October 23, 2009
Six Flags New England's BIZARRO Is World's Best Steel Coaster
Perennial Favorite Takes Top Honors at Golden Ticket Awards
Six Flags New England will celebrate its most celebrated coaster with 125 members of the American Coaster Enthusiasts (ACE) on Sunday, October 25. BIZARRO, formerly SUPERMAN Ride of Steel, has once again received
the Golden Ticket Award for Best Steel Coaster. The Golden Ticket Awards, hosted by Amusement Today, annually recognize the “Best of the Best” in the leisure entertainment industry. Winners are voted on by a panel of industry experts and theme park enthusiasts.
This is the 5th win for the coaster and its 4th in a row, having been previously honored in 2003, 2006, 2007 and 2008. The ride, known as “the best steel coaster on the planet,” underwent a major transformation for the 2009 season, changing its name from SUPERMAN Ride of Steel to BIZARRO, a DC Comics character best known as a peculiar Superman-like creature. BIZARRO opened in May to rave reviews, unveiling a myriad of new enhancements, theming and special effects like a freeze vision “cool zone”, bursts of fire, a spiked-shaped Auger of Doom and a state-of-the-art on board audio system.
“BIZARRO is King and still champ,” said Amusement Today's Tim Baldwin. “Six Flags took an already amazing coaster and made it better… something the coaster community didn't think was possible. The incredible drops and the airtime combined with all the great special effects has taken the experience to a whole new level.”
“We're delighted that BIZARRO has been so well received,” said Larry Litton,
Six Flags New England Park President. “We're truly grateful to Amusement Today and coaster enthusiasts from all over the world for their ongoing support of what we believe is the greatest steel coaster ever made.”
ACE members will enjoy exclusive ride time on BIZARRO Sunday night from
9 - 10 p.m.
About Six Flags:
Six Flags, Inc. is a publicly-traded corporation headquartered in New York City and is the world's largest regional theme park company with 20 parks across the United States, Mexico and Canada.