joker Inc.1980 Intamin A swinging ship ride, themed after the Joker from DC Comics. Originally called The Buccaneer (1980 - 1994).

DC Comics Plaza

DC Comics Plaza celebrates the worlds of DC Entertainment, with several attractions based on various DC characters and properties. The area opened in 1997, replacing the former Spain section of the park. One of DC Comics Plaza's most iconic features is DC Circle, a section of the ground that is designed after DC's longtime "DC Bullet" logo. The visual centerpiece of the Plaza is the Hall of Justice, which serves as the facade and entrance for Justice League: Battle for Metropolis. Directly to the opposite side is the large, snowman-themed facade of the "Snowy's Ice Cream Factory Tours", which is the entrance to Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast.

RidePictureYear openedManufacturerDescription
Justice League: Battle for Metropolis JusticeLeague-BFM SFOG.JPG 2015 Sally Corporation An interactive dark ride featuring an original story experience based on the Justice League. Hosted by Cyborg, an animatronic of whom is in the ride's station. Originally called Scooby-Doo Ghostblasters The Mystery of the Scary Swamp.
Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast Mr. Freeze, Six Flags St. Louis.jpg 1998 Premier Rides A launched roller coaster themed after Mr. Freeze and the 1997 movie Batman & Robin .
Shazam!1971 Eli Bridge Company A standard scrambler ride themed after the super hero Shazam.

Britannia

Britannia is based on the country of Great Britain as it was in its medieval period, including elements from Arthurian legend. The area was named "England" from 1971 to 1992, then "Great Britain" in 1993, and it was given its current name in 1994.

RideYear openedManufacturerDescription
Dragon's Wing1996 Skycoaster, Inc. An extra charge Skycoaster attraction.
Grand Ole Carousel 1972 Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters A traditional carousel. It was named simply "Carousel" from 1972 to 1983, "Grand Ole Carousel" from 1984 to 1993 and "Enchanted Carousel" from 1994 to 1997. In 1998, its name was reverted to its current one.
Pandemonium 2007 Gerstlauer A spinning roller coaster, the third of four installations at Six Flags theme parks. It was formerly named "Tony Hawk's Big Spin" from 2007 to 2011. Despite its location right inside the entrance of Britannia, the ride has no thematic connection to the rest of the area.
Supergirl: Sky Flyer2019 Zamperla Zamperla Endeavour model, themed after Supergirl.
The Boss 2000 Custom Coasters International A wooden terrain roller coaster, the tallest and fastest coaster built by Custom Coasters International. It was the eighth longest wooden roller coaster in the world when it first opened, with a track length of 5,051 feet. The helix element was removed before the 2018 season, reducing the track's length to 4,631 feet.
Xcalibur 2003Nauta Bussink BailyAn Evolution thrill ride, themed after the Round Table of King Arthur.

Illinois

Illinois is loosely themed to the city of Chicago. The area was formerly known as "Old Chicago" from 1971 to 1993.

RideYear openedManufacturerDescription
Boomerang 2013 Vekoma A boomerang roller coaster. It was relocated from Six Flags Over Texas, where it operated as Flashback.
Catwoman Whip2022 Funtime Funtime Booster model, themed after Catwoman. The ride was supposed to open in 2020, but was originally delayed to 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The ride was pushed back again for the 2022 season to replace Superman Tower of Power.
Fireball2016 Larson International A "Larson loop" ride.
Screamin' Eagle 1976 Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters A wooden roller coaster designed by John C. Allen. When it opened in 1976, it was the tallest, longest and fastest wooden roller coaster in the world. An American Coaster Enthusiasts landmark.
SkyScreamer 2011 Funtime A Star Flyer. Was the first SkyScreamer to open throughout the Six Flags parks.

Bugs Bunny National Park

Bugs Bunny National Park is a kiddie area based on the Looney Tunes franchise. It opened in 2006 as the successor to Looney Tunes Town. It replaced some former land that Britannia used to occupy.

