Six Flags New England-6/5

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Thursday, June 6, 2002 9:32 AM

On Wednesday, June 5, the school band took off at 8:30 AM for Six Flags New England. we got to the park seven minutes after opening. Unfortunately, 12 rides were closed that day, so the great flat ride collection was not something I could do on this visit.

Batman Dark Knight-8/10

Are group started of with a dash to Batman Dark Knight, where we had a walk on to the front seat and were ready to take flight. The ride is one of the most beautiful roller coasters I've ever seen, but would it ride ride as thrilling as it looks. The view from the front seat is beautiful. Unlike S:ROS, which is parallel to the river, B:DK is looking right at it. So you get to the you head into the B&M dip with this gorgeous view of the river with the start of a twisting drop in front of you. If only someone would capture that on camera, because that is definentaly one of the most photograhic sights I've seen on a coaster.

The first drop is very steep and wickedly twisted, you don't get much of a rush on this drop but it is still the perfect way to start of this ride. The drop goes by quick as you speed through some wonderful shrubs and trees. You take a drive into the vertical loop which is very intense so you didn't get a lot of hangtime. The dive loop and lateral turn make up for an awosome back to back stunt. Because the ride is so compact, each element is is going through another one. Combining that with the Gotham feeling you get a terror that you don't find on the other floorlesses. The Zero gravity roll through the dive loop was pure genius. This part of the ride gives some awsome hang time, making you feel like your about to collide. While excuting the zero-g-roll, you can't help but notice the wonderful job Six Flags did with the scenery. While the park does not have a Gotham area yet, Six Flags did a pretty snazy job on incorperating this dark landscaping and greenery along with other city symbols. Best way to describe it is flying through Central Park at night. Finally, the two interlocking corkscrews came, providing a some pretty good lateral g's and an unexpected suprise. That's right, Batman Dark Knight has got the "ouchy mama" effect, in which a coaster concludes with a banging elenment w/o rough transitions. The ride concludes in a quick turn into the brakes. It may be short, but you'd be hard-pressed to find a ride that delivers such non-stop thrills from lift hill to break-run.

The Dark Knight is certainly a thrilling ride with some of the most intense laterals I've experienced. There was hardly any line for this ride most of the day, but once people realised that it was a hit, its popularity grew, along with the lines.

Number of Rides: 3 Best Seat: Front

Airtime Rating: Low Best Part of the Ride:The view...oh, you mean the ride...eh...All of it

Popularity: 90% Satisfaction: 80%

Superman:Ride of Steel-10/10...YEAH RIGHT!!! It's off the scale!!!!!!!!!

Enough was enough, we knew there was something better than B:DK in the park and it was waiting for us in DC Comic Adventures. Being head of the track team, I whip those boys pot buns into shape an ran them through the shortcut to Superman, which was finally added this year.

the line through the "Daily Planet" and hurdled over the empty ques. Are reward, walk on access to my favorite seat in the house, back seat, airtime heaven. We sat in the station eagerly waiting to start the rush. There was a problem ahead where they wouldn't let my Science teacher ride because he was too tall. This was a pretty depressing sight to see after his entire class was raving to him about this being the greatest coaster. I can complain as well, because the Millenium Flyer trains can add a wonderful effect to the ride but are very tight and have this darn box divider in the middle that takes away 1/3 of the room. The 208-foot lift hill starts straight out of the station and runs alongside the Connecticut River. For those of you who don't like water, then I suggest sitting on the right-hand side and don't look left. Personally, the presence of water always adds that little extra fear factor, and I couldn't wait to get to the top of the lift.

On the way down I remember thinking how much longer is this wicked sensation was going to last. There were several seconds of weightlessness before, boom baby down the first drop into this mist filled tunnel with red smog lights and goes 18 feet under ground. The second hill that follows is crowned glory, king of floating air. You just can't get anything as good as the huge acceleration, then the massive airtime before being whipped down another huge drop.

There then follows an overbanked turn which provides a feeling that you are going to fall out of the train. At the bottom of the turn, there is a small flat section of track that allows you to feel the intense speed of the ride. The track is now running alongside where it takes a little dip before heading into airtime alley, two large airtime filled camelbacks tucked behind the back of of the buidings of Metropolis. The one just before passing the station providing the most air and leads into the last element of airtime alley, the Sidewinder hill. After just pasing through what feels like the best par of the ride yet, Superman triumphs over all. You zoom at over that sidewinder at 35 mph and enter the great finale of them all.

