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Thrill rides, water park, midway games – all in one place – is a great way to spend a summer day. A recent outing to Six Flags New England with my son is always a fantastic time and something we both look forward to every year. However, first I need to set the stage on two topics:
I won’t bore you with a minute-by-minute recap of a great day, but here are some highlights of both the amusement park and the built-in water park.
A hot summer day of riding was followed by a quick trip to the water park to cool down along with our one goal of getting a ride on the new Bonzai Pipelines water slide ride. Easily the most exciting water slide I’ve been on, Bonzai Pipelines loads its riders into plexiglas tubes at the top of the ride tower. Instead of sitting down and sliding, you stand up in the tube nearly vertical. The ride attendants begin a countdown and at zero, the tube floor completely drops out from under you. After the two story free fall, you rocket through the slide into the splash pool at the end. I could ride this one all day!
A few final thoughts about the park. Six Flags New England is partnered with DC Comics and many of the DC characters are found on the various rides and attractions. But curiously, the water park has no Aquaman ride. One of the great comic book heroes is a natural for a water ride and Aquaman has earned his place alongside the other superheroes at the park.
Lastly, a big shout out to Will who was available to answer our theme park questions and to provide us with the park’s history. Thank you and I hope to see you on an Aquaman ride (maybe a water operated roller coaster?) the next time we visit. For more information about Six Flags New England, go to sixflags.com/newEngland/index.aspx.