RideYear openedManufacturerDescription
Bugs Bunny Fort Fun2006SVC InteractiveA play area and treehouse area themed after Looney Tunes .
Bugs Bunny Ranger Pilots2006 Chance Rides A "Red Baron" kiddie biplane ride featuring Bugs Bunny. It was originally located in Goodtime Hollow and later Looney Tunes Town and was then relocated.
Daffy Duck Stars on Parade2006 Zamperla A swing ride featuring Daffy Duck. The ride was moved from its old "Fairgrounds"/Looney Tunes Town location for the construction of Evel Knievel to the former Daffy Duck Duccaneer location in 2008.
Elmer Fudd Weather Balloons2006ZamperlaA "samba balloons" ride themed after Elmer Fudd.
Foghorn Leghorn National Park Railway2006ZamperlaA kiddie railroad ride named after Foghorn Leghorn. It was relocated from Looney Tunes Town, where it was known as "Looney Tooter".
Marvin The Martian Camp Invasion2006ZamperlaA "Crazy Sub" spaceship-themed kiddie ride themed after Marvin the Martian.
Taz Twisters2006ZamperlaA mini tea cups ride named after Taz.
Tweety Twee House2006ZamperlaA "Jumpin' Star" kiddie drop tower ride themed after Sylvester and Tweety.
Yosemite Sam Tugboat Tailspin2006ZamperlaA "Rockin' Tug" spinning ship ride themed after Yosemite Sam.

Roller Coasters

Ride namePictureYear openedManufacturerCurrent locationDescription
American Thunder Evel Knievel ride.JPG 2008 Great Coasters International 1904 World's FairA classically themed wooden roller coaster. It was originally named "Evel Knievel"
River King Mine Train SFSL River King Mine Train.jpg 1971 Arrow Dynamics Gateway to the WestA steel roller coaster named after the mine River King Mine.
Batman: The Ride Batman - The Ride - St. Louis.jpg 1995 Bolliger & Mabillard Studio BacklotAn inverted roller coaster based on after Batman from DC Comics. Guests walk through an extensive queue themed after Gotham City.
Ninja SFSL-Ninja.jpg 1989 Arrow Dynamics/Vekoma Studio BacklotA steel roller coaster themed after the Ninja of feudal Japan.
Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast Mr. Freeze, Six Flags St. Louis.jpg 1998 Premier Rides DC Comics PlazaA launched roller coaster themed after Mr. Freeze and the 1997 movie Batman & Robin .
The Boss The Boss - Six Flags St. Louis.jpg 2000 Custom Coasters International BritanniaA wooden terrain roller coaster, the tallest and fastest coaster built by Custom Coasters International. It was the eighth longest wooden roller coaster in the world when it first opened, with a track length of 5,051 feet. The helix element was removed before the 2018 season, reducing the track's length to 4,631 feet.
Pandemonium Pandemonium at Fiesta Texas.jpg 2007 Gerstlauer BritanniaA spinning roller coaster, the third of four installations at Six Flags theme parks. It was formerly named "Tony Hawk's Big Spin" from 2007 to 2011.
Screamin' Eagle Screamin Eagle, Six Flags St. Louis.jpg 1976 Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters IllinoisA wooden roller coaster designed by John C. Allen. When it opened in 1976, it was the tallest, longest and fastest wooden roller coaster in the world at 110 feet (34 m) high and 62 mph (100 km/h). An American Coaster Enthusiasts landmark.
Boomerang Six Flags St. Louis.jpg 2013 Vekoma IllinoisA boomerang roller coaster. It was relocated from Six Flags Over Texas, where it operated as Flashback from 1989 to 2012.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

Hurricane Harbor is a water park that is connected to the southeast portion of Six Flags St. Louis and is adjacent to Studio Backlot, but is not part of the main park.

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor
ThemeA washed-up harbor that once resided in the South Seas.
Owner Six Flags
OpenedJune 5, 1999;23 years ago (June 5, 1999)

Unlike other Six Flags Hurricane Harbors across the United States, entrance to the Six Flags St. Louis version is included with park admission or a Season Pass.

Slide/Attraction NameYear OpenedManufacturer/Ride TypeOther Notes
Big Kahuna1999 Proslide Technology Inc. MammothFamily raft ride
4 tube slides1999 Proslide Technology Inc. PipelinePiranha (red) & Man-O-War (yellow) - partially enclosed, Hammerhead (green) & Stingray (teal) - completely enclosed
Hook's Lagoon1999SCS Interactive Discovery TreehouseFamily activity area, with Proslide Technology Inc. Twisters’ Zone slides
Hurricane Bay1999Aquatic Development Group Inc. WaveTek wave poolWave pool with a "volcano" at one end and a beach at the other
Gulley Washer Creek1999Aquatic Development Group Inc. lazy riverLazy river
Tornado 2005 Proslide Technology Inc. Tornado “60”Funnel slide that uses four person “cloverleaf” tubes
Wahoo Racer2009 Proslide Technology Inc. 6-Lane ProRacerMat-racing slide complex
Bonzai Pipeline2012 Proslide Technology Inc. SuperLOOPLooping water slide
Typhoon Twister2018 Proslide Technology Inc. HybridHybrid water slide featuring a bowl dropping into a zero-G wave wall. Utilises four-person "cloverleaf" tubes.

