4900 Six Flags St. Louis Railroad, Eureka, MO, 63069 / Cake artist: Don Strohmeyer
The closest thing to Disneyland for St. Louisans! One of the original three Six Flags theme parks, this opened in 1971. Six Flags in Eureka has thrived for several years, adding and subtracting rides and attractions, while at the same time maintaining its status as the ultimate family getaway. There have been a few speed bumps, such as the 1978 disaster (Skyway ride). Several of the current rides have been there for more than 20 years, including the Ninja. In 1984, the Six Flags company acquired the rights to the Warner Brothers characters, which are always seen throughout the park. The water park Hurricane Harbor was added in 2000.
The Six Flags company as a whole was founded in 1962 in Texas. The six flags represent the six nations that have governed the state of Texas: Spain, the United States, France, the republic of Texas, Mexico and the Confederate States of America. Today there are Six Flags theme parks all over America, from Chicago to New England, from California to Maryland. Six Flags St. Louis was known as Six Flags Mid-America from 1971 to 1996.
Cake placement date: April 4
Where is the cake now?: The cake was given to the Cakelovers in mid-January 2015, and it was later displayed all over Maplewood in the summer. Due to its wear, it was sold to the Novel Neighbor bookstore in Webster Groves and it was re-painted for them. (see ‘Re-painted cakes‘)
Memories: Because this was in a secured area with limited access outside its business hours, cakers (who didn’t have a parking pass or admission ticket) were allowed a brief time to see and take pictures of the cake. The cake was located in the front of the park (at the boundary of the parking lot and entrance into the park).