Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Scooby-Doo Heading Out of Six Flags St. Louis

Six Flags St. Louis has posted a sign out front of their Scooby-Doo Ghostblasters interactive dark ride announcing that it will close for good on September 14, 2014.  The sign mentions that the ride will be closing for "future improvements," the details of which are still a secret.

Six Flags St. Louis has had a dark ride in the building in question since the park's opening in 1971.  The ride actually uses boats that travel though a shallow river to move guests throughout the many scenes of the ride.  The theme of the dark ride has changed many times through the decades, ranging from the Time Tunnel to Legends of the Dark Castle, ending in Castaway Kids before having Scooby's gang take over in 2002.

Several Scooby-Doo interactive dark rides were built at both Six Flags and Paramount Parks, and Six Flags St. Louis' ranked as one of the longer versions due to its ride system and large show building.  The rides, including this one, were created by Sally Corp., which also put the above video out for the world to see.  Now it will serve as a nice look back at a ride of the park's history.

As for what the future holds for the ride building, there are already rumors that a Justice League theme could replace Scooby.  Sally Corp. created a wonderful looking Justice League ride at Warner Bros. Movie World in Australia, an attraction many have hoped would come to North America soon.  Hard to tell now if this rumor has truth to it, or is just high on the wish list of park fans.  We will find out for sure at the end of August when Six Flags announces all 2015 rides!