Amusement park cancels indoor coaster project

The Patriot Ledger

Six Flags New England is canceling plans to build a $7 million “Dark Knight” indoor roller coaster.

Park spokeswoman Melissa Pinkerton says the Batman-themed coaster won’t be built at the Agawam park as expected. Work already done will be dismantled.

Park officials cited a tight construction schedule and other “unforeseen delays” in the decision to cancel the project, which was scheduled to open this season.

Agawam officials ordered Six Flags to stop work on the coaster in February, saying it started construction before getting a building permit and permission to exceed the area’s 45-foot height limit.

The park received several key approvals from town boards since then, but still did not expect to have the ride built and open until at least late May or early June.