Six Flags New England, Boston

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Established in : 1870

Suggested Hours : A day trip

Stroller facility : Yes

ATM facility : Yes

First aid : Yes

Locker : Yes

Tallest ride : Skyscraper

Fasted ride : KindDa Ka

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Six Flags Amusement Park , Boston Overview

The Six Flags amusement park is located in Agawam, a western suburb to the city of Springfield in Massachusetts. The 59-year-old amusement park is spread over 235 acres of land filled with extremely exciting and thrilling roller coaster rides. The park is also known as the thrill capital of New England because of its high speed and frantic rides.

Located in the heart of New England the Six Flag amusement park is one of America’s most visited as well as exciting parks. Full of extremely fast roller coaster ride the Kingda Ka is Six Flags’ best ride, keeping a constant speed of 128 miles per hour.

To ensure a complete experience for the visitors the park is divided into smaller sections each with an extraordinary ride. The Six Flags not only has breathtaking rides but also smaller rides for younger children. In addition to this, the park also has several food stalls and live entertainment shows to attract an audience. The Amusement park also has a guest safety check every day to ensure the security of all its visitors.

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How to reach Six Flags

"The complete address of the Six Flags New England amusement park is Route 159, 1623 Main St, Agawam, MA 01001. Due to its central location, the park is easily accessible by road for any visitor coming from Boston, Albany, Rhode Island, and more. For visitors coming from Boston, the park is approximately 96.8 miles far. It would take roughly 1 hour and 45 minutes for a visitor to reach the park from Boston. I-291 West 4.2 miles, merging right onto I-91 South to Exit 3 (Agawam). Cross the bridge and take the first exit. Follow rotary to Route 57 West, then take Route 159 South (Main Street) 2.9 miles to Six Flags New England. Parking services are also available at the amusement park. For people coming from Connecticut, the fastest route is via I-84 E and I-91 N. The total distance between the two places is roughly 59 miles.

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Interesting things to do at the Six Flags Amusement Park.

Six flags are known for its extreme rides for families, children as well as adults. Being one of the major attractions in the park rides isn’t the only thing available for visitors. Here’s a list of things the visitors would love to do:
  • Play games and win prizes- All around the 263-acre wide park there are several smaller game stalls that people can visit. The games at these stalls include ring toss, ladder climb, basketball, water race, balloon pop, and other challenging games that visitors can play and also win exciting prizes for themselves.
  • Catch a show- The park offers visitors a large range of entertainment shows. They can sing along to contemporary music or interact with their favourite characters during the course of these shows. To get the best seats and an even better experience visitors should reach the location of these shows as soon as possible.
  • White water bay- The white water bay is a cool pool located at the heart of the park. The visitors can put their feet in the cold water for a refreshing experience as the park can often get tiring for several people. In addition to this, they can rent their own poolside chair and drink a cold beverage with waves at their feet.
  • Create your own souvenir- The Six Flags amusement park has a unique option for the visitors or makes their own interactive souvenirs. They can design their own costume at the Antique Photo store and model for their own hilarious caricature. That’s not all; people can also design their own T-shirts or accessories with just a paintbrush in their hand.
  • Park treats- The food stalls at the amusement park ranges from powdered sugar funnel cakes to hot dogs and cheddar fries. The visitors can also restaurant-hopping to catch a flavour of all the delicious items in the park.
  • Track down Looney Tunes Characters- The different Looney Tune characters roam around near the entrance and the photo stage to meet their biggest fans. Finishing these characters and getting snapshots with them is another thing children enjoy doing. The unlimited digital pass is a pass issued by the park for unlimited digital copies of the photos taken in the park. Visitors can access these anywhere.
  • Souvenir shops- The amusement park has several souvenir shops for its visitors to get the best memory of their experience in New England’s thrill capital, the Six Flags amusement park.

Exciting rides at the Six Flags.

The roller coaster rides at the amusement park is the most attractive attraction for most of its visitors. There are not only high-speed thrill rides but also family-friendly rides as well as kids ride with no minimum height requirement. Here’s a list of all the exciting rides at the amusement park.

