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Six Flags roller coaster listed among country's 10 best

Posted by Eric Wilbur, Boston.com Staff  September 20, 2013 10:42 AM

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A local favorite is tops among 500 roller coasters nationwide, according to a new rating system devised by Time Magazine and FindTheBest.

Six Flags New England’s Bizarro came out as the No. 2 coaster in the country, just a sliver behind No. 1 Millenium Force at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, with an overall “smart rating” of 99. (Millenium Force received a 100). The ratings were based on “fan votes, awards, and technical specifications like max height, max speed, track length, G-forces, vertical angles, and inversions.”

Bizzaro was the only New England roller coaster to make the top 10, though other coasters at the Agawam amusement park received ratings, including Goliath (88), Mind Eraser (85), Cyclone (71), and Pandemonium (52).

Other local coasters rated included Canobie Lake Park’s Canobie Corkscrew (66), the Zoomerang (79) at Lake Compounce in Bristol, Conn., and Funtown Splashdown USA’s Excalibur (67) at Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

Check out the top 10 below, then take a point-of-view ride of some of New England’s best roller coasters.

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