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Anyone local to, or a frequent visitor of, this park that might offer some advice? I went to SFNE once, about 13-14 years ago, so I am not that familiar with it.

 

I am planning on taking an impromptu trip up that way as soon as the park officially opens Wicked Cyclone. I am also stopping by Quassy and Lake Compounce on the way; two parks that I've never been to before. If anyone has any tips, tricks or suggestions for either of these 3 parks, please let me know. I'll be visiting the two smaller parks on a Monday and SFNE on a Tuesday. Thank you!

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Anyone local to, or a frequent visitor of, this park that might offer some advice? I went to SFNE once, about 13-14 years ago, so I am not that familiar with it.

 

I am planning on taking an impromptu trip up that way as soon as the park officially opens Wicked Cyclone. I am also stopping by Quassy and Lake Compounce on the way; two parks that I've never been to before. If anyone has any tips, tricks or suggestions for either of these 3 parks, please let me know. I'll be visiting the two smaller parks on a Monday and SFNE on a Tuesday. Thank you!

 

Can't offer you any help on Quassy, but SFNE is seldom bad on weekdays. Just try to head to Bizarro or Wicked Cyclone ASAP; unless you're hitting the waterpark, however, you can easily hit everything of note within a few hours. As for Lake Compounce, Boulder Dash will have a line for the entire day, but again, you can generally do everything within a few hours.

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Anyone local to, or a frequent visitor of, this park that might offer some advice? I went to SFNE once, about 13-14 years ago, so I am not that familiar with it.

 

I am planning on taking an impromptu trip up that way as soon as the park officially opens Wicked Cyclone. I am also stopping by Quassy and Lake Compounce on the way; two parks that I've never been to before. If anyone has any tips, tricks or suggestions for either of these 3 parks, please let me know. I'll be visiting the two smaller parks on a Monday and SFNE on a Tuesday. Thank you!

 

Can't offer you any help on Quassy, but SFNE is seldom bad on weekdays. Just try to head to Bizarro or Wicked Cyclone ASAP; unless you're hitting the waterpark, however, you can easily hit everything of note within a few hours. As for Lake Compounce, Boulder Dash will have a line for the entire day, but again, you can generally do everything within a few hours.

 

Thanks! Definitely won't be doing the water park. I was concerned about the crowds at SFNE since the kiddies will all be out of school by the time I go. Flash Passes will be in order if that's the case!

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Anyone local to, or a frequent visitor of, this park that might offer some advice? I went to SFNE once, about 13-14 years ago, so I am not that familiar with it.

 

I am planning on taking an impromptu trip up that way as soon as the park officially opens Wicked Cyclone. I am also stopping by Quassy and Lake Compounce on the way; two parks that I've never been to before. If anyone has any tips, tricks or suggestions for either of these 3 parks, please let me know. I'll be visiting the two smaller parks on a Monday and SFNE on a Tuesday. Thank you!

 

Can't offer you any help on Quassy, but SFNE is seldom bad on weekdays. Just try to head to Bizarro or Wicked Cyclone ASAP; unless you're hitting the waterpark, however, you can easily hit everything of note within a few hours. As for Lake Compounce, Boulder Dash will have a line for the entire day, but again, you can generally do everything within a few hours.

 

If you're into credits I'd actually head to Goliath first because it has terrible capacity and will break down multiple times throughout the day, sometimes in spectacular fashion so it's best to ride it when it's actually running. If you're not into credits don't ride Goliath at all because it's an awful ride now.

 

My only Quassy advice is to ride Wooden Warrior in the very last row.

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Anyone local to, or a frequent visitor of, this park that might offer some advice? I went to SFNE once, about 13-14 years ago, so I am not that familiar with it.

 

I am planning on taking an impromptu trip up that way as soon as the park officially opens Wicked Cyclone. I am also stopping by Quassy and Lake Compounce on the way; two parks that I've never been to before. If anyone has any tips, tricks or suggestions for either of these 3 parks, please let me know. I'll be visiting the two smaller parks on a Monday and SFNE on a Tuesday. Thank you!

 

Do Quassy in the morning, that will give you plenty of time to hit Wooden Warrior and they're awesome flat line up.

