Rookie Racer hits the track at Six Flags St. Louis

September 30, 2023, 3:53 PM · Six Flags St. Louis today opened its first new coaster in a decade.

Rookie Racer is a Vekoma Junior Coaster, themed to open wheel race cars. With a 36-inch height requirement and a top speed of 27 miles per hour, this is definitely a starter coaster, as its name implies. Let's look at the off-ride video.

This is the Missouri park's 10th coaster overall and its first new coaster installation since Boomerang in 2013.

For a running list of new attractions at major theme parks this year, please see our New Attractions in 2023 page. And for a list of what's coming next, visit our What's Under Construction page, which links to year-by-year collections of our new attraction reviews.

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September 30, 2023 at 10:05 PM

Glad to see they actually got this open in 2023, as it was a dirt lot with scattered track pieces when I was there in June. Given this was one of those rare parks without any sort of junior coaster, looks like a perfect fit in their lineup.

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