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Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:31 pm
by Canobie Coaster
boldikus wrote:Great reports. I don't think I'd make the trek (4+ hours) to this park with WC and Supes closed, but it looks like they put on a great event and I hope it remains successful.


Alternatively I am considering trying to make the trek down to your Six Flags since they have a hyper coaster open this time of year.

I am just hoping the event is successful enough that maybe Wicked Cyclone could be added in future years. As amazing as the views from Sky Screamer would be, I could see that being one heck of a frigid experience this time of year.

Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:39 pm
by coasterbill
Canobie Coaster wrote:Alternatively I am considering trying to make the trek down to your Six Flags since they have a hyper coaster open this time of year.


Do it! Holiday in the Park at Great Adventure is f*cking fantastic.

Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:59 pm
by Canobie Coaster
I was there last year and loved it. No ride lines (for a change at that one) and some amazing B&Ms. Only downside was that Joker was down last year.

Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:10 pm
by jray21
The Holiday in the Park looks really good! I don't think I'll ever get out there for it, but I'd love to try some day.

Holiday in the Park 2017 Media Day at Six Flags New England

PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:06 pm
by Sluggo77
Six Flags New England held their media day for the park's first ever Holiday in the Park this past weekend and TPR was there to cover the festivities. Like other Six Flags HITP events the entire park isn’t open but a large section of it is. This includes several of the parks coasters.

The ones running were Batman, Flashback, Mind Eraser aka Riddler?, Joker & Thunderbolt. The Great Chase is open for the little ones or those who are all about grabbing a credit. Other thrill rides and several of the kiddie rides are also open. For me having coasters open in December in New England is enough to say sign me up!

However after attending SFNE’s Holiday in the Park I have to say that the coasters became an afterthought once inside. My first impression was just WOW! The park looks incredible. A ton of thought and detail has been put into all of the lighting, displays, shows and general entertainment. The first thing we did upon arrival was to go to the special media day showing of the park’s main holiday show called Frost - A Holiday Cirque Extravaganza. In a nutshell it’s basically a variety show with singing, dancing, trampolines and other Cirque type performances set to several remixed holiday tracks. It runs for approximately 30 mins non stop. Having a true show in the park was a welcomed addition. I found it very entertaining and definitely recommend checking it out.

Another awesome sighting was that Six Flags President & CEO, Jim Reid-Anderson, was also at the park. He was with several Six Flags employees including SFNE’s Park President John Winkler. When we exited the theater I ran into Jim. All I have to say is what a friendly and awesome guy. I didn’t want to take up to much of his time but when we started talking he just encouraged the conversation. You can see that he’s really into the parks and I enjoyed our brief conversation. I could have definitely continued on for a while.

After that we headed down to the park’s Kringle Way Tree, which is set up in front of Goliath, for the tree lighting ceremony. At this point you could see how well attended HITP was. After this we took our time and just walked the park taking in the sights, sounds and smells. Yup they have sections of the park with specific holiday scents!

This was the first time that I’ve ever gone to SFNE and rode only one ride. To boot it was Flashback, a Boomerang, which at that point had no line. Outside of that we just spent several hours walking the park and enjoyed it.

Just wanted to give a huge thanks to the park for inviting TPR and to Robb for having us cover it. As always the awesome Jen McGrath and the rest of the SFNE team put on a great event. I also want to again thank Mr. Jim Reid-Anderson for being so friendly and willing to chat. That’s what the holidays are supposed to be all about! Six Flags New England has another hit on their hands. I highly recommend a visit to SFNE’s Holiday in the Park.

Here's a bunch of photos, hopefully not overkill, of HITP. These really don't show how great the park looks.

Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:22 pm
by coasterbill
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We're totally in this picture, but I totally can't find us. it's like Where's Waldo.

We were there on Saturday also, though we didn't know anything about the event and didn't participate in it at all. :lol:

Great report!!!!

Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:45 pm
by Canobie Coaster
Great report! It definitely looks like a hit for the park.

Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:55 pm
by Sluggo77
Thanks Guys! You both always add great comments and reports so I appreciate it!

Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 5:51 am
by cfc
Very nice, indeed--looks like they went all out at Six Flags New England. I especially like the walk-through ornament. Thanks for the report and the photos.

Re: Six Flags New England (SFNE) Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Wed Dec 06, 2017 2:02 pm
by Zachbinx113
Awesome! Can’t believe JRA was there! Thank you for sharing!