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Past Rides Chart[edit]

A long time ago this page had a 'past rides' chart. Does anyone know why it was removed? Does anyone think that we should we add it back in? 72.192.2.198 (talk) 21:16, 26 June 2013 (UTC)

History[edit]

I've been to Riverside Park many times starting in about 1973. They had a "pay one price" system in effect at that time - no individual tickets were sold - long before the 1980's as stated. As a matter of fact, that's what attracted most people to the park at that time. It was $3.50. Just went yesterday (October 9, 2011) and it was $46.99 to get in. Actually, I also had to go through a metal detector and submit to a hand-search of my backpack. This disgusts me.71.234.180.182 (talk) 02:14, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Your opinion has been noted. However, this is not the place to discuss your feelings about how things are done. --McDoobAU93 02:22, 11 October 2011 (UTC)

Employee Treatment[edit]

I would just like to comment on the content of this article, specifically the portion about employee treatment. The article is based mainly on rumor and hearsay, and I for one would like to see a source. I've been a season pass holder for two years to SFNE, and the vast majority of employees I've spoken to at SFNE enjoy their jobs and like working there. This was the first I ever heard of any such employee mistreatment at SFNE. There were the mechanics who went on strike last February, but that was for more pay and benefits, not due to mistreatment from management.

You're right, that paragraph needs a source. I've removed it for now.. if someone wants to rewrite it with sources and without the opinion, feel free. Rhobite 05:14, July 11, 2005 (UTC)
I don't know the paragraph, but I DO know people who used to work there that were highly disgruntled by their treatment there. 207.159.176.253 (talk) 14:59, 17 April 2008 (UTC)

I worked at SFNE for five years starting as a part time summer job, working my way up to being a year round employee. I can tell you first hand that their treatment of employees is terrible. Often times employees will work long hours without reasonable availability to take a bathroom break, or water to drink. I first hand have seen/been a part of making up times on timecards, not giving breaks to employees and trying to convince/bribe them to sign off on slips. At least twice a group of international workers were left at the bus station in boston to sleep on the floor overnight because management forgot about them. If any labor relations board ever looked into the practices, I am sure SFNE would face severe consequences. I can recall being sworn at, screamed at, humiliated on a daily basis by an abusive boss who had a reputation for cruelty. I have seen 14 year old kids working machines and hours that would get the place shut down if it was ever seen from the outside. Aldults can take the abuse from the employer, but for children or people from another land to have to work in such an environment is disgusting. They bring in international workers, but take back nearly all their pay for rent in the ghetto housing they are put up in in Springfield. I would be willing to go on record with someone to get this properly sourced and reported...any time you want. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 204.60.84.2 (talk) 16:51, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

Since we have no proof of your identity or veracity, I'm afraid this comes across as more of a forum post, which is not what this page is for. If it is as bad as you say it is, sounds like you need to be talking to local media instead of to volunteers at an online encyclopedia project. --McDoobAU93 16:55, 2 February 2013 (UTC)

I worked there myself as a college student in the mid 80's. Treatment wasn't bad, but we were expected to work very long hours (often 10 AM to 1 AM) which, for a 16 or 17 year old just out of high school, is a lot. There was also very much a class-system in place, whereby a "pecking order" was established based on what department you worked in. This was easily noted by the color of shirt you wore - employees all wore collared polo-style shirts with the Riverside Logo, and the color indicated your department. Red was Food Services (the largest of all the departments), light blue was Rides, dark green was Grounds, yellow was Games, and pink was Retail. Managers usually wore white shirts. The pecking order, from high to low, ran thus: Pink, Yellow, Blue, Red, and Green. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Redascent (talkcontribs) 19:51, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

The Rides Section[edit]

Should the rides section be removed? It was horribly written and have unconfirmed information in the section as well.

I rewrote it.


I recently made a major overhaul to the section, it is not the most well written section so please add to it if you could Spidlock 20:47, 14 February 2007 (UTC)

six flags new england is an AWESOME park pandemonium is very very nice!

