Six Flags New England: Visit #3
By: Kevin Michaels
August 29, 2015

It's Saturday morning and we are headed to Six Flags New England for our 3rd visit to the park. Before we headed to the park, we stopped at Dennys for breakfast.

We are here with a large group today

We met up with Jason and Samantha here at the park and drove up with Heather and Danny. We also met up with Vincent, his wife and son and DJ and his grandmother and Clint and his daughter will be here later on. That's a large group and for this to truly work I bet we are going to have to split up.

Six Flags New England: Visit #2
By: Kevin Michaels
August 8, 2015

Such a nice day for a theme park and here we are at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts! We got to the park when it had already opened to the general public and our first impression was that it looks pretty crowded.

Flashback is first

We headed in the direction of Wicked Cyclone and Neil's son, only to be known as Tony the Coaster Dude today wanted to ride Flashback first. Good choice, because of the one train operation on this ride, it does get a long line. I expect this park to be pretty crowded today. There was a little bit of a line but the ride had just opened for the day.

Six Flags New England: Visit #1
By: Kevin Michaels
June 13, 2015

It's the middle of June and this is our first visit to Six Flags New England! We are excited to ride the all new hybrid; wood meets steel roller coaster called Wicked Cyclone!!

Entry into the Park

Today, we met up with a lot of people at the park. In my car, I had Anne Marie, my mother, my niece Megan and Danny Binetti. We met up with Jason and his son Riley, Clint and his daughter Olivia and DJ and his grandmother Linda. This is going to be a fun filled day at Six Flags New England!

Six Flags New England / American Coaster Enthusiasts
The Great Nor'Easter
Date: 3/14/15
By: Kevin Michaels

Today was the Six Flags New England / American Coaster Enthusiasts Event -- The Great Nor'Easter! First and foremost, I would just like to thank both ACE and the folks at Six Flags New England for having us at their park on March 14th for the Great Nor'Easter. It was great to see some familiar faces that we know from ACE and it was great to see the staff of Six Flags New England and other surrounding theme parks from the New England area at the Great Nor'Easter. It was a lot of fun and it gave us an opportunity to learn more about the parks in the north east, giving us interest in spreading our wings to more parks in the next couple of years.

Six Flags New England
2015 Opening Date ANNOUNCED!

Six Flags New England will open up for the 2015 operating season on Saturday, April 11th! Opening during the 2015 season is the Wicked Cyclone! This is the old Cyclone converted to a steel track! The wooden structure remains, so you'll have the look of a wooden coaster but the speed of a steel coaster! Get your season passes now by visiting SixFlags.com!

Six Flags New England: Visit #5
By: Kevin Michaels
October 25, 2014

This is the unexpected 5th visit to Six Flags New England! I had planned to make our 4th visit our final visit to SFNE on September 27th, but thought about going again and here we are for another very long day and a fun day trip.

SURPRISE, SURPRISE...

Today, I did something very sneaky. As you know, Derpy Danny does not like not really like to leave the state of New Jersey. He has gone to Pennsylvania with us to Dorney and Hershey Park, but other than that, he doesn't like to travel far.

Six Flags New England: Tomahawk
Manufactured by: Huss

Tomahawk is a giant Frisbee ride manufactured by Huss and opened up at the park during the 1999 operating season. Climb aboard this giant Frisbee and get swung around like one in the process!

This ride will operate like a Pendulum and spin while the ride is in motion, giving you the best of both worlds; swinging and spinning!

Six Flags New England: Tea Cups
Manufactured by: Zamperla

And the Tea Cups! The Tea Cups sounds like a low thrill ride, but it can become one of the most intense rides you'll get on! The ride experience is completely up to you. The Tea Cups was manufactured by Zamperla and they opened up at Six Flags New England back in 1999.

The ride review

This version of the Tea Cups is one of the better versions out there. Our home park is Six Flags Great Adventure and their Tea Cups seem to have a "tight" wheel, causing it to be harder to spin the cup. The one at Six Flags New England is a much better experience...

Six Flags New England: Stampede Bumper Cars
Manufactured by: Zamperla

Stampede Bumper Cars is a classic ride at theme parks and boardwalks alike. Wherever the bumper cars are, it is a must ride! These Bumper Cars were manufactured by Zamperla and opened up at the park 1997!

Climb aboard the Bumper Cars with your friends and give them a Bumpin' of a Lifetime! Take out your frustration and just have some fun on the Bumper Cars at Six Flags New England!

Six Flags New England: Scream
Manufactured by: S&S Worldwide

Scream is a Turbo Drop/Space Shot and Double Shot ride at Six Flags New England, manufactured by S&S Worldwide and opened up at the park in 1998.

