Six Flags Theme Parks
Park News - (10/10/18) A reader reports in that the Gotham City Crime Wave is indeed just being taken down for a full winter refurbishment, and that it will return next season.
2019 - Cyborg and Buccaneer Beach - (5/25/19) The local news got a sneak peek at the new Cyborg Hyper Drive attraction (flat ride build in an indoor setting) opening soon at Six Flags New England. Check out the video clip on their website. It will open to the public on June 1st, but they will have some previews for VIPs and passholders between then and now.
(3/1/19) According to the Six Flags New England website, there has been a slight update to the name of the new Cyborg ride. They are now calling it CYBORG Hyper Drive.
(12/23/18) According to the minutes of the local Agawam Planning Board meeting from the end of November, Six Flags New England seems to have a second project in the works for 2019. This one would see a new addition to the waterpark called Buccaneer Beach, which would replace the existing Bonzai Beach. According to the minutes everything at Bonzai Beach will be demolished except for a beverage stand, and the new Buccaneer Beach “includes a pool, a changing room building, pool filter building, landscaped areas, concrete patio areas and cabanas.”
(11/12/18) Is a second attraction in the works for Six Flags New England in addition to the small Cyborg flat ride? According to the agenda for an upcoming meeting at the Agawam Planning Board on Nov. 15th, they are going to discuss the site plan for a “New Water Park Attraction” being proposed by Six Flags New England. If a major new waterslide is in the works for Hurricane Harbor, that could definitely explain why the rest of the park was only getting a single small flat ride. If anyone happens to be in the area and wants to attend the meeting, I’m sure we'd love to hear the rest of the details.
(8/30/18) Six Flags New England will add Cyborg in 2019, described as a "new dark ride experience". I'm not 100% sure exactly what kind of ride this is, but it appears to be a new spinning flat ride of some kind that will be placed indoors and enhanced with special effects and music. "Step into S.T.A.R. Labs to witness a new technological device when the sentient cybernetic system called THE GRID hacks into the mainframe and takes control of the entire lab." Based on the video footage shown, the ride system looks like it could be a Chance Freestyle.
2020 - New Attraction - Rumor - (8/14/19) One of our readers has sent in an excellent possible explanation to the “252” clue posted on the theater marquee at Six Flags New England. If you do a Google search for DC Comics issue #252 the first thing that comes up is that the character Supergirl was first introduced in Action Comics #252.
This gives us a likely name / theme for whatever SFNE is adding in 2020, and based on last year’s additions, the very first Supergirl themed ride was added to Six Flags St. Louis as Supergirl Sky Flyer, a Zamerpla Endeavour ride. Six Flags has also installed another one of these at Six Flags over Texas as Catwoman’s Whip in 2016, but that name is already taken for the family coaster already at SFNE.
Adding a little more thought to the matter, it would also make sense if SFNE were to possible remove the Kryptonite Kollider (Chance Wipeout) flat ride, as the new Cyborg Freestyle ride really is an updated version of this same ride concept. I’m also been told that the Kryptonite Kollider pad was formerly home to Nightwing (2000 - 2008) which was a Huss Fly Away. So just thinking that a Zamperla Endeavor would offer a similar ride experience, minus the flying posture, and should still fit on the same pad if they were to go this route. Of course they could always keep the Kollider and install the new ride somewhere else, but just in case, you might want to get your rides on the Kollider now. (Fun Note: originally the Kollider started out as “The Joker’s Wildcard” and was once located inside the same building where Cyborg is now before being moved outside.
(8/13/19) Six Flags New England has posted what seems to be a teaser on the theater marquee in Rockville that says “252” on the top line and then “082919” on the second line, which is the date for the chain-wide 2020 announcements. So the question is… what exactly are they hinting at with 252? Height for the new attraction perhaps? I’m thinking that is too easy a hint, and the park already has a set of S&S towers and a Sky Screamer. Maybe it could represent something else entirely. Anyone else have any ideas?