Entertainment Venues

Six Flags St. Louis has several theaters that host daily shows during its operating season. With the exception of the summer concert series, all shows are free to attend.

NameLocationDescription
Palace Theater1904 World's FairLarge indoor performance theater. Home to daily shows including Fright Fest's "Love at First Fright," which has been performed at the park almost every year since 1993.
Palace Porch1904 World's FairAn outdoor performance space on the steps of the Palace Theater.
Miss Kitty's SaloonGateway To The WestSmall indoor performance theater styled after an Old West saloon.
Empire TheaterStudio BacklotMedium-sized indoor theater, formerly home to a puppet show and an indoor ice skating show.
Old Glory AmphitheatreIllinois (Old Chicago)Large outdoor venue used for summer concerts.

Annual events

A number of annual seasonal events are held at the park:

July 4th Fest

July 4th Fest was introduced in the 2000s and features multiple nights of fireworks for the Fourth of July. It is typically sponsored by Coca-Cola. [9]

Fright Fest

Fright Fest was introduced in 1988 as "Fright Nights", which ran until Fright Nights V in 1992. In 1993, the event became Fright Fest under the ownership of Time Warner, who wanted each Six Flags park's Halloween event to use the same name for branding purposes. The event runs from mid to late September through Halloween and typically features several haunted attractions and scare zones, as well as live entertainment. Fright Fest celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2018.

Fright Fest was replaced with HALLOWFEST in 2020 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Park capacity was reduced to 25% of its normal capacity and all haunted houses, scare zones, and shows were replaced with outdoor, socially distanced alternatives. [10]

Holiday in the Park

A holiday event introduced in 2016 which features several themed areas as well as live entertainment. The event extended the park's operating season by two months for the first time in its history.

Former attractions

NameOpenedClosedManufacturer/Ride TypeOther Notes/Reason For Removal
Mule-Go-Round19711972
Injun Joe's Cave19711978 Arrow Water dark ride Theme/name changed to Time Tunnel in 1979.
Super Sports Car Ride19711979 Arrow Sports CarsReplaced by The Buccaneer (The Joker Inc.) and Jet Scream.
The Sky-Way19711981 Von Roll Illinois and USA stations; Accident on July 26, 1978, killed 3 and seriously injured 1 when a car fell from the ride.
Mississippi Adventure19711982 Arrow Boat RideSimilar to Jungle Cruise; replaced by Thunder River.
Tiltmore Hotel19711982Crooked fun houseBuilding became entrance to Thunder River.

Other names: Angle Tangle (1971 - 1972), The Funn Family Place (1973 - 1974).

Sky Chuter19781982 Intamin 250 ft (76 m) tall ParatowerReplaced by Aero Flyer; moved to Six Flags Great Adventure.
Haunted House19791982Haunted House Company walk through haunted houseWas added late in 1979 (on Labor Day weekend); may have had a temporary location in fall of 1979, before moved to current Tidal Wave location in 1980.

Attraction was 4 trailers linked together with a haunted house facade in front of them; attraction was moved from Six Flags Great Adventure where it operated as the original Haunted House (not the expanded Haunted Castle) in the fall of 1978.

Action Factory with River King Disco & Rock 'N Reel1979/19801981/1983 Intamin Motion Simulator & Disco dance areaAction Factory area (part of River King Mine Train station building and transfer station building) included a space themed motion simulator in 1979 and the disco dance area; Rock ' N Reel (motion simulator with virtual rides about the park) was added in 1980 to replace the space-themed movie that was shown in 1979.

Motion simulator was likely identical to the Sensational Sense Machine at Six Flags Over Texas.

The motion simulator and the disco area were removed/closed in 1981, but the building remained open until 1983.

