Friday, August 20, 2010

the nyt has a great little article on the boulder dash

at lake compounce

Screaming Through the Trees
In an effort to provide unusual and authentic thrills, companies and theme parks have devised several ways to make their rides stand out. But rarely have these scream machines used the environment around them in a ride that celebrates nature.
Enter Boulder Dash. This appropriately titled roller coaster has the distinction of being billed as the first built into the side of a mountain, with a track that moves along tree-lined terrain. As an enthusiast who has logged rides on more than 100 coasters nationwide, I had somehow missed this novelty — and it is practically in my own backyard, at Lake Compounce, a small family amusement park tucked in the hills of Bristol, Conn.................

Piotr Redlinski for The New York Times
The Boulder Dash is never far from the ground, or the woods, while reaching 65 miles per hour.

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