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Lake Compounce

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This roller coaster is the oldest operating one in the state of Connecticut. Lake Compounce's Wildcat is a double out and back wooden coaster designed by Herbert Paul Schmeck and built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company in 1927. In 1986 the roller coaster was rebuilt, but remains in its original location, the center of this beautiful mountainside Connecticut amusement park.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1927 Wood Double Out and Back Herb Schmeck, Philadelphia Toboggan Co., Charlie Dinn, Curtis D. Summers

Roller Coaster Stats

Drop: 80 feet Height: 84 feet
Length: 2,745 feet Trains: 2 - 18 passenger
Ride Time: 1 minute, 15 seconds Top Speed: 48 mph
Train Mfg: Philadelphia Toboggan Co.

Wildcat Facts

2007 – Magnetic brakes are installed

2004 – Seat dividers added to the trains

1998, 1999 – Wildcat is retracked

1986 – Charlie Dinn and Curtis D. Summers bebuilds the Wildcat

Train has three cars with three rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

Where to Coast

Visit Lake Compounce to ride this attraction.

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