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Lake Compounce

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Address: 186 Enterprise Dr, Bristol, CT 06010-7493
Phone Number: +1 860-583-3300
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With over 402 acres of fun, Lake Compounce is the oldest continuously...

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.

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great amusement park! the boulder dash wooden roller coaster is the best I've ridden. plenty of food rides and a good waterpark

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Arnie S
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Wallingford, Connecticut
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Norwalk, Connecticut
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lake Compounce... Oh Lake Compounce... Just those words make me excited. I am writing this after my 10th visit to this park. I have been to many Amusement Parks around the country and this is in my top ten. One World to describe Lake Compounce is "Best" -Best Food -Best Employees -Best Cleanliness -Best Environment -Best Wooden Roller Coaster The... More 

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Thank Blackstr88
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I always enjoy visiting this park. My family and I always make it a yearly visit. It's so much to do you have the rides with the water then you have the rides that can take u to one side of the park to the side.. if your thinking about visiting this park I advise that you do..

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Wallingford, Connecticut
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189 reviews
64 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

great amusement park! the boulder dash wooden roller coaster is the best I've ridden. plenty of food rides and a good waterpark

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Thank Arnie S
Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Awesome! thank you for visiting us and then writing a review for us! We hope to see you back for The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce! More 

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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have purchased a season pass for the past two years. I don't think I will do it a third. This year had a price increase cover the new coaster opened this year. It didn't seem worth it since 4 of the 6 times we visited it was not running. Bigger crowds this year but not much else added to... More 

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Thank Raymond P
Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi Raymond, sorry to hear you felt slighted with the season pass purchases this past year. Phobia was closed for maintenance a lot of the time to make sure it was 100% safe for our guests to ride. As you know safety is our number 1 priority, and if it means having a ride closed because we need to make... More 

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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The park is outdated. Doesn't have any free area to just sit and relax. They close the pools few times throughout the day which can get very annoying. I Won't waste my time

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Thank Aldeliris F
Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Hi there, we have lots of seating areas throughout the park, especially at every food station. We have space on the Croc Pot Patio as well as the Lake Compounce Watering Hole which overlooks the lake. The waterpark is only closed during certain times to perform routine maintenance and safety checks. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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211 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lake Compounce is a great park for families. The atmosphere is more relaxed & friendly than some of the big chain parks. It gets busy, but certainly doesn't get overrun like some of the bigger parks can. The rides are a good mix of family & thrill. And the free sodas are a fantastic example of the way this park... More 

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Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Thank you so much for that amazing 4 star review. We hope to see you back in the park again soon! Especially for The Haunted Graveyard at Lake Compounce! More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went on the Labor Day weekend with another family, so together we were 4 adults (ages 35-45) and 4 kids (ages 4-11). Overall enjoyed and had fun, it's a well organized and established amusement park, with a lot of options for activities and rides. The price is high, and then they charge you more if you need to borrow... More 

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Thank goodguy70
Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Sorry you felt your day did not live up to your expectations. We can assure you that every ride is 100% safe, safety is our number 1 priority as well as guest satisfaction. Every ride is inspected, tested, inspected again regularly. If the rides are jolting you around, then they're doing what they are meant to do. We always open... More 

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55 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went at the end of the season and it was remarkable uncrowded on Labor Day Weekend. The park is clean, the staff is friendly, and the rides both safe and exciting. The free fountain drinks are a big plus. Only real miss was that they had no vegetarian options. The Mexican style place was closed and unlike many places... More 

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Thank Larry H
Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Larry! We are happy to hear you had a great time with your family here at Lake Compounce! Thanks for noticing how friendly our staff is and how clean and safe our park is! Hope to see you back here again soon! More 

Southampton, Massachusetts
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9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The visitors: Me (52, female) and my 14 year old son. This was our first visit to Lake Compounce. The date: Tuesday in late August The review: Very long, but hopefully you find it helpful! The Logistics: I purchased 2017 season passes online, figuring that it will nearly pay for itself with just 2 visits. We plan to go back... More 

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Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

Wow, thank you Margaret for this wonderful, very descriptive 4 star review! We appreciate you took the time to address every facet of our theme and water park from the food to the rides to the wait times and even deals we have! We are thrilled to hear that you and your family had such a wonderful time at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Honestly, this theme park is a great form to have fun with family. At first from reading certain reviews; I thought my experience was gonna be okay. But it wasn't, it was very good!! BOULDER DASH & PHOBIA are a MUST at this park they are amazing rides. The problem of the bees was scary but it was manageable. I... More 

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Thank MIke R
Ryan L, Manager at Lake Compounce, responded to this review

YAY! We are thrilled to hear that you had such a wonderful time here at the park! Glad you were able to try out Boulder Dash and Phobia and that you loved them! We hope to see you back at Lake Compounce again soon! Thank you for the great 4 star review! More 

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