Thursday, September 27, 2007

Six Flags St. Louis New for 2008

Today Six Flags St. Louis announced Evel Kneivel, a new wooden roller coaster for the 2008 season.

The Great Coasters International ride will stand 82 feet tall and go 50 mph. The $7 million ride's two 24 passenger trains will travel over 2,700 feet of track.

The ride has some distinct similarities to Thunderbird, which opened at Powerland in Finland in 2006. You can see the layout of that ride on RCDB's page.

Here's a link to the official press release for Evil Knievel.