Website: Six Flags New England Homepage
Ride Type: Flat Ride
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.7500
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 12
Last Review: 4/26/2013 5:19:00 AM
In User Top 10: 6 times.
User Tracker Count: 19 times.

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0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coast2COASTER on 4/26/2013 5:19:00 AM
Skip this, it's not an enjoyable experience it's only pain followed by a headache. It feels like a torture device for real, I can't honestly say a single thing I liked about this ride, which is rare for me.

1 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Cookiethe Fish on 8/3/2010 4:28:00 PM
I ONLY SAID 'SKIP IT' TO KIDS WHO DO NOT LIKE GOING UPSIDE DOWN To Canobie Coaster: Just to say now they have catapult back, they probably fixed it. I didn't go on it, i just looked at it. The people going uPside down and that. Now they way they spin (is up in the air) and they won't hit the ground, unless a loose seat comes across, and someone is sitting on it, well yeah. This is not for kids who don't like going upside down---if you are-- SKIP IT.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Nlfreakk on 5/11/2009 5:17:00 PM
Catapult is more like an experience. From outside, the whole thing looks unrideable: riders navigate in ways you never thought possible: they're on their backs legs up when they sfly over the ground and they're upside down when they accelerate up. It looks insane and unrideable.

But once you've ridden it, it just isnt as bad, since you're strapped in your seat by enormous restraints that go ALL OVER your body. But nevertheless it's insane like how a glance at it makes you believe. It just feels like youre a ragdoll all the time and being catapulted face down heading ontop of your head like at 60 feet in the air just has a marvellous, vertiginous and unreal feeling.
You TRULY feel like a ragdoll.

Though the giant restraints, the long dead spots and the slow ride ops are downers. Still, I think it is an extremely powerful experience like NO OTHER.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up SpeedDemon on 2/21/2008 10:45:00 AM - User's Top Ride #6
It was really cool. My first thought though, could it load any slower? Other than that, the ride was an absolute thrill and getting flung towards the ground was really scary. The restraints are way too tight too.

2 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coasterkev on 1/29/2008 6:08:00 PM
trying to go on this ride was a wast of my time it never worked any time i tryed to ride

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up SFne201004 on 1/23/2008 7:56:00 PM
This ride is great. It is so much fun to ride. I am not sure why it is te only sky swat in the US because it is so much fun even though the loading is a pain.

3 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Canobie Coaster on 9/8/2007 11:40:00 AM
APPEARANCE: To be honest Catapult is a bit of an eyesore to me, and the ride had a yellowish-orange paint job. Also, Catapult had a sun logo on the side of the ride that seems a bit out of place if you ask me. I will say however, that from off the ride, Catapult looked quite intimidating.

WAIT TIME: 30-45 minutes- How can a high capacity ride that potentially seats 48 people have such a long wait? Loading. Loading was horrendous and just as bad as Nightwing as it took 10 minutes just to load the ride. Also, according to an employee I talked to, each of Catapults arms could only hold 18 people each instead of 24 each (possibly this is what caused the ride to be removed). Finally, the line was just pure chaos as there was a fast-lane/single-riders line that had no employee nearby. Therefore more and more people just kept cutting and spewing into the queue line making the line even more madness, and the employees werent even doing anything about it!

RIDE: First off, Catapults restraints were very very secure. They used a very tight lap bar that went further down with every breath, and then the employee slammed the shoulder restraint pretty far down on me. It certainly was a tight fit. As for the ride itself, Catapult took forever to begin and end. The entire arm rises to the top of a tower (probably about 50ft tall) and halts for 30 or so seconds. Following that the ride slowly began revolving around, with one arm going forwards and the other going backwards, providing some very scary sensations of being slammed to the ground and there also was a feeling of hang-time (though it could never happen thanks to the restraints). After 3 rotations one way, Catapult stops midway and reverses directions for 3 more rotations. I definitely preferred going forwards than backwards because of the added feeling and view of hitting the ground. Also, the cycle was quite short in my opinion. Then the ride took almost 2 minutes after stopping to finally begin lowering to the bottom of the tower at a snails pace.

FINAL VERDICT: Catapult was my favorite second ride at Six Flags New England and a very good inverting ride for those who like them. However, thanks to its horrible loading process and bad cycle, Catapults rating is hurt. Im said to see Catapult go next season because despite its issues, it still was a very fun and unique ride.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Mt. Flyer on 11/9/2006 3:48:00 PM
Im not a big fan of inverting rides but this one really got to me! From the ground looking up it seemed to invert rather quickly. While on it, its speed seemed slower and really deliberate, as if they first tested the speed to see what pace would be the scariest. As far as Im concerned, they succeded! As others said, the restraints are very tight, maybe too tight for some.

3 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up mrceagle on 8/31/2006 12:01:00 PM
This ride is the most painful observation ride I have eve been on. Im not one for slow inverting rides. it takes longer to get in and checked then you get on a ride. It reminds me of why I gave up sledding. Worth a ride if you havent been on it. but not much of a reridable quality in this one. but to the point it never fully worked. I road this 24 times. Up and back down. the ride never flipped.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up darobbert on 8/29/2006 4:23:00 PM - User's Top Ride #8
most intense not coaster ive been on in awhile
it was very very scary at some parts like when you look and your going down to earth
overall a really good solid ride
a little looser on the restraints would give it more airtime and make it even better though...they were really really tight, almost painfully

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