Typhoon Takes New England By Storm! Six Flags New England Delivers a Second Coaster for the 2005 Season!

Innovative Water Coaster Provides Thrills and Chills

AGAWAM, Mass., June 10 /PRNewswire/ — A tropical cyclone is blowing into Six Flags Hurricane Harbor and stirring up fun! Innovation is the name of the game at Six Flags New England’s Hurricane Harbor with the introduction of the all new thrilling water coaster, Typhoon. After the April 14th opening of Mr. Six’s Pandemonium, this much anticipated cutting-edge water coaster delivers on the promise of the park’s “One Wet, One Wild” promise for the 2005 season. Powered by exclusive “Rocket Booster” technology, this brand new water coaster will please roller coaster fanatics as well as water park enthusiasts!

Just add water and Typhoon pleases all the senses of adventure. Typhoon offers an extreme 3-person rafting experience that can be shared with family and friends. Riders will experience multiple roller coaster-like plummeting drops then rocket uphill into an enclosed tunnel while getting blasted with water from all sides. The journey ends with a giant wave of excitement as riders splash into the pool and conquer the stormy Typhoon.

The water coaster’s rocket propelled water and conveyer belts blast riders through a serpentine series of high bank turns, enclosed tunnels and uphill climbs at racing speeds. Typhoon’s cutting-edge technology is that of a traditional steel coaster but with water. The technology includes higher and faster uphill sections than any existing water coaster in the country.

“Proslide, the creator of Typhoon, leads the industry in product development, safety, entertainment value and capacity. They have received more industry innovation awards than any other water ride manufacturer and that is why we are proud to partner with them to open our all-new water coaster,” said Mark Kane, Six Flags New England vice president and general manager. “The opening of Typhoon heralds the arrival of summer in New England and what better way to cool down then to ride the all new Typhoon water coaster.”

The race to conquer the storm begins with the official grand opening of Typhoon, June 9, 2005. Grab your sunscreen and towel and get ready for an extreme rafting experience … only at Six Flags New England!

Six Flags New England is open daily through September 5 and resumes weekend operation thru October 31. For more information please visit us on the web at http://www.sixflags.com/ and don’t forget our water park, Hurricane Harbor, is FREE with park admission.

Purchase your 2005 season pass today and enjoy the park all season long for one low price. Season passes are on sale for $64.99 when purchasing 4 or more, and can be purchased at http://www.sixflags.com/. Skip the ticket lines and head straight into the park with Print N Go.

Six Flags, Inc. is the world’s largest regional theme park company. Through its subsidiaries, it owns and operates a total of 30 parks in North America. Six Flags parks serve 34 of the 50 largest metropolitan areas in the United States. Six Flags, Inc. is a publicly held corporation with corporate offices in New York City and Oklahoma City. The Company’s stock trades on the NYSE under the symbol: PKS.

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