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“Fun day at the waterpark”
Review of Lake Compounce

Lake Compounce
Ranked #1 of 16 things to do in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: With over 402 acres of fun, Lake Compounce is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America, welcoming families since 1846. Lake Compounce has ten cozy catering pavilions and plenty of room to host your next birthday, party, family reunion, and corporate event! Lake Compounce combines unique and exciting thrill rides and coasters for all ages with a full-sized water park—all for one low price. As the park continues to delight families from all around the New England area and beyond, the balance of evolution and tradition continues to play an important role at the nation’s first amusement park.
Granby, Connecticut
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138 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Fun day at the waterpark”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

My brother and I each took three kids for the day. We rented two of the $29 cabanas and they were great places to leave our stuff. Next time I would probably just rent a locker if I didn't want to stay in the waterpark area. It was a 90 degree day but it didn't seem like it at all in the waterpark! We purchased tickets at Costco and parking in advance online. There are soda fountains that have free soda and water all day long. It was great to keep the kids hydrated! Unfortunately, it started getting very dark in the sky and we decided to leave. Good thing because as we drove down the road to leave, a huge thunderstorm started.

Visited July 2014
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Thank JLZplus4
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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Thanks for the great review! We added those Island Loungers to the water park this year as a lower price reserved area option for the water park but you are right, a locker will do just fine if you are planning to spend most of your time in the dry park. Hope to see you soon!
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Leeds, Alabama
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12 reviews
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“Fun Park and Water Park”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Our family visited Lake Compounce this past Friday. What a fun park with all the roller coasters, sky ride and water park. It is a perfect park for families with things the very young can do in the kiddie section to the thrill of roller coaster to the scenic skyride that was great for all ages. We loved the park and the history of the park with it being the longest continuously running amusement park in America. Our favorite ride...The Wild Cat. Food was good and reasonably priced and the free pepsi all day was GREAT!

Visited July 2014
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Thank Susan B
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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Hi Susan!

The sky ride is actually one of our favorites, what an amazing view! Hope to see you soon!
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New Haven, Connecticut
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216 reviews
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“Best family value”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

When it come to family fun Lake Compounce is one of the best places to spend a day. The park has a great variety of attractions for all ages. This is one the few parks that include free drinks as part of admission. The water park is small but still has a lot of slides, lazy river, 2 wave pools, and lake front beach. The food is good and not too pricy compared to other parks. And for coaster enthusiasts Boulder Dash is the best wooden roller coaster I have ever ridden, it's built on the side of a mountain and most the track is hidden behind trees.The lines are not too overcrowded. I use to visit with my friends yearly and now that I am 31 and married with a little one on the way we plan on making this our day cation for many years to come. I strongly recommend it for parent with young kids and even teenagers.3

Visited August 2013
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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Hi Josue!

Thanks for the great review! Did you know that Boulder Dash was voted #1 wooden coaster in the world for 2013? Congratulations on your pregnancy!
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Bristol, Connecticut
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“Great Addition to The Lake - The Laser Show”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

My husband and I went to The Lake on Saturday night with our older grandchildren as we often do and we decided to stayed in the park to watch the new laser show. We all agreed what a wonderful addition to the park not only for the young people but for older adults too. Great job Lake Compounce, We have already made plans to attend another Friday or Saturday night laser show or two before the season ends. Again great job Lake Compounce.

The Mitchells

Visited July 2014
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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Hi Kathy!

Thanks for the great feedback on Illuminate The Night! See you and your family later this summer!
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“family time”
Reviewed 21 July 2014

it is big but not to big. great to spend with family. the food is good and the have rides for everyone.

Visited June 2014
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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Hi Monsey! Thanks for the great review, we love food too! Have you tried Pink's Hot Dogs yet? Their chili dogs are amazing! See you soon
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