Canobie Lake 6/27/11: Chilling with a Bro from Cbuzz

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 3:56 PM

Last week I get an e-mail from one of my fellow Buzzers Mike Galager saying that he was gong to be up in New England and wanted some info about the park and/or someone to join him who knew the park.

Naturally I said yes, and we met up on 6/28.

The weather was absoltly primo, mid-80's with a nice breeze. I could tell the day was going to be killer.

Anyway, being as the Yankee Cannonball is THE signature ride in the park, we hit that first. Good ride from row 1-3. Sadly, the ride ops were a tad sluggish. But on the other hand, one of the ops recognized me from my Untamed marathon session.

Speaking of Untamed, that was our next stop. The line moved quick for about a 20 minute wait. I see that my infamy amongst the Canobie staff has not waned in the past couple of weeks. Anyway, two laps on Untamed, and Mike wanted to hit a few of the flats.

Which we did. The Skater, and one of my favs, and old Rotor called the Turkish Twist were next. After that, a quick run over to the Corckscrew (an older Arrow looper) and the Dragoon Coaster (a small powered kiddie coaster.)

Next up was the ferris wheel and plenty of chat about coasters we've ridden, parks we've visited, and all the usuall coaster junkie scuttlebutt.

Lunch (which Mike was gracious enough to play for (Thanks Mike!!!!)) was reasonable plante of fish & chips near the Boston Tea Party. A good lunch.

Next, it was back up to the Yankee Cannonball for other lap. Sadly, ride ops were still sluggish, but we did meet up with a couple of other coaster fanatics while waiting line. Very cool.

Nest up was a ride I had never been on at the park: The Mine of Lost Souls. (Sounds a bit like Coasterbuzz some days!) This was a classic (if not slightly cheezey) but fun dark ride.

By this time, it was getting close to 6:00, and I had to leave soon for a meeting at 7:00, so we headed down for one more lap on Untamed.

Overall, a fun day at Canobie. I snagged 3 more laps Untamed, being my total to 63 for the season. Maike had a great time for his first visit.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 8:48 PM

Glad Canobie has fond a new friend. It's a ways great to hear about trips by first timers.

So you had fish and chips so you ate at the Clam shack. not a fish and sea food person but they do sell chicken there.

so 63 total. I guess I have my work cut out for me on Thursday.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 8:49 PM

THE photo gallery is finally built and ready to be viewed. as always you can click the thumbnails to see a bigger version of the image.

photos.newwhalom.com/Untamed Opening Day



Last edited by MRCEagle, Tuesday, June 28, 2011 8:57 PM
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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 9:12 PM

Those are some really good photos. I love the theming of that new coaster!

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Tuesday, June 28, 2011 9:31 PM

Man, that really does look impressive. I'm happy for Canobie. They did an absolutely wonderful job with that.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 10:20 AM

That area of construction that MRC showed is now a gift shop and the bear in the station now has a name: TimTom in honor of the Bruins goalie, Tim Thomas.

LK & Raven, if you guys ever get up my way an FINALLY visit Canobie, let me know. I'm always up for a trip there.

If they had a season pass, I'd be all over it like a coaster junkie on a gravy buffet! ;)

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 2:20 PM

I really want to see a season pass. I could even deal with blackout dates like July 4th.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 2:39 PM

What do you mean FINALLY? Yankee Cannonball was my first coaster. ;)

Seriously, though - that was like, 20-some years ago now, so I guess it would basically be a first time visit.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 3:57 PM

Raven-Phile said:
What do you mean FINALLY? Yankee Cannonball was my first coaster. ;)

Seriously, though - that was like, 20-some years ago now, so I guess it would basically be a first time visit.

You'd have a tough time recognizing the place. But it's changed for the better.

Either way, my offer still stands.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2011 4:47 PM

Absolutely.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 3:43 PM

That has to one of the best looking roller coaster stations I have ever seen! Looks like a great ride as well.

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Thursday, June 30, 2011 4:37 PM

Collin Aynes said:
That has to one of the best looking roller coaster stations I have ever seen! Looks like a great ride as well.

It's done well without being overdone. Agreed.

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Saturday, July 2, 2011 9:01 PM

It is a wonderful station. They put a lot of effort into making it look great.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 12:42 PM

Here's a quick link to the artist who did all the bear & animal carvings on the station:

http://timberart.weebly.com/index.html

He's a local guy from Chiochester, NH.

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