Students Have Fun at Six Flags

October 29, 2011

News

By Brendan Parks

On October 15, 26 students braved the weather for the roller coasters and Halloween themed events at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts.

The Campus Activity Board (CAB) hosted the trip as they do every year.  As the bus neared Six Flag it started raining. CAB President Matt Paden  and Vice President Ted Vecchitto inspired the singing of a few verses of the Beatles “Here Comes the Sun.” To everyone’s relief the rain stopped and it was dry for the rest of the day. Students let the fun ensue.

Many students went straight to the second best steel roller coaster in America, ‘Bizzaro’, which goes 221 feet in the air at up to 77 miles per hour.

Others went on the ride ‘Scream!’ which brings you up 20 stories high, drops half way down and then goes back up and does the full drop.

Some went to check out the Halloween attractions, part of Six Flag’s ‘Fright Feast’, which goes for the whole month of October. The fest included shows like a magician and a dead rock show featuring Elvis Presley and Jim Morrison singing classics. There were spooky characters jumping up from behind unexpected places in the park. They also had Looney Tune characters in Halloween costumes. Residents of the park were able to take pictures with their favorite characters and DC comic super heroes.

Many students were pleased with the Halloween events, especially the Haunted Houses. Though a walk through did cost a fee, which made some shy away, the attraction was still enjoyed.

Six Flags went all out with a fake grave yard that had open caskets. As soon as the sun went down zombies stumbled in as well as a lady with an axe, who chased people. These ‘monsters’ were in frightening full make up and student’s had fun dodging their clutches.

CAB plans to go back to Six Flags next fall with the opening of a highly anticipated new roller coaster called Goliath that will go straight up at a 90 degree angle.

Overall students greatly enjoyed their day at Six Flags New England and look forward to going back.

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