Six Flags New England opening day

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Saturday, April 19, 2003 4:52 PM
I arrived at the park at 9am and got to park in the front lot. I'm happy they still have that opened dew to the construction. I bought my parking pass at the gate for 30$. They opened the park gates at 9:30 I got my free hat and wristband for free soda all day. And since I had my pass already I just waited for them to let us in to ride. At 10:06 the race was on to SROS of course they walked us down. I was on the third train waited about 10mins, only the blue train was running. I got off and went right back on only 20min wait. BTDN was a walk on I rode it 3 times in a row. Mind eraser and Cyclone were also walk ons. Crowds were light considering the weather was perfect 70 and sunny. I left around 2pm since their opened all week for spring break.
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Saturday, April 19, 2003 5:27 PM
today was amazing! we left ny around 7 am, went to Big Y to get are passes, and headed to the park. pass processing was extremely fast. (about 15 mins) i was on the second train to leave the station for SROS. it was great!

when i was in the line i heard a few people talking about Coasterbuzz. one of them had on an ACE jacket, and was wearing sunglasses with a purple cedar fair strap. another had on a grey SFNE shirt. i was going to say hi but they seemed really into there conversation.

in all an amazing day at the park. ill be back out there monday and friday :)
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John
Albany Entertainment
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Saturday, April 19, 2003 8:59 PM
I was there too. It was a perfect day. Not too hot and not too cold. Couldn't have asked for a more perfect day. The park was missing something though...the SIx Flags atmosphere that you get when you go to SFGAdv or a park like that. I think that's because it's not even 5 years old and it's still missing one or two more major roller coasters. One must be added to the Cyclone end of the park, let's say behind the trampolines. The park is dead over there and it seems so empty. I remember B: TR and SFGAdv and SFGAm where the theming is great and everybody's screaming inside of the station in anticipation. There's none of that at SFNE. Hopefully if we're patient, that'll come. Oh yeah, the water park expansion is taking up a lot of the old parking lot. It looks good though. That's a good addition for SFNE, getting the Hurrican Harbor title.

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TOP 5
1. Alpengeist, 2. Magnum XL-200, 3. Superman: Ride of Steel (SFNE), 4. Nitro, 5. Volcano: The Blast Coaster
Close Calls 1. Apollo's Chariot, 2. Grizzly (PKD), 3. Medusa (SFGAdv)

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Sunday, April 20, 2003 6:05 AM
It's good to hear you folks had a nice time at SFNE. Was the Colossus ferris wheel open after being closed for almost all of 2002? Were there any other 'signs of change' across the park?
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Sunday, April 20, 2003 6:14 AM
nope, Colossus was not running yesturday.

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John
Albany Entertainment
http://albany.n3.net
Great Escape Online Guide Coming Soon!

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Sunday, April 20, 2003 6:25 AM
Were all of the flat rides open? And were all coasters open?

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1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Montu 3. Yankee Cannonball 4. Kumba 5. Gwazi 6. Cyclone (SFNE) 7. B:DK

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Sunday, April 20, 2003 6:32 AM
most of the flats were open. Tomahawk / Colossus were closed, and i believe one or two more were also. all coasters were up and running. Mind Eraser was alittle smoother then last season, but thats always the case opening day. B:TDK was a walkon all day, SROS was a 25min wait at max. all other rides were walk on.

it was nice that the first 1000 visitors in the park got free soda all day. i saved alot of money.

if anyones going back out to the park, ill be out there again tommorow w/some friends and friday w/XFan from here.

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John
Albany Entertainment
http://albany.n3.net
Great Escape Online Guide Coming Soon!

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Sunday, April 20, 2003 9:43 AM
This from reliable sources, Colossus is going to be replaced with a new ferris wheel for 2004 season it will not open run this season. Also park expansion on the other side of Blizzard River with a coaster unknown at this time. I'm guessing a B&M flyer?
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Sunday, April 20, 2003 9:28 PM
I hope you are right Ajrides. That's what I said would make the park even on each side. It's always dead over by Blizzard River. If in fact SFNE is going to get a coaster next to Blizzard River, they should theme it like Alpengeist or something along those lines to fit the theme of Blizzard River.

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TOP 5
1. Alpengeist, 2. Magnum XL-200, 3. Superman: Ride of Steel (SFNE), 4. Nitro, 5. Volcano: The Blast Coaster
Close Calls 1. Apollo's Chariot, 2. Grizzly (PKD), 3. Medusa (SFGAdv)

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Monday, April 21, 2003 3:26 AM
If you ask me, the whole area around Blizzard River needs some sprucing up. Aside from the Loony Toons area, the theming over there is kind of a mish mash of what was left over from Riverside. Cyclone kicks butt though, literally and figuratively.

I really hope they do a little more expansion to the ride park. I'm not into waterparks and was spoiled for years by living an hour from Cedar Point. They need another world class ride like S:ROS (my number one coaster) to draw the crowds around the park. They also need to keep two trains running on that masterpiece to keep the lines respectable.

My two cents...

