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Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:02 pm

^ I didn't realize they removed it. I also didn't know that kiddie coaster came from Canobie.
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Postby darienlake2648 » Fri Jul 12, 2019 10:01 am

Had a nice visit to the park yesterday. I was satisfied with how short the lines were for all of the rides I wanted to check out. Alpine Bobsled and Sasquatch were both closed unfortunately. I never found out what was wrong with either rides, and looking at Alpine Bobsled I wondered if it's in consideration for removal. Only managed one ride on Comet in the blue train and was very impressed. I noticed that there were no circus shows throughout the day even though the sign listed several show times. Out of curiousity, how much busier is the park on a typical weekend in the summer? I guess that this park used to see a lot more consumer traffic over the years.

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Jul 12, 2019 11:08 am

Even on a weekend, crowds are very manageable. Comet is usually no more than a 1-2 train wait. The coasters running one train can get a 20-30 minute wait if you time it wrong.

The two rides that can get long queues are Raging Rapids on a hot day and Alpine Bobsled because of its putrid capacity.

With regards to Alpine Bobsled, I honestly have no clue how much it has run this year. An employee told me they just list it as closed on the app by default even if it's open. So there's no way to look back at QueueTimes to see how much downtime it has truly had. I will say that I saw it running on June 29 and have a photo to prove it.
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Postby DarienPoint » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:09 pm

How are crowds on a Friday?
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Jul 12, 2019 12:18 pm

^ Not bad. You should be able to walk onto the Comet most of the day.
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Postby DarienPoint » Fri Jul 12, 2019 1:15 pm

^ Awesome, I'm going next week, hope the weather clears up.
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Postby DarienPoint » Sun Jul 21, 2019 4:42 pm

The Great Escape was fun! The water park is great, no lines, and the new splash area is loads of fun for the family.
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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Vonni » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:12 pm

Why is the bobsled so frequently closed?

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Postby DarienPoint » Sun Jul 21, 2019 7:15 pm

^ No clue, but I thankfully got the cred when I went last week, it's a fun coaster. (:
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Re: The Great Escape (TGE) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Jul 21, 2019 9:09 pm

Vonni wrote:Why is the bobsled so frequently closed?


It can't run in the rain (trough has an issue draining) and it also cannot run after 6 due to noise.

As for the issues it has on sunny days, I've only heard speculation.
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