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Re: Canobie Lake Park gets an "Untamed" Euro Fighter in 2011

Postby mrceagle » Wed Jun 29, 2011 11:26 am

here is a link to my Trip report form opening day. I will be at the park tomorrow and will update you all on the progress of the bear lodge, untamed's continued landscaping and more.

http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=59561&p=1054694#p1054694

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Re: Canobie Lake Park Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:15 pm

Canobie Lake Park has sent us a press release regarding their special offerings for the Summer.

It’s summertime and the coasters are rolling at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire. The Park’s newest roller coaster, UNTAMED, is living up to its name and thrilling riders from all over New England, while the ever-popular Castaway Island water play complex provides over a hundred ways to get wet. And that’s just for starters.

Canobie’s “Summer of SuperStars” live tribute shows are appearing now and continue through Labor Day. The Park’s historic and recently renovated Dancehall Theater will host the return of two enormously popular live shows, a “Tribute to Michael” as well as “THE KING LIVES®” tribute. New for this season is the “Tribute to Janet” show featuring signature songs and dance moves on the Park’s Midway Stage, while country fans can enjoy a “Tribute to Tim” appearing on Canobie’s Village Stage.

Granite State Zoo’s “Wildlife Encounters” brings a menagerie of exotic and interesting animals to the Park in an interesting and educational show for the entire family. Complete show information and performance times can be found on the Park’s website at http://www.canobie.com.

To celebrate the Fourth of July weekend, Canobie Lake Park will present three consecutive nights of dramatic fireworks displays that will be choreographed to music over Canobie Lake. The fireworks begin at approximately 9:30 PM on July 2nd, 3rd and 4th, weather permitting. Fireworks displays are also scheduled for every Saturday night at the Park through September 3rd, weather permitting.

In addition, the crowd-pleasing Canobie Talent Search will be presented every Thursday night as well as weekly Friday Night Dance Parties.

Canobie Lake Park is a quick trip from most points in New England and one low admission price includes all rides, attractions and live shows all day, and there are reduced evening rates. For an even better value, Canobie Lake Park discount admission coupons can be found at participating McDonald’s® Restaurants, Market Basket® Supermarkets, and Tedeschi® Food Shops all over New England while supplies last. For more information and Park hours, visit Canobie’s web site at canobie.com.
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Re: Canobie Lake Park Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:05 pm

Canobie Lake Park has sent us a press release regarding their upcoming events for the Fall.

If you’re not ready to let summer go just yet, Canobie Lake Park has some good news for you. The Park remains open every day and evening through Labor Day with their full complement of rides, games, attractions and live entertainment. It’s your last chance to catch Canobie’s live tribute shows, including the extremely popular Tribute to Michael, since the curtain comes down for the season on September 5th.

The fun doesn’t stop at Labor Day, though. Canobie is open weekends during September and October with the Park’s seven-weekend Oktoberfest celebration kicking off on September 17th. The festivities include a beer garden, traditional German fare, music and live entertainment. Canobie’s newest live show, a Tribute to Madonna, also begins on September 17th and runs through October 30th.

Then SCREEEMFEST adds some fear to all the fun, haunting Canobie Lake Park every weekend from September 30th through the end of October. And there’s plenty to “screeem” about. Just when you catch your breath from the excitement of Canobie’s newest roller coaster, UNTAMED, which will be open throughout both events along with many other rides, there are four terrifying haunts to keep you screaming.

There will also be Halloween games, zombies and monsters lurking about, “haunted” fireworks displays every Saturday night in October, and even more live entertainment. The one and only MINI KISS, a nationally known act, will be performing a tribute to the legendary rock band all during Screeemfest.

Canobie Lake Park is presenting both major events for one, low admission price that includes all haunts, live entertainment, operating rides, fireworks and more. For Park hours, more information about events and directions, visit canobie.com.
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Re: Canobie Lake Park Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Tue Oct 11, 2011 8:23 am

Canobie Lake Park has sent us a press release regarding their SCREEMFEST event held this October.

Canobie Lake Park SCREEEMFEST will be haunting Salem, New Hampshire, every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening through October 30th. The Park’s seven-week Oktoberfest celebration with traditional German food, music and seasonal beers also continues along with SCREEEMFEST, providing visitors to the Park with quite a variety of entertainment – and food – options.

According to Chris Nicoli, Canobie’s Marketing and Entertainment Manager, the SCREEEMFEST scare factor has been ramped up this year. There are two new haunts, the Cannibal Lake Haunt Zone and the Demons of Darkness haunted house, along with the Dead Shed, The Village and Merriment, Incorporated. "We offer quite a unique Halloween experience to our guests. Where else can you scream in haunted houses then scream even harder on rides like our new roller coaster, Untamed?" said Nicoli.

Canobie has added a "haunted" fireworks display each Saturday night, weather permitting, named "Terrify the Sky." Live entertainment this year includes the national act MINI KISS, the Park's new Tribute to Madonna show, Alan Kaye as Ozzy at the end of October, as well as walk-around monsters and characters, a nightly monster parade and Oktoberfest "oompah" bands. For the younger set, Canobie has transformed its Kiddieland area into the Pumpkin Palace with pumpkins, cornstalks and family-friendly fall decorations, along with many kiddie rides.

