5 Fun Facts About Boulder Dash Mountain Coaster at Lake Compounce Amusement Park

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Boulder Dash Mountain Coaster Entrance Lake Compounce at Night

Boulder Dash is the most famous roller coaster currently located at Lake Compounce amusement park in Bristol Connecticut. This ride is generally considered to be one of the top quality wooden roller coasters currently operating in the entire world, and has ranked multiple times as the best attraction of its kind.

Here are five fun facts about this famous wooden roller coaster.

1. Awards

Boulder Dash Final Airtime Hills Wooden Roller Coaster Lake Compounce

This roller coaster has won the Golden Ticket Award for Best Wooden Roller Coaster 5 different times, and with the exception of its opening year, it has never ranked lower than fifth in the overall wooden roller coaster rankings.

2. Redone Layout

Lake Compounce Boulder Dash Roller Coaster Lift Hill At Night

The ride as it exists today does not feature the entire original layout as it existed when Boulder Dash first opened at the park, with the final element having been replaced since the ride originally opened.

3. Gilmore Girls

This coaster is given a call out in the final episode of the original run of the television show Gilmore Girls, which take place within a fictional Connecticut town, Stars Hollow.

4. CCI

Boulder Dash Wooden Roller Coaster Turn Lake Compounce

This roller coaster was built by the now-defunct Custom Coasters International company behind such other famous roller coasters as Shivering Timbers at Michigan's Adventure, GhostRider at Knott's Berry Farm, and The Raven at Holiday World.

5. Trains

Boulder Dash Blue Train Roller Coaster Station Lake Compounce

This coaster features trains from the Philadelphia Tobbagan Company. Currently the park has both a blue train and a green train