Six Flags St. Louis
June 27, 2009
Last year Six Flags St. Louis premiered their annual Daredevil Daze
enthusiast event and sadly I had to miss it due to family obligations.
This year I was not going to miss it as I did not to miss a rare day to
spend time with a large group of my other family...my fellow enthusiasts.
They held Daredevil Daze at the end of summer while this year they moved
it up to late June so that it could be an add on day for all of those attending
American Coaster Enthusiast's Convention over at Worlds of Fun and Silver
Dollar City. So with all of the con attendees coming into town Daredevil
Daze had about four hundred attendees this year which was quite a leap in
numbers over last year.
The first thing for the event was a morning hour of exclusive ride time
(ERT in enthusiast-speak) on Evel Knievel before the park opened up.
Here are Coery, Ken and Paul otherwise known as BobbalishBobbus, Kidcoaster
and Bratman on the Negative-G Forums queuing up for their first ride on
I'd expect to see Evel Knievel move up on the annual coaster popularity
polls as it was introduced to a bunch of enthusiasts at Daredevil Daze.
Here's Paul getting a ride with Bond. Last winter before Bond started
riding Paul mentioned that he wanted to get a ride on Evel Knievel with
Bond and I could only say "we'll see" but since Bond has finally
come over to the dark side he'll ride with anyone on almost anything.
About half way through ERT Six Flags got Mr. Freeze up and running so we
headed over there. Like most new coasters Bond didn't want to give
it a try but the rules are that he's big enough to try things and if he
doesn't like them after one ride I won't ask him to go on it again.
So Bond climbed into Mr Freeze with me and...