Sunday, July 30, 2000 11:03 AM
We left our house around midnight last Monday. We arrived in the Bristol, CT area around 5 am looking for a motel. The exit for Lake Compounce only has 2 motels and the were all booked. We took the next exit and got our room to rest before hitting the park.
We got to LC around 1pm. Not many people in the park. Our first ride was the Wildcat. Not a bad coaster the back was a little rough but fun. The second fan turn is pretty good. It even has some air time.
Next was Boulder Dash. About a 10 minute wait with one train running. WOW! This coaster is incredible. The first drop didn't do much for me but the rest of the ride is insanely fast. There are no banked turns on this ride so it has tons of lateals. Air time is great thruout the entire ride. The turnaround at the far end near the Skyride is great. The train just wants to rip from the track. The course has more hills giving more air and a section of trick track. I don't know why CCI puts the trick track in, it doesn't really give any effect since the train is going so fast. Maybe if it was banked more and went form one side to another. Anyway Boulder Dash is incrdible the way it is. We were even getting away with two or three clicks on the lapbars and loose seatbelts.
We then hit the Zoomerang. Wow another Boomerang for the track record. What is it with the Kennywood corp. making you remove all earings on coasters with OTSR.
One thing we bought which I thought was a cool souviner was a leftover piece of Boulder Dash wood. For 5 bucks what the heck.
The next day we woke up to rain and decided to make slight detour from SFNE and go to Quassy since it was only 20 minutes away. We got to Quassy and they were closed due to the weather. Off to SFNE.
