Agawam, MA – February 22, 2005 - Six Flags New England is opening not one, but two new coasters in 2005 - one wet and one wild! The two new family thrill rides include Mr. Six's Pandemonium, the first ever coaster inspired by the fun loving dance moves of Six Flags' popular ambassador of fun, Mr. Six; and Typhoon, a cutting-edge water coaster powered by exclusive "Rocket Booster" technology.
"The two coasters we're creating offer incredibly unique experiences designed to be shared with family and friends," said Mark Kane, Six Flags New England vice president and general manager. "Their selection, specifically for this park, continues our ongoing commitment to providing excellent guest service and a promise of good times for our visitors."
Dancing five stories above the ground, Mr. Six's Pandemonium will take park Guests on an all-new ride experience creating a new spin on the typical roller coaster. Face-to-face in individual 4-person cars, Guests will enjoy more than a quarter mile of totally unique fun, shared with family and friends. This roller coaster spins like a top while moving up and down through hairpin turns and plummeting spirals. Each ride that Guests take on Mr. Six's Pandemonium will be different, just like the master of playtime himself. No other coaster will leave you dizzy with laughter like Mr. Six's Pandemonium!
Making a huge splash at Hurricane Harbor, Typhoon will offer park goers a unique thrill only to be experienced at Hurricane Harbor. Typhoon offers an extreme 3-person rafting experience. The water coaster's rocket propelled water and conveyer belts blast riders though a serpentine series of high bank turns, enclosed tunnels and up hill climbs at racing speeds. Typhoon's technology includes higher and faster uphill sections than any existing water coaster in the country. The thrill of a traditional coaster gets "all wet" with the 2005 debut of Typhoon!
"When we considered adding two new coasters to Six Flags New England's already spectacular line-up, we knew we had to create something as grand and legendary as the park itself, so we called in the expert on family fun, Mr. Six," said Mark Kane, Six Flags New England vice president and general manager. "His fun-loving style and wild dance moves provided the perfect inspiration for Mr. Six's Pandemonium."
"The Typhoon water coaster is also a perfect fit for our park," Kane added. "Hurricane Harbor is by far the biggest and most popular water park in New England and we continue to make it even better. The new water coaster technology employed by Typhoon offers our patrons an action packed thrill ride that also beats the summer heat!"
Mr. Six's Pandemonium will debut in early Spring 2005 and Typhoon will make its debut with the opening of the 2005 season at Hurricane Harbor. Six Flags New England opens for the 2005 season on April 16.
Twice the fun for the price of one, Six Flags New England and Hurricane Harbor are the leaders in family Playtime all the time! Don't miss the best value around, purchase your 2005 season pass today and prepare double the fun in 2005! For more information visit www.sixflags.com.
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