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Black Widow

Black Widow
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Six Flags New England
Location Agawam, Massachusetts, USA
Status Defunct
Operated 1977 to 1999
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Type Steel - Launched - Shuttle
Model / product Launched Loop
Riders per train 16
Height56 feet
Drop47 feet
Top speed45 mph
Length635 feet
Inversions1 (riders experience 2)
Duration1:06
G-force4
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Black Widow was a steel shuttle roller coaster located at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts, USA.

History[edit]

The ride opened in 1977 and was called Loop Coaster. Its name was later changed to Black Widow. In 1999 the ride was closed to make way for Flashback, a Vekoma Boomerang.

It was sent to the former site of Old Indiana Fun-n-Water Park, where Six Flags had planned to build an amusement park. The park was never built and the Black Widow was scrapped after the land it sat on was sold.

Design[edit]

Elements

Vertical loop

The ride was a Launched Loop model from Arrow Dynamics.

Trains[edit]

Single train with 4 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 16 riders per train.

Etymology[edit]

The Black Widow is a highly venomous spider.