We got there around 12:30 rain. Needless to say it rained all day so all our rides were wet. We waited in line for S:ROS for about a half hour. It wasn't open yet but they were running an empty train. Then they added the second 爀愀椀渀⸀ 夀攀猀℀ 吀栀攀椀爀 最漀椀渀最 琀漀 漀瀀攀渀⸀ 圀攀 最漀琀 甀瀀 琀漀 琀栀攀 猀琀愀琀椀漀渀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀礀 猀栀甀琀 搀漀眀渀 琀漀 爀攀洀漀瘀攀 琀栀攀 猀攀挀漀渀搀 琀爀愀椀渀⸀ 伀栀 眀攀氀氀 琀爀愀椀渀 椀猀 戀攀琀琀攀爀 琀栀愀渀 渀漀 琀爀愀椀渀猀⸀ 䘀椀渀愀氀氀礀 漀甀爀 爀椀搀攀℀ 䤀琀✀猀 昀愀猀琀 愀渀搀 栀愀猀 琀栀攀 愀椀爀 氀椀欀攀 刀伀匀 愀琀 匀䘀䄀⸀ 吀栀攀 漀渀攀 愀琀 匀䘀一䔀 椀猀 愀 洀甀挀栀 戀攀琀琀攀爀 氀愀礀漀甀琀⸀ 䔀猀瀀攀挀椀愀氀氀礀 琀栀攀 猀攀挀漀渀搀 栀愀氀昀 漀昀 琀栀攀 爀椀搀攀⸀ 吀栀攀 搀爀漀瀀猀 愀氀氀 搀攀氀椀瘀攀爀 愀椀爀 戀甀琀 琀栀攀 猀攀挀漀渀搀 栀愀氀昀 椀猀 樀甀猀琀 昀甀渀⸀ 䤀 琀栀椀渀欀 琀栀椀猀 氀愀礀漀甀琀 椀猀 戀攀琀琀攀爀 琀栀愀渀 䴀椀氀氀攀渀渀椀甀洀 䘀漀爀挀攀猀⸀ 吀栀攀 漀渀氀礀 琀栀椀渀最 䴀䘀 栀愀猀 漀渀 琀栀椀猀 椀猀 栀攀椀最栀琀⸀ 唀渀昀漀爀琀甀渀愀琀攀氀礀 眀攀 漀渀氀礀 最漀琀 漀渀攀 爀椀搀攀⸀㰀戀爀㸀 圀攀 琀栀攀渀 洀愀搀攀 漀甀爀 眀愀礀 琀漀 倀漀椀猀漀渀 䤀瘀礀✀猀 吀眀椀猀琀攀搀 吀爀愀椀渀⸀ 吀栀椀猀 椀猀 琀栀攀 猀愀洀攀 愀猀 刀漀愀搀爀甀渀渀攀爀 䔀砀瀀爀攀猀猀 愀琀 匀䘀伀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀 漀渀攀 愀琀 匀䘀䜀䄀䐀嘀⸀ 䤀琀✀猀 愀 昀甀渀 氀椀琀琀氀攀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀⸀㰀戀爀㸀 吀栀甀渀搀攀爀戀漀氀琀 椀猀 愀 最漀漀搀 爀椀搀攀 琀漀漀⸀ 吀栀攀 戀愀挀欀 猀攀愀琀 椀猀 最爀攀愀琀 漀渀 琀栀攀 搀漀甀戀氀攀 搀漀眀渀⸀ 䤀琀 栀愀猀 瀀漀瀀猀 漀昀 最漀搀 愀椀爀 愀猀 眀攀氀氀⸀ 䄀渀 漀氀搀椀攀 戀甀琀 愀 最漀漀搀椀攀⸀㰀戀爀㸀 䘀氀愀猀栀戀愀挀欀 愀 戀漀漀洀攀爀愀渀最 愀渀搀 䴀椀渀搀 䔀爀愀猀攀爀 愀 匀䰀䌀⸀ 吀眀漀 昀漀爀 琀栀攀 琀爀愀挀欀 爀攀挀漀爀搀⸀㰀戀爀㸀 一攀砀琀 眀愀猀 琀栀攀 䌀礀挀氀漀渀攀 椀渀 琀栀攀 戀愀挀欀 猀攀愀琀℀ 䤀 栀攀愀爀搀 猀琀漀爀椀攀猀 漀昀 琀栀攀 戀愀挀欀 猀攀愀琀⸀ 䤀 眀愀猀渀✀琀 氀攀琀 搀漀眀渀⸀ 吀栀椀猀 椀猀 漀渀攀 漀昀 洀礀 昀愀瘀漀爀椀琀攀 眀漀漀漀搀椀攀猀 昀漀爀 琀眀漀 爀攀愀猀漀渀猀⸀ 䄀椀爀 ㈀ 琀栀爀漀眀猀 礀漀甀 愀爀漀甀渀搀⸀ 吀栀攀 愀椀爀 漀渀 琀栀攀 昀椀爀猀琀 搀爀漀瀀 椀猀 椀渀猀愀渀攀 椀渀 琀栀攀 戀愀挀欀 猀攀愀琀⸀ 䤀琀 刀䤀倀匀 礀漀甀 漀甀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 猀攀愀琀 愀渀搀 欀攀攀瀀猀 礀漀甀 琀栀攀爀攀 甀渀琀椀氀氀 椀琀 琀甀爀渀猀 琀栀攀渀 椀琀 猀氀愀洀猀 礀漀甀 椀渀琀漀 琀栀攀 猀椀搀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 挀愀爀 漀爀 礀漀甀爀 爀椀搀椀渀最 瀀愀爀琀渀攀爀 愀猀 椀琀 挀氀椀洀戀猀 琀栀攀 渀攀砀琀 栀椀氀氀 琀栀攀渀 刀䤀倀匀 礀漀甀 昀爀漀洀 琀栀攀 猀攀愀琀 愀最愀椀渀⸀ 吀栀攀 琀甀爀渀愀爀漀甀渀搀 氀攀琀猀 礀漀甀 最攀琀 礀漀甀爀 戀攀愀爀椀渀最猀 昀漀爀 愀 猀攀挀漀渀搀 琀栀攀渀 礀漀甀 最攀琀 刀䤀倀倀䔀䐀 昀爀漀洀 琀栀攀 匀攀愀琀 漀渀 琀栀攀 渀攀砀琀 搀爀漀瀀⸀ 䄀渀漀琀栀攀爀 瀀氀愀挀攀 琀漀 最攀琀 礀漀甀爀 戀攀愀爀椀渀最 漀渀 琀栀攀 渀攀砀琀 琀甀爀渀愀爀漀渀搀⸀ 吀栀攀 搀爀漀瀀 栀攀爀攀 最椀瘀攀猀 愀椀爀 戀甀琀 渀漀琀 氀椀欀攀 琀栀攀 氀愀猀琀 ㌀⸀ 吀栀攀渀 礀漀甀 搀椀瘀攀 搀漀眀渀 愀渀搀 洀愀欀攀 愀 戀愀渀欀攀搀 琀甀爀渀 琀漀 琀栀攀 爀椀最栀琀⸀ 吀栀攀 渀攀砀琀 椀猀 洀礀 昀愀瘀漀爀椀琀攀 瀀愀爀琀⸀ 吀栀攀 栀椀氀氀 挀氀椀洀戀攀猀 眀椀琀栀 礀漀甀 瀀氀愀猀琀攀爀攀搀 琀漀 琀栀攀 氀攀昀琀 猀椀搀攀 漀昀 琀栀攀 挀愀爀 琀栀攀渀 搀爀漀瀀猀 瀀漀瀀瀀椀渀最 礀漀甀 漀甀琀 漀昀 琀栀攀 猀攀愀琀 猀琀椀氀氀 猀琀甀挀欀 琀漀 琀栀攀 猀椀搀攀 琀栀攀 琀栀爀漀眀猀 礀漀甀 琀漀 琀栀攀 漀琀栀攀爀 猀椀搀攀⸀ 圀伀圀℀ 䄀 昀攀眀 瀀漀瀀猀 漀昀 愀椀爀 漀渀 洀漀爀攀 栀椀氀氀猀⸀ 吀栀攀 渀攀砀琀 琀甀爀渀 漀渀挀攀 愀最愀椀渀 猀氀愀洀猀 礀漀甀 椀渀琀漀 琀栀攀 猀椀搀攀 愀最愀椀渀 愀猀 椀琀 洀愀欀攀猀 