Went to opening day today; I couldn't stay long because I had other things to do, but I had just enough time to get my season pass processed, take a few pictures, and even get a ride or two in. The park actually wasn't that crowded, but I've experienced a few opening days for the park, and none of them were particularly busy. But as was expected, there were a few hiccups in operations as both the employees and the rides got comfortable with guest throughput. Anyway, onto some pictures.
So aside from the young employees getting used to the system and the expected queue, the season pass processing system is actually fairly quick. I guess since everything is now automated and you don't have to wait for a picture of yourself on a card it really speeds up the process. Overall, it's an improvement over the old system, unless you're one of those types of people who likes to collect old passes containing your photo
So that was opening day at Six Flags New England, and it was pretty much everything I expected: New employees learning, frequent ride breakdowns, the "new for 2014" ride not running yet, etc. I certainly had a good day, but there is a lot of room for improvement, particularly in the current flat ride lineup. I really hate to complain, but I seriously hope that SFNE can make a comeback in this department, even if it means putting a major coaster planned on hold. That was really my only big problem, I'm hoping that the smaller problems I had like ride and employee performance (I would say food prices, but I almost never buy food in the park) will improve over the course of the season. The employees were nice, the park was clean, I can still see this being a good year.