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Lake Compounce all set for new season

As Lake Compounce’s 177th season begins, guests can expect a variety of new additions to the park including an enhanced ride experience on Boulder Dash. 

Voted the best wooden roller coaster in the world five times, Boulder Dash is visited by guests from around the globe every single year. Reaching speeds of over 60 miles per hour, the coaster sends riders on a unique journey through the trees and up the mountainside. 

This season, the park has upgraded the coaster with the goal of reclaiming its rightful spot at the top of the world’s best coasters list. The addition of 580 feet of Titan Track by Great Coasters International Inc. (GCI) to Boulder Dash will create a smoother and even faster ride. 

“Since Boulder Dash was completed at Lake Compounce and opened to riders in 2000, it has been a massive draw for park-goers of all ages,” said Lake Compounce director of operations, Megan Major. “Adding Titan Track to the coaster will not only enhance the ride experience but the steel tracking will also allow for easier maintenance on the coaster, allowing our team to ensure the ride can stay open longer to guests.”

GCI’s president and owner, Clair Hain Jr, added:  “I want to thank Jerry Brick, Palace Entertainment’s director of construction and maintenance and Lake Compounce Amusement Park for selecting Great Coasters International Inc. and our all-new Titan Track product to update Boulder Dash. I want to wish Lake Compounce a successful 2023 season!”

In addition to the all-new Titan Track on Boulder Dash, the park is also upgrading its beloved food stand, Potato Patch. Foodies can experience a new ordering process allowing for faster service and a better guest experience. The park is also adding an all-new menu item, an exclusive Potato Patch fry bucket. Filled with 64 ounces of fresh-cut fries, the new souvenir buckets are available for purchase for $19.99 this summer. Patch lovers are invited to chow down on their favourites on the all-new Potato Patio, a new seating area located right next to Potato Patch, complete with a potato photo opportunity.

To celebrate all that’s to come in the 2023 season, Lake Compounce is currently offering $30 off select season passes when guests purchase online.

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