The Boss
The Boss
The Boss


Thank the terrain for the land’s top wooden coaster.

There is a reason Boss is one of the top coasters at Six Flags St. Louis. After the first 150-foot drop, you’ll tunnel right through the middle of the incredible structure and then blaze a super-fast 65 miles per hour up the next lift. Right about now you’re starting to realize this isn’t your standard wooden coaster; this is a modern adrenaline machine of the highest order.

One of the things that makes it so innovative is right under your feet: the ground. This coaster is known as a “terrain twister” because it incorporates the natural topography of the land it’s built on into the architecture of the ride. You’ll rise and fall with the earth itself, giving the whole experience an utterly organic feel. More than ever, you’ll feel like a bird coursing over the peaks and valleys of the planet - except this bird is taking on a series of drops ranging from a whopping 72 feet at the lowest, all the way up to 150 feet. On this magnificent master of all things wooden, all the drops are big! So hold on tight because you’ll also feel the terrain on the ground-hugging curves and overwhelming 570 degree helix.

The final never-ending curve will take you to your limits of exhilaration and beyond. The classic construction, combined with a modern understanding of aerodynamics, both join in a natural partnership with the land itself, giving you a feeling of total freedom, combined with total power. You just feel unstoppable on this ride - you feel like the boss of all things wild.

By The Numbers

5,051 feet
Max Speed
66 mph
125 feet
Max Drop
150 feet
3 minutes
Spring 1979
Custom Coasters International, Inc.
Key Features
Four drops (150'/112'/103'/72'); helix/570-degree spiral; series of rabbit hops; 6 crossovers; numerous 52-degree high-banked turns

What Our Guests Say

  • "Thrilling, fast action wood roller coaster ride!"
    - Harley H From Davenport, Ia
  • "All I can say is AWESOME-- I am 45 years old and really enjoyed everthing about the ride! What a rush!"
    - Joan H From Varna Il
  • "When I rode the BOSS for the 1st time, it was so fast and fun I laughed like a lunatic the entire time. I had such a great ride!"
    - Jane A. From St. Louis
  • "This was an amazing experience! It seems to never end! There is constantly a dip, or turn to keep your adrenaline going! Sitting in the front gives you the experience of the wind in your face-- good luck screaming with speeds as fast as the Boss!"
    - Courtney E From Taylor Ridge, Il
  • "This is the best wooden roller coaster in the Midwest. From the first drop, to the fun, snaky hills-- this ride is "The Boss"."
    - Melissa P

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