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|Manufacturer||Philadelphia Toboggan Company|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||48 mph|
|Manufacturer||Great Coasters International (2017-present) |
Philadelphia Toboggan Company (1927-2016)
|Riders per train||24|
Wildcat is a wooden roller coaster located at Lake Compounce in Bristol, Connecticut, USA. Opened in 1927, it is one of the world's oldest operating roller coasters (in operation at the same location). The ride bears a striking resemblance to the now-defunct Wildcat roller coaster that used to reside at Elitch Gardens in Denver, Colorado. Due to its historical significance, Wildcat is a recipient of the ACE Coaster Landmark Award.
In 1985, the park was acquired by Hershey Entertainment, owners of Hersheypark, who subsequently redeveloped the park. This included the complete reconstruction of the Wildcat.
In 2017, portions of the roller coaster were re-tracked and the control system was replaced. This work was carried out by Martin & Vleminckx. The trains were replaced with new rolling stock from Great Coasters International.
The original trains had three three-bench cars.
- on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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