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Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

Ok let's start this trip report off with a simple statement.

2020 sucks!

The entire world has been completely and justifiably stressed out dealing with the uncertainty, fear and terror that the Covid-19 pandemic has wrought on the planet.  There has been a severe deficit of fun in the world so I was thrilled when Six Flags St. Louis opened up for the year on a very late June 22, 2020.

Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

To be able to open up in the world of Covid the amusement park experience is going to be a bit different than what we were used to.  Six Flags; as well as the rest of the amusement park industry, have really upped their game with their priority being to open as well as keep guests and employees safe and healthy.  The first change is you have to have a mask to wear during your visit.  Secondly you have to walk through this very cool (as in temperature) tent where a thermal camera will check your temperature.  If your temperature is too high you will be asked to visit another day.

Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

The next change is that they have stopped using the old metal detectors and bag checks for the security check.  The old system had a lot of points of contact between guests and employees which could cause transmission of sickness.  Instead you walk through a new metal detector that is so good the bag checks of the past are gone.  This keeps the park safe and took no time to get through.

Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

Beyond the changes that Six Flags has put in to deal with the pandemic they have also started investing in Six Flags St. Louis by dressing up the park.  It was thrilling to see as this is really one of the prettiest settings for a park in the chain and previous corporate executives just pretty much forgot it when budget time came around.

Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

With the new sign in the middle of the new wide open entrance plaza; with the old and mostly unused ticket booths gone, it is a perfect place to model the latest in facial fashions for the Covid-19 world.  This particular mask that Bond is wearing came from the fashion powerhouse of Mom.
 


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