Happy Hotrods19751984Kiddie spinning car rideLocated in Goodtime Hollow; replaced by new Looney Tunes Town area/rides.
Fort Funtier19751984Kid's playground areaLocated in Goodtime Hollow; replaced by new Looney Tunes Town area/rides.
Ball Crawl19821984kiddie Ball Crawlmay have been part of the Fort Funtier area

Located in Gootime Hollow; replaced by new Looney Tunes Town area/rides.

Pet-A-Pet19711985Petting zooReplaced by Colossus.
River King Mine Train (second track)19711988 Arrow Mine TrainWas located in Illinois section.

One of two separate Arrow Mine Train roller coasters at the park.

Other names: The River King Mine Train (1971); River King Run-Away Mine Train (1972 - 1983); Rail Blazer (1984), which included stand-up modifications and was subsequently shut down upon the death of a 46-year-old woman in July 1984. In 1988, it was removed and sold to Dollywood, where it operated as Thunder Express until 1998, whereupon it was relocated to Magic Springs and Crystal Falls and operates today as Big Bad John.

Jet Scream 19811988Schwarzkopf Looping StarWas located in USA section, where Batman: The Ride is located today. Replaced the Super Sports Car Ride. Indirectly replaced by Ninja, ride moved to Six Flags Astroworld where it operated as Viper until the park closed in 2005, then the ride was scrapped.
Tunnel Del Tiempo19791988Water dark ride Theme/name changed to Legends Of The Dark Castle in 1989.

Other names: Time Tunnel (1979 - 1986)

The Condor19881988 HUSS Condor Removed as part of the ride rotation program.
Elmer Fudd Constwuction Company19851989kiddie sandboxLocated in Looney Tunes Town; replaced by Speedy Gonzales Speedway.
Yosemite Sam Summit19851989kiddie ball crawl with summitLocated in Looney Tunes Town.
Legends Of The Dark Castle19891991Water dark ride Theme/name changed to Castaway Kids in 1992.
Tremors Dance Pavilion19891992Dance Pavilion, open select nightsBecame Carrot Club (character meet-and-greet lunch area) in 1993; replaced by Batman: The Ride.
Mo-Mo The Monster19731994 Eyerly Aircraft Company Monster Replaced by Riverview Racer (Aero Flyer) in 1996.
Foghorn Leghorn Funasium19851996kiddie ball crawl with slideLocated in Looney Tunes Town; replaced by Looney Tooter (now Foghorn Leghorn National Park Railway).
Speedy Gonzales Speedway19901996kiddie battery powered jeepsLocated in Looney Tunes Town; replaced by Looney Tooter (now Foghorn Leghorn National Park Railway).
Porky Pig B-B-B Ball Park19851999kiddie ball crawlLocated in Looney Tunes Town; replaced by Crazy Maze.
Road Runner Rally19851999Mason Corporation roller racers/scootersLocated in Looney Tunes Town; moved to new location in 1990; replaced by Crazy Maze

Other names: Tasmanian Devil Taxi Company (1985 - 1989).

Castaway Kids Comic Book Adventure19921999water dark ride Ride was closed in 2000 and 2001; replaced by Scooby-Doo Ghostblasters.

Other names: Castaway Kids Jungle Adventure (1992 - 1996).

Tom's Twister19722005 Chance Rides Rotor Replaced by Bugs Bunny National Park.
Tweety's Flying Cages19842005San Antonio Roller Works kiddie Ferris WheelLocated in Looney Tunes Town; replaced by movement of Rockin' Roller.

Other names: Ferris Wheel (1984), Flying Cages (1985 - 1992).

Bugs Bunny Burrow19852005kiddie tunnel crawlLocated in Looney Tunes Town; replaced by extension of Moon Cars track.
Cat Climb19852005kiddie net climb with slideLocated in Looney Tunes Town; replaced by extension of Moon Cars track.
Eagle's Bluff19982005Extra charge rock climbing wall
Marvin's Maze20002005Kiddie mazeLocated in Looney Tunes Town; replaced by extension of Moon Cars track.

Other names: Crazy Maze (2000 - 2001).

4-D Theater20012005Extra charge Ham on Rye VR.Other names: Virtual Theater (2001 - 2004).
Rockin' Roller19752007Bradley and Kaye Little DipperWas located in 1904 World's Fair ("Fairgrounds") - formerly Looney Tunes Town and Goodtime Hollow.

Location moved from south side of kiddie area to north side (next to Log Flume drop) in 2006.

