AGAWAM – The world of theme park news has been abuzz lately with the announcement from Universal Orlando Resort that their third theme park, "Epic Universe," would be opening soon. This news comes right alongside the official grand opening of Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge at Disney's Hollywood Studios.
While New England does not have theme parks on the levels of Walt Disney World and Universal (Canobie Lake Park comes close in terms of New England-esque theming), it does have Six Flags New England. The thrill capital of the northeast.
Of course, Six Flags is affiliated with the superheroes of the DC Comics universe and, as such, Six Flags New England has rides named for Superman, Batman, The Flash, Catwoman, The Joker, and more. (Curiously, no Aquaman-themed water ride exists at the park's water area, Hurricane Harbor.)
Coming soon in 2020, per an announcement from the official Six Flags New England social media team, will be a new thrill ride in honor of the classic character of Supergirl.
The announcement for the new Supergirl Sky Flyer attraction reads, "Drawing on her powers of stamina and strength, thrill seekers spin and tilt, all while suspended from the whirling wheel of justice. Riders are raised up by a giant arm, feet dangling, and then launched into a high-speed spin…round and round…higher and higher…head over heels!”
The Supergirl Sky Flyer is slated to open in the general vicinity of Superman: The Ride (formerly known as Bizarro) and if guests are curious about what the ride entails, look no further than a similar version of the experience that opened earlier this year at Six Flags St. Louis:
The new ride keeps with the tradition of Six Flags New England adding a new ride annually to maintain interest in the amusement park. Supergirl Sky Flyer has been described as a thrilling version of a Ferris wheel as 24 people sit in the ride normally before the machinery turns the passengers into an eighty degree tilt, spinning them furiously in circles.
Image Courtesy of Six Flags