Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (8/27/15) Good news for Goliath fans at SFNE... a photo taken at the park this morning shows off a lift on site that seems to be putting one of the train cars back into the station, which means the ride could possibly reopen in time for Fright Fest.
(8/13/15) According to the reports I've been sent, Goliath ran for June and most of July, but apparently blew out the hydraulics on one of the lift towers and has been shut down since. While the coaster could be down for awhile... we have heard from one source who claims they were expecting to get the parts needed to fix it within the next couple of weeks.
(8/12/15) According to a guest visiting Six Flags New England, it appears that Goliath may be closed for awhile… if not the rest of the season. While looking into the station of the closed coaster they discovered that the entire train has been removed from the site. Anyone recall when they last saw Goliath running this season?
2016 - Fireball & Superman: The Ride - (4/27/16)
A reader sent in a few pictures of the new Fireball at Six Flags New England that looks ready to open any time. Accoring to the email however, they believe the season passholder preview date for the ride isn't until May 14th.
(4/14/16) An opening day report from Six Flags New England has been posted to SFNEOnline this week, showing off the progress of Fireball, the Rock N Rodeo, as well as a dedicated update to the reopening of Superman, before they add the VR Coaster enhancement later this Spring.
(3/16/16) For a look around Six Flags New England at what you can expect to find for the 2016 season, make the jump over to SFNE Online who took a pre-season tour of the park showing off Fireball, rehabs to some of the flat rides, and a look at the newly rebranded Superman coaster, including a look at the new Superman themed trains that have a new metallic paint scheme on the front.
(3/3/16) Six Flags has announced some crazy news that will impact all of their parks in 2016, the addition of a new VR Coaster experience being added to a coaster at several of their theme parks. To put this new program in action as quickly as possible each of the parks will roll out one of two possible themed VR worlds on the selected coasters.
A Superman VR experience will be added to Superman: Krypton Coaster at Six Flags Fiesta Texas, Superman: Ride of Steel at Six Flags America and Superman: The Ride at Six Flags New England. Unlike previous VR coasters experiences we’ve seen tested over the last couple years on smaller family sized coasters, you can imagine the added impact of visually taking the plunge off the top of a skyscraper with Superman while you are actually taking a 200 foot plunge down the coaster’s first drop yourself in the real world.
The second VR world experience is called “The New Revolution” and has been given a high-tech fighter jet theme as you fly over a city as an alien mothership descends and attacks. If this sounds a bit like the movie Independence Day, or the new sequel hitting the theaters this summer, I’m sure that was deliberate. You’ll be able to battle the alice invasion on The New Revolution at Six Flags Magic Mountain (launching March 26), on Shockwave at Six Flags over Texas and Dare Devil Dive at Six Flags over Georgia (launching March 12) as well as Ninja at Six Flags St. Louis, Goliath at La Ronde and Steamin’ Demon at The Great Escape soon afterwards.
To roll this new experience out to guests as quickly as possible Six Flags enlisted the aid of VR Coasters and will be using Samsung Gear VR headgear at the parks, which was co-designed with the aid of Oculus and actually uses a Samsung smartphone locked away inside the headset for the computing power and visuals. According to Six Flags the new VR experience will be offered to all riders FOR FREE, but you don’t have to wear it if you don’t want to, and there will be plenty of headsets to go around for the riders, including time to have them wiped down and cleaned between riders.
(2/23/16) SFNEOnline reports that a new ride has been added to Six Flags New England into the old Rodeo ride spot. I'm told that this is a SBF/VISA Traffic Jam family flat ride. Oh, and speaking of flat rides, several pieces (mostly seats I think) of the old Frisbee ride from SF Fiesta Texas have been spotted at the park as well. I believe the structure of the SFFT Frisbee was cut apart, so they may have just salvages some of the seating systems to use as spare parts for the park's own Huss Frisbee, Tomahawk.
(2/3/16) Six Flags New England posted some pictures on their Twitter on Tueday showing off the final topping off of the new Fireball ride in the park, first with the top section missing and later with the top put in place.
(1/27/16) A tweet from Six Flags New England shows off several pieces for that park’s new Fireball ride that have arrived on site.
(11/5/15) Six Flags New England has begin to transform Bizarro back to have a Superman theme once again, with the new name, "Superman: The Ride". (I'm still not sure why they don't go back to calling it Superman: Ride of Steel, but whatever...) You can check out a few photos posted to SFNEOnline where sections of Red & Blue have returned.
(9/3/15) Two new rides (kinda) are coming in 2016, Fireball (Larson Giant Loop) and at long last Superman: The Ride will return to the park and Bizarro is no more.