At lunch time drive over to lake compoune (20 minute drive) At this time, hit whatever you want in the water park, then check out the dry park. Boulder Dash is a million times better at night. The rest of the park is just...meh. It consists of two mediocre coasters (Zoomerang and Wildcat), an S&S swing with a very short program, A very fun Enterprise that has an awesome cycle and a couple more flat rides that do not run very well. Their dark house is pretty bad. The flume and rapids ride are very fun. And Down Time is one of the better free falls in New England, so check that out.

 

Go to Wicked Cyclone at opening, that way you can get a couple rides in before it gets out of control. While you are there, hit NESS and Pandemonium, those rides have bad capacity and rack up some mean lines. Flashback and Goliath are a nice 1-2 punch. JB's BBQ is located right next to Goliath, with good food and AC. Houdini is a very fun, Zamperla Madhouse and Tomahawk is their HUSS frisbee, which doesn't run a very good program.

In the middle of the park lies Scream and Thunderbolt, both of which are worth hitting.

Next you can take the stairs down to Bizarro, which IMO is the best steel coaster in the country. You'll want to hit that a lot so I'd suggest a flash pass, as the operations at this park are a shot in the dark.

GCG and Catwomen are OK family coasters and Joker's Wildcard is a piece of crap.

On main street in Rockville, you'll find Kontiki and Buzzsaw, which are two of the best flat rides in the park. Kontiki usually has low lines and runs a good cycle. Buzzsaw has a crowd but it has great capacity, so that will move quick. Both of those are awesome and definitely worth riding.

Over in the South end of the park lies Mind Eraser and Batman. Mind Eraser is a shot in the dark. Most days it has a decent ride but sometimes it can be pretty brutal. It's still one of my favorite rides in the park. Very forceful and fast.

Batman is an average floors coaster. It's a tad bigger than Hydra but kinda forceless. It's worth a couple rides though.

Crimewave and Tea Cups are just average flats that aren't with riding if you are in a rush.

 

Hurricane Harbor is a great Waterpark with a few unique features and an amazing water coaster.

 

If you have time, try to check out Canobie Lake. Great flat ride selection, a fantastic wooden coaster, a euro fighter and some beautiful landscaping. Hands down the nicest park of the four.

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^The Screaming Swing at LC runs the same program that all the others do I believe.

 

I would also recommend riding Zommerang as it is one of the better vekoma boomerangs and isn't as rough as one would think. Skip Flashback at SFNE as it is just your average boomerang with the normal amount of pain.

 

Thunderbolt also gets really crowded as there is only one train.

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Anyone local to, or a frequent visitor of, this park that might offer some advice? I went to SFNE once, about 13-14 years ago, so I am not that familiar with it.

 

I am planning on taking an impromptu trip up that way as soon as the park officially opens Wicked Cyclone. I am also stopping by Quassy and Lake Compounce on the way; two parks that I've never been to before. If anyone has any tips, tricks or suggestions for either of these 3 parks, please let me know. I'll be visiting the two smaller parks on a Monday and SFNE on a Tuesday. Thank you!

 

Can't offer you any help on Quassy, but SFNE is seldom bad on weekdays. Just try to head to Bizarro or Wicked Cyclone ASAP; unless you're hitting the waterpark, however, you can easily hit everything of note within a few hours. As for Lake Compounce, Boulder Dash will have a line for the entire day, but again, you can generally do everything within a few hours.

 

If you're into credits I'd actually head to Goliath first because it has terrible capacity and will break down multiple times throughout the day, sometimes in spectacular fashion so it's best to ride it when it's actually running. If you're not into credits don't ride Goliath at all because it's an awful ride now.

 

My only Quassy advice is to ride Wooden Warrior in the very last row.

 

Both boomerang style coasters will have terrible capacity so I'll be sure to hit those right away.

Wooden Warrior...back row...noted! Thank you!

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Anyone local to, or a frequent visitor of, this park that might offer some advice? I went to SFNE once, about 13-14 years ago, so I am not that familiar with it.

 

I am planning on taking an impromptu trip up that way as soon as the park officially opens Wicked Cyclone. I am also stopping by Quassy and Lake Compounce on the way; two parks that I've never been to before. If anyone has any tips, tricks or suggestions for either of these 3 parks, please let me know. I'll be visiting the two smaller parks on a Monday and SFNE on a Tuesday. Thank you!

