Black Widow (Six Flags New England)

Black Widow
Six Flags New England
Location Agawam, Massachusetts, USA
Status Defunct
Operated May 14, 1977 to 1999
Statistics
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Product Launched Loop
Type Steel - Launched - Shuttle
Riders per train 16
Propulsion Electric winch launch
Height 56 feet
Drop 47 feet
Top speed 45 mph
Length 635 feet
Track inversions 1
Rider inversions 2
Duration 1:06
G-Force 4
HELP

Black Widow was a steel shuttle roller coaster located at Six Flags New England in Agawam, Massachusetts, USA.

History

The ride opened on May 14, 1977 and was called Loop Coaster.[1][2] Its name was later changed to Black Widow. In 1999, the ride was closed to make way for Flashback, a Vekoma Boomerang.

The ride 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 in 2002 or 2003 after the land it sat on was sold.

Design

Elements

The ride was a Launched Loop model from Arrow Dynamics.

Trains

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

The Black Widow is a highly venomous spider.

References

  1. "Amusement Park's Ride Loops Loop", Journal Inquirer (May 6, 1977), pp. 22. Retrieved on December 25, 2021.
  2. "Riverside Park advert", The Berkshire Eagle (August 31, 1977), pp. 6. Retrieved on January 14, 2021.

External links


Articles on Six Flags New England
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