June 27, 2024

Six Flags St. Louis - Joker Update

 


The Joker is completely installed and is quite impressive looking

Really like the logo at the top

The fun house entrance for the ride is coming together

There was a popular theory that it was going to be a prefab installation, but that is obviously not the case

Framing has started on this side of the fun house

Once you exit the fun house portion of the queue line you will then enter a covered portion to wait before you meet the grouper to get your seat assignment.

This is actually unexpected but an amazing addition to the project.  Summer heat in St. Louis is no joke so shade while waiting is definitely welcomed.

The ride flies directly over the queue, so it doubles as protection from possible flying debris

After navigating that section of queue, you will then meet a grouper who will assign your seat number.  Notice how this area also will have a covering.  The building in the middle will be the control booth for the ride

Loose articles will be placed in bins around the perimeter of the ride

Once loaded and restraints have been checked, the floor will slide out, as you can see here, so you can begin your flight

This is the building that will hold the mechanical and electrical components for the ride

Are you ready to take flight on the all new Joker?

The ride really looks impressive in its new location

and has really changed the skyline of the park.
Workers claim that the park is aiming for a mid-July opening


Six Flags St. Louis - Park Update

 

The Thunder River marquee has been refreshed

It appears that we might finally be done with “forced lockers”.  The only hold out this season had been Batman, but today they were allowing items to be stored on the ride platform.  


June 22, 2024

Oasis at Lakeport - Track Arrival

 

Lots of new toys have arrived at the staging area for Oasis

Lots of support structure here for the new Shootout Family Boomerang Coaster

The track style here is the giveaway that the blue coaster is the Family Boomerang

It appears that everything for this coaster is already on site

Some curved pieces for the sweeping helix portions of the ride


Some thick spines on these pieces

It appears that the coaster train will be almost sideways when going through this piece of track

A look at one of the labels on the end of a track piece

One last look at the parts for Shootout

Next we have yellow track pieces for the currently unnamed Junior Inverted coaster

Unlike the blue track pieces, every piece of yellow track features a thick spine for support

I believe that the pieces with the ladder style of bracing on the back are for the lift

This piece will obviously be for the lead in to the lift

Here's another piece of track for the lift hill on the bottom left

The common belief is that the layout of this ride will be almost identical to that of Dragonflier at Dollywood

Another lift piece in the middle and some swooping pieces surrounding it

There are very few straight and/flat track pieces for this ride

It appears that the supports will be black for the Junior Inverted coaster

Some pieces for the slingshot there in the back

It is honestly pretty impressive to see so many new track pieces in one area

If you want to see the pieces for yourself, they are located near the parking lot for Dog Days just past the construction site for the new park near the Grand Glaize Bridge in Lake Ozark


Oasis at Lakeport - Construction

Time to check in on the construction at Oasis

The slingshot ride is starting to stretch towards the sky there on the right

The second level seems to be getting a lot of attention right now

This level is where the footers for a coaster are going in already

Here is the current view from the top of the park

One last photo of the park