Friday, July 20, 2012
Passengers' ride on Mr. Freeze roller coaster at Six Flags St. Louis Thursday was cut short when the ride suddenly froze, per a KSDK-TV report.
Although the typical ride on Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast roller coaster at Six Flags St. Louis is 59 seconds or less, some passengers on Thursday got an even shorter ride when the coaster stalled. KSDK-TV Channel 5 reported the roller coaster made it to the top but stopped on the return swoop in the low spot of the ride. Passengers were escorted off the ride in a total of 17 minutes. Six Flags St. Louis public relations manager Elizabeth Gotway told KSDK the issue could have been prompted by a power surge. The ride did not get enough power when it came out of the gate, she said. Gotway said Mr. Freeze is designed to stall at a certain point so passengers can be safely unloaded. She also said the practice was not uncommon and there was no …
Monday, April 9, 2012
The Eureka-based amusement park delighted guests while giving back to the St. Louis community.
Six Flags St. Louis teams provided two community services when they opened for the season this weekend. First, for those three days they decreased ticket prices to $20.12 each, which is nearly 60 percent off the main gate's typical cost. Then for any $20.12 ticket purchased online, Six Flags donated $1 to the St. Louis Salvation Army to be used for disaster relief efforts in this area. Guests who were unable to purchase tickets online could take two, nonperishable canned food items to the park to get the special price. "Fortunately the area has not seen the storms that hit early spring last year, but it is our goal to help the Salvation Army have the resources they need when the next round of storms do hit," stated Six Flags St. Louis …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Wondering what you missed while being on a different schedule or out-of-town?
Many Rockwood School District families and other school-related people were distracted this past week—whether traveling for Spring Break, trying to catch a few sun-tanning rays here in Wildwood or Eureka, or catch up on spring cleaning. Here's a summary of local news highlights that occurred during the past week.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Mr. Freeze roller coaster lovers at Six Flags St. Louis soon can experience it in a new way: going backward at 70 mph. And look which St. Louis Cardinal player will be among the first to try it (hint: same sounding name)! Register to ride with him.
Six Flags St. Louis managers in Eureka on Thursday announced a new way to have fun with a familiar ride: "Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast." Come this May, riders will launch from 0 to 70 mph backward through a 190-foot tunnel into a 180-degree inversion and finally climbing the 222-foot tower in reverse, hanging parallel to the ground, before diving straight down! The ride will be the fastest, reverse roller coaster in Missouri. St. Louis Cardinal and World Series MVP David Freese will be one of first thrill seekers to try out Mr. Freeze: Reverse Blast. Six Flags St. Louis managers are holding a contest to see who will ride with him. To enter to win a seat on David Freese’s Freeze Train, click here beginning now! The company also is …