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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Six Flags New England's Water Park, Hurricane Harbor, is a major section of the park. The last time Hurricane Harbor got a new major attraction for the Water Park was in 2005, 7 years ago! I think 2013 is the year for a new attraction and more for SFNE's Hurricane Harbor.
*Remember, these are just our ideas on this topic!*
It has been a long time since Six Flags New England took interest into its Water Park. Hurricane Harbor is a major section in the park and it needs some work. It is getting more popular each year, and the park is small and needs some expanding. One of our ideas, as part of a possible expansion of Hurricane Harbor, is adding a new Entrance to it. A great location is the former site of Thomas Town. Thomas Town was a small kiddie section of the park that closed a few years ago. Conveniently, it was located right next to the parks main entrance. So now Six Flags New England can move the location of Hurricane Harbor to the main entrance of the park.
Here is the main entrance area to Six Flags New England. The area circled in the black is the site of the former Thomas Town.
* Picture taken from Google Earth*
The yellow area is where the new entrance to Hurricane Harbor could possibly be. The blue are shown could be a nice new entrance area look for the Water Park. This could include a new changing house, gift shops, bathrooms, etc. Lastly, the red line shows an approximate path way to Hurricane Harbor.
*Picture taken from Google Earth!*
This entrance move would be very convenient for a lot of people. Instead of having the entrance across the whole park near Batman - The Dark Knight it can be placed at the main entrance. A lot of people would love this because if people go to SFNE just for Hurricane Harbor, they can enter right from the main entrance. Also, a lot of people get confused on where the current entrance to the water park is. People do not have to walk around the park just to get there! Dorney Park's Water Park (Wild Water Kingdom) is also set up like this. Wild Water Kingdoms entrance is right after you enter the park, and it is very convenient for people. Hopefully SFNE will do the same for Hurricane Harbor. This can be a great part of an expansion to improve the popular water park.
Next, SFNE can add in more water slides and attractions. A few possible locations can be where the current entrance (maybe soon to be former entrance) of Hurricane Harbor. If it is vacant, they can add a few more water slides. They can even expand a little further along the lift hill of Batman - The Dark Knight and into some of the employee parking lot. Also remember, a few water slides do not take up a lot of space! It is easy to add in a few water slides in a lot of locations. The park can even find a few more places to add more water park attractions throughout Hurricane Harbor.
Here is an ariel view of Six Flags New England's Hurricane Harbor.
*Picture taken from Google Earth*
So there are our views on Six Flags New England's possible Hurricane Harbor expansion. The Water Park can have a new entrance occupying the former Thomas Town area, near the parks main entrance. They can also add in a few more water slides and attractions to the popular water park.
*Remember, these were just our views on this topic!*
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Yesterday on May 2nd, 2012 Cedar Point announced the removal of the WildCat Coaster. Cedar Point said the reason was for a Celebration Plaza Expansion. Also WildCat was getting old. It was in bad condition, the maintenance price was increasing, and it was not safe. Most people, including myself, are very sad to see this Coaster leave. It was a 'piece of junk' as some people say, but it is sad to see a Roller Coaster leave.
Now to speculate what will happen in the future. (You can also read our first post for Cedar Point in 2013) Personally, I think the rumor from last month will be true - That Cedar Point will get two Coasters in 2013. A Large Coaster and a kiddie Coaster. Throughout the articles CP wrote, and Facebook/Twitter updates they really seem to be sad that the ride is leaving. They also always mention something like this: 'new Coasters are always a park of Cedar Points future.' This basically gives away that CP will get at least one new Coaster in 2013, and they are highly thinking of new Coasters to add into the park.
I believe this kiddie Coaster will go where WildCat was. Think to yourself 'What could CP put where WildCat was?' Hopefully the correct answer would be a small Coaster. CP will not removed one of there beloved 17 Coasters for something stupid, like a new food stand or skill game. What ever they will put in that location will be excellent and wont let people down.
So after the removal of WildCat, Cedar Point will be down to 16 Coasters and be in second place (with most Coasters) after Six Flags Magic Mountain. SFMM currently has 17 Coasters in 2012 and in 2013, they will build a second 18th Coaster. If CP adds a large Coaster and a kiddie Coaster in 2013, they will also have 18 Coasters.
It is still too early to say what will happen to Cedar Point in 2013, but we can only hope for the best!
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