It’s easy as a theme park fan to stay focused on the giants in Orlando and southern California. The Disney and Universal parks in those areas dominate the news from professional sites, blogs, and podcasts. I typically concentrate on those same resorts, but it’s enjoyable to take some detours to the regional parks. I live in St. Louis, so it makes sense to spend time in my local park. Six Flags St. Louis has been a mainstay in the area since it opened in 1971. It sits just a short drive from the city in Eureka and dubs itself “Missouri’s Coaster Capital”. That phrase is a little silly given the limited competition, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of coasters in this park. It focuses on thrills over theming and has plenty of rides for more daring guests.
In the latest episode of The Tomorrow Society Podcast, I review Six Flags St. Louis and describe my recent visit there with my daughter. I also discuss the park’s history and the way it’s changed over the years. In the main segment, I rank my top five attractions in the park. It wasn’t easy to narrow down the attractions, particularly with the bottom two slots. My picks include both opening-day rides and more recent additions. If you’ve followed this site for a while, the top attraction won’t be a surprise. My hope is that Six Flags will learn from that ride’s success and look to build more dark rides that expand the breadth of experiences at the park. There are plenty of roller coasters but not enough alternative options for guests with different interests.
Learn more about Six Flags St. Louis at the park’s official website.
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