Boulder Dash

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Boulder Dash
Boulder Dash (Lake Compounce) 2017 01.jpg
roller coaster
Lake Compounce
Location Bristol, Connecticut, USA
Status Operating since May 21, 2000
Cost $6,000,000 USD
Manufacturer Custom Coasters International, Inc.
Designer / calculations Larry Bill
Type Wooden - Terrain
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height110 feet
Δ elevation140 feet
Drop115 feet
Top speed60 mph
Length4725 feet

Boulder Dash is a wooden terrain roller coaster located at Lake Compounce in Bristol, Connecticut, USA. It was designed by Custom Coasters International, Inc.[1]

History[edit | edit source]


The roller coaster was revealed on March 25, 1999,[1] with the name Boulder Dash announced in October.[2]

Starting in 2007, almost all of the track was replaced by Great Coasters International. For 2008, the company replaced the trick track with a triple up.[3]

Design[edit | edit source]

Boulder Dash (Lake Compounce) 2016 01.jpg

Boulder Dash is built on the side of a mountain and follows the natural terrain. It has an initial drop of 115 feet and a total elevation change of 140 feet.[1]

Trains[edit | edit source]

2 trains with 6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train. The trains were built by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.

Incident[edit | edit source]

During a morning test run on June 13, 2001, a 23-year-old park employee was killed after being struck by a train.[4]

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