Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

The easiest way to describe what riding Tsunami Soaker will be like as a ride would be to mix a slow moving tea cup ride with a giant water battle.

The new for 2014 Tsunami Soaker at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

Riders board the rafts and then the platform lowers and water fills all the space around you before the ride platform and your pod of cars starts rotating around each other.  Each rider has their own hand cranked water gun with which to soak your fellow riders with.  You can also drench passers by who wander into your squirt guns range but beware because not only are the riders armed but there will be a ring of water guns around the entire ride to multiply the mayhem when non riders take aim and start cranking the squirt gun.

The new for 2014 Tsunami Soaker at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

Starting in June I'd expect to hear plenty of screams in this area as the splash battle will go on all day long.  Just between us there is going to be a little bit of Six Flags St. Louis history sitting in the plaza across from Tsunami Soaker but you will learn about what that is on the next page.

The new for 2014 Tsunami Soaker at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

The stores and facades around Tsunami S0aker are going to get a little updating to fit the ride.  Park President Dave Roemer said that the plan is to make the area look like a fish market. 

In the future Sound Stage 2 which was the old "Chevy Show" may end up getting removed for what he envisions as a nice kids coaster which would fill in the void left when the Acme Gravity Powered Roller Ride stopped operating at Six Flags St. Louis in 2005.  It is not the kind of news to get the blood pumping of hard core coaster enthusiasts but we all start somewhere so a kids coaster will be there to create a new generation of us wild and crazy riders.

The new for 2014 Tsunami Soaker at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

Here is one last view of Tsunami Soaker before it opens up some time in June.  I'd like to be here for opening day because it looks fun but due to a hectic travel schedule it will probably be July before we make it back.  At least it should (I wouldn't put anything past this winter that just won't go away) be nice and warm then.



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