New England Parks

Sunday, December 29, 2002 6:11 PM
My Family and I are planning a trip to the New England States, and I was just wondering what parks are the best in that area, and are worth checking out. Thanks!
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Sunday, December 29, 2002 6:14 PM
Definately gotta hit SFNE...The Lake is also worth a visit for Boulder Dash also.

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Sunday, December 29, 2002 6:16 PM

Well there is Six Flags New England, home of Superman: Ride of Steel. There is Lake Compounce not as many thrills there but still a great family park. There is also Canobie Lake Park and Whalom Park. I never been to those 2 so I can't tell you much about them.

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Sunday, December 29, 2002 7:09 PM

If your in NY, or NJ hit Six Flags Darien Lake and Six Flags Great Adventure. It depends on which states you are going to, because Cedar Point, Worlds of Adventure, and Kings island are just a couple hours away in Ohio. SFNE would also be a good pick.

All the parks have great rides.

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Sunday, December 29, 2002 7:22 PM
Code823, did you bother reading the topic? The person asked about parks in New England, which doesn't include Ohio, New York, or New Jersey!
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Sunday, December 29, 2002 7:30 PM
IMHO here are the parks you should hit, with the best coasters listed:

The Great Escape (ok, in NY but near Lake George, an absolutely beautiful area and only about 40 minutes from VT, so close to New England) - A fun park, not too big, but fun. The Comet is an aewsome coaster, easily a top ten woodie IMHO.

Six Flags New England - A nice Six Flags park with good theming, a nice slelection of flat rides and 3-4 very good coasters. Superman Ride of Steel is arguably the best roller coaster in the World! Other good ones are the Cyclone, Thunderbolt, and Batman Dark Knight.

Lake Compounce - A very good traditional amusement park, with one of the world's best wood coasters which runs along the side of a mountain- Boulderdash!

Canobie Lake - Another very nice, and good sized Traditional Park featuring the peppy Yankee Canonball coaster.

Funtown USA - This one is in Saco ME, and a great small but family run park with a good selection of rides. The wood coaster, Excalibur, is VERY good...ride it at night for some great fast-paced and very dark rides!

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Sunday, December 29, 2002 7:40 PM

Intamin Fan said:
Code823, did you bother reading the topic? The person asked about parks in New England, which doesn't include Ohio, New York, or New Jersey!
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Sorry about that, I live in NY and always though we were in New England, but i checked, and your right. sorry. But NY and NJ are pretty close to New England. I knew Ohio wasn't, but pretty close.

Just taking a guess, but since his names Montu, im guessing hes from Florida, and If he were driving, he'd pass through New York and New Jersey. Sorry about that, I should have checked to see what the New England States were before I posted!

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Monday, December 30, 2002 4:20 AM

You don't know which states are New England States??? Wow.

Back on topic, it depends on what you're going for. Fun, great coasters, or for your track record. If for your track record, you can hit Palace Playland (2 coasters) at Orchard Beach in Maine, which is very close to Funtown. Quassy in Connecticut is a childrens/family park which also has two coasters.

But if you're limited to one or two parks, IMO I'd say SFNE and Lake Compounce because those are great parks. But I've been to the others in New England, and you definitely can't count those out either. Yankee Cannonball is small but wonderful (along with the park), and same with Excalibur, which I rode 50 times in about one day (thanks to ACE's Preservation Conference). It is one of the fastest rides in the dark, which makes the ride a lot better. But if you can hit Great Escape which is just out of New England in NY, that would be good because they have a decent amount of coasters, including Comet, a bobsled, and a new but old mine train for this year. Have fun, and if you are planning to hit SFNE, make sure to tell me!

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Monday, December 30, 2002 4:37 AM
Canobie could always use a visit. See sig.

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Monday, December 30, 2002 4:41 AM

Code823 said:
I knew Ohio wasn't, but pretty close.


Um...its not really that close. You have to drive ALL the way through Penn. horizontally to get there which is a long drive.

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Monday, December 30, 2002 4:54 AM

Yeah, and all the parks in Ohio are on the west half, except SFWoA. (which is still pretty close)

Be sure to come back and visit us, though! :)

*** This post was edited by S00perGIR on 12/30/2002. ***

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Monday, December 30, 2002 9:01 AM
SFNE is a must, but try to hit it on a weekday. Funtown has a great wood coaster and some decent flats including New England's longest and highest log flume, but IMO it's not worth the long ride north. Lake Compounce has two woodies and a boomerang but Boulderdash is alone worth the trip. If you want thrills, hit SFNE, if you want atmosphere hit Canobie and the Lake.
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Monday, December 30, 2002 6:12 PM
You have to go to canobie...it is a beutiful park which needs a visit by everyone....YC is soooo awsome and my fav. woodie...and got a paint job this year....and the whole park is so clean and beutuful you wont regret it.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2002 6:37 AM

I swear Yankee Cannonball at Canobie Lake Park has more airtime than most other bigger coasters. It's old and small by today's standards, but it is just full of airtime on every hill. It's just a fun ride!

Canobie is an awesome park also because of it's classic atmosphere. It reminds me of being at an old-time boardwalk amusement park without the ocean. Some of it seems unchanged since the 1950's while other parts are quite modern. It also attracts lots of kids and teenagers from suburban Boston, and now that I'm older, that seems to add to the fun of reliving my trips to Canobie as a child/teen.

Don't miss Lake Compounce either. SFNE is one of the better SF parks in my opinion, but the experience can be had at many other large parks across the country. Canobie and Lake Compounce are so unique, and I would visit both during your trip.

Welcome to New England, Montu.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2002 2:22 PM
You have to spend a day at SFNE, then I would go to Lake Compounce and Canobie if you have time, Superman, Batman-The Dark Knight, Cyclone, Boulderdash and Yankee Canonball are the highlights.
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Tuesday, December 31, 2002 6:42 PM

Canobie is an amazing traditional park with some awesome restored flat rides. Yankee Cannonball is also a very good woody.

Funtown is also great and has Exaclibur which is amazing and one of the best.

I would also go to SFNE and the Lake.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2002 8:39 PM

Duh. The Great Escape is in the New England area. Take that stick out of your a** Superman: Kid of Steel.

The Great Escape is so close to MA. There are also many other parks along the eastern side of New York.

So... Coney Island is in New York, so it doesn't count? Of coarse it does. Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't New York part of New England anyway?

Yeah.

Besides, you have to pass through New York to get to those other parks.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 5:58 AM

rentzy387 said:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't New York part of New England anyway?

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New York is not part of New England. New England is Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 2:10 PM
The Great Escape is so close to Mass? Are you kidding? Maybe close to some parts of western Mass, but it's nowhere near the other parks in Mass.
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Wednesday, January 1, 2003 2:30 PM

Yeah, in perspective, The Great Escape is close to MA.

When you say that New York isn't in New England you are thinking of the whole thing. Darien Lake is VERY far from MA. On the other hand, TGE is A LOT closer.

The GE is about 2 hours from SFNE and 1 an hour and a half from the state of MA.

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