Six Flags New England is a large theme and amusement park that prides itself on offering family-appropriate entertainment of the highest quality to visitors of all ages. It is located in the city of Agawam, Massachusetts and is, of course, part of the highly popular and widely known Six Flags amusement park franchise. As is the case with many Six Flags amusement park locations, Six Flags New England features a number of different rides and attractions, as well as complimentary entertainment options included with park admission. Park highlights include an old-fashioned carousel and the #1 steel roller coaster in the world.
As is the case with the rides and attractions at all Six Flags amusement parks, the ones at Six Flags New England are appropriately categorized according to intensity level so that riders know what to expect in advance. Some of the most popular rides in the park fall into the thrill ride category. Most thrill rides are categorized as being of maximum intensity and include such exhilarating adventures as the Superman Ride of Steel thrill ride, the Joker's Wildcard spinning circular wave ride, the twisted and turbulent Mind Eraser looping coaster, and ultra-exciting Scream 20-story thrill complex. However, some of the thrill rides - such as the classic Twister or the Buzzsaw swing ride - are classified as being of moderate or mild intensity levels and are appropriate for young riders.
There are also many family rides of mild to moderate intensity. These attractions are appropriate for riders of all ages including young children who meet the posted height requirements. Some of the most popular of these include the beautiful 1909 Illions Carousel, the spinning Tea Cups, the Blizzard River white-water rapids adventure, the Catwoman's Whip steel roller coaster, and the colorful Balloon Race swing ride. For the park's littlest visitors, there is also a vast selection of kiddie rides available. Some of the rides in this section are miniature, ultra-mild versions of some of the adult rides in the park like the Tea Cups and the Big Red Cars. However, there are many appealing attractions and play areas that are completely unique to Kiddie Land as well.
Like other Six Flags parks, Six Flags New England is also well known for the quality free entertainment that is included with admission. Some entertainment options are seasonal, such as Six Flags' annual Halloween Fright Fest and associated events. However, others are available throughout the open season and include such delights as sit-down shows revolving around music, dance, and singing. Looney Tunes character meet-and-greets are also popular with young children. Those interested in catching a particular show or meeting a particular character should check with Six Flags New England directly or visit their website for an up-to-the-minute schedule before planning a visit.
In addition to the ride and attractions, Six Flags New England is also a place where visitors can enjoy arcade games, theme areas, shopping at a number of venues, and a wide variety of delicious food options. The park grounds are also home to the popular Six Flags Hurricane Harbor Water Park, open during the summer months.