Six Flags St. Louis
Six Flags Over Mid-America was the third and final Six Flags park built from scratch. After an investment of over $50 million, the park opened in 1971. The park was built and owned by Penn Central. Since then it has been owned by a number of organizations including Bally's, Wesray Capital, Time Warner Corp., and Premier Parks. The park's name was changed to Six Flags St. Louis in order to better indicate its location.
Three coasters have left the park:
Jet Scream was here from 1981 to 1988. It then ran as Viper at Six Flags AstroWorld until it was demolished in 2005.
One half of the Mine Train (see pictures below) was moved to Dollywood and operated there from 1989 to 1998 as Thunder Express. Now the ride is at Magic Springs and Crystal Falls in Arkansas and opened in May 2002 as Big Bad John.
The Rockin' Roller (see pictures below) ran from 1975 to 2006. It was scrapped in 2008.
(formerly Rock Candy Express and ACME Gravity-Powered Roller Ride)
Batman the Ride
|River King Mine Train
(formerly Rail Blazer)
American Thunder (formerly Evel Kenievel)
(formerly Tony Hawk's Big Spin)
I recently visited St. Louis, so please check back in a few weeks to see even more pictures!
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