Park News - (7/24/17) The local news has posted an article about how the local neighbors around Lake Compounce are in a tizzy about "excavation plans" submitted by the park for a section of new property the park purchased for $400,000 just south of the existing theme park. According to the application, Lake Compounce wants to remove 61,000 yards of dirt from an 8-acre site "for potential amusement park expansion, parking area, or picnic area" use.
Anyone know more about what the park plans to do with this property?
(7/3/17) Screamscape was able to confirm directly with Lake Compounce that they are closing (or have already closed) the Sky Ride attraction at the park, a gentle scenic tour up to the top of the mountainside and back on a ski-lift style aerial tram. While there are those who trying to blame the closure as possible fallout from the incident at The Great Escape last week, the park gave no reason as to why it was closing when I asked.
But as a final thought... if they were going to close it down because of what happened at The Great Escape, you would think they would also be planning to close down the nearly identical free lift running just outside sister park, Kennywood, which takes guests from the third level of the parking lot down to the ground level entrance area.
At this time the only mention of the Sky Ride that I could find on the park's website was on the online version of the park map.
2017 - Park Improvements - (3/27/17) A fun trip report from a pre-season tour of Lake Compounce to check on the off-season construction taking place to Boulderdash and Wildcat has been posted to SFNE Online this week.
(1/31/17) SFNE Online has posted pictures from an off-season tour of Lake Compounce where Boulderdash and Wildcat are getting some extensive TLC over the off-season. The update also shares a great look at how Boulder Dash is having one of the rougher spots re-profiled to offer a new thrill this year.
(1/2/17) According to a press release posted to Interpark, Lagotronics will update the Ghost Hunt dark ride at Lake Compounce with "new shooters, targets and gaming system" for the 2017 season. This will mark Lagotronics first project in the North American market. The new equipment being added with feature gun systems that use LEDs that offer increased accuracy as well as audio feedback when fired.
(12/7/16) It has been confirmed that Lake Compounce will get new themed trains for their Wildcat coaster in 2017. Based on the concept artwork, it appears as if the coaster will be making the switch over to GCI Millennium Flyer trains.
In other news, there is still some speculation that Boulder Dash may indeed see some changes made as part of the off season maintenance plan to get it into tip-top shape for 2017. So that rumored modification to the triple-up may happen in some form after all, but we'll have to wait for confirmation from the park for details.
(11/24/16) Unfortunately, I'm told that the post on Twitter about a re-profiling of Boulder Dash at Lake Compounce was a fake, so we're back to having nothing new coming to the park in 2017 for the moment.