|Lake Compounce - Park Info|
|Current Name:||Lake Compounce|
|Location:||Bristol, Connecticut, 06010, United States|
|Status:||Operating since 1846|
(As the crow flies)
Quassy Amusement Park - 13.94 miles
Six Flags New England - 31.28 miles
Boomers Family Fun Center - 59.54 miles
|Recent Park News|
|Lake Compounce pictures updated (20-Dec-2006)|
|Lake Compounce review updated (20-Dec-2006)|
|Boy dies at Lake Compounce (17-May-2004)|
|2.||Phobia Phear Coaster||7.67||9|
Boulder dash is amazing. Parts of the track are actually built directly on the grounds of the mountain.
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This is my favorite little park. Better than Knoebels. Unfortunatly the price is the same as most big parks, unless you get a pass or go after 5pm. Boulder Dash is world class. The water park is small but great. The views make me want to stay all day such as looking over the lake from the lazy river, the train ride around the lake and the very high, cliff climbing skyride. I'm glad I made the trip from Canada to this classic park.
This is a nice place to take the family. A bit pricey considering the relative smallness of the park, but after 1 ride on Boulder Dash, I didn't care. My God, what a ride!! The surrounding mountain area makes a good background for picture taking and the staff is among the friendliest I've ever encountered. Free Pepsi all day long is a plus and the pizza was fantastic.
Lake Compounce is a charming old amusement park. It may be lacking a good steel coaster, but it makes up for it with the beauty of the park. Boulder Dash is an excellent Wooden coaster. There is plenty of air to be had on the final bunny hills (especially in the back), and the integration with the surrounding mountainside is a peice of engineering brilliance. This is a great park for anyone with small children, as there are a lot of family friendly rides (Ghost Hunt, Flume, Roaring Rapids). And a clasic carousel adds to the atmosphere. The food is also very good (mostly the same food as at the parent park Kennywood). The only complaint I would have is the admission seems a bit steep, but the inclusion of free soda lessens the impact. Of course a seasons pass at 59.00 is a bargain.