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Postby Tanks4me05 » Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:48 pm

How are the lines usually on a Sunday at the end of August/beginning of September? (That's when I'm going, the day after SFNE)

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Postby Vekoma Fan Boy » Wed Jun 27, 2007 2:09 pm

SFNERules wrote:With Boulder Dash... spend your time walking around the park, doing other things, and eat dinner. After about 6-6:30 it starts to warm up and run great. After dark it's just amazing, so thats the best time to ride it. The bas thing is this is when Dash gets it's longest line, as during the day everyone is in the waterpark. MAKE SURE TO GET A FRONT SEAT RIDE AT NIGHT!

I have never seen Zoomerang with a queue. Try to calculate how many people are in front of you though, and try to get yourself to the front of "a line" as they don't let you pick seats. If you get in the front half of the train, it's glass.

Flats you should hit are the tower, the swing, and the skyride. The skyride is something like 840' tall (the highest point visible from the ground is half way up).

If you ride Wildcat, and aren't a fan of rough rides, stay in a middle bench. Axle benches will beat the hell out of you, so if you don't like that, stay away.

All this applies to weekdays and weekends. Even if the place is very busy, the rides move lines quick.



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Now, to the underlined statement, thanks, but no thanks, I'm afraid of heights. (well its different on a roller coaster, aside from the lift, because you're up there, then you're back down.) And to the bolded statement, I'll make sure my mom and dad get a middle seat and I get an axel seat. And this works out well because if everyone's at the waterpark (which I'm not a fan of) I'll have the rides mostly to myself! Yay for unofficial ERT!!!

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Boulder Dash News

Postby CTcoastin » Wed Aug 15, 2007 9:23 am

My friend who works at the park has informed me that Boulder Dash has been closed since Saturday evening. A section of track came loose and damaged both trains. Once it reopens, they will be using ONE of the Hershey Wildcat trains for the remainder of the season.

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Postby SFNERules » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:21 am

Damn this sucks.. I really wish i had the money to make it down there before this, because all this does is support the rumor that dash is getting a trim next year. :-/

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Postby CoasterFanatic » Wed Aug 15, 2007 10:29 am

I think we are finally starting to see where there are so many "mountain" coasters. Big rocks don't tend to absorb much force.
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Postby Johnny Upsidedown » Wed Jan 23, 2008 6:28 pm

Did a search but found no main Lake compounce tread, lots of TRs and Photo reports. So grabed this one.
Anyway in the news lately
http://www.myrecordjournal.com/site/tab ... 2708&rfi=6

SOUTHINGTON - A room full of adults doesn't normally spend a busy morning talking about amusement parks, unless the topic is Lake Compounce and you're a member of the Greater Southington Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber's second annual Legislative Breakfast with the town's state delegation included plenty of discussion about the expansion of Lake Compounce and the potential $3.5 million in state bond money that would support the park's expansion into the northwest corner of town.

Rep. Bruce P. "Zeke" Zalaski, D-Southington, said the new owners of Lake Compounce are willing to spend $15 million to upgrade the park and expand its water park facilities into Southington. Parques Reunidos, a Spanish-based company, announced in December that it had purchased the park from Kennywood Entertainment. Zalaski said the sale is expected to be finalized in March.
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Postby TheDumbFairy » Sat Jan 26, 2008 7:42 am

Personaly, I find that zoomerang is one of the best of those boomerang coasters i've been on. Its wicked smooth. its not all vekoma-ey, like your ears are bleeding....

Their flume is also pretty cool.

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Postby LcHg5265 » Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:29 am

You will like its new look!

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Postby SFjunkie2010 » Sat Jan 26, 2008 8:50 pm

They had that done in October when i was there for the Haunted graveyard. These new colors are great. the old one were atrociously boring and looked like throwup.

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Lake Compounce 2008

Postby LcHg5265 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 2:33 pm

Lake Compounce sent out a newsletter today to its "Lake Lovers"

While there will be no new attraction in 2008, the park is set to make a large number of improvements. The most interesting is the new "twist" to the track on Boulder Dash.

Check out the link for the officail newsletter

http://www.ez-llc.com/eznewsletter/archive/44_358.asp?

GHOST HUNT REVAMPED
If you’ve ever waited in long lines for our Ghost Hunt ride you know that it is one of the more popular rides in the park. This year we’ve replaced our two-seater car with cars that hold four passengers, which should improve the speed of the queue line. In addition we’ve added new sound effects and lighting, and we know you’ll be pleased.

YANKEE EMPORIUM GIFT SHOP WILL BE UPDATED
Our Yankee Emporium gift shop located directly to the right of our main gate, upon entering the park is going to have a brand new look, feel and name! We have completely redesigned the shop to make your experience more pleasant, and now it will be called the Lake Compounce Emporium. The store will be more stroller and wheelchair friendly, and offer improved quality, collectible souvenirs such as thimbles, spoons, plates, bells and ornaments. A special 3-D lacquered brass Boulder Dash ornament is planned, and a broad variety of larger sized clothing items will be offered.

DESIGNATED SMOKING AREAS
We listened. Many of our guests, smokers and non-smokers alike, have requested that we establish designated areas for smoking; so we have done just that. In 2008, for the comfort and safety of all of our guests, we are going to require that smoking be done only in our newly established designated smoking areas. Well marked by signage, blue benches and smoker’s outposts, you will find nine areas conveniently located throughout the park, and denoted on our park maps. Smokers will be required to restrict smoking to these areas only, and management will reserve the right to ask any guest to leave, without refund, for not complying with this policy.

ROLLER COASTER NEWS
The remainder of the wooden track on Boulder Dash has been replaced, continuing to make the ride smoother, and we’ve even added a new ‘twist’ to the track.
Our popular loop coaster Zoomerang has received a paint job, and has gone from green and yellow to purple and turquoise. The cars are going to have metallic ‘magic’ paint that will turn various colors as the cars race along the track.

WATER PARK EXPANSION PLANS UNDERWAY
The Twister Sister slides have been removed as a preliminary step to Phase 1 of our long-awaited, much needed water park expansion. Together with the state of Connecticut, Lake Compounce will begin construction of a brand new section of Lake Avenue sometime in early summer. Once the new road is in place, the old road will be removed making room for 7 additional acres of developable water park area. We expect the first new rides to be seen in 2010, and architectural drawings will be on display at Lake Compounce beginning this summer.

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