Six Flags New England announces spinning coaster and new slide

Posted Wednesday, February 23, 2005 11:18 AM | Contributed by redman822

Six Flags New England has announced the addition of Mr. Six's Pandemonium, a spinning coaster, and a coaster-style water slide called Typhoon for the 2005 season.

Read the press release and see video at PR Newswire.

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Wednesday, February 23, 2005 11:24 AM
Mamoosh's avatar FYI, its a Gerstlauer spinning coaster not a standard spinning mouse. I know there was some debate about this earlier.
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 11:26 AM
Do I sense a 3D VIP animation or not? I just can't tell. Either way, looks fun, and I can't wait to go ride!
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 11:31 AM
rollergator's avatar Mr. Six's Pandemonium? Gonna be weird 3 years from now when kids go to the park and ask "Who's Mr. Six"? ;)
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 11:43 AM
So, in a few years, they drop the Mr. Six part of it and just call it Pandemonium.... That's what everyone's going to call it anyhow...

Besides it won't be the first coaster to truncate part of its' name (Outer Limits: Flight of Fear comes to mind...)

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 11:47 AM
rollergator's avatar I thought "Mr. Six's Pandemonium" was what they called SFI board meetings...;)

I agree with George, the Mr. Six part will be dropped at some point...

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 12:34 PM
In general I think the spinning coaster are quite fun, the one in the video looks cool. However I dislike zamperla's version specificaly the Exterminator at kennywood only thing that mdae it worth while was that it was indoors and the story the the ride gives off. But im a big fan of the Maurer Sohne brand like at Seabreeze and Waldameer. I'm surprised this sorta coaster isnt somthing that would be used as a potential clone much like they dried out the tornado's by placing one in almost every park this year.
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 12:43 PM
Yeah I would LOVE to see a Maurer Sohne in every SF park, but I believe cost is an issue. The Zamperla's are what, around $1.6M? Compare that to a MS spinner that is over $3M and you might be able to see why they go with the cheaper ones.

But the fact that SFNE got a Gerstlauer is good news becuase I know those are more than their Zamperla counterparts.

To comment on Typhoon, I think that looks like it'll be a great slide. I still haven't been on a NBGS masterblaster slide (Crush 'n' Gusher Cast Preview, baby!) but this one definitely looks like a worthy competitor. Especially with three people per raft, compared to the two person masterblasters.

SFNE's waterpark looks like it's one of the best around now!

Joe C.

PS Yes that was a Virtual Image Production, Inc animation, TheNewLMHDesign

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 12:56 PM
rollergator's avatar We'll get your silly butt down to San Antonio one of these days Joe...:)
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 1:31 PM
For those curious, Typhoon technically is NOT a masterblaster waterslide... it is a White Water West Zip Coaster: of using water blasted at high pressure to push you up the inclines like Proslide's "Rocket" waterslide or the original NGBS "Master Blaster" waterslide, the White Water West version uses high speed convaier belts to accomplish the same goal. Some might call it a cheep rip-off, some might call it a more effecient means of providing the same outcome, and some might call it a more reliable method...but since one has never been built yet, I guess we'll just have to see how the experience compairs when it opens.
*** This post was edited by Coaster Lover 2/23/2005 1:33:02 PM ***
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 1:54 PM
I was talking about this with my neighbour (a ProSlide designer) last fall and he led me to believe that the ProSlide Rocket is belt based as well.

I could have misunderstood him but he seemed pretty adamant that the Zip was a knock off of his product.

*** This post was edited by Odd Todd 2/23/2005 1:57:37 PM ***

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 2:08 PM
Typhoon is indeed a ProSlide Rocket and does use the conveyor system. I was unaware White Water West had anything similar.

I think it looks like an awesome slide, and agree that SFNE's water park looks outrageously fun... I'm definitely wanting to stop by there this summer for sure.

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 2:14 PM
Ahhh, mistake... seems only right that any and all waterslides being built this year by Six Flags would be ProSlide based on the number of ProSlide products already announced this year. Six Flags must have struck one heck of a deal with them... pretty much all of the new Hurricane Harbor at SFGAm, all of those Tornados, this ride at SFNE, and probably whatever waterslide(s) SFA is going to announce tomorrow...To add to what I already said...The park has updated their webpage with an official section for the two new attractions including construction photos. Check out that themeing...ohh my:
*** This post was edited by Coaster Lover 2/23/2005 4:02:07 PM ***
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 4:02 PM
SFDLdan, Exterminator at Kennywood is not a Zamperla product. It's made by Reverchon(sp?), and it is one of the best dark coasters.
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 5:48 PM
Reverchon was taken over by Zamperla in either 2003 or 2004. But at the time, it was Reverchon that built Exterminator.
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 6:20 PM
LOL to Joe being in the picture.
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 6:33 PM
Are. You. Kidding. Me. Why!?

Grr, As much as I don't dislike Mr. Six, I think its a bad move...

Wednesday, February 23, 2005 6:40 PM
Mamoosh's avatar You think what is a bad move? The coaster or the name?
Wednesday, February 23, 2005 7:09 PM
Do Joe's legs look slightly purple and dislocated to anyone else? And who's that blonde you've got with you!?

Forget that mouse .... find the "hidden Joe."

Another great animation,


Wednesday, February 23, 2005 7:12 PM
I hope the strange name makes MR.Six even MORE popular, and I hope that MR. Six is around for a very long time. I hope SF attaches more of MR. Six onto the names of new rides. I love MR. Six :)

A conveyor belt seem like cheating, but I don't know much about these newfangled uphill waterslides. How unreliable are these Master Blaster slides anyway?


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