Six Flags Great America
Fright Fest 2012
October 6, 2012
October means two things. The first it means that the end of
the coaster season here in the Midwest is near and secondly it's time for
the monsters, ghouls and demons to take over your local amusement park.
We're kind of Six Flags St. Louis'd out and we wanted to visit family so
Bond and I decided to end our coaster season at a park we never grow tired
of: Six Flags Great America.
A few days before our visit the 50 foot long spider "Tiny" that has resided
during Fright Fest on the Eagle's barrel section overlooking I-94 fell to
her death. She was the runt of the litter and just couldn't hold on
during one of the Chicago area's windy days and fell to her demise.
From what I hear it was a touching ceremony when they buried her with Arachnologists
in tears over the loss.
Speaking of the Eagle. I didn't get any pictures of it but we luckily
got a brakeless run (other than the trims before the final helix) and coming
out of the barrel we were treated with amazing ejector seat airtime.
It was the best ride I've had on this coaster ever and if Six Flags would
run it like that it'd be a whole lot more popular and closer to the top
of the coaster rankings.
As you can see King Kong has taken refuge on the Sky Trek Tower. We
waited for the biplanes to come and shoot him down but they never arrived.
Of course we took a few rides on The Whizzer as a ride on that masterpiece
of a coaster is an essential part to the Six Flags Great America experience.