Unique Things to Do at Six Flags St. Louis
One-of-a-kind experiences you won’t find anywhere else
Our collection of unique attractions is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. We have one-of-a-kind rides and once-in-a-lifetime family activities that you won’t find anywhere else. Check out this list of exclusive experiences only available at Six Flags St. Louis.
1. Colossus is the largest Ferris wheel in any American theme park.
A view from a Ferris wheel is a treat enjoyed by all members of the family. Colossus is the largest Ferris wheel of any theme park in North America. Did you know it originally came from the 1984 New Orleans World’s Fair? Be sure to take a view from 180 feet in the sky.
2. Six Flags’ three wooden roller coasters provide an interesting collection — what is it?
Not many theme parks can boast three wooden coasters among their arsenal of rides, but Six Flags St. Louis can. What’s even more interesting is that riders can savor a taste of three different styles of coaster trains running on wooden coasters today — from classic to modern. Six Flags St. Louis is the only theme park in the U.S. to offer this smorgasbord of wooden coaster variety.
3. Six Flags St. Louis offers the only log ride with side-by-side drops.
The Log Ride at Six Flags St. Louis is quite unique. Among the handful of parks that offer guests two log flumes, Six Flags’ version is the only one that aligns the final plunge with its neighbor. Look for a side-by-side splashdown!
4. Ninja is an international coaster connection to Expo ’86.
22 million people visited Expo ’86 in Vancouver, British Columbia. It was the last World’s Fair to be held in North America. Unlike many World’s Fairs, the rides were scattered around the fairgrounds and not clustered together in any type of midway. Following the close of the fair, the roller coaster (then known as Scream Machine) could have been lost to the wrecking ball, but Six Flags stepped in and saved it, giving it a slick new name as Ninja – The Black Belt of Roller Coasters. Its coolest feature is a dive below the lift chain return, creating a head-shaving illusion to riders. This year, Ninja riders can enter the virtual world of The New Revolution while on board.
5. The Grand Ole Carousel has delighted families for more than 100 years!
Originally built in 1915, The Grand Ole Carousel is the only surviving carousel from that year manufactured by Philadelphia Toboggan Company. The carousel features PTC’s elaborate carvings and decorations, a trademark carried until their last one was created in 1930. Restored and taken care of at Six Flags St. Louis, riders can choose from 68 lovingly carved horses as they dance to the nostalgic music on this beloved family ride.
6. Screamin’ Eagle is the favorite of a legendary coaster designer.
John Allen was inducted into the Hall of Fame by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) in 1990, the initial year the awards were established. This renowned roller coaster designer produced numerous legendary coasters as president of Philadelphia Toboggan Company. Throughout time, PTC designed and built 147 roller coasters. Screamin’ Eagle was the last to be designed by PTC and was John Allen’s personal favorite.
*Article written by Tim Baldwin – editor of RollerCoaster! Magazine, staff writer at Amusement Today and Communications Director for American Coaster Enthusiasts.