Are you traveling to Massachusetts or Connecticut and absolutely love roller coasters and amusement parks? If so, you’ll definitely want to visit Six Flags New England in Agawam, Masschusetts! Nicknamed the Coaster Capitol of New England (for good reason), it is an amazing amusement park with 13 roller coasters; for those who love water rides, this Six Flags has a great water park as well, called Hurricane Harbor! This is the oldest park in the Six Flags Chain, even though it is not the original Six Flags Park. So, to help plan your visits to Six Flags New England, here are 6 things that you MUST DO!
Ride Superman: The Ride!
Superman: The Ride is an amazing steel hyper coaster built by Intamin in 2000. This ride has been voted #1 Steel Coaster in the world by the USA Today’s Reader Poll. You won’t want to miss riding this one.
Ride Wicked Cyclone
Love to feel the power of the storm? If so, you need to ride Wicked Cyclone. Wicked Cyclone is roller coaster that was built by Rocky Mountain Construction (RMC) in 2015 on the old structure of the original Riverside Cyclone [built by Willam Cobb in 1983]; this coaster has more airtime than any other coaster on the east coast. As a result of its amazing ride experience, this RMC was voted the best new coaster for 2015 by the USA Today’s Reader poll!
Ride Mind Eraser / Galactic Attack Virtual Reality Coaster
New for 2017, Mind Eraser received new trains with the improved vest harness restraint system from Vekoma. In addition, Six Flags announced that it was adding the Galactic Attack Virtual Reality (VR) Coaster experience on Mind Eraser for a limited time!
Ride New England SkyScreamer
Do you love to go to new heights and look at amazing views? If so, this experience is just for you. At a height of 410 feet, the New England SkyScreamer is the World’s Tallest Swing Ride! You can see as far away as Hartford or Worchester – which is 30 minutes away!
Eat at JB’s Smokehouse Barbeque
Do you love barbecue and/or have an All Season Dining Pass? If either is true, you need to eat at JB’s Smokehouse Barbeque. It is located in CrackAxle Canyon Across from Goliath! This BBQ restaurant has great food that is served in a sports bar setting with sports played on televisions and various New England sports team memorabilia throughout! Oh, and the food is so YUMMY!
Ride The Joker: 4D Free Fly Coaster
Another thing that is brand new For 2017 is the The Joker 4D Free Fly Coaster; it takes guests on a new ride experience where they are flipped head over heels between six and eight times on this new flipping machine, reaching speeds of up to 50 mph! Each ride experience varies, so guests will want to check this out more than once!
We hope you consider all of these tips when you visit Six Flags New England on your next visit; enjoy your day at the Coaster Capital of New England!
[Images of Superman: The Ride, Mind Eraser, and Joker: 4D Free Fly Coaster courtesy of Six Flags New England.]
[Feature image courtesy of Coaster Addict Thomas.]