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Six Flags New England Putting Final Touches for 2013 Season

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AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) — Spring in New England also means the return of Six Flags.

With its opening less than two weeks away, ABC40 found out what’s new this season at the amusement park.

Spring in Agawam means flowers blooming, birds chirping, and rides are being built, as Six Flags New England prepares for another season opening.

“We have a lot of exciting things going on here. Standing directly in Whistlestop Park, we added Whistlestop Train. We added Flying Aces and of course, the biggest thing is our season pass processing has moved over here. We have twenty terminals. We’re gonna get people processed, in the park having fun quicker than ever,” says Melissa Pinkerton, communications manager for Six Flags New England.

Pinkerton says that will help keep crowds off of Main Street, where the season pass processing used to be, but those are arguably are not the biggest changes to the park.

These tubes will make up Bonzai pipelines, which will make up the tallest waterslide in the entire water park.

Pinkerton adds, “Seventy-five feet in the air, there’s six individual tubes, and on the count of three, the floor is gonna drop out from underneath you and you’re gonna go racing down the slide at 40 miles per hour. It’s going to be intense.”

While Six Flags may not look ready just yet, Pinkerton says with a little bit of “theme park magic,” it should be just in time for opening day April 13.

During opening weekend, Six Flags is offering a special admissions price of $20.13 for people who donate six non-perishable food items.

A portion of each ticket sold will benefit the Sandy Hook Family Healing Fund & the Newtown Food Bank.

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