Six Flags St. Louis
March 29, 2009
Some off seasons are long and some just feel that way. This off season
really wasn't that long but it seemed extremely long because of Bond.
You see in early December we went up to the Wisconsin Dells for a weekend
with family. On our way home we stopped off at a place called Knuckleheads.
It's a family entertainment center with bowling lanes, indoor go carts,
video games and several rides including a coaster for kids. Bond wanted
to go and ride their plane ride but the deal was since he's more than big
enough to ride every coaster on the planet that he was big enough to start
trying coasters with me he had to try the coaster first.
He was a bit nervous when we walked up to it and tried to bargain his way
out of trying it. We got in the train and pulled the lap bar down
and he was still nervous but as soon as we cleared the lift he was thrilled
and by the time we dove down the coaster's drop into a helix he was in heaven.
Since that point I couldn't wait to get him to a park so we could ride.
While in Kansas City to check out
Prowler at Worlds of Fun earlier this spring we hopped on another kid
sized coaster at
and Bond loved that one as well so I really couldn't wait for opening day.
I counted down the weeks, days and hours. I had been waiting for so
long for Bond to start riding with me and it sucked having to wait.
Eventually opening day came and Bond and I headed down to Six Flags St.
Louis. The forecast was cold and rainy and mother nature decided to
make it really cold and really rainy that day. It was so bad I left
my camera in the car and Bond and I headed into the park to start out on
the River King Mine Train.
Long story short it was miserable but wonderful ride. We were all
soaked to the bones and drenched to them as well which made it miserable.
Bond was nervous about hopping on the Mine Train but about ten feet after
clearing the lift he loved it. That was the fantastic part.
We rode a few times on the Mine Train with Greg, Rohan, Beth and Allie before
heading up to the bumper cars with Kevin and Daniel. When we got off
we ran into Brian who informed us that the park was only going to be open
until noon. It stunk, but as wet and frozen as we were it was a relief
to get out of the weather and get warm and dry.
So the next day we awoke to a couple of inches of snow on the ground but
had word that the park was going to open. The first good sign was
that they actually were charging for parking, which they didn't on Saturday.
As we got up to the gated Six Flags staff were out in force and about half
of our group were asked to participate in a survey like Greg here.
I have to say that we all probably spewed their results a little because
we all responded that we'd like more thrill rides and coasters.
Once we got in the gate Mr. Six as well as Bugs Bunny, several other costumed
characters, Six Flags employees and anyone else who wanted to join in were
Mr. Six was really cutting a rug. There were Looney Tunes, DC Comics
super heroes and Mr. Six all over the park which was really nice.
Daffy came by so say hi to Brian (AKA: Waterboy on the
we all ventured into the park.
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