Canobie Lake Park

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Canobie Lake Entrance 106 years old

This park is quite similar to Lake Compounce in size and what they have to offer.  The biggest issue was that I was there on a Saturday, and  not only was it crowded, I only had a few hours to visit. These smaller parks have big trouble accomodating crowds,so avoid going to any of them on a Saturday. They aren't very good with capacity. This is the only park I know of that allows pet dogs on a leash, and also has a small casino. It is home to a Corkscrew rollercoaster and the Yankee Cannonball, a wooden rollercoaster that was resuced from the wrecking ball at another location. But like many of these parks, they wouldn't run the second train, even though they had the line for it. I have videos of both posted. They had a kiddie coaster, and that strangely had this monster line for it.

This park resembles a RollercoasterTycoon park more than any other. There is a popcorn stand that looks like a bag of popcorn, a hot dog stand that looks like a hot dog. It also has a small train ride, and just like the game, you have to get off at the other end. It has a waterfall ride in a New England themed area. It had a dark ride, with a long line and low capacity, but it wasn't that great.  If you plan on going there, avoid the weekends. I wanted to stay longer, but was determined to keep my schedule, and left early for my next destination.

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mrceagle says:
Canobie is my home park. I visit many times a year and have always appreciated how much they do given the fact it's a family owned park. Outside of the stands making the park look like a RCT park. The park was actually used for RCT2 and RCT3 commercials.

The park is very busy on Saturdays and Fridays. most of the rest of the week has solid but slower crowds. but don't go any of the first 2 weekends of Sept. they are corporate days and are worse then Saturdays.

Capacity is getting better. while it is lacking on 2 major attractions(cannonball and The mine)they have upgraded much of the park. removing older low capacity rides and installing new high capacity rides. The face of the park has changed dramatically over the last 10 years.
Posted on: Jan 14, 2009
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Canobie Lake Entrance 106 years old
Canobie Lake Entrance 106 years old
Corkscrew at Canobie Lake
The Yankee Cannonball was relocat…
The popcorn stand
The popcorn stand
The hot dog stand
The hot dog stand
Bob the builder
Bob the builder
The Wildcat.As with many of these …
The Wildcat.As with many of these…
Canobie Lake itself
Canobie Lake itself
New England themed area
New England themed area
Corkscrew
Corkscrew
Canobie Lake
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