Last updated: 11:40 AM ET, Sat April 04 2015

Power Failure Ends Opening Day Early at Six Flags St. Louis

Impacting Travel | Michael Isenbek | April 04, 2015

Power Failure Ends Opening Day Early at Six Flags St. Louis

Image Courtesy of KTVI-TV

A power outage around 4 p.m. Friday cut opening day short at Six Flags St. Louis, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported.

Six Flags St. Louis tweeted "We have experienced a power outage in the park. All guests are currently being escorted off of the rides."

The park does have procedures in place for handling stranded riders, so evacuations could take place without the assistance of the fire department. "I understand that people have been evacuated from the rides," Scott Barthelmass, a spokesman with the Eureka Fire Protection District said. "We haven't gotten an emergency. My understanding is that there isn't a life safety issue."

On Saturday, the Six Flags St. Louis Twitter page had an update: “Yesterday we experienced a power outage due to an underground fault. Ameren UE has repaired the line and the park will open as scheduled.”

This incident occurred a week after the Cyclone, located at Luna Park in iconic Coney Island, New York became stuck mid-ride during their opening day, making an evacuation necessary.

Opened in 1971, Six Flags St. Louis is known for such rides as Superman: Tower of Power, Batman: The Ride, and the Ninja.

For more information on St. Louis

For more Impacting Travel News


You may use your Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook information, including your name, photo & any other personal data you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on Click here to learn more.

Honeymoon in St. Maarten With Sonesta Resorts

Hotels & Resorts