Six Flags New England seeks permission to build 120-foot coaster

Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2001 4:50 AM | Contributed by MFRULES

Six Flags New England is justifying a new 120-foot coaster to local planning authorities to maintain "economic viability." They did not say what kind of coaster it will be.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 5:26 AM
120 ft., sounds like a flying dutchman to me. I could be wrong, though.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 5:36 AM
I am not surprised with this move at all. Six Flags New England has great promise but needs to expand to avoid long lines on Superman: Ride of Steel. I believe this ride will be placed in the parking lot adjacent to Mind Eraser. The loss of this section of parking will not limit the guests' space to park because the second lot across from the park is hardly ever filled up.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 5:46 AM
It seems to me like a wooden roller coaster.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 5:52 AM
Could it be the Super Saturator that was rumored last year? Reading the newsgroups, and talking to loacal people (SFNE is my home park), they say that the Flume isn't on the plans in that area.. and they rumored the SS there last year.

Not sure how tall these are, or can be.. but just an idea.

Was also said, that this is being used to hold off/hide the 'Bigger' coaster for now... but 120-125ft could be a smaller stand-up also.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 6:15 AM
They're being awfully vague. Especially when they say that the new attraction won't cause anymore traffic, but is being used to sustain current attendance. Hmmm...

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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 6:53 AM
I wouldn't be surprised if this is the B&M stand-up that the park was rumored to get this year after SFA cancelled theirs in favor of Batwing.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 7:04 AM
The Flying Dutchmen is 115
SLC is 120

Maybe one on those?

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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 7:06 AM
This may be a new coaster, but I can't belive that it will eliminate the long lines at superman.
There will still be long lines, because of the height and speed of superman, thats what people like about the coaster, thats why they ride it. Just look at the magnum at CP. They still have long lines, some 12 years after the coaster was built. This is just a thought, I have been wrong once before.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 7:11 AM
The truth is, it's really hard speculate on something like this right now. I mean, 120 feet, that could be any type of coaster. Another thing, certain rides don't have to be certain heights, like Flying Dutchmen and SLCs. I guess I am kind of being an antagonist, it is fun to guess what kind of coaster a park is going to get to see if you're right.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 7:15 AM
Well, I highly doubt it's a SLC (they've got one) or another woodie since they've already have a pair of those so a Dutchman or the similar seems the most likely scenario...I still have to wonder why SF would even consider dealing with Vekoma again until they either get the Deja clones up and running or removed with a freebie replacement or even opened with a freebie ride to make up for the inconvenience...SF has really been under the gun from the Enthusiasts, the Media and the GP for not having those open and I'd think they'd be wanting some gurantees from Vekoma before dealing with them again.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 7:16 AM
Mamoosh's avatar I just found out from a reliable source that Alton Towers is NOT the only park receiving a B&M Flying coaster for 2002. While I won't give all the details I can say that there is at least one more installation, coming to the US but not going to SFNE [however it *is* going to another SF park]. Knowing that SF likes to order in multiples I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that SFNE is *also* getting a B&M Flying coaster.

Remember folks...this is only a guess. Nothing is confirmed until the park tells us what it is!
*** This post was edited by Mamoosh on 7/24/2001. ***
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 7:33 AM
Given that their park has a limited number of coasters and already has two woodies, I think it's probably safe to assume a steel coaster of some sort. Since they already have three "family" coasters, I'd say it's likely to have inversions, and since they have an SLC, definitely NOT that. Since the height is realtively low, I'd say probably not an inverted or a traditional steel looper, which really leaves me thinking that we're talking flying coaster or a midsized stand-up.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 7:45 AM
Flying Dutchman.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 8:03 AM
Did anyone also notice that is says "this is not part of SF's master plan." Does that mean this is in addition to another coaster possibly planned for next year? They need a B&M. There is no way around it. Hopefully not a standup though, they're pretty uncomfortable. I hope it's a floorless, but seems to low, unless we're going deep under the gravel parking lot.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 8:06 AM
MamooshI said "just found out from a reliable source that Alton Towers is NOT the only park receiving a B&M Flying coaster for 2002. While I won't give all the details I can say that there is at least one more installation, coming to the US but not going to SFNE [however it *is* going to another SF park]. Knowing that SF likes to order in multiples I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that SFNE is *also* getting a B&M Flying coaster."

Remember folks...this is only a guess. Nothing is confirmed until the park tells us what it is!
*** This post was edited by Mamoosh on 7/24/2001. ***



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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 8:27 AM
woo thats whats SFDL is getting a the other B&M flying coaster. even though i see that very unlikely it would be very cool, but i see a CCI woodie goin to SFNE probably definitely not a flying dutchman from Vekoma unless the make imporvements.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 8:31 AM
Sounds to me like a Flying Dutchman.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 8:38 AM
Mamoosh's avatar hypersonicxlc: How do I know what? Please be more specific.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 8:58 AM
Possibly a not-so-tall B&M floorless? Most likely a Vekoma something or other...
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