Black Widow (Six Flags New England)

Roller coaster in the United States
Black Widow
Riverside Amusement Park
Location Agawam, Massachusetts, USA
Park section North End
Status Defunct
Operated May 14, 1977 to 1999
Replaced by Flashback
Manufacturer Arrow Dynamics
Product Launched Loop
Type Steel - Launched - Shuttle
Track layout Shuttle loop
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

Black Widow was a steel launched shuttle roller coaster previously located at Riverside Amusement Park in Agawam, Massachusetts, USA.


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 that opened a year later in 2000.

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.



Color scheme

Bordeux track and black supports.


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


The Black Widow is a highly venomous spider.


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

External links

Articles on Six Flags New England