Six Flags New England gets approval for 385-foot Star Flyer

Posted Tuesday, July 31, 2012 9:54 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The Agawam Zoning Board of Appeals voted unanimously Monday to grant the special permit Six Flags New England needs to build the highest swing-set ride in the world at its amusement park on Main Street. The amusement park wants to build a 385-foot-tall swing set ride to be called the “Star Flyer.” It would replace the park’s “Sky Coaster” ride.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 6:26 PM

...aaaand that's why I play the wimp card and don't ride either. Win/win.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 7:23 PM

I'm sure you're exactly correctly, Dave. As far as SFs being scarier than WSs, that's where the psychological factor comes in. It feels and looks scarier, therefore it is scarier, regardless of the logic involved.

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Wednesday, August 8, 2012 11:53 PM

RideMan said:

Because frankly, there is not that much difference between 301 feet and 385 feet. I wouldn't want to plummet from either one.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.

See, that's why I think I'd prefer the Star Flyer. I'd have an extra 84 feet of reaction time to open my chute.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 12:02 AM

^Why did I read that as a joke about voiding your bowels?

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 12:13 AM

^^ or for Superman to swoop in and save you

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 12:33 AM

Height doesn't matter with Superman. He's going to wait until the last second anyway because it makes for the more dramatic scene.

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 1:10 AM

rollergator said:

^Why did I read that as a joke about voiding your bowels?

Well, I'm sure that would occur, too.

Ha HA!

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Thursday, August 9, 2012 11:53 AM

Harvey Birdman references always get +1'd....

Who is the man in the suit? ;~)

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