This ride originally opened up with one tower, which featured a Turbo Drop mode but in the year 2000, the other two towers were opened. The other two towers can do a Turbo Drop, Space Shot and Double Shot modes!

Six Flags New England: New England Sky Screamer
Manufactured by: Funtime

The New England Sky Screamer is a giant swing ride at Six Flags New England and it is the tallest Sky Screamer in the world at over 400 feet tall! This ride was manufactured by Funtime and it opened up at the park during the 2014 operating season!

Are you brave enough to climb aboard the New England Sky Screamer? This Sky Screamer will bring you to a height of 400 feet in the air and spin you around at 35 MPH!

Six Flags New England: Mind Scrambler
Manufactured by: Eli Bridge Company

The Scrambler is a classic ride at theme parks and boardwalks alike. This ride is manufactured by the Eli Bridge Company and it opened up at the park back in 1973!

Have you ever wondered what it's like to be scrambled like an egg? Then climb aboard the Scrambler and find out! The entire ride will spin around as each of your gondolas is seated on an arm that will also spin, whipping you towards the fence as the ride is in motion. Will this ride Scrambler your MIND??

Six Flags New England: Kontiki
Manufactured by: Chance Rides

Kontiki is a flat ride manufactured by Chance Rides that opened up at the park back in 1985. This is considered to be an Alpine Bobsled ride and it is featured at many amusement parks around the world. This particular one is themed after a beach hut.

Climb aboard Kontiki and you'll spin around on this ride much like you would on Musik Express, except your individual cars will sway as the ride is in motion!

Six Flags New England: Joker's Wildcard
Manufactured by: Chance Rides

Joker's Wildcard is a flat ride manufactured by Chance Rides, opening up at the park during the 2000 operating season. This ride is located in the DC Superheroes Adventures section of the park near Bizarro.

The ride review

Joker's Wildcard looked to be a really unique flat ride that we've never been on. The seats are arranged where riders will face each other and the ride will spin and lift up and down as the ride is in motion.

Six Flags New England: Crime Wave
Manufactured by: Zamperla

The Gotham City Crime Wave is the Waveswinger ride at Six Flags New England, manufactured by Zamperla! The original Waveswinger opened up at the park back in 1979 but it has since been renamed, rethemed and relocated!

This ride has been themed to fit in with the Batman theme in that section of the park as it is directly across from Batman: The Dark Knight!

Six Flags New England: Buzzsaw
Manufactured by: Zierer

Buzzsaw is a magic carpet ride manufactured by Zierer and opened up at the park in 1983. This may look like a family ride, but it will turn out to be one of the more intense rides that you'll get on all day!

Get seated on the Buzzsaw ride and it starts to rotate around, but the speed increases as the gondola rotates in a 360 degree motion! (This ride does not go upside down. Watch the video for the full experience!)

Six Flags New England: Blizzard River
Manufactured by: Hopkins Rides

Blizzard River is the river rapids ride at Six Flags New England! This is a great ride to get on during a hot summer day to cool off on. Chances are, you will get wet. You may not get soaked but you will come off this ride a little wet!

This ride was manufactured by Hopkins Rides and opened up at the park during the 1999 operating season.

Six Flags New England: 1909 Illions Carousel
Manufactured by: M.C. Illions

For generations, the Carousel has been one of the most magical and cherished rides at theme parks, boardwalks and malls alike! Whether you're a youngster or a grown adult, the Carousel is always a fun experience.

This particular Carousel carries on the very special tradition with 68 hand carved saddle horses, dressed in regal armor, all with real horse tails! But wait there's more; horses aren't the only animals you'll find on this ride as a lion, a tiger and a zebra join the trip!

Six Flags New England: Wicked Cyclone
Manufactured by: Rocky Mountain Construction

Coming in 2015, we will witness the debut of the newest roller coaster at Six Flags New England! During the 2014 operating season, Cyclone was closed and there were rumors going around that it was going to be knocked down. Instead, it is being remodeled and converted to be the Wicked Cyclone!

Six Flags New England: Thunderbolt
Manufactured by: Joseph E. Drambour

Thunderbolt is the oldest roller coaster at Six Flags New England, opening up in 1941 and manufactured by Joseph E. Drambour. This is a wooden roller coaster and it is also the oldest roller coaster at any of the Six Flags parks!

This wooden roller coaster will bring you up a chain lift hill to a height of 70 feet and a top speed of 40 MPH!