I was on the wooden rollercoaster Big Dip as late as about 1968 to 1970 I rode it with my father. I know that I was on it at least a couple of years before Epcot center was opened. We used to go to a lot of places like that. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by [[Special:Contributions/{[[User:{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)|{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)]] ([[User talk:{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)|talk]] · [[Special:Contributions/{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)|contribs]] · [https://www.robtex.com/ip/{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs) .html#whois WHOIS]) }}|{[[User:{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)|{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)]] ([[User talk:{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)|talk]] · [[Special:Contributions/{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)|contribs]] · [https://www.robtex.com/ip/{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs) .html#whois WHOIS]) }}]] ([[User talk:{[[User:{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)|{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)]] ([[User talk:{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)|talk]] · [[Special:Contributions/{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)|contribs]] · [https://www.robtex.com/ip/{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs) .html#whois WHOIS]) }}|talk]]) 03:27, August 20, 2007 (UTC)

Nevermind, I'm an idiot. It was obviously teh Thunderbolt I rode. Just figured that out. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by [[Special:Contributions/{[[User:{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)|{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)]] ([[User talk:{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)|talk]] · [[Special:Contributions/{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)|contribs]] · [https://www.robtex.com/ip/{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs) .html#whois WHOIS]) }}|{[[User:{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)|{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)]] ([[User talk:{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)|talk]] · [[Special:Contributions/{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)|contribs]] · [https://www.robtex.com/ip/{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs) .html#whois WHOIS]) }}]] ([[User talk:{[[User:{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)|{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)]] ([[User talk:{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)|talk]] · [[Special:Contributions/{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs)|contribs]] · [https://www.robtex.com/ip/{64.17.116.58 (talk · contribs) .html#whois WHOIS]) }}|talk]]) 13:27, August 20, 2007 (UTC)

There was a fourth roller coaster, the Wildcat, that existed up into the 80's. This roller coaster was a steel coaster with small, 4-passenger cars, that was near the southwest corner of the park; I believe it was demolished to add additional parking. The statement about the Cyclone being the third coaster is incorrect; at the time the Cyclone was added, there were already 3 coasters operating in the park: The Thunderbolt, the Black Widow, and the Wildcat. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Redascent (talkcontribs) 19:54, 26 November 2008 (UTC)

What, no listing for the Monorail? LReyome254 (talk) 21:52, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Opinions[edit]

The shows and entertainment section contains opinions that seem to violate Neutral Point Of View.

20 Acres?[edit]

Is this park really only 20 acres? That seems a bit small for a major amusement park.

FlashPass[edit]

This section isn't well written in my opinion- I don't understand it. I would rewrite it myself...but I don't understand it!

Overall Page[edit]

There are several typograpchical errors on this page. Needs major work. Also much content is outdated as well. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Getoffmycloudrs (talkcontribs) 13:36, 21 October 2007 (UTC)


No History Section?[edit]

I'm shocked that there is no mention of the park's previous history as Riverside/Agawam Park, not even a separate article about it.

70.88.213.74 (talk) 19:47, 16 August 2008 (UTC)

Yeah, some vandal deleted it. I brought it back and updated a bit. StarfoxRoy 23:39, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Need to find a ref[edit]

I brought the history back up, some vandal deleted it and nobody seemed to notice. I updated the news on The Dark Knight, but it lacks a reference, and I was hoping someone could help me find one. StarfoxRoy 23:38, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Reference Project[edit]

I will now be adding numerous citations to this article to make it more reliable. But I can't do it alone! If you find a source, please feel free to to use the reference tag to add references. I am a local to this theme park and feel it's too notable not to have proper reference citations. StarfoxRoy 20:22, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

I see reference numbers but the numbers are not at the key points in the article LReyome254 (talk) 21:48, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

Joker's Wild Card[edit]

Added information that Joker's Wild Card will be coming back to the park for the 2009 season. Added refrence.(SFNE 2009 park map) Superscout22 (talk) 18:55, 14 February 2009 (UTC)

Flags[edit]

Appropriately enough six flags fly in front of the park. Does anyone know what the six flags are? I know that the name 'six flags' refers to the flags flown over Texas, but that's obviously not appropriate in New England. I'd assume that the flags are for Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Connecticut and Rhode Island, but I'm not sure. Does anyone know for certain and can they add it to the article? 71.232.25.76 (talk) 02:50, 14 May 2013 (UTC)

The name "Six Flags" doesn't make sense for most of the parks in the chain. It is simply a catchy title so it was used in multiple parks. When they were naming Six Flags New England they may have noticed the connection between the amount of states in New England and the title, but we have no way of knowing. 72.192.2.198 (talk) 01:20, 19 June 2013 (UTC)
The Six Flags corporation originated in Texas. The name refers to the six nations that have had sovereignty over some or all of what is present-day Texas. It is already mentioned in the Six Flags article where it belongs (you can see it here). --GoneIn60 (talk) 19:01, 27 June 2013 (UTC)