May 4, 2011 – Bristol, CT – On Saturday, May 14, 2011 Lake Compounce, the oldest, continuously operating amusement park in the country, will open for its 166th season. The newest attraction is a ride called the Rev-o-lution, a giant platform seating 28 passengers, which spins and glides on a huge half-pipe track, five stories tall. In addition there will be a brand new Dippin’ Dot Sundae Shop featuring Dot Sundaes and Dot Floats. And you can check your aim at the rustic themed Zeb’s Paintball, which will stand between the exit and entrance to Boulderdash.
Other new features include an unlimited parking pass available for purchase to all season pass holders, and online meal deals where guests can pre purchase their meals for the Potato Patch, Harborside Pizza and the Parkside Diner. In addition, May preview days will be May 14, 15, 21and 22, in which guests may purchase ‘buy one, get one free’ adult admission tickets online to be used on those days.
The Antique Carousel also celebrates its 100th birthday, having been manufactured in 1898, and moved to Lake Compounce in 1911 from Savin Rock Amusement Park. Lake Compounce will continue their ‘Lake After Dark’ series, featuring local musicians on the Croc Pot deck Friday nights in July and August.
“After the extremely snowy and cold winter we have had, the staff at Lake Compounce is ready to serve up Spring and Summer fun, and we know our newest ride is going to be well received,” says General Manager Jerry Brick. “We are continuing to grow the park by working to shift Mount Vernon Road in preparation for the expansion of our water park, and we are really excited.”
About Lake Compounce
Lake Compounce, part of the Palace Entertainment family of parks, is New England’s Family Theme Park and the oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America and is preparing for its 166th season.
Season passes are now on sale for the 2011 season, and can be purchased for $69.99 for a limited time (Regularly $79.99). Unlimited parking passes are available to all season pass holders for $33.00. Regular admission price for the 2011 season will be $35.99. Junior admission, which is for guests under 52 inches tall, is $25.99. Senior admission, for ages 61 and up, will be $17.99. Children 3 years of age and younger are admitted free. All tickets and season passes may be purchased by visiting www.lakecompounce.com.
About Palace Entertainment
Palace Entertainment hosts over 13 million visitors annually at 40 locations with eight theme parks, eleven water parks and 21 family entertainment centers and is the largest operator of water parks and family entertainment centers in the nation. For more information, visit www.palaceentertainment.com.