Buzzsaw to close at Six Flags New England
In order to make room for the new Harley Quinn Spinsanity, the teacup ride will be moved from where it currently resides, to where Buzzsaw lies. As for Buzzsaw, while unconfirmed by the park, it is said that it will be completely removed from the park, and has reached the end of its operational life.
Originally, the park's website stated that the ride was closed due to cold temperatures during Holiday in the Park. Now, the webpage has disappeared altogether.
The 35 year old ride has been very reliable over the years, suffering from little down time. While Buzzsaw remains a fan favorite, it seems like SFNE is continuing its trend of removing older rides in favor of new ones. With the removal of Buzzsaw, this will be the 24th ride that the park has removed since 2005. That's a rate of nearly two ride removals per year.
While I am a firm believer in parks updating their ride selections, for the most part they should come as additions, and not merely replacements. Yes, SFNE is doing a good job of adding attractions to make up for removals, but it is sad to see the park has actually gone DOWN in total number of flats over the years. Once a park with one of the largest and most diverse set of flat rides now is becoming a carbon copy of other Six Flags parks.
Timberwolf at Worlds of Fun to get new element
As part of its yearly maintenance and re-tracking program, Worlds of Fun has decided to remove Timberwolf's double helix element, and replace it with an overbanked curve. This news is a delight to WoF fans, many of whom stating that the double helix was the ride's roughest section.
While this element will reduce the ride length and ride time, it should be a much more forceful finale, and make the ride more bearable for those who do not like rougher rides.