SFNE Online was created in 2007 as part of a subforum on GAdv.com. When that became popular, it was clear the SFNE Online had to become a website for itself and that’s what happened. We launched our website in 2008. In the summer of 2010, our sever crashed and completely wiped the site.
The owner of the website, Aj, and a few other moderators worked hard to have the site relaunched for the fall of that year. We met that deadline with a bare homepage and a new forum. We’re now continuing to solidify our position as the number one destination for pictures, news, updates, and rumors from all of the New England amusement parks and attractions.
At the beginning of 2012, we decided to try out some new ventures to expand the websites offerings. This is when we launched The Grove Show and the SFNE Online Blog.
The Grove Show was created by site moderators Dr. Gigglez and Mr. Six; they also host the show. The Grove Show is a live, weekly podcast that covers news and developments from the amusement industry as well as specific parks. The name was derived from a name that Six Flags New England previously held back in the 1800s.
One of the shows main segments covers American Coaster Enthusiast events at parks around the country. Most of the regular viewers are avid roller coaster enthusiasts. The show strives to keep in direct contact with ACE as well as individual parks and associations related to the amusement industry. We were surprised to see how quickly the show took off. The organizations and amusement parks have all have been very receptive, and even excited about the show.
The SFNE Online Blog expanded on the news aspect of the forum. When we wanted to convey a message or an opinion that didn’t quite fit within a forum atmosphere, we made a blog post about it. The blog became a much bigger hit than we expanded. Originally the blog was only supposed to be updated during the amusement parks off seasons. However, due to popular demand we made posts during the regular operating season.
When launched the blog, it was a separate page from our main website. This was because we didn’t have a fully launched homepage. Since the blog was such a success, we became laser focused on launching an updated website. We contacted a friend of the site, who built the site you are seeing now. SFNE Online was designed by David Rayahin. The goal of the redesigned website was to have the blog, forum, and homepage all on the same site. We accomplished this in April of 2012. However, a more ambitious redesign project was completed in November 2013, completely rebuilding the forums section from the ground up. This project was again skillfully completed by David Rayahin. The redesign strengthened the community, transforming SFNE Online into a socially diverse and interactive community.
Joining our forum will provide you the best source of news from all of these wonderful parks. Our forum is open to anyone who wants to post about their favorite parks. It’s easy to just join and start discussing. Many friendships have been formed and they will continue to keep forming as more members join. Because of our forum, we were able to hold the first ever “SFNE Online Day” at Six Flags New England on October 13, 2012 and Christmas at the Lake at Lake Compounce on December 15, 2012.
The easiest way to contact us is by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org In addition to that you can find us on Facebook and Twitter. Both are used regularly for live updates whenever a staff member is visiting one of the many unique New England amusement parks. We also have comments on our blog posts where you can ask us a question. You can also sign up for the forum and send any one of the administrators or moderators a private message.
When viewing SFNE Online, it is important to remember that we are not affiliated with any specific organization, entity, or amusement park. We reserve the right to exclude content from individuals and/or organizations that may have malicious or discordant views of the industry. We are enthusiast driven and supported.