Decided to buy a season pass to enjoy Six Flags with my daughter. We've been there before and I have visited there since the 1970s. We planned a full day with her and three friends, five of us total. The rides were a great deal of fun, operating smoothly, line queues flowing nicely. The park looks a bit dated though. I thought the main theater was under construction when a temporary stage appeared to be set up outside. Turns out the theater was open, with all of the peeling paint, broken wood trim hanging downward. Very disappointing. The real issue though which makes feel quite a bit cheated are the food and drink prices. We planned on eating lunch outside in our car (the best move of our day). Being out of food, we had to have dinner inside. We chose Panda Express, very good but PRICED OUTRAGEOUSLY. I get the prices need to be higher inside the park, but there is a tipping point and this did it for me. Check out THE RECEIPT I POSTED IN THE PHOTO GALLERY. While we have five people, we had each of the two girls share a plate. Two had their own water, two share a soda. I had a full plate and my own soda. $54? Are you kidding me? These far exceed Disneyworld prices and while tasty, they are not Disneyworld quality. Why so expensive? I get you have to make money, charge a price which results in a healthy margin. Again, why so expensive? They have a refillable soft drink cup, $14.99. For $5, you get free refills for the day (on top of the $14.99). Bring that mug back on future visits, you get refills for $0.99. Maybe not a bad deal since a large soda is $4.29. The season dining plan comes with so many restrictions and asterisks it is hardly worth my time as it is too confusing. By the way, Panda Express is not included in that plan. We are going back to Six Flags on Wednesday. I am bringing enough food for five people and to cover two meals. I might spend $25 on everything. Consider doing the same (just get your hand-stamped on the way out so you can get back in after your meal).
If you own or manage Six Flags St Louis, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.