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Lake Compounce
822 Lake Ave, Bristol, CT
http://www.lakecompounce.com/
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Roller Coaster Photos
Boulder Dash
Kiddie Coaster
Phobia Phear
Wildcat
Zoomerang

Other Ride Photos
Bumper Cars
Carousel
Dino Expedition
DownTime
Drop Zone
Enterprise
(Closed)
Ghost Hunt
Giant Wheel
Lakeside Trolley
Musik Express
Pirate
Revolution
Rotor
(Closed)
Saw Mill Plunge
SkyRide
Thunder 'N Lightning
Thunder River Raft Ride
Twister
Wave Swinger
Wipeout
Zoomer's Gas n Go

TPR Trip Reports
TPR's North East 2011 Tour
Theme Park Review's 2008 East Coast Trip
Photos from Oc-Boulder-Fest 2001

TPR Member Photo Trip Reports
August 2015 by ElToroMillieniumForce
August 11th, 2014 by rubysparkles
March, 2012 (Off-Season) by Rai Fox
August, 2010 by thrillrider
August 8th, 2008 by Hhappy
March 29th, 2008 (pre-season) by SFNERules
June 2nd, 2006 by Guy T. Koepp

Attractions
The park's main attractions are Boulder Dash (one of the top wooden coasters in the world), Phobia Phear Coaster (from Premier) and Thunder 'n' Lightning (S&S Screamin' Swing). Night rides on Boulder Dash are a must.

Other attractions that must not be missed are Down Time, Ghost Hunt, and the Sky Ride (30-minute round trip). Operations can be slow on Ghost Hunt and Wildcat, the park's second wooden coaster. On hot summer days, the park has two water attractions, Saw Hill Plunge and Thunder Rapids, that will get you wet. The park is also home to the Splash Harbor water park, which is included in the price of admission.



For more information about rides please visit the park's website at:
http://www.lakecompounce.com/lake-compounce-rides-and-attractions.php.
Food
The park's main food location is the Croc Pot Cafeteria, which features a range of hot entrees, sandwiches, and salads. If you are looking for Mexican food, check out La Fiesta, which features tacos, burritos, and nachos. Other food options include pizza, Philly cheese steak, and panini sandwiches.

For the sweet tooth or a snack, you do not want to miss one of the park's trademarks in the Fried Bat--a mixture of fried dough and Oreo cookies! There is also the Potato Patch (same as Kennywood), which serves natural fresh cut fries.

Finally, if you are thirsty, be sure to take advantage of unlimited free soda beverages, which are available at the park every day, all day long! They're Pepsi products but, hey, they're free!

For more information, please see the park's website at:
http://www.lakecompounce.com/lake-compounce-food.php.
Operating Season
The park is open from mid-May to October, with daily operation starting in June and ending in August. For hours of operations on the date of your visit, please check the park's website at:
http://www.lakecompounce.com/lake-compounce-park-schedule-and-rates.php.
Established Seasonal events
The park's main seasonal event is held during weekends in October and is highlighted by the Haunted Graveyard. Tickets to the Haunted Graveyard, a 30-minute walking tour, are a slight upcharge benefiting charity and worth every dollar.
For more information, please visit: http://www.hauntedgraveyard.com/.
Access & Location
For GPS Navigation Devices, the park's physical address is: 271 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT 06010

By Auto:
From New York City: I-95 North to RT. 8 (EXIT 27A) to I-84 East to EXIT 31. Two miles North on Route 229 and follow the signs.

From Hartford: I-84 West to EXIT 31. Two miles North on RT. 229, and follow signs.

From Rhode Island: I-95 South to RT. 9 North to RT. 72 West to I-84 West to EXIT 31. Two miles North on RT. 229, and follow signs.

From Western Massachusetts: I-91 South to I-84 West to EXIT 31. Two miles North on RT. 229, and follow signs.
Nearby Lodging
The park offers camping, cabins and RV hook-ups on site at Camp Bear Creek
www.lakecompounce.com/bearcreek

The closest lodging to the park is the Clarion Hotel Bristol. Within four miles of the park in Southington, CT is a Holiday Inn Express and a Residence Inn. Other hotels within 30 minutes of the park are Hampton Inn, Best Western, Fairfield Inn and Suites, and Courtyard by Marriott.

For more information, please visit the park's website at:
http://www.lakecompounce.com/lake-compounce-places-to-stay.php.
Virtual Queue Options
The park adopted a Text2Ride Lo-Q system in 2010, but it is unclear if it is still operating.
Shows
Shows rotate each year but you can sure to find a music review, a kids show (music or comedy) and juggles or acrobats.
For more information, please visit the park's website at: http://www.lakecompounce.com/lake-compounce-entertainment-and-special-events.php
Videos
Boulder Dash Roller Coaster POV
Thunder River Rapids Ride

Nostalgia
Mark's Postcard Paradise

Park Maps
2014 Park Map
2012 Park Map
2010 Park Map
2008 Park Map
2006 Park Map
2005 Park Map
2004 Park Map

Discussion
Lake Compounce Discussion Thread

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