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Lake Compounce

186 Enterprise Drive, Bristol, CT
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Ranked #1 of 10 attractions in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Amusement/ Theme Parks
Owner description: With over 402 acres of fun, Lake Compounce is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America, welcoming families since 1846. Lake... more » Owner description: With over 402 acres of fun, Lake Compounce is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America, welcoming families since 1846. Lake Compounce has ten cozy catering pavilions and plenty of room to host your next birthday, party, family reunion, and corporate event! Lake Compounce combines unique and exciting thrill rides and coasters for all ages with a full-sized water park—all for one low price. As the park continues to delight families from all around the New England area and beyond, the balance of evolution and tradition continues to play an important role at the nation’s first amusement park. « less
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Norwalk, CT
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Lake Compounce is great! The rides are amazing, especially Boulder Dash. The waterpark is even better! There are amazing water slides. The food is pretty good for an amusement park.

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi Roaming CT! Thanks for the great review! See you soon! More

Bethany, CT
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40 reviews 40 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I took my daughter and her friends to Lake Compounce to celebrate her 13th birthday. I was able to get a discount by ordering tickets and parking earlier online. The park itself offers a great range of rides for all ages. The water park has grown since the last time we visited. Nice additions! The lines were minimal and the... More

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi Thomas! Thanks for taking the time to write this review. We definitely are not happy when Boulder Dash is closed either. We are sorry for that unfortunate occurrence. I know that you were celebrating your daughters birthday on this day but in the future if your schedule is flexible we try to post an major ride closures on our... More

Granby, Connecticut
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My brother and I each took three kids for the day. We rented two of the $29 cabanas and they were great places to leave our stuff. Next time I would probably just rent a locker if I didn't want to stay in the waterpark area. It was a 90 degree day but it didn't seem like it at all... More

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! We added those Island Loungers to the water park this year as a lower price reserved area option for the water park but you are right, a locker will do just fine if you are planning to spend most of your time in the dry park. Hope to see you soon! More

Leeds, Alabama
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Our family visited Lake Compounce this past Friday. What a fun park with all the roller coasters, sky ride and water park. It is a perfect park for families with things the very young can do in the kiddie section to the thrill of roller coaster to the scenic skyride that was great for all ages. We loved the park... More

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi Susan! The sky ride is actually one of our favorites, what an amazing view! Hope to see you soon! More

New Haven, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

When it come to family fun Lake Compounce is one of the best places to spend a day. The park has a great variety of attractions for all ages. This is one the few parks that include free drinks as part of admission. The water park is small but still has a lot of slides, lazy river, 2 wave pools,... More

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi Josue! Thanks for the great review! Did you know that Boulder Dash was voted #1 wooden coaster in the world for 2013? Congratulations on your pregnancy! More

Bristol, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I went to The Lake on Saturday night with our older grandchildren as we often do and we decided to stayed in the park to watch the new laser show. We all agreed what a wonderful addition to the park not only for the young people but for older adults too. Great job Lake Compounce, We have... More

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi Kathy! Thanks for the great feedback on Illuminate The Night! See you and your family later this summer! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

it is big but not to big. great to spend with family. the food is good and the have rides for everyone.

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi Monsey! Thanks for the great review, we love food too! Have you tried Pink's Hot Dogs yet? Their chili dogs are amazing! See you soon More

CT
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We visited Lake Compounce on a Thursday and after reading reviews I wasn't too sure. We have a 1.5 year old and a 3.5 year old. We were pleasantly surprised and happy with the park. It was enough for the kids to keep busy for 5 hours. The park isn't too big that it's overwhelming to the kids. They do... More

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi TiffMStew! We are so glad that you had such a great experience at the park! We allow guests with specific dietary requirements or allergies to being their own food into the park so that may be what you saw. Can't wait to see you back here with your Summer Pass! Thanks for taking the time to write the review. More

Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

My boys loved the water rides and the roller coasters! Nice sized amusement park and it wasn't overly crowded, so the lines were manageable. Really loved that Lake Compounce provided free drinks throughout the park-- what a sweet gesture and money saver! Only complaint (and this is my complaint at all amusement parks) is where are the healthy food choices?... More

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi Caren! We are so glad that you had a great visit. We actually do offer healthy options like salads, wraps, fruit, grilled chicken, etc in many of our restaurants. I will talk with our Food Director to think of ways we can make the options more visible to guests. thanks again! More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Everyone found something they loved here. My husband who isn't found of amusement parks loved this one, the wave pool and the free fountain drinks won over the whole family. The rides were fun, so long lines on a few but not like the length at other theme parks. If you have been to Disney or universal you will be... More

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi Salt Point Girl! Thank you for the great review! We take great pride in hiring employees who love their job and it is great to hear that your family experienced it. Hope to see you again soon! More

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