POV Video | Wicked Cyclone at Six Flags New England

Without a doubt, Wicked Cyclone is one of the best looking new roller coasters of 2015. It’s been open for a while now and it looks like an enormous improvement over the painful Cyclone. It looks to be glass smooth like the similarly designed New Texas Giant. Check out this POV video of Wicked Cyclone:Note – This video was shot by professionals. For safety reasons, please DO NOT film w...[Read More]

Could Wicked Cyclone Go From Worst to First at Six Flags New England?

Six Flags New England is giving its rough, old wooden coaster a steel overhaul. This year, Cyclone will be reborn as Wicked Cyclone. If similar projects are any indication, guests can expect a super-smooth and exciting ride that’ll be nothing like what they experienced on this ride’s previous incarnation. To see what I mean, watch this POV video of Wicked Cyclone: Could Cyclone Go From...[Read More]

Top New Roller Coasters of 2015

Top New Roller Coasters of 2015 The giga coaster in my backyard has drawn me out of my “retirement”. While I’m back, I thought I’d take a look at the new roller coasters opening this year. I’ve essentially been “living under a rock” and have been completely out of the theme park world since I stopped posting last May. So, this will be an interesting first ...[Read More]

The Cleanest & Friendliest Theme Parks

Amusement Today’s 2013 Golden Ticket Awards were announced last month. If you’ve been following them for a few years, then you’ll already know most of the results. You may not know the winner, but you’ll likely know much of the top 5 for each category. Year after year most of the same theme parks and rides are chosen. They just shift in order a bit. Having said that, I̵...[Read More]

Six Flags New England Announces Goliath for 2012

Six Flags New England Announces Goliath Roller Coaster for 2012 Six Flags New England will debut its 11th roller coaster in 2012 with Goliath. The ride will be a large inverted shuttle coaster where guests will ride the coaster’s 1204-foot steel track both forward and backward. Goliath joins the park’s other roller coasters which include: Bizarro (largely considered the best steel coas...[Read More]

Featured Photo #15 – Down, Down, & Away

Everyone knows Bizarro (formerly Superman Ride of Steel) as the tall hyper coaster at Six Flags New England. It’s steep climb next to the Connecticut River and subsequent large hills are the highlight of its first half. Part of the reason I love this coaster so much (it’s my top coaster), is the variation in its layout. The second half of the ride is lower to the ground and even below ...[Read More]

Featured Photo #13 – Pint-Sized Pandemonium

  Six Flags New England’s Pandemonium was a pleasant surprise on my visit to the park back in 2005. Obviously, Bizarro (then Superman – Ride of Steel) was THE main attraction. But Pandemonium (then Mr. Six’s Pandemonium, what’s with all the name changes?) was one of the best family roller coasters I’ve ever been on. It had the rare benefit of facing your fellow r...[Read More]

Six Flags New England’s New Gotham City Gauntlet Coaster

Gotham City Gauntlet’s Coming to Six Flags New England Three years after Six Flags New England was to open (and later cancelled) their last roller coaster, the park is about to open Gotham City Gauntlet: Escape from Arkham Asylum. Like the Dark Knight coaster that was planned for the park, Gotham City Gauntlet will be a wild mouse coaster. Unlike that ride, however, GCG will be a pretty stan...[Read More]

The Coaster Critic Joins Gadling + Recent Theme Park News

Recently, I became a blogger at AOL’s popular travel blog, Gadling. I hope to add more general theme park and roller coaster news to the site’s already very rich content. Because Gadling has such a wide audience the posts there may be a little more general while my posts here will be a bit more for the enthusiasts. For example, I’ll probably save the geeking out about Texas Giant...[Read More]

Bizarro Will Be Featured on the Travel Channel this Wednesday

National Spotlight on The World’s Best Roller Coaster Bizarro at Six Flags New England, the roller coaster that many consider to be the Best in the World, will be featured on the Travel Channel this Wednesday night at 10 PM EST. This week’s episode of Bert the Conqueror finds comedian Bert Kreischer facing Bizarro in all of its upgraded, special effects laden glory. It’s my top r...[Read More]

Most Wanted Roller Coasters: Expedition GeForce – World’s Best Coaster?

This edition of Most Wanted Roller Coasters takes us to Germany for the roller coaster some believe to be the Best in the World. Holiday Park’s Expedition GeForce has been battling it out with the United State’s Bizarro at Six Flags New England ( formerly Superman: Ride of Steel) for years. In the past five years of Mitch Hawker’s Internet Coaster Poll Expedition GeForce has tied...[Read More]

Most Overrated Roller Coasters

Most Overrated Roller Coasters: Which Roller Coasters Can’t Live Up to the Hype? There are roller coasters that are very highly regarded. Some of these rides deserve their status, while others are way over hyped or overrated in my opinion. “Overrated” lists will always be controversial as everyone has their own take on which rides are good and even which rides are as good as adve...[Read More]

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