Monday, July 15, 2019
A big thank you to Lake Compounce for hosting our trip to the park!

A few weeks ago, we had the absolute honor of getting to spend the day at Lake Compounce in Bristol, CT again! Last year, we took the boys (click here to check see their day at the park - they have such a fun kid area!) but this year, we decided the leave the boys at home and get our scream on. I swear, we're cursed because it downpoured (again) this year so I apologize for the lack of pictures. Park tip: Hide out in a gift shop until the rain passes but don't leave just yet! Wait until they make the call to close the park. The rain passed for us within the hour, the crowd lessened and we had a blast!

Anywho, in today's post, I'm sharing our favorite (but lesser known) rides! I know when I think of Lake Compounce, I think of Boulder Dash, Phobia, Rev-O-Lution, Zoomerang - all the insane roller coasters but y'know what? There is SO much more to the park. So if you're looking for a thrill in an unlikely place, check out these rides instead!

PS. Stay tuned at the end of this post for a sweet little discount off regular admission!


If you're looking to get your blood pumpin' in about 10 seconds flat, Downtime is, hands down, that ride! Downtime slowly brings you 185 feet up to the top, where you can get a really nice view of the park. Don't take in the sights for too long, because this ride unexpectedly drops you at 60PMH.


This ain't your typical flippy ride. This one has you experiencing 3 G's at 60MPH - all while you're 90 feet up in the air. In fact, I can't tell if I love or hate this ride because it was so unexpectedly thrilling and I wasn't prepared for it.


Now, if you're familiar with Lake Compounce, you'll know that they're known for Boulder Dash, "The World's #1 Wooden Roller Coaster". I know, tough to beat with a title like that but don't sleep on the Lake Compounce's Wild Cat, one of the world's oldest operating roller coasters. You can find it smack dab in the middle of the park! Their biggest drop is 68ft and hits about 44 MPH. Just remember, this ride is OLD (although they recently retracked the ride) so expect a bit more bumpiness than usual.


So, I know that everyone knows about Lake Compounce's Crocodile Cove, Connecticut's largest water park, BUT I highly recommend you grab some friends and take a ride in a family raft down Mammoth Falls. I think it was my favorite ride of this entire trip. You're in the dark, you're going fast and you're getting wet! (No picture of it as we had our phones/cameras in our locker!)


Tucked in the back of the park, past Boulder Dash, is this sweet little gem. You can either walk or take a trolley down to it, but I recommend doing this ride right before you leave or at least give yourself enough time to dry off because uh, yeah, you're going to get wet. Bring some friends, buckle up and get ready to get soaked!


Amusements parks can get expensive so click here for $5 off each regular admission ticket you buy! A huge thank you to Lake Compounce for this discount for my readers!