Other names: Rock Candy Express (1975 - 1984), Acme Gravity Powered Roller Ride (1985 - 2005).

Great Race Speedway20022007Hampton kiddie spinning car rideRide was closed in 2007; replaced by American Thunder (Evel Knievel).

Other names: Speedy Gonzales Speedway (2002 - 2005).

Daffy Duck Duccaneer20062007Sartori kiddie swinging shipRide was moved from Six Flags Fiesta Texas; replaced by movement of Daffy Duck Stars On Parade (kiddie swing ride).
Slingshot20022008extra charge Funtime Sling Shot.Ride opened mid-season; Ride moved to Six Flags New England.
Kiddie-Go-Round19752010Herschell kiddie CarouselRide was moved to new location in "Fairgrounds"/Looney Tunes Town area in 2006, ride was closed in 2007, removed late in 2007 for American Thunder (Evel Knievel) construction and then moved to new location near the exit of Log Flume in 2008.

Other names: Last Roundup (1975 - 1984), Merry Melodies Go-Round (1985 - 2005).

Riverview Racer19832010Chance Rides Yo-YoOriginally located in England section (replaced Sky Chuter), moved to the Illinois section of the park in 1996; replaced by SkyScreamer.

Other names: Aero Flyer (1983 - 1994), Dragon's Wing (1995).

Water Street Cab Company19732012Soli bumper cars Removed at the end of the 2012 season to make room for Boomerang.

Other names: Dodge City (1973–1990).

Powder Keg19711996/2013 Intamin Drunken BarrelsRide was closed from 1997 to 2013, removed at end of the 2013 season to make room for Tsunami Soaker.

Other names: Hannibarrels (1971-1995)

Scooby-Doo! Ghostblasters: The Mystery of the Scary Swamp 20022014 Sally Corporation interactive family dark ride Heavily modified former dark ride (replaced Castaway Kids). Scooby-Doo Ghostblasters: Mystery of the Scary Swamp closed permanently on September 14, 2014. It was replaced by Justice League: Battle for Metropolis which opened on June 5, 2015.
Rush Street Flyer19872015 Chance Rides Falling StarRemoved at the end of the 2015 season to make room for Fireball. Relocated to La Ronde as Gravitor. One of the few rides that did not allow single riders.
Turbo Bungy20012015Eurobungy bungee/trampolineMoved to former Eagle's Bluff (rock wall) location for the 2014 season. Removed after the 2015 season. One of the few upcharge attractions at the park.
Speed Slides19992017Combo slide tower at Hurricane HarborRemoved at the end of the 2017 season to make room for Typhoon Twister.
Highland Fling19772017Schwarzkopf Enterprise Removed from the Britannia section of the park at the end of the 2017 season due to maintenance/parts issues. Replaced by Supergirl: Sky Flyer.
Tidal Wave19912019 Hopkins Rides A shoot-the-chutes water ride. Did not operate during 2019 season. Tidal wave was removed at the end of the 2019 season.
Speed O'Drome Go-Karts19992019J&J AmusementsRemoved for Catwoman Whip.
Moon Antique Cars19712007/2020 Arrow Dynamics An antique cars attraction with cars that resembled 1911 Cadillacs. The track was significantly shortened following the 2007 season to make way for Evel Knievel at the time or now American Thunder.
Superman: Tower of Power 20062020 Intamin A drop tower ride themed after Superman from DC Comics. It was originally built in 1997 at the defunct Six Flags AstroWorld, where it operated as Dungeon Drop, until the park's closure in 2005. It is currently standing but not operating (SBNO), waiting to be demolished due to its growing maintenance needs.

Incidents

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Six Flags Great Adventure</span> Theme park in Jackson, New Jersey

Six Flags Great Adventure is an amusement park located in Jackson, New Jersey. Owned and operated by Six Flags, the park complex is situated between New York City and Philadelphia and includes a water park named Hurricane Harbor. It first opened to the public as simply Great Adventure in 1974 under the direction of restaurateur Warner LeRoy. Six Flags acquired the park in 1977.

Six Flags AstroWorld Defunct theme park in Houston, Texas, U.S.

Six Flags AstroWorld, also known simply as AstroWorld, was a seasonally operated amusement park in Houston, Texas. Owned and operated by Six Flags, the park was situated between Kirby Drive and Fannin Street, directly south of I-610. The park opened on June 1, 1968, and was developed originally and constructed as part of the Astrodomain, the brainchild of local philanthropist and former Houston mayor Roy Hofheinz, who intended it to complement the Astrodome. The Hofheinz family sold AstroWorld to Six Flags in 1978.

