Breaking News
More () »

Daytrippers: Six Flags New England opens for the season

The park will still have a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place.

AGAWAM, Mass. —
The wait is over! 

Six Flags New England opened for the season for season ticket holders Friday.

The park will open to the public Saturday with a number of COVID-19 precautions in place.

You will have to purchase tickets online and the park will be cashless. Everyone over the age of 3 needs to wear a mask and social distancing will be required on the rides and throughout the park.

RELATED: Six Flags New England begins hiring for 2021 season

“We are so excited, so thrilled, our team has worked so hard for this day, we are just beyond happy,” said Communications Manager Jennifer McGrath. “Our reservation numbers have been huge. We have noticed former guests have been calling saying thank you so much for being back and if I can tell you after a crazy year, there is no better therapy than going on a ride at 77 miles per hour."

Aside from the thrills, Six Flags New England hopes to be a boost to the economy as it draws from quite a distance and is filling some 3,000 jobs. 

“We are a huge tourism driver, 90 miles and beyond is where our reach is for Six Flags New England,” McGrath said.

Many of the attractions are the same as they were pre-pandemic but the park has a roaring new addition as well.

“Over these next few weekends, you can come ride coasters, and see our great dinosaur friends. There’s 20 dinosaurs around the park,” said Entertainment Manager Peter Shannon. 

Ticket prices start at about $30. Head to the Six Flags website to learn more.

Check out the video below of FOX61's Margaux Farrell trying out the Harley Quinn ride two years ago, a new addition to the park at the time! 

RELATED: Universal Orlando to do away with temperature checks


Download the FOX61 News APP

iTunes: Click here to download

Google Play: Click here to download

Stream Live on ROKU: Add the channel from the ROKU store or by searching FOX61.


Before You Leave, Check This Out