In my quest to bring you the best summer outings I took a day trip to Six Flags New England in Agawam, MA. My trip there can be summed up with one word…FUN! I may be dating myself, but the last time I was there it was still Riverside Park and it had not yet made the Six Flags change.
I was apprehensive as I’m not really a roller coaster person and Six Flags is definitely known for their roller coasters. Recently they opened their newest coaster Goliath and just from the look of it Goliath lives up to its name. It is huge! On their website they describe Goliath like this, “Climb nearly 20 stories then free-fall and race at 65 mph through titanic twists and colossal loops. Shoot up another tower then do it all again backwards. The new Goliath is the largest coaster of its kind. The taller it stands, the faster you fall.” It looked amazing; however I did not go on it. I made it my mission to see if non-coaster people, like me, could still enjoy the amusement park.
I started off the day with Scream. Scream is a ride in which they bring you strait up 20 stories then drop you down. The ride up is kind of slow and you find yourself looking around and taking in the sites. Then once at the top of this tower you stop and it all quiet for a moment. Before you know it your racing down 20 stories and the bottom literally falls off your stomach! It is definitely a rush!
I then visited the bumper cars and antique cars. I forgot how much fun bumper cars could be! It definitely brought me back to my childhood. At this point I decided I would take the plunge and at least try one roller coaster. I decided on Bizzaro. Bizzaro's description on sixflags.com is “After a menacing climb, plunge 221 feet into the first of two fog-filled tunnels to launch into Bizarro's twisted world. Fly 77 mph through high bank twists and turns, soaring through bizarre building structures and sprinting through open-aired Bizarro "S" shields. Then, enter a spaghetti bowl of twists and turns that trigger fiery flame effects with the heart-pumping audio. Cap off the journey with a second plunge into a fog-filled tunnel before returning to the station house and back to Earth.” I wasn’t kidding when I said take the plunge! Looking at it I was like “ok I can do this” so off I went! Nothing else can describe this but OMG! The ride was AMAZING! Definitely something I was glad I did!
There were some smaller rides we went on after that and some games we played but we ended our day in the water park section called Hurricane Harbor. The day we went it was like 90 degrees and the water park was hopping. That being said the staff of the water park left a little something to be desired. I mean don’t get me wrong the rides were great with plenty of pools and water activities to keep everyone cool. However, questions were met with gruff quick and rude responses. To enter the park you must go through a line “coral” and zigzag your way to the entrance. As we walked up to the corral there was a young lady who looked none too happy to be there yelling at people were to go before stomping off to the front. I must admit at that point I did say to myself “hmm I’m hope this isn’t a preview of what is to come.” Unfortunately it was. I mean I understand it was hot and there were tons of people but I mean isn’t that expected when you work in a water park? The sad part is that it wasn’t just one person. There were several in the water park that just were not friendly. It definitely brought down my spirits and cut our trip shorter than expected.
I would definitely recommend the amusement park section of the park though! It can definitely be fun for one and all, even non-coaster people. It was a fun way to spend a summer afternoon. I would also like to give a shout out to our tour guide Stephanie from Enfield, CT. She was awesome! She was very knowledgeable, very nice, and very patient with our group. I think they should get like 100 of her and send them over to the water park section!