A Day at Six Flags New England

Six Flags New England is our new home park. After recently moving to Connecticut, our family has been exploring the area and found that Six Flags New England was an hour and 10 minutes from our doorstep. We decided to do some research about this theme park and found that they have a great selection of rides, and that there are many ways to receive discounts on admission. Here is our review of a day at Six Flags New England.

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Where is Six Flags New England?

Six Flags New England is located in Agawam, Massachusetts on the border with Connecticut. It is an easy day trip for someone living or visiting Connecticut, Boston, Rhode Island or Southern Vermont and New Hampshire. It is a top destination for thrill seekers and rated one of the best amusement parks in New England. You can check Six Flags New England hours here.

We did not stay overnight, but there are many Six Flags New England hotels and family activities in nearby Springfield, MA.

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How to Save Money on Six Flags New England Admission

Six Flags admission can vary greatly. If you buy Six Flags New England tickets at the park, you will pay a steep $70 to spend a day at the park. However, I do not recommend this option at all! While there are no Six Flags New England coupons, there are various sales and ticket promotions constantly. You can bring in a Coke can for a discount, or choose a specific day to visit and pre-purchase your tickets online. Check Six Flags New England’s current ticket offers and discounts here.

If you are looking for a Six Flags New England discount, then I suggest buying their Season Pass. They have a yearly Flash Sale near Labor Day where all Six Flags theme parks offer 70% off their ticket prices. We bought 4 season passes for our family which is good for the rest of 2018 and 2019 and we paid $55 each. It includes free parking, discounts on food and beverages, access to Fright Fest (a Halloween special event) and the best part is that it includes admission to the majority of Six Flags parks around the country (not just Six Flags New England). That is a ridiculous amount of savings and huge perks! If you plan on visiting at least once, I highly recommend that you get a Six Flags New England season pass, because you essentially get free visits for a year and a half with this deal.

Six Flags New England Rides

Six Flags New England is a thrill seeker’s theme park. While they have plenty of rides for younger children and those not quite tall enough for the thrill rides, this park is geared towards the more adventurous. There are currently 11 Six Flags New England roller coasters, and most of those have a 54″ height requirement.

My husband rides pretty much anything, while my son (10 years old) does too. I am in the middle of the bunch, and will ride roller coasters but not things that spin. My daughter (who is 8 years old) is not tall enough to ride the extreme thrill coasters, but is also afraid of huge drops. While Six Flags New England had plenty to ride for the 3 of us, it was a little lacking for her.

They had a pretty good selection of family rides, carnival style rides and a nice section for toddlers. It’s important to always check the height requirements and ride descriptions online to see how much there is do for your family. Looney Tunes characters and superheroes are also wandering around the park available for pictures. You can also choose to buy a Six Flags Flash Pass, which is a way to save time by “skipping to the front” for about $50 per person all day.

Six Flags theme park also has special shows and events on weekends and during the summer too. In addition, there is a Six Flags water park on site called Hurricane Harbor that is included with admission (only open during the summer).

Lunch at Six Flags New England

We ate at Johnny Rockets which was right across from Superman. It was about 11:30 AM and we wanted to beat the rush, so we popped in and noticed they had a great family meal deal – 4 burgers, 4 drinks, 2 onion rings, and 2 fries all for $40. Now, I know that is not cheap for burgers, however spending $40 for burgers, drinks, and fries for 4 people for at a theme park is actually not that terrible.

Six Flags New England Map

Tips on Visiting Six Flags New England

My number one tip when visiting a theme park is always to arrive 20 minutes before the park opens. The Six Flags parking lot is a bit of a trek to the actual theme park. You can walk the 5 minutes or take a tram at the lot. I would ride the “bigger rides” first. Six Flags rides like Superman, Wicked Cyclone, Pandemonium, Batman, Harley Quinn, and Thunderbolt all have long wait times later in the day. Also, get the app on your phone which gives you approximate wait times throughout the day.

Overall, we had a great day at Six Flags New England. Since we bought the season pass for 2018, we plan to return at least once more to this park and also to visit Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey. Next year, we plan to go back to both Six Flags locations and take a road trip to the next closest park Six Flags Great America. We need to make good use of all the Six Flags discounts due to the season pass we bought.

Enjoy theme parks too? Check out our posts on other parks:

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