Scared by The Boss
02. Do something that scares me once a year (1/3) (more info)
Today Alex, Jeremie, and I went to Six Flags in STL to celebrate Alex’s bday. We couldn’t have asked for better weather. On top of that, there were barely any lines. In general, I’m not a roller coaster lover. I don’t mind the ones that flip you upside down and twist, however, I CANNOT stand the ones that have a drop.
We started off on The Batman. “Hang on to your cape for five head-over-heels loops, including a zero-gravity roll.” Top Speed: 50mph I’ll admit that I was nervous the first time we rode it, but loved the high afterward. We ended up going 3 times over the course of the day.
Next up, The Ninja. “You’ll be propelled through 2,430 feet of high-speed spirals, steep drops, a state-of-the-art loop, a mind-bending sidewinder and a double corkscrew.” Top Speed: 65mph. This is another one that I actually enjoyed (as long as we were in the middle). We went on the Ninja twice today.
Our third ride was The Boss. I did NOT want to go on it. This is the ride that I am counting as my “doing one thing that scared me”. There were far far too many drops for me to even consider wanting to try it.
Get ready for a one-of-a-kind rush on a world-class wooden roller coaster. Ranked among the country’s top five wooden coasters, The Boss lets you soar through an unprecedented double-down, double-drop of 15 stories, two additional drops of over 10 stories, several 52° high-banked turns, and a 570° helix.
It also gets up above 66mph and runs for 3 minutes! I don’t think there was anyone in the park that didn’t hear my screams. I was shaking pretty bad after this one (Jeremie took some video that I may put up later). I didn’t even enjoy the high afterward. I wasn’t thankful I was forced on it. I will not ride it ever again. I linked to a video of the ride at the bottom of the page, but I don’t think it captures how terrifying it was.
After that we decided to take a lunch break. Once we got back, we wanted to take it easy and rode the Thunder River ride. I think that we should have realized that since the seats were wet, we were going to get wet. I was lucky and only half my body got soaked. However, the water made my gym shorts see-through until they dried. Fantastic.
This is when we did the Ninja and Batman again then Alex and Jeremie rode the Evel Knievel ride. In hindsight I probably could have done this one, but after The Boss I wasn’t risking it.
Finally Jeremie talked us into riding Mr Freeze. Another ride I didn’t want to do. But I got in line (it was very short) and got strapped in… then asked for them to let me out. I couldn’t do it. This one shoots you out of a tunnel and goes from 0 to 70mph in 4 seconds. Once you’ve flipped and dipped, you go straight up into the air…. then you do it all backwards. No thank you. I’ve included a link to a video of this one as well.
We finished off with some kids rides then back to Batman. All in all, an absolutely fabulous day!