As most Roller Coaster Enthusiasts, we all love to speculate on what our favorite Amusement Parks will receive in the future. Well now its our turn to speculate Six Flags New England's next Coaster. *Remember these are just OUR ideas, and none of it has been conformed by Six Flags!*
Six Flags New England currently has 11 Roller Coasters. Many people (including myself) are asking which will be there next Coaster, and when will they get it? The park got a Coaster in 2011 and 2012, so it is very unlikely that the park will get another Coaster in 2013. (Most parks dont get 3 Coasters 3 years in a row!) Also amusement parks do not just focus on Roller Coasters. They also focus on getting water rides, flat rides, family rides, shows, etc. So, I think the park will receive there next Coaster in 2014 (but we can always hope for 2013!)
As for what Coaster, I believe the park might get a 'bigger' Coaster, instead of another family style Coaster. I am not yet sure what type yet, but I could see SFNE receiving a B&M Wing Rider Coaster. Six Flags Great America's X-Flight, that just recently opened is getting great reviews. I think this model will be 'cloned' at other Six Flags parks. (Just like Six Flags cloned there famous inverted coaster - Batman: The Ride. Also they cloned The Dark Knight Coasters, the Boomerang Coasters, the Superman flying Coasters, etc.) X-Flight is also very compact, and could fit nicely into a lot of Six Flags parks. Maybe SFNE is next?
Im not entirely sure what other perfect Coaster the park can receive. I would LOVE to see another Intamin Pre-Fab Wooden Coaster, like El Toro at Six Flags Great Adventure, but sadly that will be unlikely. I also would love to see a GCII Wooden Coaster in the park. It would be an awesome experience to have a GCII Wooden Coaster run though the trees behind Bizarro and Thunderbolt, but I dont think we would see that soon! A new Wooden Coaster would be great, but the park already has two great Woodies - Cyclone and Thunderbolt.
The park could also use a nice launched Coaster. A premier launched Coaster would be awesome, as well as a small launched Coaster like BGW's Verbolten. An Intamin Inverted Impulse Coaster would be great too, because it is so compact. What other possible Coasters could SFNE receive next?
As for location, I think the park will remove one of there Coasters before receiving another new Coaster. SFNE is a very small park and does not have a lot of land for new attractions. One possible location I see is the site of Mind Eraser. In the next few years, I can see Mind Eraser leaving the park and entering the Six Flags ride rotisery program. Then the Coaster will find a new home at another park. Mind Eraser is a rough ride, it is not popular anymore, and a lot of people hate the ride.
Here is the current site of Mind Eraser at Six Flags New England.
* Picture taken from Google Earth*
The red area shows approximately the amount of land the park will have if it removes the Mind Eraser. The park will have a lot if land for a new Coaster and/or attraction. (A B&M Wing Rider Coaster would fit perfect into here!)
*Picture taken from Google Earth*
This would be a great opertunity if SFNE does do this. A unpopular Coaster can be relocated to another Six Flags park (Im guessing The Great Escape would be the best candidate to recieve it.) Then the park could have the experience to have 'a new Coaster' or another attraction. SFNE will have room in the park for a great new Coaster!
Also people think the parks boomerang Coaster, the Flashback, will leave the park soon. That ride also has low popularity and it is a really rough ride. The park also just got a Giant Inverted Boomerang (Deja Vu from Six Flags Magic Mountain) and located it right next to its other Boomerang! This also is very odd and asks the question "Why the heck would Six Flags put two Boomerang Coasters in the SAME park and NEXT to each other!" A lot of people think that Flashback leave the park in the near future.
Here is a quick photo showing SFNE's 'new' Coaster, Goliath (the green Giant Inverted Boomerang) and the parks other Boomerang Coaster, Flashback, located right behind it.
*Photo taken by Coaster Of The Day*
Personally I am not sure if we would see Flashback leaving SFNE. At the ACE event, The Great Nor'Easter 2012, the SFNE reps said that in the next few years NO major attractions will leave the park. I do believe him, and I dont think he will lie to Roller Coaster Enthusiests. But, this does not mean that nothing will leave the park. There plans always change! Also if Flashback does leave the park, what can they replace it with? The Coaster is very compact barley takes up any room in the park. SFNE would not have room to put in a large Coaster into its place. The only 'large' Coaster that could fit there is an Intamin Inverted Impulse Coaster (and that would be awesome!) If Flashback does leave the park, a small attraction/ride would probably replace it.
So there you have it - our ideas for what Six Flags New England's next Coaster could be. Now, my guess is that Mind Eraser (or maybe even Flashback) will be removed from the park in the next few years. If Mind Eraser leaves, I could see a B&M Wing Rider (that is similar to X-Flight at Six Flags Great America) replacing it in 2014.
*Remember, these are just OUR ideas as of now, and nothing is official just yet!*
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