1) Which park has shorter lines?
2) Which park is cleaner?
3) Which park has the better rides?
1. Lake Compounce (I was there for the July 4th Weekend of 2000, the longest wait was for (Naturally) BOULDER DASH, 25 Minutes)
2. Lake Compounce (The place was IMMACULATE)
3. Lake Compounce (Boulder Dash RULES in the New England Region)
'nuff said? :)
You know what your kids like. SFNE has far more thrills. Lake Compounce has far more gentle rides and family attractions. Knowing that, it shouldn't be too difficult to make a decision.
*** Edited 8/5/2006 3:51:46 PM UTC by coasterdude318***
coasterdude318 said:You know what your kids like. SFNE has far more thrills. Lake Compounce has far more gentle rides and family attractions. Knowing that, it shouldn't be too difficult to make a decision.
I'll be in major trouble if I take them to a park that lacks thrill rides. When we were at DisneyLand they were far more interested in the rides on the California Adventure side of the park. *** Edited 8/5/2006 4:29:55 PM UTC by maxster***
If it's really all about your kids maybe they should be the ones making the decisions. ;) The links should help. *** Edited 8/5/2006 4:42:45 PM UTC by matt.***
Which single ride would I like to ride above all others: Superman :)
Lake Compounce only has three major coasters but the park has so much else going for it. Also, the management looks at their visitors as valued guests rather than just as wallets to be emptied. They took a cue from Holiday World several years ago and started offering free drinks with admission.
I am aware that Boulder Dash has had some operations problems this season which they plan to fix during the coming off-season.
By the way, both parks have good waterparks in them.
Personally, if I was in New England and could only visit one park while I was there, I would go to LC. *** Edited 8/5/2006 9:28:59 PM UTC by Arthur Bahl***
Arthur Bahl said:
Also, the management looks at their visitors as valued guests rather than just as wallets to be emptied.
Ain't that the truth!
I'm not going to say what I think about question no. 3, because someone else will soon enough (if you know what I mean...). No. 3 is such a subjective question and everyone whose contributed so far to this thread knows that and it only starts flame wars. Like for example, I could make my valid point that LC is overpriced for what it offers, and someone will counter to that and we get nowhere.
Please, people if you're going to ask questions like this please give more information about what you like? It's a big pet peeve of mine. I'm not trying to be mean and I see you're new maxster, but It's like calling a car dealership that carries all types of vehicle styles and going "What's the best vehicle you got?" With the few parameters you've given, that salesperson couldn't honestly sell you a vehicle that's the "best." Sure, he/she might have a sportscar that would fit both of your kids, but would that be the right fit for your needs?
At least you said you have two kids 10 and 12. I just want to see people provide more information, like:
1) Importance of good woodies
2) Importance of good steel coasters
3) Importance of flat rides
4) Importance of shows
5) Importance of waterparks--how modern must it be?
6) Importance of park atmosphere
-Eric: Major Parks: SFNE(homepark), SFA,SFGADV,CP,BGE,BGA,Kennywood,and Sea World: Track record 65 different coasters ridden #1 is Millennium Force #2 is El Toro and than there are all the others
I made it to the Superhero Celebration, and got ERT on Scream, Thunderbolt, and SROS. The night ERT on SROS was just amazing. There isn't a bad seat on that coaster. Easily my #1 Steel Coaster. SFNE was easily one of the best Six Flags park to visit.
Boulder Dash is a great ride, another top 10 of mine, and Lake Compounce is a great park.
Neither of them should be missed out on. Especially when they aren't really that far apart.
2. Lake Compounce (The place was IMMACULATE)
To me, the only place where SF beats The Lake is the waterpark - Hurricane Harbour rocks!
...a lot of which don't include soda with admission.
Just wanted to point out that I love that wording. It is by far the most accurate description of what's going on. And it's great for comparitive purposes as well.
Makes WAY more sense than saying 'free soda' (it should also apply to parking as well - parking is included with admission)
LC is $32.95 at the gate and includes soda, KW is $28.95 at the gate and includes parking.
I really like that. :)
(I chose KW because it was the first 'parking included' park I thought of and it made sense as it's the same comany as LC)
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