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^Ahhh, you're right. It's not a Tourbillon, but rather some kind of "dark ride experience." If it's like those other things you described (or even Houdini), that sounds pretty cool to me!

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Glad they're finding additional revenue sources. I ended up going to the Holiday in the Park Lights event last week.  It felt sort of eerie walking around the park with all the rides sitting idle

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^ Only bummer about putting it near Superman is that area wasn't part of HITP last year and it'd be nice to have another indoor ride when the temperature plummets.

 

Maybe they'll add that area to HITP. I've been dreaming of a December with either Superman or Wicked Cyclone available.

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^ Only bummer about putting it near Superman is that area wasn't part of HITP last year and it'd be nice to have another indoor ride when the temperature plummets.

 

Agreed. This park needs indoor, temperature controlled rides desperately but I'd bet the house that this is going in that building next to Superman so it won't be open for Holiday in the Park anyway.

 

That aside, it looks like a ton of fun.

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While Maxx Force was easily my favorite announcement from the chain, this is the most intriguing. I'm really excited to see how they tackle the storyline, it's pretty cool to see this sort of theming on a flat. Congrats to the SFNE locals!

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Well Goliath was running today.....was.....they’re currently evacuating it....it’s stuck right below the second tower....unsure why but appears at least the ride stopped at a place they designed it to do this - right over platform with stair access....not sure if it was on its way up or coming down

 

Poor Goliath...

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Well Goliath was running today.....was.....they’re currently evacuating it....it’s stuck right below the second tower....unsure why but appears at least the ride stopped at a place they designed it to do this - right over platform with stair access....not sure if it was on its way up or coming down

 

Poor Goliath...

 

Catch car mis-catch, basically the catch car on the second lift failed to grab the train and it eventually valleys in the location with the steps.

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Well Goliath was running today.....was.....they’re currently evacuating it....it’s stuck right below the second tower....unsure why but appears at least the ride stopped at a place they designed it to do this - right over platform with stair access....not sure if it was on its way up or coming down

 

Poor Goliath...

 

Catch car mis-catch, basically the catch car on the second lift failed to grab the train and it eventually valleys in the location with the steps.

 

Ive also seen it catch and immediately lower it down, believe there is a TPR video of a GIB doing that

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^Interesting.....it was so perfectly lined up with the platform and stairs I wonder if it was the whole catch and lower thing.....any number of reasons why computer might do that I’m sure.....when I watched a couple

Cycles today Goliath definitely seemed slow on the boomerang section coming back....like really slow....

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^Interesting.....it was so perfectly lined up with the platform and stairs I wonder if it was the whole catch and lower thing.....any number of reasons why computer might do that I’m sure.....when I watched a couple

Cycles today Goliath definitely seemed slow on the boomerang section coming back....like really slow....

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Quick TR.....we did water first today arriving around 12:30....temp was struggling to get 80 and pretty dry so the crowd was pleasantly light....spent 4.5 hrs riding whatever we wanted....refreshing....

 

Then left water and changed and headed for some rides....Superman is still running red train only....such a bummer....crowd was noticeably increased since when we entered....but my sweet ass passes I secured earlier trips combined with my diamond elite skip the line passes served us well to get on supe.....they were turning fools away at the locker room but we showed our passes and they let us by....waited 4 cycles and boarded car 5 front row....easily the best ride I’ve had this season on Supe....floater was tremendous and the ejector on hill 3 was amazing as usual....running great

 

Headed over to WC as my 8-yr old decided this was his man up trip.....he’s been eligible for WC since last year but today he finally was ready....used sweet skip the line passes to skip the 1 hour line and boarded in 15 min....not gonna lie - even with the seat belt and the restraint all the way down I still felt like it wasn’t enough....we departed the station and headed up the hill....he was nervous but as we rolled over the hill and gently fell into the drop and first overbank he was already screaming “Ahhhhhh I love this ride!!!!!”.....luckily the slow mo barrel rolls didn’t deposit him on the ground below lol.....he came off loving it

 

Then we left and found Goliath stuck like A truck in the muck.....lol

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Quick update on Superman.

 

Due to the one train operations, they have a sign out saying they're requiring a boarding pass to enter the line. It's not super crowded yet, so they aren't handing them out yet.

 

The blue train is currently sitting on the brake run. Not sure if that's where it has been the past few weeks or if that's recent.

 

Edit- They're now handing out boarding passes.

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Anyone going to be at the park this Saturday?

 

Actually a very good weekend to go to the park with the Big E in town. You should have it to yourself. Just be warned that traffic will be absolutely horrendous all around the area.

