Canobie Lake-6/8

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Tuesday, June 10, 2003 3:41 PM
I hadn't visited Canobie in years up until this trip. I was very pleased with the staff, rides, and cleanliness of the park. I'm glad to see that the park hasn't lost any of its great qualities since the last time I visited. All the rides were open and were running efficiently even thought the park was empty.

Scale- 1 worst, 5 best

Yankee Cannonball-4.5

This little woody is amazing, it packed an unexpected punch. There was ample airtime in both the front and back. The 3-bench PTC's greatly added to this ride along with the single lapbar, which I think is called a buzzbar, but I'm not certain. My favorite part of the ride was the drop after the turnarond which was slanted and would give you a pop of airtime that thrusts you into the side of the seat. The only downside of this ride is that it needs to be repainted and that out of the final set of bunny hills only one prvided airtime.

Rockin' Rider-0

This is one of those Galaxy rides, but has been butchered by trims. It crawls through the turns and barely makes it over the hills. I normally love these rides, but this version was a waist of 2 minutes.

Corkscrew-3

The average Arrow Corkscrew, but a little rougher than others I have ridden.

I have to mention their Shoot the Chutes ride because it's amazing. The ride is called the Boston Tea Party and is very well themed. It ws built by Hopkins and unlike the Intamin versions this ride gets you drenched and creates a gigantic splash. The bridge that is over the flume gets hammered by the most powerful splash I've ever experienced. It may have a very primitve layout, but in my books its the best ride of its kind.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2003 3:50 PM
Yankee Cannonball was painted last year...and I didnt think Rockin' Rider was that bad...Also Corkscrew was painted this year and I agree with the Boston Tea Party...it is awsome...Did you ride the new Davincis Dream? Or StarBlaster...?

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#1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!! My top 7 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Montu 3. Yankee Cannonball 4. Kumba 5. Gwazi 6. Cyclone (SFNE) 7. B:DK

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Tuesday, June 10, 2003 4:03 PM
Yes I rode both da Vinci's Dream and Starblaster... da Vinci's Dream was beautiful and majestic. It had so many details on the actual ride and the surrounding areas. The launch on Starblaster isn't anything to write home about, but because its a double shot it has to amazing moments of ejector which more than make up for the weak launch. I can't belive that Yankee Cannonbal was painted last year! The white paint was chipping wicked bad; the ride didn't look good at all.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2003 5:09 PM
Got to say I agree about Rockin Rider, back when this was Galaxy this thing flew.

But ever since they re built it and turned on the trims..it just isnt the same, at all. It's become a real bore, unfortunatly..


*** This post was edited by Paul85 6/10/2003 9:09:35 PM ***

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Thursday, June 12, 2003 10:42 AM
What is DaVincis Dream?

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Top 3
1-S:RoS @ SFNE
2-Boulder Dash
3-Yankee Cannonball

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Thursday, June 12, 2003 11:15 AM
Its a new Wave Swinger the park purchased and theres a smaller version for young children called Alpine Swings...2 years in a row the park has added a large attraction and a smaller version of that attraction suitable for younger children (StarBlaster - Frog Hopper) & (daVinci's Dream - Alpine Swings)...daVinci's Dream took the place of the River boat stage...And a question for

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#1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!! My top 7 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Montu 3. Yankee Cannonball 4. Kumba 5. Gwazi 6. Cyclone (SFNE) 7. B:DK

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