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.
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
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.
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. ------------- sigh, SFNE goes "tiny" for 2001
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.
------------- Current Favorite Coasters: 1)Raging Bull 2)Millennium Force 3)Medusa (SFMW) 4)Vertical Velocity (SFGAm) 5)Incredible Hulk, The
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.
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. ------------- sigh, SFNE goes "tiny" for 2001
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. ------------- sigh, SFNE goes "tiny" for 2001
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. ***