Where Can Lake Compounce Expand

Lake Compounce

Lake Compounce Main Street Amusement Park Bristol Connecticut

Lake Compounce is the oldest continuously operating amusement park in America, and after 175 seasons it is still going strong. But even after 175 years, it still has not utilized all of its land. So I am going to discuss some of the places that Lake Compounce could expand without replacing any currently existing rides.

The first two spots are replacing previous attractions that closed in recent years.

Old Sky Ride Area Lake Compounce Amusement Park

The first would be the old Sky Ride plot of land. While much of it is probably unusable due to its steepness, a good portion of the lower part of the attraction's former land, specifically where the station used to be could fit another future attraction.

This likely would not fit a major attraction, but it could easily be a smaller flat ride or even a smaller coaster. It's a moderately sized plot of land with a great setting that could certainly fit something, and it already has a partially built queue line.

Wipeout Ride in Lake Compounce Amusement Park

The next plot of land would be the old Wipeout plot of land. This is small, but it has fit several flat rides before and could certainly do it again.

By far the largest area that could be used to expand the park would be behind the Blue Bayou wave pool. This is a massive area that would make for a perfect space to expand the water park, and the park even bought more land in this general area that could further expand it from this place. The park has been expanding here in recent years and will almost certainly continue expanding in this area in years to come.

The last place I am going to discuss I just want to preface by saying that I am not 100% certain on the status of this area as it is so recent and little information has been released about the land. That is the old Haunted Graveyard spot.

The Haunted Graveyard, for those unaware, was the massive annual halloween walkthrough that was located at Lake Compounce. It was actually never owned by the park and is not returning in the 2021 season or beyond. This could certainly just be replaced by another Halloween offering, but it is a relatively large area that is certainly a place the park could potentially expand.

Lake Compounce is a great park that hopefully has a bright future ahead of it.


  1. I love this idea. The only thing though is that recently I learned that there was some sort of "argument" between LC, Bristol, and Southington, LC needed something removed on the road going past the waterpark, Southington said ok, but never did anything. Bristol was about to do it, then Southington said no no fine we will. Finally, LC just did it themselves, so now Southington is mad at LC and will not let them add in any rides unless it is a water ride. As for where Wipeout was, I thought a Skyline Attractions ride like they have would be interesting, and I made video about that on my YouTube channel, Coaster Bros. INC. I also made a video talking about what should replace Haunted Graveyard (same channel.) Keep up the great work on your vids and blog! Later!


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