Posted Monday, March 25, 2002 9:57 AM | Contributed by MikeMir87
Canobie Lake is getting an S&S tower ride for 2002. The tower has just gone vertical in construction.
---- IGGY .
Thy need a 100 fot double shot to compete with:
Six Flag New England's 2000 Triple 205 foot S&S Tower
Funtown USA's 2001 S&S 240 foot Turbo Drop
Considering that Funtown Splashtown USA and Six Flags New England are there biggest threats and both have built S&S towers over 200 feet tall in the last couple of years, this seems like a pretty lame comeback for Canobie Lake. You might as well go ride Scream or Dragon's Descent that come with parks that already have better packages. Canobie Lake needs to stop building low qued standard rides that evry surrounding park already has.
Canobie Lake opened:
Boston Tea Party(normal chute-the-chute) the year after what is now Shipwreck Falls opened at SFNE and Thunder River opened at Funtown USA.
Galaxi Coaster for 2001, same coaster that can be found 45 minutes and 30 minutes away at Old Orchard Beach and Funtown Splashtown USA. Main difference, both other parks had their Galaxi years before Canobie Lake opened theirs. Big difference, Canobie opened the mini version, nothing compared to the one at Funtown.
Turkish Twist: Funtwon already had Twister, Whalom had Spin Out, and Riverside was adding Tomohawk, which was better thatn all three.
Psychodrome:Exact clone of the one at Funtown Splashtown USA, but Canobie built it two years later.
Can Canobie Lake ever add something that's worth the visit and isn't in exsistance at every other park in the area? We can see where Star Blaster will put them, shadowed by Scream, Dragon's Descent, and the Radio Twoer(which is taller) down the road ;)
I like Canobie Lake. I remember fondly going there often when i was a kid, and the Yankee Cannonball was my first coaster ride. It's
a clean, friendly, family park. Sure, the double shot is a good ride. Especially for a park without any big name coasters (the newest
actual "coaster" is an arrow corkscrew that's been there more than 10 years).
But, unfortunately, i still don't think that this addition will make me any more likely to go to the park. I'm not one to support
corporate parks over independent ones, especially Six Flags. But, in terms of rides, there's nothing at Canobie Lake that isn't topped
by SFNE, which for me is equidistant. They have not one, but 3 S&S towers, which are 200 ft. tall. Not to mention a Vekoma SLC and
Boomerang, which combined are at least on par with, if not better than an Arrow corkscrew. Throw in two really intense woodys and oh,
say, the number one rated steel coaster in the world, and why would I even bother?
Now, like i said, Canobie is a great park for atmosphere, but let's face it. People want good rides. What I don't understand is why they
didn't go for something a little more original, like a CCI? A new CCI can't be much more than a tower, especially if the coaster isn't
that tall (i.e. Cliff's NM coaster). I'll drive all the way to CT to ride Boulder Dash, even though the rest of Lake Compounce isn't very
exciting at all, but I won't even drive the hour to Canobie to ride a half-assed tower.
I guess it boils down to what they think the GP wants, vs. what enthusiasts want. I'm just disappointed that, yet again, Canobie opts
for a ride that mostly everyone has already been on instead of being creative. Props on the name, though, at least it's not called
Batman: The Half-Assed Tower. =)*** This post was edited by nelson324 on 3/24/2002. *** *** This post was edited by nelson324 on 3/25/2002. ***
Am i the only one who is happy about this ride!?
Cmon, its a small family park, what do you expect, they also had an 80ft height restriction so the fact that the tower is 100ft is more important!
Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone
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