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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Sep 09, 2018 10:46 am

Goliath is actually open today! It only took 8 visits this year for that to happen. :lol:

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Edit- It's now closed. Glad I rode it when I actually saw it running.
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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby Mr Stratosphere » Mon Sep 17, 2018 9:40 pm

Anyone going to be at the park this Saturday?
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:37 am

I may be stopping in for a few hours on the way to the Big E, but I'm not sure if I'm going this weekend or the following one.
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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby Zand » Tue Sep 18, 2018 5:28 pm

Mr Stratosphere wrote: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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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby Jason Maier » Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:52 pm

I'm surprised that Goliath hasn't been junked yet (given that it's down a lot and has been a rougher ride since the new trains were installed)

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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby Mr Stratosphere » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:03 pm

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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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:27 pm

^ Not having to park at the Big E could help you. The last mile as you approach the Big E is absolutely painful as parking becomes few and far between.
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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby Mr Stratosphere » Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:34 pm

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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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Sep 24, 2018 7:48 pm

Great report!

Goliath actually gives good rides in the very front and very back. Any seat in between can give a spine shattering ride.
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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby ice1972 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 12:01 am

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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