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New ride coming to Six Flags St. Louis next year

An artist’s rendering of a new ride coming to Six Flag St. Louis. The ride called Fireball is expected to open in 2016.
An artist’s rendering of a new ride coming to Six Flag St. Louis. The ride called Fireball is expected to open in 2016. Provided

Six Flags St. Louis will heat things up in 2016 with a new ride — Fireball.

Fireball features a single loop that riders will travel back and forth in, pendulum style, as they build up speed to go head-over-heels. Seated back-to-back, guests will rocket through a series of 360-degree revolutions, stopping upside down before reversing directions.

“This high-thrill attraction combines suspense and anticipation and will be a hit with teens and families alike,” said Dave Roemer, park president. “With the forward and backward motion as well as the inverted hang-time, Fireball will deliver the kind of intense thrills our guests have come to expect from Six Flags St. Louis.”

The Fireball ride is:

▪  seven stories tall

▪  24 seats in unique “face-off” design, with guests seated back-to-back and face-to-face

▪  360-degree revolutions

▪  Inverted hang time with riders suspended upside down.

The new ride will be located in the Illinois section of the park where the Rush Street Flyer currently sits. Fireball is set to open late spring 2016.

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