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Six Flags St. Louis reviews

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Posted: August 27, 2012

Location: Six Flags St. Louis is located 30 miles southwest of downtown St. Louis, off I-44 (exit 261).

Six Flags St. Louis
4900 Six Flags Road
Eureka, MO 63025

History: Six Flags St. Louis opened in 1971 as the third amusement park in the Six Flags chain. It was originally called Six Flags Over Mid-America.

A water park called Hurricane Harbor opened in 1999 adjacent to Six Flags. Hurricane Harbor is free with admission to the amusement park.

Hours: http//www.sixflags.com/stLouis/. Six Flags St. Louis is open from late March through Halloween.

Tickets: Buy and print online. Always try to buy your tickets in advance, to save time when you get to the park.

Reservations: Six Flags St. Louis sells Flash Passes, which offer priority boarding opportunities. For much more, you can buy a VIP tour, which allows you and your group to skip all the lines.

Strategy: As with any amusement park, arrive early (at least :30 minutes before opening) and hit the headliner attractions first (coasters).

Traverse the park in a clockwise fashion twice, riding in the following order: Mr. Freeze, The Boss, Screamin' Eagle, and Batman (front row), then American Thunder (previously named Evel Knievel), Xcalibur, Big Spin, River King Mine Train, and Ninja. If you move quickly, you can beat most of the crowds. If not, plan on getting a Flash Pass. By the time you complete this double circuit, you will have experienced the best the park has to offer. Once complete, you can back track hitting any of the midway attractions or water rides you like most. Also, plan on re-riding your favorite coasters again after dark as several of them (The Boss and Screamin' Eagle, in particular) offer excellent night rides.

There is a section of the park set aside for families with very young children (Bugs Bunny National Park), but the rides contained therein are very similar to those found at a touring carnival or county fair. Like most iron ride parks, Six Flags St. Louis does not offer a lot of thrills for those under 48" tall.

Park admission also includes access to Hurricane Harbor, a 12-acre water park.

News: For 2013, SFSTL will be adding a used Vekoma Boomerang to the park, the coaster formerly known as Flashback from Six Flags over Texas.

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Readers' reviews:

Attractions
(Rating)(Height)
Boomerang1048
1904 World's Fair(Rating)(Height)
American Thunder948
Colossus Ferris Wheel7
Tommy G. Robertson Railroad7
Moon Cars5
Palace Theatre4
Britannia(Rating)(Height)
Enchanted Carousel7
Pandemonium742
Xcalibur654
Highland fling642
The Boss648
Bugs Bunny National Park(Rating)(Height)
Yosemite Sam Tugboat Tailspin7
Tree House740
Tweety’s Twee House4
Marvin the Martian Camp Invasion4
Bugs Bunny Ranger Pilots4
Taz’s Twisters336
Daffy Duck Swing Ride2
Foghorn Leghorn National Park Railway2
Elmer Fudd Weather Balloons0
DC Comics Plaza(Rating)(Height)
Mr. Freeze954
Scooby Doo Ghostblasters and the Mystery of the Scary Swamp8
Log Flume7
Shazam548
Kiddie Go-Round2
Gateway To The West(Rating)(Height)
Thunder River742
River King Mine Train742
Illinois(Rating)(Height)
Screamin Eagle842
SkyScreamer848
Superman: Tower of Power748
Rush Street Flyer742
Riverview Racers642
Water Street Cab Company648
Tidal Wave642
Studio Backlot(Rating)(Height)
Batman the Ride854
Joker, Inc6
Ninja648

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Dining
1904 World’s Fair(Rating)
1904 Classics8
Colonnades2
Britannia(Rating)
Papa John's6
Bugs Bunny National Park(Rating)
Character Cafe
Chouteau's Market(Rating)
Mooseburger Lodge8
DC Comics Plaza(Rating)
Villains Cafe7
Gateway To The West(Rating)
Colonel Cobbs5
Calico Sal’s Famous Fried Chicken2
Studio Backlot(Rating)
Johnny Rockets Express6
Panda Express5

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