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|Manufacturer||Custom Coasters International, Inc.|
|Designer / calculations||Larry Bill|
|Type||Wooden - Terrain|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Elevation change||140 feet|
|Top speed||60 mph|
|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.
The roller coaster was revealed on March 25, 1999, with the name Boulder Dash announced later that year in October. 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.
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.
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.
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.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Lake Compounce Unveils New Mountain Coaster - Ultimate Rollercoaster
- ↑ Lake Compounce 2000 - News Articles (Wayback archive)
- ↑ "COASTER'S SETTING SETS IT APART". https://www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-xpm-2000-05-22-0005220211-story.html.
- ↑ Boulder Dash - Great Coasters International
- ↑ "The History of Boulder Dash: The Coaster That Saved Lake Compounce". https://www.themeparksandentertainment.com/2021/01/the-history-of-boulder-dash-coaster.html.
- ↑ Lake Compounce Employee Killed on Roller Coaster - Ultimate Rollercoaster
- Boulder Dash on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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