The Boss (roller coaster)

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The Boss
The Boss - Six Flags St. Louis.jpg
The Boss's 570 degree helix
Six Flags St. Louis
Park section Britannia
Coordinates 38°30′58″N 90°40′44″W / 38.51611°N 90.67889°W / 38.51611; -90.67889Coordinates: 38°30′58″N 90°40′44″W / 38.51611°N 90.67889°W / 38.51611; -90.67889
Status Operating
Opening date April 29, 2000
General statistics
Type Wood
Manufacturer Custom Coasters International
Designer Dennis McNulty, Larry Bill
Track layout Terrain
Height 122 ft (37 m)
Drop 150 ft (46 m)
Length 5,051 ft (1,540 m)
Speed 66.3 mph (106.7 km/h)
Inversions 0
Duration 3:00
Capacity 1400[1] riders per hour
Height restriction 48 in (122 cm)
Trains 3 trains with 6 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.
Flash Pass Available
The Boss at RCDB
Pictures of The Boss at RCDB

The Boss is a Wooden roller coaster at Six Flags St. Louis in Eureka, Missouri. It features a lift of 122 feet (37 m), a first drop of 150 feet (46 m), four drops of 150', 112', 103' and 72', and a 570 degree helix.[1][2]

It was opened in 2000 and is acclaimed for its "terrain twister" style, dipping up and down with the terrain beneath it.

In 2009, the coaster got spare coaster trains from a sister coaster, Twisted Twins at Kentucky Kingdom (then known as Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom) after shutting down the coaster's wing of the park. It had previously received other spare trains from Mega Zeph at Six Flags New Orleans.

Awards[edit]

Golden Ticket Awards: Top wood Roller Coasters
Year 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2014 2015 2016
Ranking 46[3] 33[4] 31[5] 42[6] 42 (tie)[7] 48[8] 42[9] 31[10]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Boss." Six Flags St. Louis. Six Flags Incorporated.
  2. ^ Marden, Duane. "Boss Facts." Roller Coaster Database.
  3. ^ "Top 50 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 12 (6.2): 42–43. September 2008. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2013. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Top 50 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 13 (6.2): 38–39. September 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2013. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Top 50 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 14 (6.2): 38–39. September 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2013. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Top 50 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 15 (6.2): 46–47. September 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 19, 2013. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Top 50 wood roller coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 16 (6.2): 46–47. September 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on April 2, 2015. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  8. ^ "2014 Top 50 wood Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 18 (6.2): 38–39. September 2014. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  9. ^ "2015 Top 50 wood Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 19 (6.2): 45–46. September 2015. Retrieved October 4, 2016. 
  10. ^ "2016 Top 50 wood Roller Coasters" (PDF). Amusement Today. 20 (6.2): 46–46. September 2016. Retrieved October 4, 2016.