One low admission price includes all haunts, rides, live entertainment, fireworks and entrance to Oktoberfest. Discount coupons to Canobie Lake Park SCREEEMFEST and Oktoberfest are available at participating Tedeschi Food Shops®, Market Basket® Supermarkets and McDonald’s® Restaurants throughout New England while supplies last. For more information on coupon locations, group pricing, hours and directions, visit canobie.com.
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Re: Canobie Lake Park Discussion Thread

Postby mrceagle » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:52 pm

If any of you were wondering what Screeemfest is like feel free to check out my Trip Report. along with the linked Photo Gallery.

http://www.themeparkreview.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=60686

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Re: Canobie Lake Park Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:05 pm

Canobie Lake Park has sent us a press release regarding their 110th season starting this weekend.

Canobie Lake Park’s gates swing wide open for the 110th season of family fun on Saturday, April 28th, weather permitting.

One-Day Sale
The Park’s Annual One-Day Sale will also be held on Opening Day when 2012 admission passes will be sold for the reduced price of just $25 each. This represents a savings of $8 off the regular season general admission price. The rain date for the sale will be Sunday, April 29th. One-day sale purchases can only be made at the Park, and there is no limit on how many passes can be purchased at the sale price. Each pass is valid on any one day during Canobie’s 2012 season.

UNTAMED Fun
Canobie Lake Park’s newest roller coaster, UNTAMED, opened to the delight of thrill seekers last June and has proven to be one of the most popular and successful additions in the Park’s history. The coaster features an initial, vertical climb of almost 72 feet into the air culminating in a breathtaking drop at a 97-degree angle. Riders are then taken through a series of scream-inducing loops, twists and barrel rolls. "Untamed has exceeded our wildest expectations," said Chris Nicoli, Canobie’s Marketing and Entertainment Manager. "The reaction among guests has been overwhelmingly positive."

An Affordable Family Day
Canobie Lake Park remains one of the area’s best values in family entertainment. The Park is a short gas-friendly trip from most points in New England, and parking is always free. A single, low admission price includes over 85 thrill rides, family and kid-friendly rides, attractions and scheduled shows as well as Castaway Island, Canobie’s water play park that opens Memorial Day Weekend. Visit the Park’s website for hours and full information about attractions and scheduled events.

Corporate and Group Discounts
For corporate, small company and group summer outings, Canobie Lake Park offers a variety of discounted programs designed to provide employees or group members with a memorable summer experience. There are catered and non-catered offerings, a Consignment Tickets program, as well as an e-Ticketing store option which provides a convenient way to offer Canobie Lake Park discounts to employees. Complete details are available on the Corporate/Group Outings section on canobie.com.

Seasonal Specials
Canobie Lake Park also features special discount event days, including Mother’s Day and Fathers Day specials when Moms or Dads receive free admission and a free lunch on their day. Armed Services Appreciation Days will take place over Memorial Day Weekend when armed services members can purchase Park admission for just $10. Canobie also has special days for Scouts, sports and other teams, and seniors. Details about these specials, as well as upcoming availability of discount coupons at partner locations, are available on the Park’s specials web page at canobie.com.

The Canobie Classroom: Educational Programs
With a variety of educational programs and real-world physics demonstrations, Canobie becomes an interactive learning environment that provides teachers with some rather unique tools to reinforce a variety of math and science principles. With hands-on presentations like "Real Science," Canobie Lake Park provides student groups from all over New England with outings that are both fun and educational.

LIVE Entertainment: A Summer of SuperStars
Beginning June 23rd and running through Labor Day, Canobie’s Summer of SuperStars live tribute shows will rock the Park’s historic Dancehall Theater and Midway Stage. This summer will feature the return of the enormously popular tribute to Michael. Three new shows will also debut: a tribute to Gaga, a tribute to Bieber, and Forever Kings, a show combining Canobie’s legendary tribute to Michael and THE KING LIVES®. The Park’s Wildlife Encounters family show, where the zoo comes to you, opens May 18th. Visit canobie.com for details on the complete 2012 live entertainment line-up and schedule.

Fireworks and More Fun
On July 4th and 5th, Canobie will launch its spectacular fireworks displays into the sky above Canobie Lake on both evenings, weather permitting. The Park also has fireworks every Saturday night thereafter through September 1st, weather permitting. There’s more fun to be had with the Canobie Talent Search, roving Fun Squad, Dance Parties and many other surprises. For more information on attractions, live shows, special events, hours, prices and available discounts, visit canobie.com.
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Re: Canobie Lake Park Discussion Thread

Postby screaminkid2005 » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:30 pm

I still really need to get out to the park and ride Untamed!

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Re: Canobie Lake Park Discussion Thread

Postby mrceagle » Fri May 04, 2012 7:05 am

Corkscrew was very troublesome on opening day. The train was on more then one occasion stopped before the station.

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Re: Canobie Lake Park Discussion Thread

Postby xmichellex » Sun Jul 01, 2012 6:38 pm

I've noticed that just like last year, the Cannonball is only running one train--this is just from what I've seen, maybe others have been on days where both are running.

Is there a reason that one train operation for this coaster has become the norm? I mean, the ride itself isn't very long, so even if the queue is full, it's not *that* bad, but still, I don't get why they haven't been using the 2 cars. It's almost always one of the longest lines from opening til closing, so it would seem to make sense to use both. This may sound like a dumb question, but could it be that using one train causes less stress to the ride since it's so old?
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Re: Canobie Lake Park Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Sun Jul 01, 2012 7:16 pm

^Wasn't there a collision some years back? I did hear that the cost to replace the brakes would be exorbitant due to all the necessary changes, unfortunately.
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