Saturday, January 18, 2020

Riptide Raceway (OOF)


The park is making quick work of deconstructing Diamond Head.  In this park released photo you can see that only a few pieces of slide remain standing.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Riptide Raceway (OOF)


Diamondhead is finally being torn out to prepare for the construction of the new Riptide Raceway as seen in this photo released by the park

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

New Years Eve (SFSTL)


It's the last blast of the season at Six Flags St. Louis.  Everyone is packing the Batman Plaza area for the countdown to the New Year

This place is packed.

Happy New Year - it's firework time!!!








It's been a great season of thrills -- we'll see you in 2020

Park Update (SFSTL)

While Xcalibur never opened this season, it made a lot of progress towards the end

Official word from the park is that it will be back and operating next season, which is awesome as it has been SBNO for almost two entire seasons now

While Xcalibur is making a comeback, Tidal Wave was not as lucky.  A new sign has been posted stating that the news of Tidal Wave's demise is true.

They didn't waste any time ripping it out either.

Also, get used to seeing this big white wall for awhile.  Currently there are no plans to put a new attraction here any time soon.

They even tore out the load building and the queue line and entrance.  While it was impossible to get a photo of the area from the ground.  SkyScreamer provided views of the area and it is completely flat now.  Nothing is left.

The lift and turn of Tidal Wave should be in this photo.  It is crazy to see this area so vacant.

Catwoman Whip (SFSTL)


We have some land clearing at the site for the new Catwoman Whip.  It'll be interesting to see how this area is developed next season

Friday, December 27, 2019

Holiday in the Park Shows (SFSTL)

SHOWS

Performing on the Fountain Stage is Holiday Harmonies an acapella quartet

Performing in Sound Stage 2 is A Christmas SCarol, an improv version of the classic Dicken's Christmas Carol.  This cast of two provide a lot of laughter during the course of the show

The crew from Miss Kitty's Saloon is back for some Christmas fun with the all-new Miss Kitty's Christmas show

In the Empire Theatre, the Tinseltones provided some tight harmony while performing 50s style Christmas selections

The main production, again this year, is The Majesty of Christmas performing in the Palace Theater

This show incorporates a lot of animal actors

If you sit on crowd right in the theater, the animals will pass right by you if you sit near the aisle

The show also features a flying angel

The main star arrives - yes the camel.

It is an excellent musical production

On the Palace Porch, the Magic of Christmas Light Show performs every 20 minutes through out the evening

This dancing light show features 5 trees of light that dance to different Christmas tunes

Holiday in the Park is a lot of fun at Six Flags St. Louis

Holiday in the Park (SFSTL)

Welcome to Holiday in the Park at Six Flags St. Louis

The park's main Christmas tree is immediately inside the front gate

It's time to spot the oversized Christmas ornaments around the park.  This one is on the stage near Batman

This one is over by the train bridge near Batman

This one is near Colossus

There's another one in front of the Empire Theater

The largest ornament is next to Xcalibur.
Hi, by the way, I realized that I haven't actually been in most of our reports this year.  Hope you had a great season of thrills in 2019.  We sure did.

The classic fire truck near the Log Flume was pretty neat

The petting zoo moved to a new home this season - the arbor tunnel near Mr. Freeze

While the new location gets a lot more foot traffic, there is not room for camel rides this year

The alpacas are the stars of the show this year.

Near Super Girl, they have added a bunch of new gingerbread themed decorations and they look amazing



Time to check out the lights

The area near the Log Flume and American Thunder is called Americana Christmas


The front of the park is called Christmas Courtyard


The area by Batman is called Tinsel Town

The middle of the park is called Celebration of Six Flags

Near the Mine Train is Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

That area stretches up to Fireball, which is open this year for Holiday in the Park

The kiddie area is Candy Cane Forest

The area near Super Girl is Gingerbread Village

This is the start of the North Pole, which is over near Pandemonium

North Pole stretches past Miss Kitty's to that green building which was the new location of Santa's House (he's obviously gone back to the real North Pole since it's after Christmas)

Really like all of the lighted cut trees in this area

The area over by Mr. Freeze is called Winter Wonderland

The park looks very festive and it was nice to see so many rides open for this festival.