Six Flags New England GM addresses concerns of local residents

Posted Saturday, July 28, 2001 6:23 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Residents surrounding Six Flags New England voiced their concerns Thursday about the growing park, including the proposal to build a 117-foot tall roller coaster. General Manager Timothy Black attended the meeting and said they would consider the local officials' suggestions.

Read more from MassLive.com.

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Saturday, July 28, 2001 6:38 AM
Geeze, all parks are having this problem:
SFNE
SFWoA
Waldameer

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Saturday, July 28, 2001 8:11 AM
john peck's avatar the thing is, the older parks were part of neighborhoods to begin with, so they never needed to expand all that much until now, at least not the SF parks. Kennywood is in the same boat.
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Saturday, July 28, 2001 9:29 AM
So I guess that SFNE is getting a Stand-up coaster. Why would the residents be upset? I know they wouldn't want to park to grow so fast, but I would like to see the park grow.

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Saturday, July 28, 2001 9:31 AM
does anyone know what kind of coaster this is

im thinking either flying floorless or standup

i dont think it would be an invered coaster because they alredy have mind eraser
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Saturday, July 28, 2001 9:35 AM
It sounds though that the neighborhood is willing to work with Six Flags and Six Flags with the neighborhood. i don't get that impression with the problems at SFWoA.

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1. The Beast 2. Millenium Force 3. The Incredible Hulk 4. Superman: ROS (SFNE) 5. Alpengeist
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Saturday, July 28, 2001 10:05 AM
Ok S: RoS is 208 feet. I don't see what would be the problem adding a coaster with the height of 120 feet.

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Saturday, July 28, 2001 10:28 AM
i agree with stealthf5m3 on the superman being way taller then this new coaster. also, why is the GP complaining? they have an amusement park within 5 minute drive from them. the park closes before most people go to bed. traffic might be bad but people dont go out much at 10 in the morning and ten at night. they leave at like 830 and come home at like 5. there really isnt that much of a problem. they should quit there b*tchen

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Saturday, July 28, 2001 11:20 AM
The problem w/ the neighbors at SFWoA isn't the amusement park side. Those neighbors moved in next to a 90+ year old amusement park. The problem is with the ex-Sea World side, where the neighbors grudgingly allowed Sea World in, only after they agreed to keep the noise down and not built large and loud -- in perpetua. Six Flags purchased them, with this agreement in place, and are trying to bait and switch the locals, who are protecting themselves.

SF doesn't have any legs left to stand on.
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Saturday, July 28, 2001 11:47 AM
"Mayoral candidate Peter J. Monahan attributed many of the Main Street problems to vehicles having to stop and pay $8 at parking lot booths.

Monahan suggested eliminating the parking fee and increasing the admission ticket so not to lose revenue. Black said the suggestion would be considered."


Yeah, like SF would eliminate parking fees.


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Saturday, July 28, 2001 1:28 PM

Well I don't see any problems with SFNE getting a new coaster for 2002. I also really like the idea of river shuttles which could very well mean a huge expansion for this park. Anyway after viewing posts from people on RRC that were at the hearing there is some interesting news about this coaster. One is that is will have two consecutive vertical loops or one loop and a sidewinder loop and a 117 foot lift. Also, the coaster is said to be 2,600 feet long with an enclosed queue and various themeing and gift shops outside. Now nothing is known about other possible added stuff for 2002 but this sounds like it's it. Also, the coaster will not really affect parking and is only meant to keep the attenance the same as it already is. All that is know is the very beginning of the rides layout so far because nothing else would be released. Constuction of the footers will begin in the fall and track work will begin in January and end in March. The construction will take long because the crew will not work on weekends out of consideration of noise for local guests.
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sigh, SFNE goes "tiny" for 2001
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Saturday, July 28, 2001 1:29 PM

Sounds like a looping coaster similiar to Wildfire to me cause Vekoma Dutchman's don't have the listed elements and are a little longer than this coater.
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sigh, SFNE goes "tiny" for 2001
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Saturday, July 28, 2001 4:57 PM
SFA was going to get a stand-up but they cancelled it after the deal with Vekoma and Paramount failed to agree on a contract. Then, SFA went with a flying dutchman. I've heard that the stand-up is rumored to go to SFNE. The stand-up, if built, will be a Batman ride.

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Saturday, July 28, 2001 9:35 PM
where is the location for the new coaster for 2002? I thought it was going near the old parking lot and Mind eraser.
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Saturday, July 28, 2001 10:10 PM
It is very likely that they will try to get a B&M florles coaster. I talked to an employee during a physics day and he and other employers had just spent the last to weeks at the NJ six flags. you don't just send you employees to other parks for the fun of it.
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 10:44 AM

Nah from what I heard about the layout this coaster has about three or four inversions and is relatively short and is about 120 feet. That sounds like the perfect formula for a standup and maybe this is the same coaster that we were supposed to get last year.
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sigh, SFNE goes "tiny" for 2001
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 10:45 AM

Anyway I'm really happy that SFNE isn't one of the Six Flags parks that never gets anything new. Looking back on it, we've been very fortunate in the amound of thrills we have received in recent years and I hope that they continue to come to this park.
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sigh, SFNE goes "tiny" for 2001
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 1:06 PM
With the height of 117 feet, 2,000 foot long track, and four inversions, I know this coaster will be a stand-up.

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1)Raging Bull 2)Millennium Force 3)Medusa (SFMW) 4)Vertical Velocity (SFGAm) 5)Incredible Hulk, The
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 3:00 PM
According to my research and refrences, Six Flags New England should be recieving an Arrow Sit down looper or an Intiman or B&M Stand Up with 4 or 5 inversions. *** This post was edited by Acrophobia on 7/29/2001. ***
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Sunday, July 29, 2001 6:16 PM
Will it be a similar version of Mantis?
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