The first thing I noticed about the park is that it had it's front plaza rebuilt from the ground up, very tastefully, I might add. I walked in and headed for an ld favorite of mine, the Yankee Cannonball. This coaster is a classic old PTC, built about 1930, she is (I beliwve) the oldest PTC still in operation. Man can she still give you a thrill!
CP has your typical collection of flats and spinners, with their newst addition, a Huss Frisbee, which is smilar to MaxAir at CP. It's not a smooth as Max, but it is a fun ride. Over all not bad.
As for the park itself, I did not see one piece of trash on the ground all day. The landscaping was very well done and blends the old and new nicely. The staff at times lacked energy, especally when you compare it to parks like CP.
The only negative point was the food. It was cold, overpriced and not too great.
Overall, an 8.5 out of 10 for the day
As for the food, what do you call a cold burger, and soggy fries for $9.50? Hell, SF has better chow!
Okay, I was wrong by calling Canobie's collection average. The Trukist Twist is a unique ride you don't find everywhere (like a Tilt-O-Whril).
And yeah, that sounds rough with the food. But I've always found the Italian place down by the lake pretty good and the Mexican-type eatery is tasty as well, and pretty cheap. That sucks about what you got not being good, though, I'm a bit of a Canobie fanboy, I totally recommend trying a different place next time.
But like I said, proud fanboy here, I sure have turned a few heads announcing that Cannonball is my second favorite coaster in New England!
Canobie alwso added one of those 'interactive water towers" that you see everywhere these days.
Of course, the Cannonbal still rocks, even for being 70+ years old.
And yea I agree that Yankeee Cannonball is a very underated coaster. It's actually my favorite wooden coaster. I haven't been on many top notch ones before though. Offcourse that will change later this summer with El Toro.
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