SFNE or Canobie

Sunday, March 16, 2003 7:17 AM
I’m heading back to New England this summer and am in a little quandary (big word, don’t I look smart ;)!). I love Canobie Lake and used to visit it every summer when I lived in New Hampshire, but now that I live in Wisconsin I haven’t been in 5 years. I have also never visited SFNE. Regardless, I plan on going to SFNE to ride just Batman and Superman (season passes are great!) but is there anything else at the park that would be worth the price of me not going to Canobie for the day and spending it at SFNE. I have been to many Six Flags (SFGAm, SFOT, SFFT, SFAW, SFWOA, SFDL, SFOG) and am really getting tired of them not having many flat rides. I am sure that SFNE is a great park, and I don’t want any angry home park types destroying me its just that I have many found memories of Canobie. Please reply only if you have been to both and are non-biased, thanks!

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I don't care what anyone says, Magnum is better then Millenium Force.

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Sunday, March 16, 2003 8:15 AM
Well i've been to both and if you have never been to SFNE then :gasp: ..go to ride Superman & Batman and pass up Canobie. But if you want to see how much Canobie has progressed since you've been their i say go to Canobie. In the past 5 years they've added the Boston Tea Party, new paint jobs on all coasters (Corkscrew is being painted for this season) and relive Yankee Cannonball, and ride StarBlaster then go to Canobie...Its still as great as it was 5 years ago accept has some new rides.

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Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone/B:TDK

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Sunday, March 16, 2003 8:19 AM
Mike, It is not a question of riding Superman and Batman, I am (a quick 2 hr stop at night) the question is should I spend a whole day at SFNE or spend a night in SFNE and a day in Canobie, but thanks.

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I don't care what anyone says, Magnum is better then Millenium Force.
*** This post was edited by Touchdown 3/16/2003 5:34:41 PM ***

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Sunday, March 16, 2003 8:20 AM
Oh, Then definitly a night @ SFNE and all day @ canobie...

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Im the #1 Canobie Lake Park Fan!!!These are my top 3 coasters:
1. S:RoS @ SFNE 2. Yankee Cannonball 3. Cyclone/B:TDK

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Sunday, March 16, 2003 9:00 AM
I would say be prepared to be flexible based on what you think of S:RoS.

B:DK is good but the worst of the floorlesses I've ridden (just because of it's small size and relatively un-interesting layout).

S:RoS, on the other hand, is consistantly in the top one or two coasters in the U.S. for a darn good reason. I've found that riding S:RoS over and over and over and over (as long as I'm not waiting forever in line) never gets old. Especially when I started turning around...

If you're into power riding and airtime, and you HAVE to decide now, I'd say take the extra day on S:RoS. Especially try to get in those dark late night rides (and pray for the mist tunnels to be on).

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Sunday, March 16, 2003 10:40 AM
Since you have visited so many SF parks, and you have nostalgic memories of Canobie, I think you should definitely spend the day at Canobie Lake. Canobie is a unique and classic experience. Sure, each SF park is different, but you find the same corporate, money making machine at each park. Why pass up the opportunity to visit an independent and very well run park with an awesome atmosphere and a sense of character? Enjoy the superheroes for an evening, but don't pass up the Canobie experience either.
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Sunday, March 16, 2003 11:30 AM
Canobie is a beautiful park as you know, so I would suggest you spend the day there considering you have nostalgic reasons. But are you going to come all the way over here and skip Lake Compounce? That would be a mistake in my opinion...
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Sunday, March 16, 2003 1:37 PM

JDB said:
But are you going to come all the way over here and skip Lake Compounce? That would be a mistake in my opinion...

Here's an even better idea...spend a day each at both Canobie and Lake Compounce and skip SFNE. The experience of each of those two parks is so special, and you can get your SF-big coaster-thrillpark experience elsewhere. I agree with JDB that you shouldn't pass up the chance to visit these great independent parks.

I like the thrills of SF, but the high prices and large crowds take so much away from the experience. I always have a more enjoyable time with my family at the smaller parks.

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Sunday, March 16, 2003 1:44 PM
I'll take a spin off of Gardener's idea. Spend a day at SFNE to hit SRoS, the best coaster on the planet and the park's other great coasters like Cyclone, Thunderbolt, and BDK. SFNE does have a lot of flat rides if you want to look into that, and you might want to spend a little time in the new waterpark.

I'd then take another day splitting between Canobie and the Lake if you have the money to. Boulderdash is worth the admission itself, but you can still enjoy free drinks, the classic Wildcat coaster, and a decent river ride and log flume. Although the ride to Canobie from the Lake is a bit long, hotel prices aren't that much around the Lake/ SFNE. Canobie is a great park, but I'd take the Lake over Canobie if you had to choose. Plus you've been to CLP, so something new could be a good idea also.

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Sunday, March 16, 2003 1:57 PM
How far is Lake Compounce from Boston? I ask this because the reason I am in the New England area is because Im going to see the Pops Go the Fourth concert and have a hotel for a couple days there. Oh, also I am coming and going from the North not NYC so it is not on the way.

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I don't care what anyone says, Magnum is better then Millenium Force.

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Sunday, March 16, 2003 2:10 PM
Touchdown Lake Compounce is 2and a half hours from boston and 35mins. from SFNE.
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Monday, March 17, 2003 6:42 AM
Considering the lines at SFNE, it will be surprising if you have time for flat rides!

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