Six Flags New England wants to build 385-foot Star Flyer

Posted Tuesday, July 24, 2012 10:06 AM | Contributed by Jason Hammond

Officials of Six Flags New England are seeking permission from the city to build the world’s tallest swing set ride at their amusement park here. The proposed 385-foot high ride, called the "Star Flyer," would replace their “Sky Coaster” ride and require a special permit from the Zoning Board of Appeals as it exceeds the town’s 200-foot height limit.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 9:41 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

No, no, you're thinking of New Zealand.


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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 10:25 PM

Oye vey.............

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Tuesday, July 24, 2012 11:27 PM
Jeff's avatar

That's how Austrians say goodbye.


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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 1:42 AM

There is a good reason they want to replace the sky coaster.. Because NOBODY uses it at Six Flags New England. Six Flags and Lake Compounce are my two home parks and I have to say I think I only have seen someone on the sky coaster at six flags One TIme! Lake Compounce has a taller one that seems to have riders all the time but it is like a waist of space at Six Flags.


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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 4:13 AM

I'm probably the only person here who would be sad to see a Skycoaster get removed. Carry on.


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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 10:10 AM

BBSpeed26 said:

Small town bureaucracy drives me absolutely bonkers.

How many of the questions in that article could be avoided if the questioner first asked his/herself "Wait, are we talking about an amusement park here? ...the one that's been there for +100 years? Oh right. Ok, never mind then, carry on."

It's basically a stage for locals to come in and broadcast ignorance:

"I'm CONCERNED!"

"Why?"

"BECAUSE I HAVEN'T EDUCATED MYSELF ON THE MATTER AT HAND"

*heavy sigh*

In pretty much every case I would agree with you. but not with riverside. The park has only been around for 70 years and for most of it's life it was not very large. in fact the majority of it's expansion came in the 80 to present. The pretty much all the houses near the park were build int eh 60 and a few in the 70's before the park started pushing out their fences.

Will G said:

There is a good reason they want to replace the sky coaster.. Because NOBODY uses it at Six Flags New England. Six Flags and Lake Compounce are my two home parks and I have to say I think I only have seen someone on the sky coaster at six flags One TIme! Lake Compounce has a taller one that seems to have riders all the time but it is like a waist of space at Six Flags.

The attraction was something when it was added in 96. but it really is nothing special now. I just remember being disappointed that it was not a real coaster.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 11:58 AM
Jason Hammond's avatar

I look forward to riding this next year. I find these ride quite fun. I don't think many people will miss the Sky Coaster

I find the Skyscrapers much more thrilling, fun, and cheaper than the Sky Coasters. I've paid to ride Cedar Point's Skyscraper every year. It's only $10 and every day but Saturday is Buy-One-Get-One with a Platinum Pass.

I've ridden a Sky Coaster 3 times. First time I paid, other 2 times I got a free ride at an event. I have no intention in paying to ride one again. Other than perhaps the one in Orlando, that I assume is still the tallest in the world.


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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 3:00 PM
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Wow, I never noticed the new scoring game before. I don't think Jeff should be allowed to play however. ;)


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Wednesday, July 25, 2012 3:49 PM
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Yeah, I know. On my list of things to do is change that to a weekly leaderboard.


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Thursday, July 26, 2012 4:36 AM

Jason Hammond said:

I have no intention in paying to ride one again. Other than perhaps the one in Orlando, that I assume is still the tallest in the world.

It still is, and is totally worth it (says the guy who didn't pay for any of his three flights on it). The sensation is hard to compare with what you'd find in a shorter Skycoaster.


And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun

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Monday, July 30, 2012 10:59 PM

SFNE gets approval to build up to 410ft.

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2012/07/six_flags_new_englan..._ride.html

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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 12:39 AM
LostKause's avatar

A 410 foot tall Star Flyer would kick so much butt! 385 is good too!

Last edited by LostKause, Tuesday, July 31, 2012 12:40 AM
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Tuesday, July 31, 2012 10:33 AM
rollergator's avatar

I think 410' is the top of the top of the ride ("clearance" height), and 385' is likely the highest point riders will reach.

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