椀琀 眀愀猀 琀漀 琀栀攀 猀琀愀椀漀渀⸀ 吀栀椀猀 椀猀 愀 最爀攀愀琀 爀椀搀攀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀 倀吀䌀✀猀 栀愀瘀攀 琀栀攀 挀漀漀氀攀猀琀 瀀愀椀渀琀 猀挀栀攀洀攀 䤀✀瘀攀 猀攀攀渀⸀ 䄀洀攀爀椀挀愀渀 䘀氀愀最猀 眀愀椀瘀椀渀最⸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀 伀甀爀 渀攀砀琀 猀琀漀瀀 眀愀猀 吀栀攀 䜀爀攀at Escape. We showed our Six Flag passes and got in for alf price.I'll save the Comet for last. Nightmare an indoor Jet Star with only 2 trains only loading 2 people per car. I wasn't on one of these since Knoebels sold theirs to Mooreys Pier. The wait was the longest of all the coasters at Great Escape over an hour. This one seemed rougher than the one Knoebels had. I think less padding on the sides of the car was the problem here. Knoebels also ran at least 6 or 7 cars and could seat 4 people per car. The nightmare here was the wait.
Steamin' Deamon an old Arrow a loop and 2 corkscrews. It was ok not a great looper just average.
Boomerang one for the record.
Alpine Bobsled was cool. This one is more like Disaster Transport than Avalanche at PKD. Is this thing loud. You can hear it thru the entire park. Sounds like thunder. It picks up speed on the course but there are many braking areas along the way to slow it down. Fun but could be better with less brakes. I also heard from an employee that it was down most of the year because they had complaints for locals about the noise. The park had been putting soundproofing material on the outside of the trough. He told us its alot quieter than before but it still rumbles.
The Comet was exellent. This is everything the Phoenix at Knoebels isn't. It has air time but not as good as Phoenixes 1-3. The Comets turnarounds are much faster as well. This is the best Schmeck design I've ridden out of Phoenix (KG),Thunderhawk(DP), Comet (HP)(GE). Unfortunately we didn't know they shut down the area the Comet was in at 6pm. I hate Six Flags policies. The rest of the park was open until 8. We thought the blue train ran better than red.
The next day we then drove back to Quassy to get on their 2 coasters.