 

Do Quassy in the morning, that will give you plenty of time to hit Wooden Warrior and they're awesome flat line up.

At lunch time drive over to lake compoune (20 minute drive) At this time, hit whatever you want in the water park, then check out the dry park. Boulder Dash is a million times better at night. The rest of the park is just...meh. It consists of two mediocre coasters (Zoomerang and Wildcat), an S&S swing with a very short program, A very fun Enterprise that has an awesome cycle and a couple more flat rides that do not run very well. Their dark house is pretty bad. The flume and rapids ride are very fun. And Down Time is one of the better free falls in New England, so check that out.

 

Go to Wicked Cyclone at opening, that way you can get a couple rides in before it gets out of control. While you are there, hit NESS and Pandemonium, those rides have bad capacity and rack up some mean lines. Flashback and Goliath are a nice 1-2 punch. JB's BBQ is located right next to Goliath, with good food and AC. Houdini is a very fun, Zamperla Madhouse and Tomahawk is their HUSS frisbee, which doesn't run a very good program.

In the middle of the park lies Scream and Thunderbolt, both of which are worth hitting.

Next you can take the stairs down to Bizarro, which IMO is the best steel coaster in the country. You'll want to hit that a lot so I'd suggest a flash pass, as the operations at this park are a shot in the dark.

GCG and Catwomen are OK family coasters and Joker's Wildcard is a piece of crap.

On main street in Rockville, you'll find Kontiki and Buzzsaw, which are two of the best flat rides in the park. Kontiki usually has low lines and runs a good cycle. Buzzsaw has a crowd but it has great capacity, so that will move quick. Both of those are awesome and definitely worth riding.

Over in the South end of the park lies Mind Eraser and Batman. Mind Eraser is a shot in the dark. Most days it has a decent ride but sometimes it can be pretty brutal. It's still one of my favorite rides in the park. Very forceful and fast.

Batman is an average floors coaster. It's a tad bigger than Hydra but kinda forceless. It's worth a couple rides though.

Crimewave and Tea Cups are just average flats that aren't with riding if you are in a rush.

 

Hurricane Harbor is a great Waterpark with a few unique features and an amazing water coaster.

 

If you have time, try to check out Canobie Lake. Great flat ride selection, a fantastic wooden coaster, a euro fighter and some beautiful landscaping. Hands down the nicest park of the four.

 

Great advise; thank you!!! Love the honesty about the LC dark ride and SFNE Joker's Wildcard HAHAHAHAHA!

 

I totally agree about Bizzaro; I rode it shortly after it opened as Superman and I still compare all other hypers to it even though that was 13-14 years ago. I've been on the majority of the coasters at SFNE already; I'm only missing a few that have been added since my visit but...I skipped ALL the flat rides due to being rushed. I'll be sure to check out your recommendations above!

 

Not big on water parks but the water coaster peaked my interest and, if it's hot enough, we'll see.

 

I've actually been in Canobie Lake's parking lot during the same trip when I visited SFNE. I was staying in Salem; it was dusk and I was debating whether or not to buy a twilight ticket. I saw the wooden coaster and, at that time not being a huge fan of them, decided to skip it. I wish I could go back but that would add another 4 hours roundtrip drive, another night in a hotel and another day off work. I'll have to circle back around to that park in the future.

 

Again, thanks for all the info! I'm excited!

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Just visited yesterday, Bizarro is running way better this year than 2014!! (in terms of the actual ride smoothness/speed, not operations)

Also, I watched Goliath testing and it should be opening this weekend if all goes well! Hooray?!

 

Not big on water parks but the water coaster peaked my interest and, if it's hot enough, we'll see.

 

Just keep in mind that like a regular coaster, Water Coasters are very prone to breakdowns! I'm a big fan of waterslides so I enjoyed it, but it wasn't my favorite attraction in Hurricane Harbor and it has possibly the longest wait at the entire park! (Still a worthwhile experience)

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The line for the water coaster is pretty much the most Six Flags New England thing ever. Operations on that thing are mind-numbingly slow. I don't really think it's even the parks fault though, it just has terrible capacity.

 

That being said though, I love the ride and it is worth doing once.

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Much like Colossus there are many layout changes from the original pov video. The triple turn sequence on the 3rd turnaround is now an outwards airtime hill, and the hills before the first roll and after the second roll are different, they look more insane!

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