Six Flags New England
1623 Main St, Agawam, MA 01001
(413) 786-9300Add Hours
Parking: Lot, Private
Specialties: Amusement Parks
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I was very excited to visit this park but overall I was pretty disappointed with it due to its traditional theme park feel, a feel that is more indicative of a small regional theme park, not a destination theme park. I realize this park used to be Riverside Amusement Park but it has been quite awhile since Six Flags purchased it and it hasn't upgraded it to the point where it would be worth visiting more than once unless it's fairly close to you or somewhere you're already traveling to.
Once you reach the park's main drag by turning left after you enter the park you are greeted by two boomerang coasters, neither of which are impressive and their placement together dilutes their significance. Next there is a rather childish spinning coaster and a pretty good river raft ride, although that may just be because of all of the mist.
Once you start making your way in the other direction to the right side of the park you encounter Scream, a mini drop ride by today's standards, and Thunderbolt, a good classic wooden coaster. Batman: The Dark Knight is a good floorless coaster in a typical Six Flags Gotham City and the Mind Eraser is a decent early inverted coaster. Obviously Bizarro is this park's main draw, but having ridden Millennium Force, the ride failed to impress or thrill me with its rather small drop and when I asked if there was still sound on the ride, an element I was looking forward to experiencing, the ride's operator told me "it's not working right now." Cool. Oh well.
Overall this park is not the worst of the eight Six Flags I have been to, but it is definitely not the best. To call Bizarro the 2nd best steel coaster in the world currently seems to highly elevate its ranking, and although this is a nice regional park, I would not recommend driving a long way to it like I did unless you have a Six Flags season pass and want to experience yet another Six Flags park that is neither great nor bad, just decent.
04/15/2005Provided by Citysearch -
Six Flags New England is a great way to spend the day if you like rides. They have a great mixture of thrilling, soaking, and relaxing rides that could keep any member of the family entertained. Some of the roller coasters have longer lines, but many of the more fun rides have very short lines. Every summer I buy a season pass (normally $55) and every time I go I have a great time.