Sunday, May 20, 2001 4:27 PM
This was my first time to Lake Compounce-ever. So we arrive at the park at 10:30, and then opened the gates so we could purchase our tickets. After wating about 10 minutes, at 10:45, they let us into the park. I wore my SROS (SFNE) shirt so the RRC people could find me later on, but luckily no park employees poked fun at SFNE or my shirt.
Only about 50 or so people were at the park so far (more arrived later in the day) and suprisngly, no one ran to Boulder Dash like I expected. Some little kids walked to the Garfield area. Once we wandered the park for about 5 minutes, which seemes to last forever, we found Boulder Dash's entrance and only a handfuk of people were already in the station. We got on the 2nd run of the day, cause the ride operator dispatched the train right before we walked into the station, unfortunately. Anyway, after riding Boulder Dash, I was AMAZED! It came within close proximity of beating my fav coaster, SROS SFNE. After riding Wildcat, which was suprisingly fun, we rode the Zoomerang, your typical Boomerang. They have some really cool flat rides. The Rotor, which was awesome. Enterprise, which wasnt as good as Nightwing at SFNE. The Ghost Hunt, a fun, interactive, dark ride in which you travel in a typical ghost train, but you shoot are ghosts and demons which laser guns. I thought that you got wet on Blizard River, and then I expierienced Thunder Rapids. I lucked out, but my friend looked as if he took a swim in the lake! The park was very clean, had great operations, excellent prices and value, and the employees were very helpful and kind. Total rides on Boulder Dash: Five. Not bad for one day. They do need some more flat rides, another looper. Perhaps have a ferry boat to the other end of the lake and expand on the other side of the lake, as well, with another coaster and rides, maybe a free fall? This park won't be one to miss!
SROS at SFNE, the #1 steelie
Monday, May 21, 2001 7:39 AM
I pretty much had the exact same feelings when I visited LC last August. It is a beautiful park, I thought the Wildcat was a lot better than most enthusiasts make it out to be, and Boulder Dash really blew me away!
I think that the park is a work-in-progress, and because of that, I can't complain too much about the lack of flat rides and more coasters. Perhaps within the next few years, we will see more improvements to this park... personally, I think a B&M invert like Talon would look great next to that lake!
Monday, May 21, 2001 4:13 PM
..If they could afford it. Even the home park, Kennywood, doesn't have a B&M invert. but if the yget an Intamin Freefall, B&M invert, and some more flat rides, it'll definitely take a scoop out of SFNE's profits.
SROS at SFNE, the #1 steelie
Wednesday, May 23, 2001 5:42 PM
Hmm...did I meet you? We all had a great day, but
I can't recall if I met anyone in a S:RoS t-shirt...
Regardless, it was a great day!
-Rob(yeah, that TR is a WAYS away! :))
Thursday, May 24, 2001 1:57 AM
RobCoasting-When were you at the park? I was there when it opened, 11am, to 2pm. We figured that was plenty of time to explore the park as well as ride Boulder Dash a couple times. Indeed it was plenty of time. I was wearing an SROS shirt, maybe you weren't there when I was.
Saturday, May 26, 2001 7:28 AM
I got to the park shortly after opening, and we stayed until closing, getting the last train of the night out on Boulder Dash!!
It was a great day, don't believe I saw you though.
I'll post a TR when I get the chance!
-Rob (Posting parts 1 and 2 to his SRM saga in a moment...)
Wednesday, August 15, 2001 9:57 AM
I kind of hope this park sticks with primarily wooden coasters. Kinda like the holiday world of New England.
"And then you say oh what a lovely tea party."
-Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
Wednesday, August 15, 2001 2:33 PM
you know you should have stayed longer, From 6 to when the park closes Boulder Dash finally wakes and becomes all out insane! in the morning it probably goes 50 but in the evening it goes about 65. Then it almost beats SROS.