10 Fun Facts About Six Flags New England

Six Flags New England

Six Flags New England Entrance Plaza

Six Flags New England is one of the best amusement parks in the northeast and holds some of the best coasters not only in the region but in the entire United States.

Today we are sharing 10 fun facts about this amazing amusement park located in Agawam Massachusetts.

1. Other Name

Six Flags New England Drop Tower Ride

Before the park was owned by Six Flags, it was known as Riverside for most of its history.

2. Oldest Coaster

Thunderbolt Ride Entrance Wooden Roller Coaster Six Flags New England

The oldest currently operating roller coaster at the park is Thunderbolt, which is also the only wooden roller coaster in the park. It originally opened at the park in 1941.

3. DC Heroes

Harley Quinn Spinsanity Queue Line Entrance Sign Six Flags New England

Many of the roller coasters and other rides at Six Flags New England are themed based on various DC superheroes.

4. Looney Tunes

Tweety's Clubhouse Ride Looney Tunes Six Flags New England

The park also features a Looney Tunes-themed section filled with kiddie rides themed based on the classic characters. The characters themselves also have made appearances in the park over the years.

5. Never Opened Roller Coaster

At one point this park was supposed to receive a highly themed roller coaster (by Six Flags standards) based on The Dark Knight. But issues with permits ended up canceling this ride after construction had started, and the same ride would later open Six Flags Mexico, where it still operates to this day.

6. Lost Lands

Henry The Octopus Ride The Wiggles Six Flags New England

This park used to have various themed lands that have since been removed, including lands based on The Wiggles and Thomas The Tank Engine.

7. Two Boomerangs

Goliath Lift Hill Towers Roller Coaster Six Flags New England

This park is notable for featuring two boomerang style roller coasters, although they are different styles of roller coasters. The rides are also located right next to one another.

8. Water Park

Entrance To Hurricane Harbor Sign Six Flags New England

This park also features a water park connected to the main park known as Hurricane Harbor. The entrance of this water park is located next to Batman The Dark Knight.

9. World's Tallest

New England SkyScreamer Ride Six Flags New England

The world's SkyScreamer, a ride found at many Six Flags parks, is the largest version of the attraction in the world.

10. Virtual Reality

Multiple rides at this park have experimented with virtual reality over the years, most notably even the park's flagship ride, Superman The Ride.


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