Roller coasters made of Wood (wood class)

Wildcat

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Park Lake Compounce
Opened 1927
Closed
Designed by Herbert Paul Schmeck
Built by Dinn Corp
Type Wood, Sit down
Length, Drop, Speed 2746\’, 73.7\’, 48 mph
Modifications
Other 1997-98 Retracked
2004 Final bunny hop retrack, seat dividers added
2007 Mag Brakes, queue gates, seatbelts

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Thunderbolt

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Park Six Flags New England
Opened 1941
Closed
Designed by
Built by Joseph E. Drambour
Type Wood, Sit Down
Length, Drop, Speed 2600\’, 70\’,40 mph
Modifications
Other

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Cyclone (see Wicked Cyclone)

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Park Six Flags New England
Opened (1983-1999)*  2000-2014
Closed
Designed by
Built by William Cobbs & Associates
Type Wood, Sit Down
Length, Drop, Speed 3600\’, 112\’,45 mph
Modifications 2001 the first drop shortened by about 15-20 feet.
It is still possible to see the old track beneath the new.
Other

*Known as Riverside Cyclone (1983 to 1999) before the park was purchased

Boulder Dash

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This is a wild ride through the trees (ok woods), and is the only coaster to be actually built on a mountainside.  The coaster is integrated into the terrain, taking you on a journey that is fast and fun.  Once you have ridden Boulder Dash, you will know how it got its name, with the unexpected jogs in the layout, that are there to literally avoid the boulders jutting out from the mountainside.  As with any really great coaster, Dash delivers. There is plenty of air-time and lots of speed. The ride is a truly exhilarating experience in a unique setting that doesn\’t let up till you stop at the station.

Park Lake Compounce
Opened 5/21/2000
Closed
Designed by Custom Coasters International, Inc
Built by Larry Bill
Type Wood, Sit Down
Length, Drop, Speed 4725\’, 115\’, 60 mph
Modifications 2009-10 re-tracking and rework on the back side of the layout
Other

Boulder Dash has consistently Scored High on the Golden ticket Awards . It has been rated in the top 5 for wooden roller coasters since 2001.