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Boulder Dash
Website: Lake Compounce Homepage
Ride Type: Wooden Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.8873
TPC Overall Rank: #2 out of 2890 rides.
Reviews: 84
Last Review: 12/15/2015 12:03:00 AM
In User Top 10: 97 times.
User Tracker Count: 107 times.

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5 Rating
+8 Rating Rate Down Rate Up BrooklynRi on 1/22/2003 4:26:00 PM - User's Top Ride #3
Theres good reason for this coaster to top the most respected coaster lists on the Internet and in the industry. Sub-titled "the mountain coaster", this ride is a wildly paced romp through a deliciously deceptive track packing all the punches of the best out and backs around. The coaster lift hill goes straight up and over the mountain, cutting through a narrow swath of clearing in the forest. Trees and boulders hugging closely on either side. The train levels at the top and turns right before diving into a highly banked, very steep first drop that sends the trains screaming by the station. Although officially listed as a 60-mph ride, the operators were clocking the ride at 68-mph the afternoon of our visit. Past the station, the ride hugged the mountain rising and falling, seemingly without warning or anticipation. Most coasters have a superstructure through which riders can see the layout and track of a coaster - therefore, anticipating the moves of the train. Boulder Dash rides inches from the ground and offers no sight line of what is coming next. The ride "out" is harrowing, wild and impossibly long. Riders are catapulted toward tree tops and dropped back into ravines as the train careens fast as a bullet and smoother than any woodie out there toward the turn around. The ride back is furiously paced with speed, dips, hills, and airtime. This ride is a true thrill and is deserving of the highest praise for the park owners and designers. Having recently ridden the Texas Giant, I can say the whole of Boulder Dash emulates the best of Texas Giant - namely the last screaming third of that ride as it relentlessly hurls back toward the station.

3 Rating
-2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Chuck on 1/8/2003 5:23:00 AM
The ride is fast, The scenery is fantastic. But somehow this coaster did not live up to the expectations from the reviews everyone was giving it. I was expecting tons of airtme and what I got was a couple of pops. Definetly worth riding but this coaster is tempermental and didnt really start going till the sun was setting.

5 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up pit77 on 1/6/2003 5:36:00 AM - User's Top Ride #17
One of the best wooden rides out there today! Excellent scenery and theme with the mountainside tracks. Live 2000 miles away but get to Conn. every summer, and the wait is never more then 10-20 minutes! Excellent ride.

5 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up HelpfulElf on 1/4/2003 10:18:00 AM - User's Top Ride #3
This ride rocks. Everything is just where its supposed to be. The way you go down the first hill is awesome. Theres also a lot of airtime. I rode this coaster 9 times in one day once, the last few times while it was raining. That kind of sucked.

5 Rating
-2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up steven1717 on 12/6/2002 9:05:00 AM - User's Top Ride #6
What everyone was waiting for. Its hard to describe. Air time. Smooth. Exciting. Lengthly. Looking up at the trees overhead while flooting is something else. A real crowd pleaser.

5 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Michael85 on 11/18/2002 8:52:00 PM
Wow, this is an excellent CCI coaster. It is built completely into the side of the mountain, and delivers fast and fun thrills every second of the ride.

5 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up mrceagle on 10/27/2002 1:33:00 AM - User's Top Ride #1
This would be Higher it looses a bit on the return run but the fact its built into the trees and the mountain bring it back up. over all this is one of the best coasters Ive ever ridden.

5 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coasterkev on 9/13/2002 4:01:00 PM - User's Top Ride #5
this is one of the best CCIs ive riden did any one relise thet Thie will always be a one of a kind coaster

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up ILoveWood on 8/12/2002 11:37:00 PM
Boulder Dash hides way in the back of Lake Compounce, its bunny hills the only part of it exposed to the public, as if its some mythic beast, sneaking a peak at its prey through the forest that shields it from mankind. And make no mistake, despite the cute name, Boulder Dash is a monster. And just like a monster, it carries you off into the woods and up a mountain to do whatever evil it has in mind for you. This is an absolutely unrelenting ride. Countless double-ups and double-downs make this serpent (almost a mile long) seem even longer than it really is. Speeds of over 60 miles per hour are maintained through out the course, and the floater air time is always present, as if the monster is trying to offer you up to the trees that line the course (and keep you from knowing exactly whats coming next). Go ahead and offer yourself to this beast, but unlike Fay Wray with King Kong, youre going to like what this monster has planned for you.

5 Rating
-1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up sixflags3 on 8/9/2002 9:48:00 PM
This ride is the best wodden coaster ive ever been on. i mean its awesome how they could fir all of that into the space they had. there was planty of air time and was pretty smooth for a woodie

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