Six Flags St Louis calls itself Missouri's Coaster Capital, a claim backed up by an impressive rides collection which includes wooden coasters from both CCI and GCI, and a classic woodie from PTC.
|Opened||5 June 1971|
|Season||March to December|
|Nearby||Silver Dollar City (194 miles)|
Holiday World (206 miles)
Worlds of Fun (210 miles)
Adventureland (263 miles)
Kentucky Kingdom (268 miles)
Six Flags Over Mid-America opened in June 1971 as the third Six Flags park. Since renamed Six Flags Over St Louis, it now claims to be Missouri's Coaster Capital.
It certainly has an impressive lineup of rollercoasters, including three woodies - one each from CCI, GCI and PTC. Screamin' Eagle, the PTC woodie, was originally opened in 1976 as the tallest, longest and fastest rollercoaster in the world. It still gives a superb ride, and has been designated a Coaster Landmark by the American Coaster Enthusiasts.
Also of note is Mr Freeze: Reverse Blast, a Premier Rides LIM launch coaster, which propels riders backwards around its layout, over a top hat element and up a vertical spike. Descending back downwards, the train reverses direction to run back along the track, this time forwards with riders initially plunging face first down towards the ground.
Although not the largest Six Flags park, Six Flags Over St Louis is one of the nicest in the chain that I have visited. The park's atmosphere feels welcoming, and staff are genuinely friendly. The ride lineup is great, and more than sufficient to entertain guests for a day in the park.
Superb PTC wooden coaster opened in 1976
Backwards launched shuttle coaster, complete with top hat and vertical spike elements
Large GCI wooden rollercoaster
Custom Coasters International wooden rollercoaster
Rather rough Vekoma looping coaster, recently retrofitted with VR
Gerstlauer spinning coaster
Immersive interactive dark ride
Train ride around the park
180ft tall observation wheel