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Monday, April 21, 2003 2:43 PM
I think a Launched coaster is the next ride for this park. Six Flags wouldn't put a flyer in this park. What are they going to theme it too? I doubt they are going to take the time to custom design it when there is another one at Sfgadv's. I think the west coast has the cake for the next B&M flyer.
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Monday, April 21, 2003 3:59 PM
Um...what would six flags theme it to? Superman or Batman. It's not like there aren't parks with more than one batman and/or more than one superman ride (GAdv. comes to mind immediately).

And besides, when has not having a theme ever stopped a six flags from getting a ride? (Every six flags park comes to mind here.)

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*** This post was edited by ApolloAndy 4/21/2003 8:01:32 PM ***

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Monday, April 21, 2003 4:08 PM
Hey, if management would just pay off some local residents and politicians, and then throw 50 or so million $$ at SFNE, we could build a record breaking woodie across the street, a 500 foot Intamin launch down by the river near BDK, a still have something left over for a B&M flyer at the "Cyclone" end of the park.
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Monday, April 21, 2003 4:33 PM
And you are smoking what?

Anyway, I love it when parks expand or do a lot of work on waterparks. Why? Well, I don't really like waterparks either, but they are very popular with the GP, and anything that keeps the GP busy and out of ride lines makes me :)

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Monday, April 21, 2003 6:07 PM
What'd you think of S:RoS, Nathan?

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Be polite and ignore the idiots. - rollergator
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My shirt in my photo seems to be for "Aging Bull"

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Monday, April 21, 2003 8:54 PM
I'm happy the SFNE is getting Hurricane Harbor. Walking through the empty queue line of B: TDK, I saw the construction and it looks like the entrance to Hurricane Harbor will be the path that takes you under the brake run on B: TDK. The reason I'm bringing this up is because B: TDK doesn't seem like a Six Flags Batman ride. It's just not the same. Having patrons on both sides of B: TDK will make it seem like it's in the middle of the park and have a better atmosphere. One downside of this is that the line may be longer than normal but that's okay. As much as we love expanding the park with new coasters, I think expanding the waterpark and getting the name Hurricane Harbor is a huge plus for SFNE. It shows that this is the starting point of things to come. It should be a complete park sometime in the future.

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TOP 5
1. Alpengeist, 2. Magnum XL-200, 3. Superman: Ride of Steel (SFNE), 4. Nitro, 5. Volcano: The Blast Coaster
Close Calls 1. Apollo's Chariot, 2. Grizzly (PKD), 3. Medusa (SFGAdv)

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 7:06 AM
ApolloAndy Six flags would not put a flyer in that park to only theme it to a superhero that the park already has. Batman looks to be there last superhero themed coaster. The only reason why Sfgadv's have 2 batman names is because the Chiller was put in the movie town section and it is Batman & Robin the Chiller, not only Batman. This park can get away with it because its much bigger than Sfne and its the only park with two Batman related rides. Besides a park like Sfne would probably do better with a launch coaster, and maybe another woody.
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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 7:19 AM
I'm not saying at all what the park would or wouldn't get. I'm just saying that the line of reasoning:

"They will not get a flyer because they have nothing to theme it to"

is flawed for two reasons:

a) They can theme it to superman again (and call it ultimate flight. Just like the chiller and B:TR, they can just change the subtitle and nobody will care. And Chiller and B:TR are right next to each other, so the size of the park is irrelevant).

b) they can theme it to anything else (superhero or non):

Penguin: Ultimate Waddle

Robin: Ride of Pudgy Boy Flesh

Nightwing (I know they already have one): Dark Flight (just to confuse everyone)

Batwing: Cuz we haven't reused enough names

etc.

c) Not having a theming option has never stopped six flags from building a ride. Heck, Nitro got its original theme revoked and they still built it. X-Flight has no real theme, the Medusas have no real theme to speak of, Deja Vu's, Vertical Velocities etc. etc. etc. etc. etc. I mean even X's theming is pretty darn weak. Just look at Scream for crying out loud. They could easily throw up a flyer (of any variety) and call it "Ultimate Vertical Final Deja Scream Escape Flight Turbo with Hyper Fighting (for all those street fighter fans out there)" and nobody would care.

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*** This post was edited by ApolloAndy 4/22/2003 11:34:37 AM ***

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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 7:24 AM

Ajrides said:
This from reliable sources, Colossus is going to be replaced with a new ferris wheel for 2004 season it will not open run this season. Also park expansion on the other side of Blizzard River with a coaster unknown at this time. I'm guessing a B&M flyer?

Don't count on it. Colossus' gondola's are getting fitted with much higher side rails. About half are done at this point so it'll still be a while. I'm sure you could count on it not opening at all this year.


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Tuesday, April 22, 2003 8:32 AM
I don't see why SFNE will not a get a new coaster because of theming. This is Six Flags we are talking about. They want money money money. Anyway, it doesn't have to be themed to a superhero. Coasters like Nitro and Medusa aren't themed to a superehero. A huge park in the northeast will help sixflags greatly. They will attract more GP from farther northeast in New England and further south and west. If I remember correctly SF said that Batman: TDK wasn't even part of their plan for SFNE. Within 10 years I think this park will be as big if not bigger then SFGadv.

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