Posted Tuesday, July 23, 2002 5:01 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Lake Compounce now thrives as it draws a half-million people every year. The park nearly closed permanently under prior ownership, until Kennywood Entertainment bought the park in 1996.
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"The key to a happy life is moderation" -- Jon Stewart
Kennywood Entertainment should buy Whalom Park and save it like they did to Lake Compounce.
S:RoS ( SFNE ) is #1!
From what I understand Pugh Shows (or whatever they are calling themselves now, the LeSourdsville Group or some such) has a three year contract on the park, which would mean the earliest the contract could be re-negotiated with KW is the end of the 2004 season.
I won't comment on what the fine folks at KW could do/would do with the park until I see what three years of the Pugh's does to the park In my mind the Pughs are off to a fine start.
Lake Compounce is only about 15 minutes from my house and although they don't have an Intamin Hypercoaster or B&M Floorless coaster, they have what I call "good atmosphere". Its usually not crowded, free soda, and Boulderdash is a kick butt ride. Glad to hear how well the park is doing :)
I just hope a new ride or rollercoaster isn't too far away :)
Before you criticize somebidy, walk at least a mile in their shoes. That way, if they get mad, the're a mile away and barefoot!
"Kennywood Is Looking At Americana Park"
"When I was growing up, we were taught something called manners. You'd understand that if you weren't such an idiot." - Jack Handey
Dingo 65 said about Lake Compounce:
"...although they don't have an Intamin Hypercoaster or B&M Floorless coaster, they have what I call "good atmosphere".
Thank god they don't have those kinds of coasters. Did it ever occur to you that it is the fact that they don't have an Intamin Hyper or B&M Floorless that gives the park its "good atmosphere" ?? As far as I'm concerned I'm happy leaving the big toys [and big crowds and big prices] to SFNE.
If the GM of the park were to ask me what I'd like to see the park ad it would be simple: Crazy Mouse [for the families], an S&S Double Shot, and but those flyers back in service and crank up the speed!
"There's nothing sweeter than a bowling ball with a liquid center" - Homer Simpson
I was thrilled to read this article and to realize that Lake Compounce was receiving recognition in a national high profile newpaper. The Lake is a magnificent traditional park with a charming and lovely atomosphere. If my parents, my 82 year old grandmother, and myself, a coaster and theme park fan, can all enjoy 8 hours together at the Lake, then I think they must be doing something right and appealing to all ages and intersts of park-goers.
Let's hope that they continue to operate the park with such high standards and that 2003 brings some new surprises for Lake Compounce.
Mix of old and new, good atmosphere, good food.
Lake Compounce is a wonderful place.
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