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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby Sluggo77 » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:42 pm

coasterbill wrote:There's been an exciting update to the calendar already... Six Flags seems to be experimenting with the concept of one hour passholder Early Entry.

Seems like the parks are toying with some really good ideas for the upcoming season!

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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby anonymouscactus » Thu Jan 11, 2018 4:53 pm

If everyone who enters the gate is a passholder, is it really anything special? -- but in all seriousness that's nice of them to do something like that; those early hours at parks are always the best time to go. *cough cp cough*

I'd be curious to see the percentage of passholders vs one day ticket holders on any given weekend. We all know Six Flags practically gives away their season passes but I always wondered what their ticket sales looked like comparatively and how many people end up buying a ticket + parking for the same price as a season pass...

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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Jan 11, 2018 5:48 pm

It'd also be interesting if they have Bring a Friend Free promotions on those days too. Who'd be the jerk who'd leave their friend behind? :lol:
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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby anonymouscactus » Thu Jan 11, 2018 6:40 pm

^ actually they do have BAFF those days and it states in the description you can bring your friend in early too :-P

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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:58 pm

That would definitely be an incentive for me to make sure I have whatever pass qualifies me for it, as long as I thought I'd be likely to visit on days it's offered (and if it's truly worth it considering the rides open and the number of people taking advantage). But since it's open to all passholders, I guess I'm already golden (although my pass is of a non-metallic variety).
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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby Sluggo77 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:43 pm

I look at it from the angle if it ain’t busy at opening then an hour earlier regardless of how many season ticket holders there are should be even better.

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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby Sluggo77 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 7:24 pm

With John moving on to Great Adventure here’s the official press release from SF’s announcing Pete Carmichael as the new Park President of SFNE.

AGAWAM, MA. ─ January 12, 2018 ─ Peter Carmichael has been named Park President of Six Flags New England, the region’s largest theme park, effective January 1, 2018. He succeeds John Winkler who has taken over as Park President at Six Flags Great Adventure and Hurricane Harbor in New Jersey. The announcement is a homecoming for Carmichael as he served as the Operations Manager & Director at the New England property from 2004-2015. Carmichael is an avid theme park enthusiast with more than 20 years of industry experience.

Carmichael most recently served as Park President at Six Flags St. Louis in Missouri. He is committed to providing guests with exceptional thrills and customer service. “I am excited to rejoin New England’s largest theme park,” Carmichael said. ““I am eager to rejoin this experienced and passionate team as we continue to delight our guests with innovative, world-class rides and entertainment like the all-new Holiday in the Park that premiered in winter of 2017.”

Carmichael joined Six Flags Entertainment Corporation as an operations intern at Six Flags New England during its branding year in 2000 and launched one of the world’s most lauded steel coasters, SUPERMAN™ the Ride. Throughout his time at the Thrill Capital of New England, Carmichael quickly rose through the ranks, holding a variety of managerial roles including Rides Supervisor, Operations Manager and Operations Director.

Carmichael graduated from Penn State University with a degree in Commercial Tourism. During his career, he has participated as an instructor within industry safety seminars and leader within the company on several new initiatives and projects. In his free time, Carmichael enjoys visiting theme parks throughout the country with his family.

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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby Sluggo77 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:42 pm

Just a quick offseason update. Harley Quinn is on site and it looks like the area is just about ready for vertical construction. Looking forward to another great season! Pics courtesy of and used with permission thanks to SFNE Online.
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Harley Quinn sitting in the employee lot.
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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby livai » Sun Feb 04, 2018 3:51 pm

quote the site where you found the photos, it would be the right thing
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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

Postby Sluggo77 » Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:20 pm

livai wrote:quote the site where you found the photos, it would be the right thing

Already had permission so the right thing was already done. Added the additional info based on your request.

As an FYI I’ve gotten to know the SFNE Online crew and they wanted to have the pics shared so that the TPR forum members could see what’s going on. Don’t really appreciate your assumption that I was trying to hide that fact. I’m not that type of person. I also really appreciate my relationship with Robb and TPR so in an instance like this I don’t look to add outside names when it’s already been approved to share. Hope that makes sense. Thanks.

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