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Six Flags SkyScreamer Reaches Completion

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AGAWAM, Mass. (WGGB) — The star attraction at Six Flags gets topped off. Say hello to the New England SkyScreamer, which has been under construction since last fall.

Friday morning, the final piece was hoisted into place.

It will be a world record breaking thrill ride.

“Well, you’re going to get loaded into our swings at the base of the tower and they are going to swing at 35 miles per hour and raise you 400 feet in the air and give you breathtaking views of the entire New England skyline,” says Kyle Croegaert with Six Flags New England.

A.J. and Joshua are ride enthusiasts and bloggers who were invited to witness the massive adornment as it was affixed to the top of the tower.

“It’s just amazing, especially with technology these days…that they can actually build something that high and then something to put something on top of it that high. It’s just fascinating to watch, says Joshua Martins, who is from Rhode Island and part of American Coaster Enthusiats.

Martins adds, “I’ve been excited about it since Six Flags announced it. I love these particular rides and being able to go up 400 feet and swing around I think that’s an unbelievable thing,”

The SkyScreamer took 6,400 man hours to complete and weighs in at 570,000 pounds.

It will be the tallest attraction at the park. It was no easy feat to get it built in the heart of one of our famous New England winters.

Croegaert explains, “We have had some difficult weather and it’s been very cold and there’s been a lot of snow, but our team has been very good at getting the attraction ready for our guests this summer.”

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