Six Flags St. Louis
Daredevil Daze American Coaster Enthusiasts Event
September 22, 2012
The best day of the year to visit Six Flags St. Louis is always in
the fall when they have their annual American Coaster Enthusiast sponsored
"Daredevil Daze" event. The reason it's the best day to visit the
park is that there is no one there and most importantly there is a massive
herd of folks from the Negative-G
Forums there all hanging out together. It is jokingly referred
to as the "Negative-G Family Reunion" but is really is as you'll see in
the following pages.
Here's Greg, myself and Gump and as you can see we most certainly are not
at Six Flags St. Louis in this photo. The Drabek and Gump families
crashed at Greg's fashionable pad for the weekend so the festivities for
us began the night before.
No stay at the Greg Estate is complete unless there's some Bocce played
out in the back. As you can see here Gump is a master at handling
Yes there were plenty of "ball" jokes made while we were playing Bocce.
We're adult guys with adult beverages in one hand and playing with balls
(albeit Greg's) with our other hand so it's just natural that we'd regress
to age 11 and joke about playing with balls like Beavis and Butthead.
The next morning we awoke and headed to Six Flags St. Louis to start the
event and what did we find when we pulled into the parking lot? Kevin
(aka: OrangeWhip) being hassled by the man. It was just a misunderstanding
but Six Flags Security had to check Kevin out as much of a rebel (actually
a thinned down one...way to go on losing 40 pounds) and thug as he is.
A big bonus for attending a coaster enthusiast event like Daredevil Daze
is you get into the park before it opens, after it's closed or both for
exclusive ride time when you can take as many laps as you want on the coasters
as time permits. Our morning ERT session started out on Mr. Freeze
Reverse Blast where we took five laps before American Thunder started to
call out to me.
I hope Six Flags St. Louis keeps at least one side of Mr. Freeze in reverse
because it's a much better ride getting yanked out of the station in reverse
and diving face first down the spike.