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 Review of American Flyers @ Lake Compounce
1 Rating Posted by: Canobie Coaster on 8/13/2007 6:41:00 PM
Now I love flying scooters, don’t get me wrong. I love the sensation of flying they provide and the unique thrill they provide if snappable. Unfortunately, Lake Compounce’s are unsnappable, but that’s an understatement since Canobie’s are unsnappable and pretty good. These ones aren’t only unsnappable, but they also lack any movement at all. Just an embarrassment for flying scooters.

The only saving grace for this ride is it’s appearance, which I do commend the park on. The American flag theme on the cars is excellent and it’s right up there with Canobie’s for my favorite in terms of looks. Also, the ride’s backdrop of the sky is pretty cool as well. Still, no matter how good a ride may look; it’s no alibi for a horrid ride. Another plus was that I only encountered a one cycle wait, a real shock considering the attraction's slow loading and abysmal capacity.

As I stated earlier, these flyers are capable of no movement at all and that’s not an exaggeration! The park runs the ride at such a slow speed that I consider it more of a glorified kiddie ride than a beloved ole classic. It’s just a shame of how slowly these are run since I didn’t even feel the wind in my face! Amazingly the cycle could be just as bad. The actual ride lasts about a minute or so, but it then takes two minutes to actually bring the ride to a complete stop. Absolutely unacceptable!

One word describes this ride, boring. Despite being a classic, and a very nice looking one too, Lake Compounce just runs these far too slowly for any real movement and fun to occur. Even young kids came off bored! Other than the ride’s nifty appearance, the American Flyers were a complete disappointment in every other aspect that simply isn't worth your time in such a great, traditional park filled with better attractions.
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