A Family Visit to Six Flags New England

A Family Visit to Six Flags New England

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Mom Central received two complimentary passes to facilitate this review. All opinions and experiences are our own.

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:

  • My entire family loves thrill rides. We take to rollercoasters like ducks to water.
  • I’m a huge fan of DC Comics – and Six Flags New England has a DC theme (more on that later)!

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.

Bizarro


Six Flags New England Bizarro
This is the  top-of-the-pack roller coaster at Six Flags New England and themed after Superman’s evil alter-ego. The ride’s initial 221-foot drop is breathtaking, but what really gets you is the speed on the intermediate hills. At each hilltop (there are many), you experience the sensation of flying out of your seat. This feeling of weightlessness made me hang on tight!


Six Flags New England Bizarro

Cyclone


Six Flags New England Cyclone
This is an old-fashioned wooden roller coaster that was built in 1983 and has been continuously upgraded through the years. Although wooden coasters have no loops, the ride is completely thrilling. Using the giant wooden infrastructure as obstacles along with the clickety-clack of a wooden ride, this coaster could be my favorite. I may be a bit old school, but even so, this coaster is a great ride.


Six Flags New England Cyclone

Goliath


Six Flags New England Goliath
Words cannot completely describe Goliath. It’s a roller coaster that’s more of a dare-devil ride. It’s officially categorized as a “Giant Inverted Boomerang.” I won’t give away the entire plot here, but there’s nothing quite like the first time a roller coaster ride holds you motionless 177 feet off of the ground while you’re looking straight down. As my son says, “Totally amazing!”


Six Flags Netw England Goliath

Cooling down at the 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!


Six Flags New England Water Park

Where’s Aquaman?

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.

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