Boulder Dash (Lake Compounce)

Roller coaster
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Boulder Dash
Boulder Dash (Lake Compounce) 2017 01.jpg
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
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 110 feet
Elevation change 140 feet
Drop 115 feet
Top speed 60 mph
Length 4725 feet
Inversions 0
Duration 2:30
Rolling stock
Manufacturer Philadelphia Toboggan Company
Riders per train 24

Boulder Dash is a wooden terrain roller coaster located at Lake Compounce in Bristol, Connecticut, USA. It opened on May 21, 2000 and was designed by Custom Coasters International, Inc.[1]


The roller coaster was revealed on March 25, 1999,[1] with the name Boulder Dash announced later that year in October.[2] Boulder Dash opened on May 21, 2000.[3]

Starting in 2007, almost all of the track was replaced by Great Coasters International. For the 2008 season, the company replaced the trick track with a triple up.[4]

In 2017, Boulder Dash received a retracking by Martin & Vleminckx to help smooth out rough patches and replace rotting wood. This also removed the triple-up hill located near the end of the ride, replacing it with a double-up hill.[5]


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


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.


During a morning test run on June 13, 2001, a 23-year-old park employee was killed after being struck by a train.[6]


External links

Articles on Lake Compounce