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SFNE Fright Fest
« on: January 20, 2020, 06:44:35 pm »
I wrote this for my journalism class, but I figured you guys would appreciate it too.

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Six Flags New England delivers a good, though sometimes rocky, Fright Fest event

On October 5th, I took the trek and drove 3 hours to Agawam, Massachusetts for my second visit to Six Flags New England of the year.  Although not perfect, the park did bring a very nice event.

Pricing
Iíve said it before and Iíll say it again, I would never, ever, pay for a daily admission ticket or a meal at Six Flags.  Every year I get a season pass and a premium dining plan (Iím upgrading to a Diamond Elite Membership next year, just selling more of my soul to Six Flags).  $60 admission or $14 for what I like to call ďRussian Roulette: Rip off Addition,Ē (food that you never know the quality of), is ridiculous.  With my passes, I got free admission and free meals (kinda, weíll get to that later).  I did, however, pay FIFTY DOLLARS for a haunted house pass.  With it, I got free admission and a pass to skip the line for all 5 haunted houses, which we will also get to later.

Meals
I got lunch and dinner at the park, and they were your typical Six Flags quality of food.  I ate lunch at Johnny Rockets with almost no wait, and decent food which I was pleased with.  After Diet Coke nearly killed me this summer, I have to get Powerade every time I go to Six Flags, which Iíve learned is an acquired taste/heart attack.  I ate dinner at the picnic area.  That being said, I didnít.  I waited in line for food for about a half hour and then I finally got to the front at 8:03 P.M.  ďSorry, we donít accept meal plans past eight oíclock.Ē  If you didnít hear me correctly, I waited in line for A HALF HOUR and got my food at EIGHT Oí THREE PM.  There were six workers there pushing out about one meal every two minutes, which means, if I did my math correctly, each worker was doing about 20 seconds of work per meal.  However, the more likely scenario is that NO ONE WAS WORKING and the line was held up in the process.  Itís fine, though.  Iím fine.  Everything is fine.  Iím fine. 

Entertainment
I watched one show, Hellís Belles.  This show was unpleasant to say the least, but the more professional way to put it would be that the show sucked.  I hate to sound mean, (not really though), but the actors could not sing for their lives and the music selection or Imagine Dragons and Taylor Swift didnít fit the whole ďFright FestĒ theme. 

The Haunts
After I sacrificed college to pay for my $50 wristband, I did some haunted houses.  Me being the man baby I am was a little more frightened than the other 3 people in my party, and Iím not ashamed to admit I put my hand on one of their backs every time I walked through one. 

We started with Midnight Mansion, which should definitely be flaunting itís ď4 years without burning downĒ achievement, but unfortunately wasnít.  This was nothing special, and honesty Iím a little upset the close their Houndini ride (where this haunt is located) early in the summer to prepare for a lackluster haunted house.  I wouldíve much rather ridden Houdini.

We then went to Nightmares, which someone apparently thought was a 4D experience when they punched one of the workers and got the entire thing shut down for a half hour.  We walked in, went through a little bit and all the lights turned on.   I initially thought it was a trick and they were gonna shut them off and have something jump out as us.  Then we got evacuated and someone else got evacuated in a cop car.  It was a lovely welcome to the Boston area, honestly.  The haunted house was mediocre but much better than Midnight Mansion.

There were two I didnít do, but the rest of my party did.  While they did that, I went to go get dinner.  It was around 7:30 and I was super excited to go get food. 

I couldnít wait to get food. 
At 7:30. 
With my meal plan. 

The Rides
I started my day off with Superman.  I walked on twice with no wait, which is extremely lucky.  Almost as lucky as getting dinner.  Pettiness about the biggest injustice of my life aside, this ride was and always will be incredible.  Other than the bulky restraints that felt like a shark continuously nibbling on my leg undecided if it were going to take it off or not, the ride is great.  The layout, the height, the setting all add up to making this an incredible experience.

After Superman, we headed over to Batman.  If you havenít noticed, this park has right to DC Comics characters and doesnít let you forget it.  This coaster is good, but when compared to other coasters isnít super great.  The ride is rather forceless and just kinda meanders around itís layout, which also seems really uninspired.  It manages features a loop, zero-G roll and two corkscrews but still no dinner for me.  Iím making it sound like I hate this ride, and I really donít, itís just that the more coasters I ride the less special this one seems to me.

After Batman, we went to another very creatively named coaster, The Joker.  This ride in insane, and honestly one of my favorites.  This was my first 4th dimensional coaster (also known as the coasters where you sit on either side of the track and your seat independently flips as you go through the track).  This ride is completely disorienting and unfortunately gets a lot of flack for being a clone and being at other parks.  What my fellow enthusiasts refuse to acknowledge is that most people arenít dumb enough to pay the amount of money we do to travel, and they only visit their home park.  This ride is great and although we find it at a lot of parks, itís great and the locals should love it.





We then moved to Harley Quinn Spinsanity, my first and only non-coaster ride of the day.  This is a giant pendulum ride where you get thrown back and forth and continuously get higher and higher.  This is my favorite non-coaster ride, and apparently itís the same case for the entire state of Massachusetts because I waited two and a half hours to ride this ride.  Maybe if the line were shorter I wouldíve gotten my food on time.  I nearly neglected to tell you the fact that I rode this closer to night, which means that (as usual in October in the New England area), it was cold.  50į isnít bad.  Harley Quinn is very fun.  Harley Quinn in 50į is very bad and not fun.  I love this ride and there is nothing wrong with it, but when you feel like the saliva in your mouth is going to freeze itís a different experience to say the least.

After I was denied my rightful meal, we ended the night with Wicked Cyclone.  This ride is incredible.  I have traveled all over the country to ride coasters and this is still my number one.  I was fortunate enough to get a back row ride at night and it was one of my best rides on anything ever.  Who needs a girlfriend or a basic understanding of math when you can rank your rides on roller coasters, right?  Right?

Overall
This was a fun trip overall but there were quite a few issues I had.  Not my best trip but still fun and itís a park Iíd highly recommend.  Anywho, please donate to my GoFundMe so I can make up for the meal that I was so rightfully denied.  The court case is November 2nd, and Iíd appreciate some support through this difficult process.


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Re: SFNE Fright Fest
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2020, 10:08:25 pm »
Interesting write up.

Can't say I had a better time at Screamfest then you did

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Re: SFNE Fright Fest
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2020, 08:20:25 pm »
Great write up and try riding Harley quin in 30 degrees hahaha

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Re: SFNE Fright Fest
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2020, 08:29:49 pm »
This was my teachers favorite report I wrote all year so I mustíve done something right.
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Re: SFNE Fright Fest
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2020, 07:31:30 pm »
well, it was well written, you wrote out your trip, what ya did, etc.  I enjoyed it!