March 2, 2006
Agawam, MA -- Six Flags will celebrate its 45th anniversary at its New England theme park with the opening of two new rides. Catapult, a high-flying thrill ride and Splash Water Falls, a family spinning water rapids ride will be two new attractions for the entire family to enjoy in 2006.
"Anniversaries are celebrated best with family", stated Mark Kane, vice president and general manager of Six Flags New England. "This season, we've raised the bar by adding two more rides the entire family can do together while supporting the experience with dynamic entertainment options including parades, character appearances, fireworks and more."
Catapult will spin thrill seekers head-over-heels more than 100 feet in the air forwards and backwards in 360-degree rotations.
According to Six Flags, Catapult is unique since no other ride in New England gives you the thrill of soaring face up to swat the sky and then diving face down to Earth.
"On the heels of our successful launch of Pandemonium and Typhoon in 2005, Catapult, with its high energy attributes, raises the bar yet again in thrill entertainment" said Kane. "Six Flags is always on the cutting edge of technology; this year is no different as we look forward to the launch of Catapult."
Catapult will be located in the north end of the theme park and stand 105-feet tall.
Also debuting this season is Splash Water Falls, a new spinning water raft ride. Passengers seated in circular rubber rafts will experience spirals, drops, twists and turns while spinning continuously down the brightly colored river channel.
Splash Water Falls promises to be a wet experience, as guests will encounter misters and geysers while riding. Spectators can also join in the fun and blast unsuspecting riders with multiple water cannons located on the sidelines.
The spinning raft ride will be visible from a distance as its 60-foot tall flume is painted in bright red, yellow and blue colors. Up to six riders will be seated in each boat and with a minimum height requirement of only 36 inches, the entire family can enjoy the thrill together.
"This is the ultimate way for families to cool off during the hot New England summers," stated Kane. "Splash Water Falls is a ride that the entire family can enjoy together. Sitting face-to-face in a brightly colored raft, family members can exchange hoots and hollers as they spin their cares away."
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