Like most Six Flags parks, Six Flags New England is a combination theme and water park that’s billed as the "Thrill Capital of New England." When the short summer months heat up in the northeast, it’s a welcome oasis for visitors, and located just a mile from the Connecticut border, it’s a popular destination for Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts residents.
The big draw at any Six Flags park is, of course, the thrill rides. The crown jewel, BATMAN: The Dark Knight, takes visitors on a 55-mile-per-hour blast up to 12-story heights and drops more than 110 feet in a matter of seconds. In the summer months, visitors flock from hundreds of miles to enjoy Six Flags’ incredible Hurricane Harbor, a water park that offers everything from relaxing pools and meandering lazy river rides to high speed water slides and group rafting adventures.
Six Flags New England is conveniently located just off the Mass Pike (I-90) and I-91 and is easily accessible from all points in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut. One-day paid parking is available for $20. Public transportation options, including discounted packages with park admission, are available via Peter Pan bus service from Boston South Station, Framingham, Worcester, Springfield, Mass. and Hartford, Conn.