Six Flags St. Louis
Eureka, Missouri
Evel Knievel Media Day & Opening
June 19 & 20, 2008
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The New For 2008 Evel Knievel Rollercoaster at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

In early June Greg game me a call that he had been invited to Evel Knievel's media day at Six Flags St. Louis.  I of course said "heck yeah" when he asked if I wanted to join him.  The thing was we needed to be at the park at 6:30 am which I jumped at as it's rare to get to be up at the crack of dawn riding coasters.  So I planned on leaving work a little early (I work all night long, I'm a night owl anyway) and heading on south.  Well with the Mississippi rising and levees failing between here and there I wasn't so sure where I'd be able to cross so I left work even earlier and headed on down south.  I got to Greg's in plenty of time to get online, check the Negative-G Forums and grab a shower before heading to the park.

The New For 2008 Evel Knievel Rollercoaster at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

We got back to Evel Knievel just as the sun was peeking over the horizon. 

The New For 2008 Evel Knievel Rollercoaster at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

Any day that starts out with a view like this is going to be a good one.

The New For 2008 Evel Knievel Rollercoaster at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

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When we got there they had been testing the coaster and setting up the camera rig for the media day.  Greg and I wanted to hop right on but we had to wait just a little while longer.



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