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Guide To Six Flags New England

May 24, 2014 6:00 AM

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Goliath (Photo Credit: Six Flags New England/Facebook)

Goliath (Photo Credit: Six Flags New England/Facebook)

Six Flags New England is a thrilling way to spend a summer day. Daring rides, water parks and engaging live characters provide entertainment for guests of all ages. Check the event schedule, plan your day and get ready for a fun-filled adventure.

Six Flags (Photo Credit: Six Flags New England/Facebook)

Six Flags (Photo Credit: Six Flags New England/Facebook)

Six Flags New England
1623 Main St.
Agawam, MA 01001
(413) 786-9300
www.sixflags.com

General Information

Six Flags New England provides fun and entertainment for the whole family with its rides, events, shopping and dining. Something new is always happening here, and this year the New England SkyScreamer, the tallest swing on earth, is being introduced. The park offers rides of all types, including children’s rides, family rides and thrill rides. Stop by Hurricane Harbor Water Park to cool off on a hot day or plan to watch the the live entertainment and meet the featured characters. The park also hosts concerts and special group events which brings even more fun into the day. View the events schedule here.

Admission Rates: General Admission $59.99, Children under 54 inches $49.99, Children 2 and under free
Click here to view season pass and group discount rates.

Goliath (Photo Credit: Six Flags New England/Facebook)

Goliath (Photo Credit: Six Flags New England/Facebook)

Rides

The variety of rides at Six Flags New England is one of the highlights of a visit to the park. Children of all ages will love the 1909 Illions Carousel, where you can choose your favorite horse and take a spin on the restored classic. Older children can take a daring ride on Batman: The Dark Knight, which takes you up a 12-story lift, down a 110-foot drop and through a 360-degree loop. While you are here, be sure to check out the Monsoon Lagoon, which is a perfect spot for some family fun. Cool off by splashing around in the water, standing under a fountain or daring to try one of the adventure slides.

Dining and Shops

You need to stay fueled while visiting the park, and luckily there are plenty of dining options. Choose from American, Asian, Italian, Mexican or even healthy options, and finish it off with ice cream or dessert. View the full restaurant list here.

No trip is complete without the perfect souvenir to remember your day by. Pick up a t-shirt, hat or stuffed animal of your liking at one of the many shops. Ride photos and costumed photos are also available to document your fun. View the full shop list here.

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Putting the finishing touches on the Sky Screamer. (Photo Credit: Six Flags New England/Facebook)

Putting the finishing touches on the Sky Screamer. (Photo Credit: Six Flags New England/Facebook)

New Events and Entertainment

The New England SkyScreamer is the latest thrilling ride to open at Six Flags New England. It is the tallest attraction in the park and has a record-breaking swing. It stands 40 stories above ground and can reach speeds of up to 40 miles per hour. Enjoy a panoramic view of the park from this ride, and an aerial view of all attractions.

Along with thrilling rides, the park provides live entertainment and guest characters. You can meet and greet with Scooby-Doo and Looney Tunes characters, dance at the Daffy Duck Dance Party, watch magic tricks or join one of the many street parties. View the live entertainment list here.

Getting There

(Photo Credit: Six Flags New England/Facebook)

(Photo Credit: Six Flags New England/Facebook)

The park is located in Agawam, Mass., and can easily be reached by car or bus. For detailed driving directions from any New England area, click here. Peter Pan Bus Service makes daily trips to Six Flags New England. Click here for calling information.

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Kim Vareika is the owner of Vareika Personal Training and Yoga in Plainville. She has been in the fitness industry for over ten years, and believes that wellness is about more than just physical health. When she is not teaching, practicing, or writing, she resides in Bridgewater where she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her nephew Caesar. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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