Six Flags New England—An Amusement Park & Waterpark All In One!

The thrill and excitement of being scared to death on an amusement ride can’t be compared to anything else I can think of. My kids tell me not to scream so loud, but really, I can’t help it. I laugh and scream, scream and laugh and hold on for dear life!!!!

What I appreciate about Six Flags New England is that it’s not just an amusement park. They have a huge waterpark as well!

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Six Flags New England is home to world-class coasters, thrilling family rides, areas dedicated to children and the Hurricane Harbor Park. So much is packed in one great amusement park. We’ve been sharing all sorts of deals with you, great tips and superb events they’ve had this summer. Finally, we got to take the family to experience it hands on with our passes we received in exchange for sharing our experience. No doubt, we were in for the rides of our lives!!!!! 

Let me just reiterate a couple of the most important tips:

1. Plan your trip and look for the best deals. A lot of times just ordering your tickets online will save you a good amount of money.
2. Arrive at the park in time to walk through the gate when they open. We want to start on the rides before the crowds pile in.
3. Head to the thrill rides first that are farther in the back first. Most people go to the rides they see first as they walk through the door. This means those rides farthest will have much shorter lines at the beginning of the day.

We have many more tips HERE that will help make your experience a great one!


That being said, my family went to the ride they had been watching on YouTube the 2 weeks prior—The New England SkyScreamer. The tallest swing ride on the planet, was standing in front of us. It will take your breath away but they views are amazing and you’ll say to yourself over and over again, I can’t believe I was up that high!


Close by to the SkyScreamer, is the fun family ride, the Blizzard River. Totally, my speed. Great for a warm day-you will get wet. Go on and have fun! We all laughed on this ride.


The Pandemonium Rollercoaster will spin 360 degrees as you shoot around curves and tackle sudden sharp dips. You’ll laugh and scream at the same time, and then head on again as soon as you get off, at least my kiddos did.

It’s so funny when to hear everyone say, “I can’t believe I went on that ride!” and then a minute later they’re tackling another crazy thrill ride!


The next ride they went on, The Flashback, definitely has their description written perfectly. It says you leave your mind at the door for this full-body double play of high speed loops. What it doesn’t say is that you lose your mind twice, once at the door and then, again when you get to the top of the coaster and the coaster goes full speed backwards. If there was any mind left, it was left, it was absolutely left at the top of the coaster. I love this photo above. It looks like Brock is saying something like, “Okay, God, You’re with me, right?”

Our day went on like this, heading on rides such as Mind Eraser, Batman, the free fall ride called the Scream. I screamed watching them fly up and drop down.


The favorite coasters for the kids were the Goliath and the Bizarro! Okay, first of all, as the mom and picture taker person, I am the big chicken of the family. I wish I could get on all these rides, but I just can’t make that final step. I gotta ask, how can anyone who watches the Goliath, go on it after they see how insane it is? WOW!!! I’ve NEVER seen anything like it-NEVER-EVER!

Yes, the kids went on it. and more than once at that! Anyone who goes on the Goliath, most definitely can have bragging rights, for sure! You can read the description and watch the video, but it doesn’t really show how insanely crazy it is until you’re right there watching it for yourself. It’s THE THRILL RIDE!


The other favorite was the Bizarro and believe it or not, I went on it. It’s got a majestic height on the first hill up, then a few twists, some spraying mist, some spots where your stomach doesn’t reach you for awhile, oh, and you’re speed is 77 mph! It was a blast! I really don’t know how many times the kids went on this one. It’s an awesome rollercoaster on steroids, is how I’d describe it.

Three of the kids had one thing in mind heading to Six Flags New England, and that was to hit every single thrill ride, and they did! They even had a chicken tender plate and a huge chocolate milkshake in the afternoon and kept that down, surprisingly.

Camden on the other hand, preferred some milder rides and aimed for Hurricane Harbor Waterpark with Dad. I think it’s brilliant to have both parks in one amusement park.  Here there are pools, lazy rivers, rafting adventures, speed slides and so much more.

Six Flags New England was a highlight for our kids this summer! We were exhausted at the end of the day, but it was a great fun feeling. We were glad we stayed La Quinta Hotel that night rather than driving home after our full day. Staying at a partnering hotel also saves you money!  Read more tips HERE as well as upcoming events, ways to get discounts,  summer and fall hours.

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Our trip next year is going to be right when the kids get out of school. They’re already talking about a Season Pass and I think it will be worth every thrill ride there is for them!