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Wildcat
March 28, 2011

\"\"The Wildcat is one of the oldest operating roller coasters in the country, that is still in its original location. It was built as the park\’s centerpiece, and to this day it still has a prominent presence. The core of the park has a distinct flow around it and it can be seen from just about everywhere.  The ride is pretty typical of a Golden era coaster, in that it will rattle you around and still give you a thrill.  Although the first drop is only 73 feet, it is deceptive because of its location on the hillside, giving you the illusion that it is higher than it really is.  There is a huge difference in the ride depending on your seating location The back is a lot rougher, and you will probably want to hang on so you don\’t get bruised.

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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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