Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (9/29/14) All American Thrills has posted a good video showing off the fun of Fright Fest at Six Flags New England this week. Check it out below!
(9/18/14) Screamscape sources tell us that Six Flags New England will retire their classic Von Roll Sky Way attraction at the end of the season. Unlike your typical Von Roll skyride you may have seen elsewhere over the years, the one running at Six Flags New England features unique globe shaped cars that were originally built and run at Coney Island back in 1963 before being moved to the New England park in 1973. It’s sad to see a classic ride with a history like this retired.
2015 - Wicked Cyclone - (9/30/14) A new Wicked Cyclone construction update has been posted to SFNEOnline this week are more of the old track sections have been removed.
(9/24/14) AllAmericanThrills has posted a new construction update from Six Flags New England and the Wicked Cyclone this week.
(9/16/14) A new animated piece showing off both the off-ride footage as well as the complete POV animated footage of what Wicked Cyclone is going to look like can be found below. Looks pretty “wicked” for sure… even more impressive after seeing the POV. This is going to be one hell of a ride.
Meanwhile SFNEOnline has posted another photo construction update from this past weekend as well, so enjoy!
(9/12/14) According to the official Six Flags New England Instragram, RMC topped off the Wicked Cyclone lift hill this week.
(9/11/14) The latest Wicked Cyclone construction update can be found in a video posted by Coaster Crew this week. They’ve really torn it up quite a bit now.
(9/8/14) The latest Wicked Cyclone construction update has been posted to SFNEOnline as they near the top of the lift hill with the new I-Box track segments.
(9/2/14) The latest construction pictures of Wicked Cyclone were sent in just a few hours ago from a park guests. RMC has already replaced the track from the brake run, through the station and to about a third of the way up the lift hill.
(8/28/14) Cyclone will be reborn as Wicked Cyclone, a hybrid coaster offering intense speed, drops and inversions. It will be 3,320 feet long, 109 feet tall, hit 55 mph down the 78º first drop, feature the first 200º Stall and two Zero G Rolls. Don't forget the 14 Negative-G Hills!
Check out the video below to see it in action.
(8/27/14) Ok... a few of you make a good point today. While many of us were busy complaining and being amused by the choice of naming the new ride Wicked Cyclone, it seems there is somewhat of a reason for it. From what I’m told, and after doing a little bit of searching online, it seems the wacky people in the Boston / New England area are apparently fond of throwing about the word “Wicked” in front of just about anything to provide emphasis. I’m not from New England... in fact I’ve never visited New England, and never knew anyone from there, but based on my Southern California upbringing, which included the occasional use of the word “Wicked” ourselves, I think I got this. I’m led to believe that New Englanders use the word in much the same way that we felt the ‘Zoners (that’s Arizona folks for the rest of you) and NorCal peeps would drop in the word “Hella” excessively into conversations until we begged them to stop. So that said... it seems the name Wicked Cyclone is a nod to the local slang.
Local slangs are fun anyway... as long as people understand what’s going on. Though as a California boy transplanted into the Carolina’s I still find myself giggling every time older folks around here talk about how they went “Shagging” and actually mean dancing, and not the Austin Powers kind of Shagging I was thinking about. *Snicker!* See, I can’t help it.