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Appreciate the heads up! I might check out the Big E sometime this week too. It's only about 2 miles from MGM Springfield. I don't have a vehicle while I am here, just using Uber. If anyone is around to meet up Saturday, message me on FB. Link in my profile.

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Hey everyone! So I’m in Springfield Mass. for the last night so I have some time to post my review about Six Flags New England. First off, I have to say, this park is beautiful and kept up really well. Sure it’s the oldest park in the chain, but it is maintained really well and every restroom that I want to was very clean.

 

Since The Big E was in town, crowds Saturday were very light until about 6pm when Fright Fest Started. With that being said, I was able to smash out the entire park within the first 3 hours and the park was open form 12pm to 10pm Saturday.

 

For the coasters:

Superman The Ride: I found this ride amazing, I can see why it consistently competed with Millennium Force for the Number One Steel Coaster on the planet. It would have beat out Millennium Force for me had it not been for the trains. The restraints rest on your legs in a weird way so a couple of the airtime hills are a bit painful. Had it had the T-Bar Restraints this would be my number one steel coaster. Also, Superman was still down to one train operations, the blue train was still sitting on the transfer track. Later in the afternoon, they started giving return boarding passes and I waited for about 35 minutes for my last ride of the day. Overall Superman is the best ride in the park.

 

Wicked Cyclone: what can I say RMC has done it again. This is a solid super fun coaster and a non stop airtime machine. Second best ride in the park in my opinion.

 

Pandemonium: awesome spinner not too much to say here.

 

Flashback: Boomerang, need I say more? Funny though, this was the only ride to break down on Saturday, the train skipped a chain dog and got stuck on the second lift, ride was only closed for about 20 minutes.

 

Goliath: I personally called the ride Goliájà Vu since it was Déjà Vu From Six Flags Magic Mountain. Personally I miss this ride at SFMM but glad they got it up and running this season. Goliath had no downtime on Saturday and consistently ran, the ride was a walk on most of the day. Now, the coaster has new trains from Premier and honestly I had no issues with them. I sat in the back row and I noticed the train completely hugs the track now, there are no gaps between the track and the upstop wheels anymore, no jackhammering! I ended up riding it a few times Saturday.

 

Thunderbolt: The park’s oldest coaster and a classic. Just a fun figure 8 woodie!

 

Riddler Revenge: standard Vekoma SLC, vest restraints for the win!

 

Joker: S&S 4D Free Spin- awesome ride, always get off laughing, one thing I noticed is that where are no fins that intentionally spin the cars, you are truly free spinning on this ride.

 

Batman: The Dark Knight: surprise of the day for me! Fantastic B&M flourless coaster, snappy quick transitions and a compact layout. It may be my favorite floorless coaster out there.

 

Catwoman Whip: reminded me of jaguar because of the long trains.

 

Gotham City Gauntlet: Escape from Arkham Aslyum: seriously one of the longest ride names out there! Run of the mill wild mouse, fun but a little rough for my liking.

 

Harley Quinn Spinsanity: Fantastic Zamperla giant frisbee! Super intense, long cycle and just plain fun!

 

New England SkyScreamer: Fantastic Star Flyer!

 

I know I rode more rides but these are the ones the stuck out in my head.

 

Was there by myself and had a fantastic day! If you’re in the area I recommend visiting! Now onto the photos! (In no particular order)

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Superman, only running one train, but certainly the best ride in the park!

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Joker

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Goliath with SkyScreamer in the background

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No one has ever taken a photo from this location!

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Better with riders!

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Goliath testing, this is a good sign!

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Batman, surprise of my visit!

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Goliath’s loading platform. Note, there are still loading gates for the old trains that had to v-shaped seating configuration. They just welded a railing in front of those rows.

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My favorite photo of the day!

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I noticed they covered the row where the audio equipment used to be for Bizarro, I wish they would put a row of seats here, same with Apocalypse at SFMM

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Hey is that spider on Wicked Cyclone the one from SFMM? We haven’t see the spider on Colossus since the RMC conversion!

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Wait.....are you saying the train is different this season? Now that they have it running? It’s been down pretty much the whole season....I had ridden it once a couple seasons ago and have avoided it cuz the ride was so head jarring....I sat in last car.....I mean inseriously walked off the thing with a headache and that normally doesn’t happen to me....I have a decent tolerance for coaster shakes....anyway nice report....we haven’t gone up in a few weeks and need to get back during fright fest before the real cold stuff sets in and we have to wear ski clothes during HITP.....lolz

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