Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Bernie's Barnyard (Adventureland)

Johnathan Collins is back with a new update on Bernie's Barnyard.  This will be the eventual entrance to the new land.

You will pass through the barn to access the new area.

The flooring for the play structure area is being laid at last.  You can also see the queue line for Shakin' Bacon has also been set up.

The younger kids play area looks to be set up now.

In the middle of this photo you can see the queue line area for Junior Jockeys.  Looks like it will benefit from the shade of a large tree.

Looks like work is still being done on Junior Jockeys.  I would imagine that they will lay grass down in the barren areas.

Friday, July 13, 2018

Mardi Gras Festival (SFSTL)

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Mardi Gras Festival at Six Flags St. Louis

The main entrance courtyard is extremely festive

I really like the decorations on the lamp lights.

The special festival food is set up in tents in front of the Palace Theatre.

Karacter Kraze Dance Party features Looney Tune characters in their festive Mardi Gras costumes.

There is also a Jazz Band that performs in the Palace Gardens periodically during the day.

The main event is the Mardi Gras Parade that takes place Wednesdays-Sundays at 7pm.  The next series of photos are the sights from this very well done parade.

That concludes the parade.  Mardi Gras Festival runs weekly Wednesday - Sunday through July 22nd at Six Flags St. Louis.  It is a lot of fun and the specialty food selections are very yummy.

Shows (SFSTL)

This year, the main show in the Palace Theatre is "A Musical!" which samples iconic songs from different Broadway productions.  Here they are doing Singin' In the Rain

Little Shop of Horrors



They finish their show sampling the classics.

It is a pretty decent show - and the AC in the theatre is pretty nice as well.

Another new show is Sound Invasion which performs on the Empire Theatre's steps.  This show reminds me a lot of STOMP which utilizes everyday items as percussion instruments.

Park Update (SFSTL)

The list of "closed" rides at the park continues to grow.  
Today we can add Joker Inc. to the list.

Fireball is back closed and the train has been removed once again.  They claim it is for a different problem than before, but this is not a good look.

There is a persistent rumor going around the interwebz stating that Shazam will be moved here next season - which would be a good fit for it in the old Highland Fling location.

Xcalibur is still showing no signs of real improvement, but it has been rumored that it might make a return to service in August.

Colossus is still down as they continue to do system improvements to make it a continual spinning ferris wheel.  I honestly cannot fathom what is taking so long.

Yes, Shazam is still not open or even put together.  At this point, they might as well just disassemble it and take it on up to the Highland Fling pad if the rumors are correct.  This plot will make a nice home to something new for 2019.

While we cannot get rides open or working, we are happy to the report that the park was able to find time to change out all of the old advertising signs around the park with new ones.

While they do look nice, we have to wonder about the priorities of the new park leadership.  We sure hope that SFSTL doesn't fall to the same level as La Ronde (where the new Park GM came from)