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Six Flags New England is the region's largest theme park and a great choice for family fun from spring through fall. The former Riverside amusement park in Agawam, Massachusetts, became Six Flags New England in 2000, marking Six Flags Theme Parks Inc.'s first foray into the New England states. Six Flags New England delivers all of the thrill rides, tamer rides, children's rides and amusements and shows and events that visitors to the theme park company's other 17 North American locations flock to year after year. In 2003, the Island Kingdom Water Park was expanded and renamed Hurricane Harbor, and in 2007, Six Flags New England added new themed areas for young children. There are more new park features in store at Six Flags New England for 2013 including a waterslide complex.
For the 2013 season, the park will be open Friday through Sunday starting April 13 (plus weekdays during spring school break week April 15-19). It then operates seven days a week from Friday, May 24 until Monday, September 2. During the remainder of September, the amusement park will be open weekends only, and from October 1 through October 30, it will be open weekends, plus Monday, October 14 (Columbus Day) and Fridays, October 11, 18 and 25. A complete calendar with hours of operation is available at the Six Flags New England Web site. Hurricane Harbor Waterpark hours and dates may vary from the Six Flags New England schedule.
Six Flags New England Tickets: You can purchase your Six Flags New England tickets online and save using the park's Print-N-Go option. Simply present your printed, pre-paid ticket and photo ID at the theme park ticket gate.
Regular daily admission rates are $56.99 for those 54 inches and taller, $46.99 for children under 54 inches tall and free for children ages 2 and under. American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover are accepted for theme park admission. Discover Cardmembers receive special discounts and perks. Parking is an additional $20. Hurricane Harbor Water Park admission is free with your theme park admission ticket.
Season Passes can also be purchased online: Priced at just $74.99 (on sale for $64.99 if you purchase four or more), a Six Flags season pass pays for itself in just two visits. Group rates are also available. For additional ticket information, call toll free 877-4-SIXFLAGS or 413-786-9300.
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