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Cannon Ball Roller Coaster
Website: Lake Winnepesaukah Amusement Park Homepage
Ride Type: Wooden Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 3.9231
TPC Overall Rank: Rides need more than 25 reviews to be ranked.
Reviews: 15
Last Review: 10/2/2018 12:18:00 PM
In User Top 10: 4 times.
User Tracker Count: 35 times.

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5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up BillVol on 10/2/2018 12:18:00 PM
I think this is my first review on TPC. We went to Lake Winnie the other day as a complete surprise. I hadn't been in years. It is such a classic amusement park. Family owned. A neat midway. It's laid out nicely. Lake Winnie has such a great history. I remember years ago, they used to host concerts featuring some top names. They don't do that anymore. When my mom was in high school, they used to swim in an outdoor pool here. Lake Winnie has had some issues over the past year with safety on some rides. I don't believe anything major and I don't think anyone was hurt. Hopefully just a coincidence and bad luck. Walking up the ramp to ride the Cannon Ball brought me back to my youth. It was a nostalgia rush. As another poster wrote, this ride appears to be very well maintained. There is a little plaque as you go up the ramp that tells the history of the ride. It was interesting to read that Mr. John Allen of Philadelphia Toboggan was the designer. I guess this coaster won't ever make the top of the lists for coaster reviews. But I would say that pound for pound, this out-and-back coaster is one of the best. It is a fun, smooth ride with some good air time. And in one of the most pleasant amusement parks you'll ever visit.

4 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up T-Rex on 12/31/2007 8:38:00 AM
Good wooden coaster. The ride looks great in the back of the park and the ride was very smooth throughout. While the first drop didnt provide any air for me, all of the rides many following bunny hills gave some air, though not the major ejector air I look for. Still, the ride was fun and my favorite at a great, little park.

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up ih10 on 5/19/2007 9:19:00 PM
Oh my gosh this ride is so fun.I rode it twice.This is probably one of my favorite roller coasters.In fact its number three on my list.

3 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Hatham on 8/14/2006 1:55:00 PM
In my opinion, one of the most underestimated wooden coasters in America. This was my home park, and I grew up riding this wonderful coaster. The best thing about Cannonball is it is just plain FUN! The bunny hops are full of airtime, and the last hill into the brake house is a text book example of a headchopper.

4 Rating
+7 Rating Rate Down Rate Up BobFunland on 9/6/2005 9:49:00 PM
I live 145 minutes away from Lake Winnepesaukah amusement park. I am 19 years and two months old. I love wooden roller coasters, and have travelled throughout the nation to conquer more than 100 different coasters, and until this past weekend, I had never been to Lake Winnie. Well, I finally made it up there and was able to ride Cannon Ball for the first time.I am a big fan of the Great American Scream Machine at SFOG down in Atlanta (and as some would probably think too big of a fan) and was eager to ride one of its predecessors to the north. Traversing a field in the back of the park, Cannon Ball is hard to see from the main entrance, but its back there. Once I was able to seek out the station, I boarded in the back My first impression was that the ride was cared for very well, judging by the trains that were in top shape and the fresh paint job that was as white as could be. Up we went a mere 70 and down we plunged right to the ground. A tiny bunny hop bounced us out of the seat some and then we hit a good camelback. Again we hit a bunny hop and then up to the eleveated turnaround, only to head back to the station with a series of bunny hops in our way. The ride was good, but certainly not great. There was some nice airtime, but nothing world-class or worth the trip alone. However, the ride was very smooth for a woodie that is approaching 40 years in age, and has aged better than the other two Allens that I have been on (both of which are younger).In such a small park even the busiest of days produces nothing more than a 10 minute wait with 1-train operations. They have a second train but I cant imagine a bona fide need for one. Overall, the ride is in the 7.something range, with the personal elusiveness (the parks 21 rule and limited operating schedule has kept me away for a while, old-fasioned mystique (hand brake, great traditional park, classic out and back design) addding up to a solid 8.In addition, this review brings me to two milestones: first, this is my 6000th post. I am glad to have been around long enough to get that high. Secondly, this is my 300th review. Ive put this one off for a couple of days when I realized that I could get the two on the same post. I hope yall have enjoyed my reviews and I thank you tremendously for giving me feedback with such a high percentage of reviews rated "good". Thanks to everyone, this site can still rock when we do our best and I hope I do my best.

4 Rating
+2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up mmiddleton on 6/9/2004 5:51:00 PM
I love good ole out and back woodies. This one is smooth and had enough air to satisfy me. I just love the looks of the white painted wood coasters.

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up rocketman23 on 7/30/2003 7:56:00 PM
A perfect fit for the park. This ride is a nice easy going ride with some good airtime for a nice easy going park. They love their wooden coaster here and it shows through maitenance and the area surrounding it. The front is the best row on this ride, which surprised me, getting airtime in some spots where in the same spots theres none in the back row. A southeast essential.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up SFoG DuDe on 3/1/2003 5:32:00 PM
Great classic woody. I love it.

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coastertal on 2/27/2003 1:02:00 AM
This is the very first woodie I ever rode so I have a personnal affinity to it. It is, I think the best woodie in the state of Georgia (the other 2 are underkept IMHO) with a classic out-n-back design that sings! The first half has recently been retracked and the second half is being tracked even as we speak. It will be smooth as glass this summer! I highly suggest this coaster for any enthusiast.

4 Rating
+2 Rating Rate Down Rate Up BigJohnWC on 6/3/2002 11:04:00 AM
Great, classic style out-and-back coaster. THe first hill can fool first time riders and the bunny hops back build up some good speed. I, honestly, had more fun on this than many of the modern/bigger/more expensive coasters. Not the most thrilling, but never ever tries to be. Gets an extra point from me because its an excellent coaster for the size/style of the amusement park around it. Its nice to see a strong, good-time oriented family fun amusement park with a strong coaster that can truly delight young and old.

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