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Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

As you can see opening day was a wonderful spring day to go soaring a few hundred feet into the air on Sky Screamer.

The River King Mine Train Rollercoaster at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

Unfortunately though if you wanted the experience of plummeting two hundred and seventeen feet that is not going to happen as Superman:  Tower of Power has been axed.  Six Flags as a cost cutting measure due to covid decided to take a look at parks and remove rides that were high maintenance cost and not super popular.  While Superman was popular as a hand me down ride from the long gone Six Flags Astroworld it was aging and had maintenance issues.

The River King Mine Train Rollercoaster at Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

Sometime later this year the ride will be taken down and any spare parts will be shipped up to Six Flags Great America to be used as spares.

Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

I'll really miss Superman as drop rides are wonderful and this was the only ride in the park that if you were in the right seat on a clear day you could see the Gateway Arch.

Six Flags St. Louis, Eureka, Missouri

There is a plus to go with this as the new for 2020 ride that became the new for 2021 and not 2022 Catwoman's Whip will be taking over the spot from Superman.  Seeing Catwoman spin around all the way up there will be nice and add some life to this back corner of the park that has needed it.  Hopefully Six Flags will remove all of the perpetually unused games buildings that sit between Superman and the Screamin' Eagle and make the area look good again instead of the land of forgotten buildings like it has been in recent years.
 


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