The Mad Mouse is an old Monster Mouse. I was on one of these at defunct Rocky Glenn in Moosic, PA and terrified me. This is like the Mouse at Lakemont Park in Altoona but is about 15 琀 琀愀氀氀攀爀 愀渀搀 栀愀搀 愀 昀攀眀 攀砀琀爀愀 琀甀爀渀猀 愀渀搀 戀椀最 搀爀漀瀀⸀ 吀栀攀猀攀 挀愀爀猀 愀爀攀渀✀琀 瘀攀爀礀 挀漀洀昀漀爀搀愀戀氀攀 渀漀琀 洀甀挀栀 瀀愀搀搀椀渀最⸀ 䤀琀 眀愀猀渀✀琀 愀猀 猀挀愀爀爀礀 琀栀椀猀 琀椀洀攀 愀猀 眀栀攀渀 䤀 眀愀猀 猀洀愀氀氀攀爀⸀ 匀琀椀氀氀 愀 昀甀渀 漀氀搀 爀椀搀攀⸀㰀戀爀㸀 一攀砀琀 眀愀猀 琀栀攀椀爀 䰀椀琀琀氀攀 䐀椀瀀瀀攀爀⸀ 吀栀椀猀 椀猀 愀渀漀琀栀攀爀 漀氀搀 欀椀搀搀椀攀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀⸀ 䤀 戀攀氀椀攀瘀攀 椀琀✀猀 氀椀欀攀 琀栀攀 䰀椀琀琀氀攀 䰀愀猀攀爀 愀琀 䐀漀爀渀攀礀⸀ 䤀昀 愀渀礀漀渀攀 椀猀 最漀椀渀最 琀漀 氀愀欀攀 䌀漀洀瀀漀甀渀挀攀 礀漀甀 猀栀漀甀氀搀 猀琀漀瀀 愀琀 儀甀愀猀猀礀 椀琀✀猀 漀渀氀礀 愀 栀愀氀昀 栀漀甀爀 愀眀愀礀 愀渀搀 椀猀 瀀愀礀 瀀攀爀 爀椀搀攀⸀ 䘀爀椀搀愀礀 渀椀最栀琀 椀猀 ㈀㔀 挀攀渀琀 渀椀最栀琀⸀ 䄀氀氀 爀椀搀攀猀Ⰰ 昀漀漀搀 愀渀搀 搀爀椀渀欀猀 愀爀攀 ㈀㔀 挀攀渀琀猀⸀ 一漀琀 愀 戀愀搀 搀攀愀氀⸀ 㰀戀爀㸀 䄀 瀀爀攀琀琀礀 最漀漀搀 琀爀椀瀀 攀砀挀攀瀀琀 昀漀爀 䜀爀攀愀琀 䔀猀挀愀瀀攀 挀氀漀猀椀渀最 琀栀攀 䌀漀洀攀琀 愀渀搀 䈀漀戀猀氀攀搀 攀愀爀氀礀 愀渀搀 琀栀攀 爀愀椀渀 愀琀 匀䘀一䔀⸀㰀戀爀㸀ⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀⴀ㰀戀爀㸀倀愀爀欀猀 栀椀琀 昀漀爀 ㈀ ℀ 㰀戀爀㸀倀䬀䐀Ⰰ䈀䜀圀Ⰰ䬀渀漀攀戀攀氀猀Ⰰ䐀倀Ⰰ䠀倀Ⰰ倀䬀䤀Ⰰ䠀圀Ⰰ匀䘀䬀䬀Ⰰ匀䘀䄀Ⰰ匀䘀一䔀Ⰰ䰀䌀Ⰰ䜀䔀Ⰰ儀倀Ⰰ 䌀愀洀搀攀渀Ⰰ 匀䘀伀Ⰰ䌀倀Ⰰ圀䰀Ⰰ䤀圀Ⰰ䬀圀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀㰀戀爀㸀 ⨀⨀⨀ 吀栀椀猀 瀀漀猀琀 眀愀猀 攀搀椀琀攀搀 戀礀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀瀀甀渀欀 漀渀 㜀⼀㌀ ⼀㈀ ⸀ ⨀⨀⨀ഀഀഀ ⨀⨀⨀ 吀栀椀猀 瀀漀猀琀 眀愀猀 攀搀椀琀攀搀 戀礀 挀漀愀猀琀攀爀瀀甀渀欀 漀渀 㜀⼀㌀ ⼀㈀ ⸀ ⨀⨀⨀