A-Z Coaster of the Week: Ninja

This week we travel to Missouri for this week’s “A-Z Coaster of the Week” as we visit Six Flags St. Louis’ Ninja.


Ninja’s history is interesting. It originally opened as “Scream Machine” at Expo ’86 in Vancouver. It operated there from May to October of 1986.


In 1989, it reopened as “Ninja” at Six Flags St. Louis (then known as Six Flags over Mid-America).

The coaster’s construction was started by Arrow Dynamics, but after Arrow’s bankruptcy woes the project fell into the hands of Vekoma. Therefore, the coaster is technically an Arrow Dynamics/Vekoma coaster


Ninja stands 108 feet tall. It features four inversions: a loop, sidewinder and double corkscrew. During the course of the 2,430-foot-long coaster, trains reach a speed of nearly 55 mph.


What are your thoughts about Ninja? Share them in the comments section below.

See the previous ”A-Z Coasters of the Week” here.


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1 Response

  1. TNT says:

    Its a fairly rough ride, but it is great in the front or back seats, once you get past the headbanging.

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