Six Flags New England Trip Report

Six Flags New England: I went May 4th with my friend. It was a decent time. This is also my first trip report.

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted May 5, 2013 at 6:19 PM
So, on May 4th my friend and I went up to Six Flags New England. While there Goliath was closed and the new trains were just sitting there in the station. When we got there, the first thing we did was go to the back of the park to ride Bizarro. I thought it ran nicely and was a pretty fun ride. Next up was Gotham City Gauntlet: Escape from Arkham Asylum. I thought it was a decent ride with a decent minimal theming, myself being a Batman fan. Also, I thought the restraint bar was not very comfortable being a bit to tight and small for me and way to big for my friend who is rather small, so going around the turns hurt quite a bit. After that we went to Catwoman's Whip, which I thought wasn't very good. It ran way to many cars on the train than it should have and the paint was old and needed to be reapplied. We than went over to Mind Eraser and man, it was painful. It hurts your head so bad and wasn't fun at all. I personally think this is the ride to get replaced for a newer coaster. It hurt.We than took a break and got some food. The service was really slow however and took a while for the food to get there. I got some pizza while my friend got a pretzel. My pizza was ready almost instantly, however it took my friend almost 5 mins. to get a soft pretzel. We than went over to ride The Dark Knight Coaster which I must say was much better than I expected. Some parts of the ride I was literally out of my seat. At this time crowds started rolling in.At his point crowds started rolling in. We went all the way to Cyclone to ride it, and it wasn't very fun. The ride was literally shacking and it looked like it was about to collapse. This is also a ride I believe needs to be taken down or completely retracted and fixed. It is just a disaster waiting to happen. Pandemonium was up next. We waited about 40 mins for this ride and I thought it was worth it. the ride ran smooth and felt like a nice ride that was a bit different and fun. Finally we went to ride Thunderbolt and I personally thought it ran well. It wasn't perfectly smooth but was a nice ride. An it didn't shake like it was falling apart. It was about 5:30 so we went to the Johnny Rockets in the back by Bizarro,at some burgers and Onion Rings and then called it a day and left.

From Alex Warren
Posted June 17, 2013 at 11:05 AM
I live about 15 minutes from SFNE and because of this, I have not been in about 8 years. This year i decided to get a season pass because of the new rides and (now) inexpensive entertainment. I agree with most of what the author said, however I MUST disagree with the author on his opinion of Cyclone.

First off, SFNE has only two wooden roller coasters, Cyclone being the newer and larger coaster, and Thunderbolt being the much older and much smaller coaster. Thunderbolt looks like it got a fresh coat of paint recently and rides very nice for a wooden coaster of its age.

Cyclone on the other hand, does look a little worn out. While the paint may be old and chipping away at parts, there is evidence of upkeep with many many new pieces of unpainted wood all over the supports. As for the ride being very rickety and shakey, what would you expect from a wooden coaster. Six Flags has a huge reputation to uphold, therefore it would be very unlikely that they would operate a ride that is dangerous. If you do not like Cyclone because you think it is going to fall apart, then you probably do not like any wooden coaster.

I think the author hit every other ride right on the head, however, if you can find the entrance to Cyclone, it is very different than what this guy said.

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted June 17, 2013 at 12:34 PM
I stick with what u said. I love wooden coasters but something was up with Cyclone. While my friend and I were waiting on line for Pandemonium we saw Cyclone was going through several empty cars for test runs. An I truly didn't like or fund this coaster very enjoyable. Although looking back I probably exagerated a bit.

From Brian Emery
Posted June 18, 2013 at 9:29 AM
Thanks for Posting.. I love all TR's

From Tim Chatlos
Posted June 18, 2013 at 7:16 PM
We're going to be visiting Six Flags New England for the first time this summer. Any tips on how we should go about touring the park? We plan on getting there when the park opens. What should our priorities be in terms of rides with the longest wait times, lowest capacity, etc.?

From Andrew Dougherty
Posted June 19, 2013 at 6:59 AM
Hit bizzaro first.

From Juan Velazquez
Posted June 24, 2013 at 11:06 PM
Hit up Goliath first since its is now open. After that hit up Bizzaro. After that hit up The Dark Knight. It should be around 11am and the Water Park should be open/opening. In the water park hit up Bonzai Pipelines first then Typhoon. Tornado should be your next stop then Swiss Family Toboggan. Anything after that is a toss up.

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