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The American Coaster Enthusiasts Daredevil Daze 2014 at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

There is one event on the coaster enthusiast calendar each year that I won't miss.  That event is Daredevil Daze at Six Flags St. Louis.  The event is for members of the American Coaster Enthusiasts and their guests and Six Flags St. Louis really goes all out for us with multiple hours worth of exclusive ride time, food, door prizes and plenty of exclusives they only give to ACE. 

Daredevil Daze in normally in early September when the lines are short and some of the last few warm days of weather are still around.  Those and Six Flags St. Louis' hospitality always make this the best day of the year to visit that park.

The American Coaster Enthusiasts Daredevil Daze 2014 at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

Another reason I won't miss Daredevil Daze is he event has become the unofficial "Negative-G Forums Family Reunion" with many friends coming from far and wide for a day or more together. 

Here is Todd "Gump" Banks from Louisville. 

The American Coaster Enthusiasts Daredevil Daze 2014 at at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

Here is almost the rest of the Banks clan.  They had a really rough time getting to St. Louis with a tire seizing up about a hundred miles away.  They all weren't ready to miss Daredevil Daze so their van was towed the rest of the way and I had to pick them up at a repair shop at three in the morning the night before.

The American Coaster Enthusiasts Daredevil Daze 2014 at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

With the Negative-G Family Reunion there are always a bunch of kids there.  This is Ryder Schmitz, the youngest son of Negative-G Forum Member and ACE Assistant Regional Representative Greg Schmitz who is largely responsible for arranging Daredevil Daze with Six Flags St. Louis.

I was going solo this year unfortunately for this trip as sometimes parenting sucks.  I would have rather had Bond and Carrie along with all of our friends but with Bond having a tough time transitioning to high school and his grades not where they should be he needed a little "nudge" in the right direction.  Needless to say it was a hard lesson for him to learn and for me as a parent but you have to do that sort of thing sometimes.

The American Coaster Enthusiasts Daredevil Daze 2014 at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

Greeting us all as we passed through the gates into Six Flags St. Louis was Scrappy and Scooby-Doo.  This was their second to last day at the park as Scooby-Doo Ghostblasters The Mystery of the Scary Swamp was set to close the next day.
 


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