"Six Flags" is a big name in US theme parks, with theme parks and waterparks coast-to-coast. Six Flags New England is the largest theme park in its region, and offers plenty for all ages, plus special fun at Halloween.
Six Flags New England: A Range of Rides Plus a Waterpark
Six Flags New England has has serious thrill rides: the Superman Ride of Steel, Scream, Mind Eraser, and more.
But Six Flags New England has plenty for the younger set, too. Kids and parents can ride kid-style rides together at the LOONEY TUNES™ MovieTown, and Wiggles World is a big draw for preschoolers.
Guests worried about long line-ups can buy FASTLANE, which uses pager-like devices as a "virtual reservation system". Make reservations for a ride, and the device will beep with a reminder when your scheduled time is near.
Also at Six Flags New England (and included with admission) is the Hurricane Harbor Waterpark, with waterslides, raft rides, wave pool, 1000-foot river for tubing, and much more. About.com's Guide for Theme Parks has details and updates about the attractions at Six Flags New England.
Meanwhile, About's Guide for New England covers all aspects of visiting Six Flags New England, including hotels in the area. She also offers Ten Things I Learned The Hard Way at Six Flags New England: the voice of experience speaks, after a family visit, with tips such as "The Parking Lots is Far Away", and "There's Plenty for Preschoolers to Enjoy: Not So Much for Grade Schoolers".
The park is located in Agawam, Massachusetts, near Springfield. Distance from NYC is 145 miles; from Boston, 95 miles.
Six Flags New England is open in summer, and part-time in April, May, Sept. If you think you'll visit more than once, check out family rates for seasons passes. Note that Hurricane Harbor waterpark keeps a different schedule.
October brings Frightfest, Halloween-ish fun with trick-or-treating for little kids in daytime, and scary fun at night.
This brief profile is meant to introduce this destination; please note that the writer has not visited in person.
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