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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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New York
Top Contributor
140 reviews 140 reviews
24 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I wanted to take family from out of town to a nearby water/theme park and Lake Compounce was a good choice. It's a nice size but not so big that it's overwhelming. The water park is also lots of fun with so many different activities to keep you busy and screaming with joy or fear depending on what you are... More

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Roslyn Heights, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Lines were pretty short and a great close to home attraction. We go to Disney every year and no where near Disney but a good time non the less

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi Stephen! Thanks so much for the great review! Hope to see you again soon! More

Woodbridge, Connecticut
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We brought four kids - two teens, two tweens - to the park on Saturday and had a great time. We were nervous to go on a Saturday due to crowds, and, it was crowded, but not unbearable. I think the longest lines took no more than 20-30 minutes. If you use your GPS to go, note that the parking... More

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi Tyra! Thank you so much for the great review and for the helpful tips for your fellow guests. Our physical address is 186 Enterprise drive in Bristol for next time! Illuminate the Night laser show is new this year and we are glad you enjoyed it! More

Carmel, New York
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We took my daughter to Lake Compounce with her 2 cousins to celebrate her 13th birthday. The kids really enjoyed the rides and the free drinks were definitely a plus. My daughter and her cousin left their cell phones in the cubbie while they rode the Wild Cat Roller coaster. When they got off the ride, their phones were gone... More

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi pattim313, We are sorry that your daughter's birthday was impacted by that unfortunate incident. In ride areas especially our focus is on safety and that is what our team members and surveillance systems monitor. The cubbies at many of the rides are provided as a convenience and we do not recommend that anything of value be left in them.... More

Connecticut
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

This park is Awesome! There is something for everyone. It is very well kept. The flowers and shrubs are very well maintained and the buildings and rides always look freshly painted. There are plenty of benches to sit if you want and many shady spots to get a break from the hot sun. The staff is very friendly and make... More

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SaraFLC, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi Deb! Thank you SO much for the kind words. We always strive to provide our guests with a fun, family friendly environment and I'm glad that your family enjoys the park. See you and your grandson soon! More

Norwalk, CT
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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

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

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

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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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

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