Six Flags New England!

Thursday, February 20, 2003 12:21 PM
Six Flags New England's new water park expansion with a few new tube slides and body slides, wave pool, and "splash area" and new entrance, I thought it would be interesting to know if they are going to start charging separate admission because of crowds, the new location, and the new name Hurricane Harbor.

Don't most Six Flags water parks named Hurricane Harbor charge a separate admission, and most Island Kingdoms don't?

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Thursday, February 20, 2003 12:41 PM
Where did you learn that the name is changing to Hurricane Harbor along with the new additions? That is news to me.
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Thursday, February 20, 2003 12:52 PM
Yes all HH parks I can think of have an admission. I hope it stays free. It is nice to just cool off for an hour or two.
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Thursday, February 20, 2003 12:55 PM
SFWoA has a Hurricane Harbor and its free.
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Thursday, February 20, 2003 1:12 PM
I Doubt they will charge a seperate admission.

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Thursday, February 20, 2003 2:09 PM

MikeMir87 said:
I Doubt they will charge a seperate admission.

I won't bet on it...

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RCT2 recreation of SFNE coming this summer!

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Friday, February 21, 2003 12:20 PM
Now that you mention it, it is possible that they are going to be charging a separate adminssion fee. They are moving the entrance after all. Maybe they're going to have the entrance on the outside of the park? Who knows. Screamscape's latest update on the matter makes this seem all the more possible.

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Friday, February 21, 2003 4:45 PM
I'm doubting the name change but the cover charge seems pretty unavoidable.

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Friday, February 21, 2003 7:58 PM
Umm, ThrillChill, where are you getting your information? I'm not doubting you necessarily, but unless you work for the park or something how can we be sure this is nothing short of a rumor?

Also, I've always been saying SFNE needs a new entrance. Is it going to be a separate entrance to the park (near Batman,) or just a new entrance to the waterpark so they can charge us? I hope they don't, because i do like to go to the waterpark at least one of my visits w/ a season pass, but there's no way i'm paying extra for it.

Unless people state sources, i won't believe anything until i see it with my own eyes.

~me

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Saturday, February 22, 2003 3:41 AM
The commonweatlh of Mass. loves S:ROS but most are getting sick of Six Flags New England. The squished-up, crowded, compact, not-for-the-entire family anymore park is starting to get on everyone's nerves. And along with the rip off parking and high enterance fees the in park prices have gotten rediculous. If they choose to add an admission to the water park, I can't wait to see their attendance go down.

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Saturday, February 22, 2003 4:03 AM

nelson324 said:
Umm, ThrillChill, where are you getting your information?

http://masslive.com/search/index.ssf?/base/news-3/104434744384810.xml?mass
^^ From there.

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Saturday, February 22, 2003 4:04 AM

Vertigo said:
The commonweatlh of Mass. loves S:ROS but most are getting sick of Six Flags New England. The squished-up, crowded, compact, not-for-the-entire family anymore park is starting to get on everyone's nerves. And along with the rip off parking and high enterance fees the in park prices have gotten rediculous. If they choose to add an admission to the water park, I can't wait to see their attendance go down.

I agree. While I was on MassLive about that article, I started reading the Agawam message boards and no, they don't like the park too much.

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CBuzzer since September 2001 with a few bumps along the way. :)

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Saturday, February 22, 2003 5:34 AM
Plus, all the parks that do have separate admission for their waterpark tend to be larger in size. Examples- Magic Mountain, Great Adventure, and SFoT have separate admissions for their waterpark. All of those parks have over 10 coasters and are very large in size.

Look at SFNE. Only 8 coasters, the park isn't that big, and it's only been 3 years since Six Flags took over. I just don't think they're ready yet. Plus, there is a parking issue. I don't think the parking SFNE has now can take a second park! Unless they use that land they bought last year down the street, they won't have enough parking for two parks.

A separate admission will probably drop attendance. With the extreme prices to get into the park and for parking, the locals must hate this. Plus, after three years, it seems that they could get used to the rides and what they give. So if they did go into SFNE, they'd want to just chill in the waterpark after a couple of rides, and now that the waterpark is getting expanded, it would be a lot better. But if they charge separate admission, everyone has to choose between the rides or the water rides.

I was also looking at Hurricane Harbor's website (Dallas/SFoT) and they have a ton of rides! 20 are listed, and that doesn't include the multiple slides on each ride structure. SFNE barely links Island Kingdom on their site or list any of the waterpark rides (I only saw 1 listed in the rides list). If Six Flags is going to make Island Kingdom into a Hurricane Harbor, don't you think they'd post it on their website, because that is pretty big news! The website doesn't even tell of the new expansion this year!

Plus, with Hurricane Harbor New Jersey close by, wouldn't a Hurricane Harbor New England hurt NJ's marketing area? They do attract some New Englanders, and with a new HH in NE, that would take out that area. If this did happen, the NJ park would have to try to get the guests from south of them, but can't go far because of White Water Atlanta, SFKK, and SFA.

I just don't see it happening, or myself wanting to see it happen.

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I lost my hat on Poison Ivy. How pathetic.

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Saturday, February 22, 2003 5:51 AM

Superman:Kid of Steel said:


If Six Flags is going to make Island Kingdom into a Hurricane Harbor, don't you think they'd post it on their website, because that is pretty big news! The website doesn't even tell of the new expansion this year!


It has just been approved, not announced.

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SFNE Central v4- Online Six Flags New England Resource
CBuzzer since September 2001 with a few bumps along the way. :)

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Saturday, February 22, 2003 12:45 PM
I'm 99% sure that what I posted is true. It is from a very very reliable source.
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Saturday, February 22, 2003 1:11 PM
Alex, I know it's just been approved, but it's pretty obvious that if they go to town meetings to try to get approval that they will follow through. And when it is approved, they usually announce it, and they haven't.

The construction might be delayed because of the nasty weather up here.
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I lost my hat on Poison Ivy. How pathetic.

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Saturday, February 22, 2003 1:13 PM
If you got your 2003 season pass it says free unlimited use of Island Kingdom. You can see it on their web site, so their not going to charge a seperate fee. The reason their moving the entrance is to put the line at the end of the park instead of the middle where it has been.
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Saturday, February 22, 2003 9:03 PM
Does anyone know anything about possible flat rides for Six Flags New England for 2003? Also, any other good updated SFNE personal websites? SFNE Central is awesome.
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