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Photo TR: Canobie Lake Park 6/25/08

Wed Jun 25, 2008 7:47 pm

This is my first Trip Report! I had been planning on posting trip reports for years, but I've been too lazy. So I decided to start small with a nice family park.

FINALLY, today, the t-storms cleared up (I want to go Monday, but the weather didn't) and I could satisfy my need for adrenaline... well, small park adrenaline. I've been itching for thrills lately as I haven't been fortunate enough to visit many parks in the last couple years (aka, I've been lazy and I had no money). I was at Six Flags Great Adventure last week and my addiction level is as high as it gets right now. Next week is Six Flags New England, so I spent some time in my home park... by myself (I think going to parks alone is underrated).

The park was fairly busy (of course, what was I expecting after 2 days of rain ), but very manageable. I pulled into the lot a little before 10:30. I had decided to arrive a little after the park opened so I could get my shots of "Yankee Cannonball" from the parking lot. After parking I walked out and to my surprise, they were still testing the ride... about once every 5 minutes. So I just headed in and ended up taking the photos later.

I soon found out the reason why it wasn't open... the park doesn't open their rides until 11:00am!!!! AHHH. I hate that. Oh well, time to walk around and check the place out (it had been a while since I was last there).

Here are the photos:
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First ride of the day, "Star Blaster". I first looked at it and chuckled a bit, "A kiddy S&S Power Tower" I thought. Boy was I wrong, the thing packed quite the punch. Guess size really doesn't matter.
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I walked by "Yankee Cannonball" but the line was just too long, so onto "Zero Gravity". I forgot how powerful some of these flat rides can be! (Yeah, I'm one of "those" guys who just rides the coasters a billion times)
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"Extreme Frisbee", the newest ride in the park. Looked great... but again, the line was just too long. I hate lines.
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Another shot of it.
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Next up was "Canobie Corkscrew". I've got to admit, I was more anxious to take photos of the ride than actually ride it. Looks great, but the ride... not so much.
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Original shot of the year...
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Not as generic ... I think...
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Ok, this is it, I swear.
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The "Boston Tea Party" aka (as some poster said) The Ghetto Plunge. Looked fun...
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Until this. I'm not such a fan of "wet" rides. That certainly qualifies.
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The random train photo while on the way to the bathroom.
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After much delaying, it was time to ride "Yankee Cannonball", the real reason I was at the park. The line was still long, but I gotta ride it eventually.
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After the ride I headed out into the parking lot to take some photos.
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The park could sure use a make over. '70s style ride stations and white, brown, and hippie orange coasters aren't too appealing to the eye.
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And some more...
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Just one more, I promise.
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Close up of the first drop.
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After more than a half hour taking photos I headed back into the park. It was about 1:30 and I was hungry... but it was 1:30 and everyone else was eating... boy I can be stupid.
Well, another water ride. I just liked the entrance... But nope, too wet.
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The Pirate Ship. I love these bad boys. If only it was an invert.
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Cool looking water section. It was really hot out but I think that would get you more wet than a log flume.
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The food lines finally died down around 2:15, so it was eating time. I wanted a juicy burger, but the "cooks" were just killing the patties. Oh well, I'll settle for chicken.
Notice the veggie packet. First time I've ever seen that.
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Turkish Twist. Great ride to go on after just having ate. Oh, but my stomach loves these rides!
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OMG, THE FLOOR!!!

After this, I just rode The Yankee Cannonball a bunch of times and headed home. I was surprised at just how much air-time the Yankee Cannonball had in the back. Intense, violent ejector airtime. Just what I like!
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Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:21 pm

I would really love to ride the Turkish twist. That seems cool.

Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:19 pm

Nice report! You really are missing something when you skipped out on the Xtreme Frisbee, however, that was a really good one!

Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:31 am

The Yankee Cannonball is very nice in that colour scheme, it's def different. How did it ride, was there a lot of :airtime: to be had..

The Shark in the Water Zone looks :evil:

Thu Jun 26, 2008 8:53 am

Nice trip report. I hope you continue to post more!

Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:38 am

They actually let you take a camera on the Yankee Cannonball? Or did you sneak it on? (I'd recommend if it was the latter, you remove the onride pic.)

Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:10 am

Thanks for the replies, guys. The Yankee Cannonball had some great air-time in the back car, with some really intense/violent ejector seat airtime. :airtimer:

Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:36 am

Great Pictures.
I can't wait to get back to Canobie this season. Its just a great park to hang out in. I see they switched to the red trains from the black trains last year. I like the look of the black trains better.
Also I agree about Star Blaster that even though its so small its much better then some of the really tall ones like Scream at SFNE.

Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:07 pm

Vekoma Fan Boy wrote:They actually let you take a camera on the Yankee Cannonball? Or did you sneak it on? (I'd recommend if it was the latter, you remove the onride pic.)



Where do you see an on-ride picture?

I did not see any in his post. Did he already take them down?


Anyways, nice Pictures! As for the Yankee Cannonball: I think the orange color on the rails is different, and some what original for a woodie. The only other woodie I can think of that had a similar color scheme was Florida Hurricane @ Boardwalk and Baseball.

Fri Jun 27, 2008 11:32 am

It looks like he already took it down. There was a photo from the top of the lifthill on the Yankee Cannonball probably halfway through the post.
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