The ride then takes a turning point and theres comes a larger helix just after the previous one to form a figure eight style layout. The ride then takes a turnaround inside another mist-filled underground tunnel. This is what makes the ride so unique, after almost being overdosed on airtime, you are now treated to lots of speed and two great out of control helixes, no those little flat overbanked ones you're think of. I'm talking about pure whiplash.

The final stretch of ride makes the perfect ending to a prefect ride. You ride the bronco over three bunny hills packed full ejector air and numerous headchoppers that will have you laughing, cheering, and screaming all the way. Anyone who has any doubts as to the quality and enjoyment of this ride, only needs to take one look and listen to the people on the train as it hits the brakes before the station. I raise my head up from the sudden stop of the magnetic brakes and watch every single rider in front of we cheering, screaming, raving. One man had a shirt on that said "Magnum XL, #1 in the World." You know what he did. Once he got out of his seat he stood in the station ripped his shirt of and yelled, "Superman is #1!!!" The whole station house loaded with cheers and guys saying "You tell it man!" and girls whistling and yelling "YEAH!!!" At that moment I made not in my head, Superman will always be number one in my book.

Number of Rides: 7 Best Seat: Back

Airtime Rating: Extreme Best Part of the Ride: All of it

Popularity: 100% Satisfaction: 110%

Thunderbolt-6/10 what the heck, I know the night ride is worth the 7

We went to Lex luther's Arcade where I decided to get some fries. I Offered some to my friends as we watched Mike set the circuit record for SF Rush 2049. By the end of the game, I found out that Terry had eaten all of my fries and left me four!!! So at lunch I decided to ditch the group while they stuffed their faces and ride S:ROS a few times.


NOTE*At lunch time everybody heads to Rockaville for the games and best places to eat. That's your chance to get shorter lines in DC Comic Adventures area.*NOTE


But, Superman would have to wait till I payed a visit to Thunderbolt, one of my favorite classics of the golden era. The line and station house are getting pretty drabby, but to my suprise, G-Man was running Thunderbolt and gave me instant access to the hot seat of the ride. Lucky #3 in the back car.


**NOTE*Don't call Pablo, G-Man unless you know him or know one of his friends. He'll ask, "who sent you?" in a strong Mexican accent, which really means how's it going. You better have a good response or you'll be hedaing straight for a smacked bottom.*NOTE**


This figure eight woodie is a great ride for the family to enjoy and is the long time favorite of the Kennedy family. At the top of the lift you are greeted by a fruity sign

Looney Toons sign that say "keep your body inside the car at all times." The ride used to have these colored flags that lined both of the big turnarounds ,but due to people always trying to pull then of and throw them, they were taken down leaving nothing but this dead beat sign. The first drop has a nice whip that pulls you down, but it is the double dips and hidden airtime hills that made me want to ride this woodie again. The beautiful lights that run the entire circuit are enough to raise the rating to 7/10, but it was afternoon. Never the less, this coaster is still provide "Some Kick" just as it's dad did and old cousin from Revere, (the orginal Some Kick.) I'm just glad it still carries on that feeling that people got when they got of the compact woodies of his family, you still here people saying "Wasn't the best but that ride still had some kick to it."

Number of Rides: 1 Best Seat: Lucky #3 in back

Airtime Rating: Medium Best Part of the Ride: Double dips

Popularity: 80% Satisfaction: 65%

Flashback-5/10

Not bad for a boomerang, actually fairly smooth ride compared to my other encounters. The setting is very nice, the loop is raised so that it goes directly ontop of the Flashback sign. Got a nice garden touch to it as well. What can I say it did a good job today with. The station house is pretty sweet, the neon colored wingover next to the hillside and thick fence of tree provide a cool backdrop. Still, you have to add in that the rough circuit and transitions are not that pleasing.