Six Flags Darien Lake Amusement park

Six Flags Darien Lake is a 1,200-acre (4.86 km2) amusement park and resort located in Corfu, New York, off of Interstate 90 between Buffalo and Rochester. Six Flags Darien Lake features a theme park, water park, campground and lodging. It is owned by EPR Properties and operated by Six Flags.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kings Dominion</span> Cedar Fair amusement park in Doswell, Virginia

Kings Dominion is an amusement park located in Doswell, Virginia, 20 miles (30 km) north of Richmond and 75 miles (120 km) south of Washington, D.C. Owned and operated by Cedar Fair, the 280-acre (1.1 km2) park opened to the public on May 3, 1975, and features more than 60 rides, shows and attractions including 13 roller coasters and a 20-acre (81,000 m2) water park. Its name is derived from the name of its sister park, Kings Island, and the nickname for the state of Virginia, "Old Dominion."

Six Flags Over Texas Amusement park in Texas

Six Flags Over Texas is a 212-acre amusement park located in Arlington, Texas, east of Fort Worth and west of Dallas. It is the first amusement park in the Six Flags chain, and features themed areas and attractions. The park opened on August 5, 1961, following a year of construction and an initial investment of US$10 million by real estate developer Angus G. Wynne, Jr.

Six Flags New England Theme park in Agawam, Massachusetts

Six Flags New England, formerly known as Gallup's Grove (1870–1886), Riverside Grove (1887–1911), Riverside Park (1912–1995) and Riverside: The Great Escape (1996–1999), is an amusement park located in Agawam, Massachusetts, a western suburb of Springfield, Massachusetts. Opening in the late 19th century, it is the oldest amusement park in the Six Flags chain, acquired by Premier Parks in 1996 and rebranded Six Flags New England in 2000. Superman The Ride is among the park's most notable rides, having appeared as a highly ranked roller coaster in the annual Golden Ticket Awards from Amusement Today since the ride opened in 2000.

Six Flags Fiesta Texas Theme park in San Antonio, Texas

Six Flags Fiesta Texas, formerly known simply as Fiesta Texas, is a theme park located in Northwest San Antonio. It opened on March 14, 1992, in the La Cantera master-planned development and district as the first business in that development. Spanning 200 acres (81 ha), the park was originally built to become a destination musical show park with its focus on the musical culture of the state of Texas. The park was purchased by Time Warner in 1995, and branded as a Six Flags park for the 1996 season.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Six Flags Great America</span> Amusement park in Gurnee, Illinois

Six Flags Great America is an amusement park located in Gurnee, Illinois, within the northern Chicago metropolitan area. Originally opened in 1976 by the Marriott Corporation as Marriott's Great America, Six Flags has owned and operated the park since 1984.

Elitch Gardens Theme Park Amusement park in Colorado, United States

Elitch Gardens Theme & Water Park is an amusement park in Denver, Colorado. It is owned by Kroenke Sports & Entertainment and operated by Premier Parks, LLC. Distinctive for being located in a downtown area, it is open April through October.

Californias Great America Amusement park

California's Great America, often shortened to Great America, is a 112-acre (45 ha) amusement park located in Santa Clara, California. Owned and operated by Cedar Fair, it originally opened in 1976 as one of two parks built by the Marriott Corporation. California's Great America features over 40 rides and attractions, and one of its most notable is Gold Striker, which has been featured as a top-ranked wooden roller coaster in Amusement Today's annual Golden Ticket Awards publication. Other notable rides include RailBlazer, a single-rail coaster from Rocky Mountain Construction, and Flight Deck, an inverted coaster from Bolliger & Mabillard. The park appeared in the 1994 films Beverly Hills Cop III and Getting Even with Dad.

Lil Devil Coaster Steel roller coaster

Lil' Devil Coaster is a steel roller coaster located at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson Township, New Jersey. The ride opened in 1999 as Road Runner Railway, but was reintroduced as Lil’ Devil Coaster in 2021. It was manufactured by Zamperla of Italy and is a small, kiddie coaster located in the Jr. Thrill Seekers section of the park. It is themed to the Jersey Devil to fit in with the nearby Jersey Devil Coaster.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Haunted attraction (simulated)</span> Horror-themed recreational venue

A haunted attraction is a form of live entertainment that simulates the experience of visiting haunted locations or storylines typical of horror fiction. They usually feature fearsome sets and characters, especially demons, ghosts, monsters, possessed people, witches or wizards, serial killers, and slashers. Humorous characters may also be included.

