5 Fun Facts About Wildcat at Lake Compounce

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Wildcat Wooden Roller Coaster Turn Lake Compounce Bristol Connecticut

Wildcat is a popular ride located at Lake Compounce amusement park in Bristol Connecticut. The white wooden roller coaster is one of the defining elements of the park's skyline and one of its oldest attractions.

Here are five fun facts about the classic wooden roller coaster.

1. Opening

Classic Photo of Wildcat Roller Coaster at Lake Compounce

First opening in 1927, this is one of the oldest still operating roller coasters in the world.

2. Trains

Wildcat Lake Compounce Wooden Roller Coaster Train

The ride has had a variety of trains over the years, most recently receiving new trains from Great Coasters International.

3. Old Trains

Lake Compounce Entrance Plaza At Sunset Bristol Connecticut

Part of old roller coaster trains from the ride now appears over the entrance to the ride.

4. Replaced

This was not the first wooden roller coaster in this location, having replaced the Green Dragon roller coaster.

5. Two Wooden Roller Coasters

This ride is one of two wooden roller coasters that currently operate at Lake Compounce amusement park, operating alongside Boulder Dash, a more modern wooden roller coaster.