Boulder Dash (Lake Compounce)

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Boulder Dash
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Lake Compounce
Location Bristol, Connecticut, USA
Status Operating since May 21, 2000
Cost $6,000,000 USD
Statistics
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
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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]

History

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.

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.[3]

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.[4]

Design

Elements
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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]

Trains

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

During a morning test run on June 13, 2001, a 23-year-old park employee was killed after being struck by a train.[5]

References

External links


Articles on Lake Compounce