Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (3/23/17) You can take a quick look at the construction progress on The Joker at Six Flags New England over at SFNEOnline this week, along with a look at the Mind Eraser train's new restraint system.
(3/17/17) Six Flags New England has announced that they will be opening the new Galactic Attack VR Coaster experience on the park's Mind Eraser inverted coaster this Spring. In addition to the new Samsung VR Gear, the coaster will also see new more comfortable restraints added as well to improve the rider experience. Look for Galactic Attack to premier to Season Passholders on April 8 and 9th and to the general public on April 10th.
(1/27/17) Looks like the sports battle of the theme parks will continue, as Six Flags New England and Six Flags over Georgia have placed a friendly wager on the outcome of the Superbown on Feb. 5th... between the New England Patriots and the Atlanta Falcons.
If the Patriots win, SFOG will have to rename their SkyScreamer as the Patriots SkyScreamer as well as serve New England Clam Chowder to their All Season Dining Pass guests during the park's opening weekend (Mar. 11-12). The park President (Dale Kaetzel) will also have to ride the SkyScreamer (with a Patriots flag attached) while wearing a Patriots team jersey.
On a similar note, if the Falcons win the Superbowl, SFNE will have to rename their SkyScreamer as the Falcon's SkyScreamer and serve Georgia Peach Pie to their All Season Dining Pass guests during their opening weekend (Apr. 1-2). SFNE President (John Winkler) will have to ride the attraction wearing a Falcons Jersey with a Falcons Rise Up flag attached.
2017 - The Joker - (1/31/17) A new update from SFNE Online shares a batch of aerial photos of the park taken by a drone-cam. (Note: they say the drone only few next to the park and not over the park itself.) Looking at the future site of The Joker however, you can see that they have only placed the new footers in the ground and there has been zero vertical construction of the new coaster at this point in time. Considering we just saw a current look at the fully built Joker clone at Six Flags over Texas in another update posted today on Screamscape, it always strikes me as kind of odd how one park can get so far ahead of another when they are building the same attraction. Of course a number of factors contribute to that, and in addition to weather and what the pre-existing state of the site was, how soon each park will open for the season also plays a factor in which rides get built first.
(10/26/16) A few new pictures of the construction site for The Joker coaster were sent in to Screamscape this week, shot at SFNE on Sunday afternoon.
(9/27/16) A reader sent in some fresh pictures from Six Flags New England showing off the future site of The Joker coaster, where they have already removed the old Splashwater Falls ride.
(9/1/16) The Joker, an S&S FreeFly 4D coaster, is coming to Six Flags New England in 2017. Check out the official announcement video below.
(9/1/16) I’m told that Six Flags will be installing three Joker clones (S&S Freefly 4D coasters) in the chain this season, with the new coasters going to Six Flags Great America, Six Flags New England and Six Flags over Texas.
(8/11/16) Six Flags New England has confirmed our rumor that Splashwater Falls will celebrate the attraction's "Last Splash" on September 5th, ending a decade of thrills. So what will replace it? From the look of things the park will get an S&S 4D FreeFly coaster for 2017.
How do we know? because the meeting notes already announced for Agawam's Aug. 18th meeting list two projects for SFNE on the agenda, a "4D Coaster" and a Looney Tunes Restroom. Sounds like the park is getting a coaster similar to Batman at SFFT and Joker at SFGAdv.