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© Six Flags St. LouisOn April 10, 1976, Six Flags over Mid America just outside St. Louis opened the classic wooden out & back Screamin' Eagle, the very last coaster designed by famed coaster designer John Allen. The Eagle was the park's first major attraction to open and an instant hit among the coaster world. But 26 years later, in the spring of 2000, the park decided that it was time to give wooden coaster lovers a raise…literally. Following in the footsteps of the Eagle and investing in a new multi-million dollar world-class wooden coaster, Six Flags St. Louis built The Boss. Unlike its neighbor Screamin' Eagle which travels out and back, this monster doubles back a wowing six times throughout a truly unique and thoughtfully designed layout. Statistically compared to the Screamin' Eagle, the Boss put the once famous coaster to shame. The Boss was designed by Dennis McNulty and Larry Bill and was built by Custom Coasters International.
© Six Flags St. LouisTwenty-four riders can fit in each of the purple and turquoise six car trains. Riders seat two across in two rows per car. The 5051 foot long ride starts out of the station with a small turn leading up to the 122 foot lift hill. The train goes down a little and goes around a 180° left turn as the riders await the impending plunge. The riders then fall down the 150 feet thanks to a natural ravine. The riders are flying at 66.3 miles per hour. The train then goes up a double-up hill into a 200° turn around before diving 112 feet back into the ravine. The train then flies through a wide yet forceful 90° turn before going up a hill into a 150° right turnaround. After passing the block breaks, the train drops 103 feet into a forceful pullout and then straight into the next ascent. The train negotiates a tight 180° left turn and then transitions directly into a 72 foot drop. The most major airtime on this ride is packed into the following four humps and turns. The train jumps straight into a 540° helix where the on-ride photo is taken. Two bunny hops follow the helix with the final break immediately after.
Last Update: December 16, 2012
© Six Flags St. Louis
© Six Flags St. Louis