Six Flags New England: Pandemonium
Manufactured by: Gerstlauer

Pandemonium is a steel spinning roller coaster that is located at several Six Flags amusement parks, manufactured by Gerstlauer. This particular one here at Six Flags New England was opened up during the 2005 operating season.

This popular spinning roller coaster will bring you up a chain lift hill to a height of 42 feet with a 27 foot drop. While it will only go to top speeds of 31 MPH, the thrill lies within the spinning of the ride!

Six Flags New England: The Mind Eraser
Manufactured by: Vekoma

The Mind Eraser is a steel inverted roller coaster manufactured by Vekoma that opened up at Six Flags New England during the 1997 operating season. This ride is also located at 3 other parks; Six Flags America, Darien Lake and Elitch Gardens.

This inverted coaster will bring you to a height of 109.3 feet with a 91 foot drop at a top speed of 49.7 MPH and a total of 5 inversions!

Six Flags New England: Great Chase
Manufactured by: E&F Miler Industries

Great Chase is a steel junior roller coaster at Six Flags New England manufactured by E&F Miler Industries, opening up at the park in 1996.

This is a low thrill ride that will bring you up a chain lift hill to a height of 16 feet with a 13 foot drop at a top speed of 12 MPH.

Six Flags New England: Gotham City Gauntlet
Manufactured by: Maurer Söhne

Gotham City Gauntlet is a steel Wild Mouse Family style roller coaster at Six Flags New England manufactured by Maurer Söhne, opening up at the park during the 2011 operating season. This particular ride was previously located at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom but after that park had closed down, the ride was relocated to Six Flags New England. It was known as Roadrunner Express at Kentucky Kingdom.

This version of the Wild Mouse will bring you to a height of 49.25 feet at a top speed of 28 MPH.

Six Flags New England: Goliath
Manufactured by: Vekoma

Goliath is a giant inverted boomerang roller coaster at Six Flags New England, manufactured by Vekoma, opening up at the park in 2012. This roller coaster was originally opened up at Six Flags Magic Mountain, then known as Deja Vu but was relocated and opened up at SFNE for the 2012 operating season.

Goliath is a boomerang roller coaster which means you'll go in one direction first and once you reach the end of the track, you will be released back to where you started in a reverse motion! Goliath will bring you to a height of 194 feet with a 177 foot drop at a maximum speed of 65.6 MPH.

Six Flags New England: Catwoman's Whip
Manufactured by: Zierer

Catwoman's Whip is a steel roller coaster manufactured by Zierer and opened up at the park during the 2000 operating season. This is a family style roller coaster, which means that it isn't a high thrill ride and it's great for the kids to get on.

This coaster will bring you up a chain lift hill to a maximum height of 26.25 feet with a 20 foot drop at a top speed of 22.4 MPH.

Six Flags New England: Bizarro
Manufactured by: Intamin

This is the big daddy (cool) ride, the icon, the show stopper and the main event at Six Flags New England; this is Bizarro!

Bizarro is a steel roller coaster manufactured by Intamin that opened up at Six Flags New England back in the 2000 operating season. This roller coaster originally opened up as Superman: Ride of Steel but was re-themed to Bizarro for the 2009 operating season.

Six Flags New England: Batman: The Dark Knight
Manufactured by: Bolliger & Mabillard

Batman: The Dark Knight is a steel floorless roller coaster manufactured by Bolliger & Mabillard at Six Flags New England, opening up at the park during the 2002 operating season. This steel coaster will bring you to a height of 117.8 feet and a top speed of 55 MPH with a total of 5 inversions!

This is a floorless roller coaster which means when you are seated, your feet will hang with no floor for them to be seated on. When the train is dispatched out of the station, the floor below you will open up and there is no floor beneath you during the entire duration of the ride!

Six Flags New England
Planning a Visit to SFNE?

Are you planning a trip to Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts? Let me first let everyone know that we are from New Jersey and this is quite the commute to get to this park. The first time we visited the park, we opted to stay at a hotel about 20-25 minutes away from the park. Our first series of visits was 3 days in a row. People told me that we don't need 3 days at Six Flags New England because it isn't a big park and they were right. We did not need the 3 days but because it was our first time to this park, we wanted to be sure that we were able to get on everything.

Six Flags New England
What's New in 2015?!

Coming in 2015, we will witness the debut of the newest roller coaster at Six Flags New England! During the 2014 operating season, Cyclone was closed and there were rumors going around that it was going to be knocked down. Instead, it is being remodeled and converted to be the Wicked Cyclone!

Formerly a wooden roller coaster, wood will now meet steel as this hybrid roller coaster is set to make an impact at Six Flags New England! This is the first roller coaster of it's kind to hit the East Coast.