Friday, 5 August 2022

Day 10 - Six Flags St Louis

Theme parks are the same the world over but each park has a unique mixture of rides and attractions. I have been teaching a student this past year who is rollercoaster geek, I say this affectionately, and he knows a ridiculously vast amount about coasters, including their age, twists, loops, cost etc. 
Six flags in St Louis was opened in 1971 so has been around for a long time. It is home to a number of Batman themed rides.
We arrived at the park early and was allowed in to the first area where there are restrooms, a couple of shops and eateries open. I spent the day with my eldest son and we had a plan to essentially hit as many rides as possibly from the start. 
Well it was a Wednesday in ugust. The weather was hot and we managed to get on most rides without a wait. The park was big enough and there weren't the crowds we expected so our longest wait was at most 5 minutes. 
Pre-booked tickets saved half the ticket cost and we pre-booked a meal deal.
Unfortunately our day was cut short by the weather but we had managed to get on most of the rides.
The old wooden rollercoasters there are an experience in themselves. Loud, rattling, and super fast. They attack all of the senses. We were both ill-prepared for these but they were great. 
If you are into rides and rollercoasters then definitely worth a visit.
Got back to Ste Genevieve in time for a quick swim in the pool before the heavens opened and an almighty thunder storm rattled away until about 4 in the morning. 
Dinner was a couple of large pizzas. 
Yes that is a 50p coin for size comparison. It puts the large UK pizzas into the small USA category. These beasts would not have fit in my oven back home! 

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