**NOTE* Six Flags, take of all the darn advertisements for Dorritos at the exit ramp. They've got seven of those big poster, one after another on each fence. It's no wonder it looked like some were torn down.*NOTE**


Number of Rides: 1 Best Seat: the operating booth, at least it's not rough in there

Airtime Rating: None Best Part of the Ride: N/A

Popularity: 70% Satisfaction: 50%

Cyclone-7/10

I had set off deeper into thedormant side of the park. With Flashback done, Shipwreck Falls and Blzzard Rver drained out, and Skycoaster and the Sky Ride down, I'd thought I'd take a hike up to Cyclone, for a couple of rides. I had never thought I'd be in for a Royal Hut King Tut Whoopin'!!! Ouch, and ouch again, getting more violent every season. I know Cyclone tries very hard to deliver a good ride, and can serve a tremendous amount of air. After the notices of many long time fans of the original Riverside Cyclone of Six Flags attempt in taming the uncontrolable beast, they finally loosened up those trims. The ride is gives some of the best and most painful airtime around now. If only they would retrack it because the wild transitions don't thrill like they used to, they hurt, and TLC could do this ride some good along with retracking. I even got a re-ride in the back seat, which made a huge difference to the ride. Got some great airtime and big sores. if you're daring enough, go for the back seat, but riders should be cautioned.

Number of Rides: 2 Best Seat: Back

Airtime Rating: High Best Part of the Ride: N/A

Popularity: 50% Satisfaction: 70%

Poison Ivy Twisted Train-3/10

Ok, I've have never even seen a single person in line for this ride. The train is so long that its always half empty at least. The front of the train is in the brakes while the end of the trains is halfway through the circuit. The ride has a unique double figure 8 layout, and would be a great ride if the trains were shorter. The long trains and low ridership in terms give a slow and quiet ride that is over shadowed by Superman.

Number of Rides: 2 Best Seat: None

Airtime Rating: None Best Part of the Ride: First sidewinder hill

Popularity: 10% Satisfaction: 30%

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Lake Compounce-So Fresh and So Clean Clean

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Thursday, June 6, 2002 9:58 AM
If superman is number one then im Bill Clinton.
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Thursday, June 6, 2002 10:07 AM
So tell us what your number one is...
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Bake 'em away toys.
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Thursday, June 6, 2002 10:37 AM

steelraptor said:
If superman is number one then im Bill Clinton.


Then can you tell us about your affair with Monica?

That shirt ripping on Superman has become a trend because G-Man just told me that a guy ripped of a Steel Force shirt on Superman and had a giant Superman tatoo on his chest.

Note to self, bring Goliath shirt next time to rip off ;)

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Lake Compounce-So Fresh and So Clean Clean

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Thursday, June 6, 2002 10:59 AM
So when i go to SFNE this June, i should sit in the back on superman?!

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Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone

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Thursday, June 6, 2002 1:16 PM
Very good and detailed report. I would like to believe that Superman is number one, but unfortunately, I probably will never be able to ride it! (due to my height)
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Friday, June 7, 2002 8:31 PM
where thier 2 trains on superman
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Saturday, June 8, 2002 10:45 AM

Nope. Ride-ops said it hasn't even tested yet (Can you really trust ride-ops though?) The 'S' decal hasn't been applied yet though.
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AC?, RB?, MF?, DD?, PR? Who can keep track of it all?
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Saturday, June 8, 2002 10:50 AM

Well, they were supposed to have it ready for Memorial Day. Perhaps they'll get it done for the fourth of July! No more SFNE for me this summer. That park is the pits. I wish Superman was in a different park because it's going to waste there. I wonder how many riders they do on a busy Saturday. I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's no where close to 23,094 (Magnum's best day last year). Do they even crack 8,000?

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-Matt
2001 Magnum Crew

*** This post was edited by MDOmnis on 6/8/2002. ***

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 11:12 PM

who is g-man?

i go to SFNE all the time, but have never heard of him.

and also, i do think that S:ROS has tested, or will soon because there were water dummies in a bunch of seats...thats always a good sign

good TR though, i went up on friday too, but i went around 6-8

mike

-no longer writes TR's for his home park, just some notes sometimes

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-mike

"Ain't no glory in a war"
-Rx Bandits

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Monday, June 10, 2002 12:55 PM

Messiah of the DMV said:

who is g-man?

i go to SFNE all the time, but have never heard of him.

and also, i do think that S:ROS has tested, or will soon because there were water dummies in a bunch of seats...thats always a good sign

good TR though, i went up on friday too, but i went around 6-8

mike

-no longer writes TR's for his home park, just some notes sometimes

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-mike

"Ain't no glory in a war"
-Rx Bandits



G-Man and Rebino are two of my best friend. Rebino lives down in Bristol and works at Lake Compounce. G-Man lives in Southwick and works at SFNE. Neither of them go by thoughs as their formal names but those are we call each other. I'm Vertex, but we pronounce it like this(ver-TEH).

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Lake Compounce-So Fresh and So Clean Clean

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