1. Family rides:
  • Big Wheel 
  • Buccaneer 
  • Carousel 
  • Congo Rides 
  • Déjà Vu
  • Enchanted Teacups 
  • Fender Benders 
  • Great American Road Race 
  • Harley Quinn Crazy Train 
  • Houdini’s Great Escape
  • Jolly Roger 
  • Parachute training center 
  • Wild Safari Drive-Thru- Aventure 
  • Saw Mill Log Flume 
  • Skyway- Frontier Adventures 
  • Skyway- Lakefront 
  • Swashbuckler
2. Kids Ride
  • Air Jumbo 
  • Air Safari 
  • Bugaboo
  • Bugs Bunny Carousel 
  • Bugs Bunny National Park Water Tower 
  • Daffy Hot air balloons 
  • Foghorn Leghorn Stagecoach Express 
  • Jumpin’ Joy 
  • Porky Pig Camp Wagons 
  • Raja’s Rickshaws
  • Sky Zooma 
  • Tango 
  • Tornado 
3. Thrill Rides 
  • Batman The Ride 
  • Bizarro 
  • Cyborg Cyber Spin 
  • DareDevil Dive 
  • El Toro 
  • Green Lantern 
  • Justice League 
  • Kingda Ka ( fastest ride)
  • Nitro 
  • Runaway Mine Train 
  • Skull Mountain 
  • Skyscreamer 
  • Slingshot 
  • Superman: Ultimate fight 
  • The Dark Knight 
  • The Joker 
  • Twister 
  • Wonder Woman Lasso of Truth 
  • Zumanjaro: Drop of Doom 

Wild Safari Drive Thru

Located within the park itself the 350 acres Wild Safari Drive-Thru is filled with over 1,200 animals from 6 different continents. These animals are located in different sections in the sanctuary dedicated to each continent. Visitors can book prior reservations for a safari experience into the wild. The following are the different simulated habitats.
  • The Americas: Fallow deer, bison, llama, turkey.
  • Afrikka: White rhino, elephant, lion 
  • Wild Plains: Common eland, giraffe 
  • Serengeti grassland: Addax,white-tailed gnu
  • Kingsland: Lions
  • Black bear ridge: Bears 
  • Terra Urus: Bears
  • Conservation area: Turtle, fox 
  • Tigris Asiana: Asain tigers 
  • Baboon: Monkeys, baboons  

Hurricane Harbor Water park

The Hurricane Harbour Waterpark has a wide range of water activities ranging from lazy pools, large rivers and rafting experiences, speed slides, and water rides. These are a few of the rides  at the Hurricane Harbour water park
  • Adventure river 
  • Big kahuna 
  • Bonzai pipelines
  • Cannonball fires 
  • Commotion ocean 
  • Geronimo falls 
  • Hook’s lagoon 
  • Hurricane falls 
  • Hurricane bay 
  • Kiddie octopus 
  • Kiddie pirate ship 
  • Monsoon lagoon 
  • Shark attack 
  • Splash 
  • Swiss family toboggan 
  • Tornado
  • Typhoon 

Scrumptious food stalls at the amusement park

There are several dining options at the Six Flags park in New England. Food is an essential part of any park for the best experience for all its visitors. From fast-food restaurants to gluten-free food the Six Flags has a large variety of food, restaurants, and cuisines.

Here’s a list of the different restaurants available at the Six Flags
  • All-American Fare 
  • Asian Cuisine 
  • Healthy options 
  • Ice-cream and sweets 
  • Italian cuisine 
  • Mexican food 
  • Snacks and beverages 
  • All park restaurants 

History of the Six Flags Amusement Park

The Six Flags Amusement park in New England is one of the most interactive and fun destinations in the state. Six Flags has been entertaining people all over the world for more than 59 years. With more than 26 locations worldwide, Six flags are the biggest amusement park company in the world. The Six Flags New England is the oldest of all the six flag parks.

The park was opened in 1870 under the name Gallup's Grove. Since then after a lot of acquisitions and changed names, the park was finally named Six Flags New England in 2000. Since then the park has gone through numerous renovations and has been added with various innovative and thrilling rides.

During the early years, the amusement park did not have many visitors because everyone who wished to visit the park had to arrive through a steamship. In 1900, the railways extended its line to the riverside , Springfield thus making it easier for people to reach the amusement park and enjoy its rides. Although the park was opened to the public in 1870, it got its first-ever roller coaster, the Giant Dip in 1912. This development was made by Henry J. Perkins who bought the park in 1911.

Later the Park also got a 300-foot long pool which came to be known as Lake Takadip. Under Perkins’ leadership, the amusement park made great advancement, having 3 roller coaster rides by 1928. Even today, Six Flags New England is one of the biggest and most popular amusement destinations in the country, known for thrilling rides and spectacular experiences.

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