Six Flags New England gets conditional approval to expand water park

Posted Monday, February 10, 2003 3:49 AM | Contributed by Superman:Kid of Steel

The local planning authority for Six Flags New England gave conditional approval for the park to make significant additions to their water park last week. The additions include a wave pool, several slides, new locker and changing areas, etc.

Read more from The Union News.

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Monday, February 10, 2003 7:06 AM
ohhh how i love waterparks
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Monday, February 10, 2003 10:54 AM
I personally dislike the way most parks have their waterpark admission with normal park admission. I always hate it when some person comes right from the waterpark all soaking wet and then gets on a ride before me. When they get off, their seat is all dripping wet when I'm trying to stay dry. If I do go to a waterpark and then to the regular amusement park in the same day, I bring clothes to change into so I don't get everything wet. Cedar Fair parks are nice, because they charge seperate admission to each park.

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Monday, February 10, 2003 11:11 AM
Whats stopping someone froming going right from a water park to the regular park without changing? Still leaving all the seats of rides wet.

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Monday, February 10, 2003 12:00 PM
I think that it only adds to the experience and value of the ticket having the waterpark included in general admission. We shouldn't take one of the few things SF does to make guest relations better for granted.

Getting a tad bit damp is bound to happen at a park whether or not it has free admission to a neighboring waterpark. People may get the seats wet on rides because they might have just got off a flume or raft ride located inside the theme park. So keeping a waterpark seperate really isn't going to solve the problem of wet seats.*** This post was edited by lilspike333 2/10/2003 5:02:22 PM ***

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Monday, February 10, 2003 12:23 PM
I've never had a wet seat problem (thank god), but I can see what you all mean. I'm not a big fan of their water park, but the more rides there, the more distracted the generall public will be from the good stuff :)

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Monday, February 10, 2003 12:41 PM
Well, at Great Escape, the Comet's ride operators would announce over the speaker that they had to have shorts on, and if they didn't they couldn't ride. I even saw them tell people personally not to ride. I was actually surprised that they were doing this. Waterparks should have a rule where you can't leave the area unless you put clothes back on or be dry, unless you are planning to leave the park.

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Monday, February 10, 2003 3:09 PM
So does this mean they will add anything next year or they just have the option to do so?

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Monday, February 10, 2003 5:21 PM
Don't they already have a wave pool?

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Monday, February 10, 2003 6:34 PM
I bet CoasterPlaya is jealous. ;)
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Monday, February 10, 2003 7:43 PM
sounds cool. don't they already have a wave pool? or are they just expanding they already have? i don't blame them, because the waterpark is waaaaay too crowded for anyone to enjoy in mid-summer, and i've never even ventured into the wave pool as it just looks like a madhouse. hopefully they'll get a fun new slide as well (maybe something a little more thrilling than Cannonball Falls), but if i remember correctly they never open all of their slides anyways due to staffing issues (or "Six Flags" issues). i hope that whatever new does open doesn't do so at the cost of another attraction being left SBNO. i really didn't expect anything new as we've had good luck since SF branded it in 2000 (the most lauded Intamin hyper and a brand spankin' new beemer - not bad for 3 years), so anything new will be a bonus.

~me

edit: sorry rentzy - didn't see your post before mine. :O

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 7:20 AM
MarimbaGuy87 - who's to say that's water? ;) Also, not all Cedar Fair parks have seperate admission for their water parks. Dorney comes to mind as being one that is included. Also, Six Flags charges admission for some of their water parks like in New Jersey at Great Adventure and whatever the heck their water park is called! :) I think it has more to do with the market than the chain. Also, most amusement parks still have water rides (Snake River Falls, White Water Landing, Thunder Canyon for example at CP) that can soak you without ever setting foot in Soak City.

-Matt
2001 Magnum Crew
2003 Magnum Crew

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 7:44 AM
Does anyone else think it's more than a coincidence that SFNE get permission to expand their waterpark the same year Compounce announces a huge expansion of their waterpark?

Moosh

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*** This post was edited by Mamoosh 2/11/2003 12:44:54 PM ***

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 9:13 AM
Actually Mamoosh, I think it is somewhat of a coincidence. Lake Compounce and SFNE both needed to expand their waterparks to accomodate current crowds and maintain customer satisfaction. If SFNE had wanted to "one-up" LC, they should have come up with something better than this. SFNE's expansion with additional slides and facilities seems necessary, but it does not seem like the kind of exciting news that will bring them substantially more business, but rather maintain or perhaps strengthen their image through overall customer satisfaction.

I respect LC for catering to a broader audience by bringing back the flying scooters in addition to the water park expansion, and I hope SFNE also adds the rumored flat ride or two this year.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 9:19 AM
Agreed, gardener. I just hope the flyers are "snap-able."

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Tuesday, February 11, 2003 9:34 AM
Hopefully I'll be heading up Sunday to see what the dealie is.

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