Six Flags New England seeks approval for drop hatch water slides

Posted Tuesday, October 2, 2012 10:49 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Six Flags New England hopes to add a new water-featured ride to the attractions at its amusement park here to be called Bonzai Pipelines, a 65-foot tall waterslide complex featuring six drop hatch slides. The Planning Board is scheduled to take up site plans for the project during its meeting set for Thursday.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012 11:07 AM
Fun's avatar

What is it with this park announcing rides, and then asking for permission to build them?

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 11:47 AM
rollergator's avatar

Maybe the park gets the information from SFI *through* enthusiasts? ;~)

Tuesday, October 2, 2012 12:07 PM
Jeff's avatar

Yeah, this park has never really had any secrets over the years. Then again, I have at times questioned how important much of the secrecy really is.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012 12:41 PM

The reason they do that is because Mass zoning laws are the worst in the country. They are not just adding a slide but they are expanding hurricane harbor and it will be close to the natural gas line that runs under the old original parking lot. You can follow the construction at

Friday, October 19, 2012 1:48 PM

The town of agawam approved the Expansion to Hurricane Harbor last night at the town meeting. Construction is expected to start in January. You can see the plans here,

Friday, October 19, 2012 4:39 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

IIRC things seemed to slip out at these town meetings anyway. So, they probably figure it's better to get premature announcement out on their own terms.

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