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I am visiting Lake Compounce along with Quassy this weekend. Has there been any improvements over the rest of the summer season? I am excited to visit but a little concerned given what everyone is saying with regards to the quality of the park over recent years.

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Because Lake Compounce already got rid of everything else...

I wish the park could revert back to 2016 since that was basically the last year everything was right. Since then we have had: The botched Wildcat remodel, the Sky Ride removal, Boulder crash, removal

I don't mind if they go with one train most days, but it was frustrating on busy Saturdays when the ride's queue stretched back to the midway and was an hour. I almost saw the ride run two trains

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I am visiting Lake Compounce along with Quassy this weekend. Has there been any improvements over the rest of the summer season? I am excited to visit but a little concerned given what everyone is saying with regards to the quality of the park over recent years.

 

I heard boulder dash has been running well recently

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I was planning to go tonight after work but thunderstorms killed that plan. Looks like tomorrow should be clear and sunny so I'll give it a go then.

Very excited to finally ride Boulder Dash!

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BD is running pretty well but there is one rough spot that has been neglected for a few years. It is the end of the straight away by the rock after the double down and hill. It can be brutal in the back of a car or if you are by yourself in a car. Still no sign of the green train (was supposed to be ready by Memorial Day)

 

Downtime has been down but I think it should open in a few days. Wildcat was pretty meh on my last ride, seems to be 50/50 for me. IMO they should have re-tracked every inch of the track before getting the new trains. There are many parts that are bouncy and rough.

 

Also the flyers are running very well, a few visits ago I was riding a few cars behind someone (I think it was an employee) and they were snapping like crazy, the ride was making some serious noises. Iv'e been able to do it a little too, not as easy as the ones at Knoebels or Kings Dominion, but they seem to be a lot better than they were before.

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^ I agree 100% on the flyers. I used to barely be able to move them (let alone snap them), but recently it seems like they've sped the ride up a bit and I am able to get it to snap a bit more. Guess all the practice at Knoebels pays off.

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I'm at Lake Compounce right now.

Wildcat is down due to a power surge from a lightning storm.

Just got in a front ride on Boulder Dash and while it was fun, it didn't quite live up to expectations. In line now for a back ride.

Would have been nice if it was running more than one train. Hopefully, I can squeeze in two more rides.

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^ Boulder Dash hasn't run two trains in quite some time. The one day they tried do didn't exactly go as planned last year when there was the transfer track collision.

 

If you want to minimize roughness, try Boulder Dash in the second to back.

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^ Boulder Dash hasn't run two trains in quite some time. The one day they tried do didn't exactly go as planned last year when there was the transfer track collision.

 

If you want to minimize roughness, try Boulder Dash in the second to back.

 

That's where I am right now for last ride of the night!

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They had 11 rides down this morning due to the storm, only Ghost Hunt, Wildcat, and Downtime (needs a part) we’re down for the whole day. I got two front row rides at the end, can’t believe the people in the gates didn’t go for the front row.

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Agreed, the train they have runs fine.

 

But I don't think they have a second any more. Granted they stopped running two trains last year even when they had the second train.

 

I heard after the accident the current train wears the track faster than before

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I will be visiting the park a week from Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday for my first time. Any tips for a first time visitor? Any glowing issues that I should be aware of (like rides not operating at all *ahem* lightning rod)

I'm very excited to finally ride BD. Hope it lives up to expectations.

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Wildcat and Downtime are down and have been for a week or two, Down Time was supposed to open this week but I think some electrical components were damaged on both rides from a storm two weeks ago. I did see Wildcat in the station, then about 1/4 up the lift, then on the brake run over the course of 3 visits so maybe it will open but I doubt it.

 

If you are selecting from three different days, I would pick the day that has cloudy or light rain for a brief period in the forecast. They do tend to close if there is extended amounts of heavy rain and lightning (even if it is supposed to be clear after, happened last Friday), so maybe pick a nice day to be safe but It will be busier. Thursday might be the best because Friday will probably be the busiest of the days and Wednesday is a bring a buddy free day.

 

BD is running well but has a few rough spots including one that is pretty bad about 1/3 into the ride. I would sit in the front row or 6-1. Basically any front rows on the cars are usually better than the back rows. If you go on Friday, you could probably get a night ride around closing time which is highly recommended too.

 

Side note, the flyers are a lot of fun and snappable. Almost every time I go to ride, there are other people snapping them and the ops usually encourage it. Sometimes it is difficult to do, but it is super easy if it is a little windy.

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I will be visiting the park a week from Wednesday, Thursday, or Friday for my first time. Any tips for a first time visitor? Any glowing issues that I should be aware of (like rides not operating at all *ahem* lightning rod)

I'm very excited to finally ride BD. Hope it lives up to expectations.

 

Not sure if you're a water park fan, but Lights Out is a very good body slide but has a putrid capacity. If you want to ride it, get on it before it builds up a queue.

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Wildcat opened late yesterday and I believe was the same today. Down Time opened Tuesday I believe and has been open since minus a breakdown I saw yesterday. I did notice the ride goes much faster at the top than it did before, before it would slow down about 7/8 up the tower, but yesterday it just went full speed up and came to a sudden stop at the top.

 

The only other ride down is Mammoth Falls which is 95% going to be down for the season. BD's green train is also ready to go and they have prepped the crane next to the ride to put it on. Not sure when it is going on, I believe it will be on soon or towards the end of the summer season when they are open weekends only.

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^ Thanks! I kind of liked how Down Time slowed at the top since it gave me more time to enjoy the view. Just happy it's reopen though.

 

Honestly the one slide I really care about there is Lights Out but aI probably won't arrive until the water side closes.

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I'll be at the park tomorrow. My goal is to get a bunch of rides on BD and at least 1 lap on everything else. Are there certain ebbs & flows of weekend crowds that I need to know about? Or will everything settle around whatever wait it's going to be and stay there most of the day? I'm hoping things will somehow magically be half hour waits or less, but I honestly have no idea if that's even remotely reasonable, especially considering 1-train ops. Any locals who know what's up willing to enlighten me? Thanks!

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