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The new For 2016 Fireball coaster loop ride at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

The top of Fireball is really a way up there especially as the ride sits up on the side of Six Flags St. Louis' hillside where the Rush Street Flyer used to be.

The new For 2016 Fireball coaster loop ride at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

Technical stuff is over with.  So you want to know how the ride is?

The new For 2016 Fireball coaster loop ride at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

We rode Fireball in the middle and we rode it in the front.  Having the track to watch is kind of neat but I think having a few friends across from you certainly adds to the ride.

The new For 2016 Fireball coaster loop ride at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

Going around and around is fun but gets a little repetitive but there is a bit of chance to your ride that gave Bond and myself what we were looking for from Fireball.  That is hang time.  Both of us love gust hanging there upside down against our restraints and depending on a variable you could have more or less.

The new For 2016 Fireball coaster loop ride at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

When Fireball finishes going one direction it stalls out at the top before sending you looping in the opposite direction.  Where chance comes into play is how long you hang up there.  You see the variable in the equation is a ride operator who has a joystick that controls how long you are allowed to hang there.  Remember if you want to hang like we do then be extremely nice to your Fireball ride operator and ask for a little additional hang time and maybe they will grant your wish.
 


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