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Six Flags St. Louis Announces New Family Coaster for 2023  

Rookie Racer Speeds into the Theme Park This Summer

EUREKA, MoMarch 1, 2023 Six Flags St. Louis, The Gateway to Thrills, announces the addition of Rookie Racer to the park’s lineup of thrilling roller coasters. Guests are in the driver’s seat as the Formula 1 designed coaster cars careen along the steel track. This rookie circuit is made up of a series of maneuvers including winding curves, drops and a horizontal loop that is perfect for thrill seekers of all ages

We are very excited to be able to provide coaster thrills to our younger guests with the addition of the new Rookie Racer, said Park President John Krajnak. This family ride has the look and feel of a major coaster with a height requirement that will allow smaller kids to ride with their parents and older siblings to provide an adrenaline charged experience like only Six Flags can. 

Rookie Racer stats: 

  • There are 8, Formula 1 style, coaster cars that seat 2 passengers each for a total of 16 racers in each run;  
  • Each run travels 843-ft of steel track which includes an initial banked drop, a series of s-curves and a 540⁰ horizontal loop;   
  • Guests fly through the course at 27 mph with the wind in their hair and pulse racing before reaching the checkered flag; and 
  • Riders 36” and taller can take on the Rookie Racer which will be located near the entrance of The Boss wooden roller coaster.


For more information about Rookie Racer, visit www.6flags.com/stlouis/attractions/rookie-racer. The park is currently hiring for the summer. Applicants, age 14 and older, can text FUN to 636-245-2717 or complete an application at www.sixflagsjobs.com. The park offers flexible hours and great perks with most jobs start at $12.50 per hour, and paying up to $18 per hour for specialty positions. 

Six Flags offers a three-tiered Season Pass Program focused on maximizing the value and experience for guests. The Gold Season Pass is perfect for frequent visits to the theme park through Labor Day. The Platinum Season Pass is ideal for live-on-the-edge thrills all season including Hurricane Harbor and Fright Fest. The Diamond Season Pass provides the best value  including all the advantages of a Platinum Season Pass plus greater discounts and admission to all Six Flags parks. For more information on these best offers, visit www.sixflags.com. 

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