La Ronde (amusement park) Amusement park in Montreal

La Ronde is an amusement park in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, built as the entertainment complex for Expo 67, the 1967 World Fair. Today, it is operated by Six Flags under an emphyteutic lease with the City of Montreal, which expires in 2065. It is the largest amusement park in Quebec and second largest in Canada.

Colossus (Ferris wheel) Ferris wheel at Six Flags St. Louis

Colossus is an 180-foot tall (54.9 m) Ferris wheel located at the 1904 World's Fair section of Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri. It opened on April 18, 1986, and is 165 feet (50.3 m) in diameter, weighs 180 short tons, and has a maximum capacity of 320 people.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Six Flags Discovery Kingdom</span> Zoological theme park in California

Six Flags Discovery Kingdom is a 135-acre (55 ha) animal theme park located in Vallejo, California, off of Interstate 80 between San Francisco and Sacramento. The park includes a variety of roller coasters and other amusement rides. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom has been part of the Six Flags chain of amusement parks since 1999.

Six Flags Fright Fest Annual Halloween-oriented haunt event

Fright Fest is a Halloween-oriented haunt event held annually at Six Flags theme parks in the United States, Canada, and Mexico. It mainly features haunted attractions, themed areas named Scare Zones, and live entertainment. It opened as Fright Nights at Six Flags AstroWorld in 1986. In 2020, Fright Fest was reimagined to Hallowfest, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Halloween Haunt (Canada's Wonderland)</span> Halloween event at Canadas Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada

Halloween Haunt, previously known as "Fearfest", is a Halloween event at Canada's Wonderland located in Vaughan, Ontario, Canada. It runs after the park's regular operating hours on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings in October – up to, and recently in the 2019 season, NOT including Halloween night. It is Canada's largest haunted theme park featuring over 300 monsters, nine walk-through "maze" attractions, six uniquely themed atmospheric scare areas, and three live shows. During its operation, the grounds are transformed via decorative props, thematic music, eerie lighting to further create its scary atmosphere.

Fright Fest or FrightFest may refer to:

Six Flags Great Escape and Hurricane Harbor Amusement and water park

Six Flags Great Escape and Hurricane Harbor is an amusement and water park owned and operated by Six Flags. It is located approximately 60 miles (97 km) north of Albany, in Queensbury, New York. It was one of three Six Flags parks not to be officially branded with the "Six Flags" name until 2022, with La Ronde in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and Frontier City in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, being the last two without the six flags branding.

Southwest Territory (Six Flags Great America) Wild West themed land

Southwest Territory is a Wild West themed land at Six Flags Great America in Gurnee, Illinois. The roughly sixteen-acre area opened in 1996 for the park's 20th anniversary, and was the largest expansion since its opening in 1976. It is exclusive to Great America in Gurnee, though a similarly-themed land of the same name could once be found at Six Flags America.

References

  1. "Hours | Six Flags St Louis".
  2. "Plans Are Completed For Amusement Park". St. Louis Post-Dispatch. July 17, 1969. Retrieved May 7, 2020.
  3. "Six Flags St. Louis". Archived from the original on 2015-04-09. Retrieved 2014-04-10.
  4. Billhartz, Cynthia (May 31, 1999). "The 'ol swimming hole has gone high tech". St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
  5. http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.File?item=UGFyZW50SUQ9NTc0MzQ4fENoaWxkSUQ9Mjc3MjgwfFR5cGU9MQ==&t=1
  6. "Eureka OKs plan for new subdivision".
  7. http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External.File?item=UGFyZW50SUQ9NjE0NTEwfENoaWxkSUQ9MzI4NzI3fFR5cGU9MQ==&t=1
  8. "SFSL Coronavirus Update". Six Flags St. Louis. 30 March 2020. Retrieved 1 April 2020.
  9. "Enjoy Coca-Cola July 4th Fest at Six Flags Parks July 3–6". investors.sixflags.com. Retrieved 2020-10-27.
  10. "Six Flags hosts HALLOWFEST for the first year due to COVID-19". FOX 2. 2020-10-04. Retrieved 2020-10-22.