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  • 1. St. Louis Six Flags By Alexis smith

2. History Of Six Flags Then The original name was Six Flags Over Mid-America. Now It's been Six Flags St. Louis since 1997. Then The park used to hire about 1,400 seasonal employees each year. Now More than 3,000 seasonal workers help run the park. Then Eight rides, including one roller coaster. Now Thirty-four rides in the theme park, including eight roller coasters; plus eight rides in the water park, which didn't exist in 1971. Then Six Flags' dark water ride opened as Injun Joe's Cave. Now After several name and theme changes, in 2001 it became Scooby-Doo! Ghost Blasters: The Mystery of the Scary Swamp. Guest favorite The River King Mine Train, which opened with the park in 1971, remains a tradition for many parkers. Handmade The waffle cones served at First Cone near the park's entrance continue to be made daily, by hand, just as they were at the 1904 World's Fair. Brain freeze Ice cream has always been a popular treat with guests; the park serves up an average of 341,355 scoops each year. Originals Four rides from the park's opening season remain today: the River King Mine Train, Moon Antique Cars, Log Flume and Tommy G. Robertson Railroad. 3. Batman The Ride. Built 1995. Inverted Roller Coaster 2 trains with 8 cars per train. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train. 4. This $7 Million GCI wooden roller coaster, which is identical to the Thunderbird at Power Land, features an 80-foot (24 m) drop with a top speed of 48 mph (77 km/h), going through a course of 2,700 feet (820 m) of track.[3] This ride features 16 hills and multiple high banked turns at up to 67 angles.[3] The layout crosses over and under itself seventeen times. This ride also features two 24-passenger Millennium Flyer trains for better cornering.[3] 5. Tony Hawk's Big Spin roller coaster is scheduled to open on April 21, opening day of Six Flags St. Louis' 2007 season. 6. In the new Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast, the ride begins with the cars facing backwards, shooting out of the tunnel in reverse, and, after topping out on the spike, the train will re-run the course back to the station in a forward- facing direction 7. It was opened in 2000 and is acclaimed for its "terrain twister" style, dipping up and down with the terrain beneath it. 8. Xcalibur motion is controlled. Xcalibur's speed and direction is determined by motors located in the hub of the ride at the top of the leg supports. Xcalibur is manufactured by Nauta Bussnik Baily. The spinning ride is 113 feet (34 m) tall. It has 16 gondolas and can carry 64 people per ride. 9. However, development problems delayed the ride's opening to 1997, and the design was remade to include a traditional chain lift like the original Boomerang. 10. Train has seven cars with two rows each, seating two abreast per row. Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall 11. Riders are held at the top of the 23-story tower for several seconds at the top. The cars are then individually released from the couplings and free fall some 129 ft (39 m), reaching 62 mph (100 km/h) before hitting the brakes. 12. On August 29, 2013, Six Flags announced that they would be adding the New England Sky Screamer to Six Flags New England in 2014. At over 400-foot-tall (120 m), the ride will take the record for the world's tallest swing ride from the Texas Sky Screamer. 13. In 1990, the trains were replaced, the turns banked, and a double up hill was removed from a section of the track..from 2003-2006 the Screamin Eagle received significant repairs such as painting, re-tracking, and replacing of the control panel. Although those renovations have been made 14. As of 1992 the wheel was lit by 2200 lights which displayed a 24- pattern performance with a starburst finale. During the months that the park was closed the lights displayed a giant clock face which was visible to those passing on nearby Interstate 15. This track was not outfitted with the modifications as the other track received. The station remains today with some supports and is used as a haunted house. 16. I got my picture form www.google.com