Lake Compounce (Day 1, Part 2)

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We arrived at Lake Compounce shortly before 5:45 PM and opted for the After 5 PM $17.95 admission. To be honest, neither of us were expecting much from this park, we only wanted to visit it because it was on our way down to New Jersey from Massachusetts.

Prior to our visit, we had heard nothing but bad things about Boulder Dash. Boy, was this place AMAZING! We were impressed by Lake Compounce’s well-rounded collection of attractions. It reminded me of Holiday World, but that might be because of the free soft drinks. Since the park closed at 8, we didn’t have a whole lot of time to thoroughly enjoy everything it had to offer.

After entering the park we filled up some free soda and then walked onto Wildcat. Again, I love classic woodies, but this didn’t do it for me. All that was found was a terribly rough ride and thankfully, a short circuit. The roughness reminded me of GhostRider. We didn’t care to ride this one again.

Following another round of free sodas, Boulder Dash was next up on our list. The wait time was about 10 minutes and the line moved very quickly. Like I said above, I’ve only heard bad things about this coaster. I was expecting another painfully rough ride like Wildcat was. WOW... I LOVE THIS RIDE! Not only is it smooth, ITS BUTTER SMOOTH. I absolutely love the setting of this ride and I couldn’t believe how long the out-section was. The first drop is very average but after that every single inch of this beast is thrilling. The unbanked turnaround its nuts and it featured some of the most intense lateral G’s I’ve ever experienced! The back-section is even better than the first! The last few hills provide some intense airtime , making Boulder Dash my new #5 coaster. Since the wait was so short, we rode a few more times .

We didn't have a lot of time left to enjoy the rest of Lake Compounce, so we walked around the park to see everything we could. We rode the flyers which were a lot of fun and provided some snapping. I skipped Zoomerang but Chris rode it and we didn't have a child to allow us onto the Kiddie Coaster. After we saw everything we wanted to see, it was time for some more laps on Boulder Dash! We rode until the park closed and then left to park to embark on our long drive down to New Jersey.

I liked the atmosphere of this park and I would really like to camp here if I am ever in the area.

Coaster Ratings:

Boulder Dash – 9.25/10
Wildcat – 4/10

Day 2 will be posted soon (SFGAdv). Thanks for reading. *** Edited 7/21/2008 12:27:02 AM UTC by Chris M*** *** Edited 7/21/2008 12:27:22 AM UTC by Chris M***

LC spent a ton of $$ on BD the last two off seasons to get it back to where it had been. You felt the result. This year the trick track was removed and the ending hills were added. Most folks really like the change.

The kiddie coaster does usually allow adults without a kid. Were you turned away?

If you were there today (Sunday 7/20) the park should have been open until 10 PM. Hope you didn't leave when there were still 2 hours to go.

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Chris M said:Prior to our visit, we had heard nothing but bad things about Boulder Dash.

You should stop listening to these people. Whoever they are.

Yeah tell whoever say BD is bad to e mail me.

This is the coaster that got me hooked on wooden coasters.

Were they still talking about coaster tony?(thats his name right?) the guy whos roe it like 6000 times. Did they say how many rides he has on it?

What are your top 4 coasters?

Top 5 wood: 1.Hades 2.Voyage 3.Boulder Dash 4.Avalanche 5.Legend
Top 5 Steel: 1.Maverick 2.Fire Dragon 3.Batman 4.Raptor 5.Ice Dragon

1. X2
2. The Voyage
3. S:RoS
4. El Toro

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