Iconic Connecticut Amusement Ride Closes for Good
Say goodbye to a popular attraction in Connecticut.
Before your panties possibly get in a twist, the amazing, family fun-filled, and long time running Lake Compounce in Bristol remains committed to bringing hours worth of water park, rides and attractions to whet your appetites for days on end. But with safety in mind, the park has decided to make a change.
In a story from nbcconnecticut.com, Lake Compounce has decided to close its SkyRide permanently. According to the article, park officials said they made the decision because there is limited access to the area and rugged terrain due to the mountain.
Sara Frias, a spokesperson for the park, had this to say to nbcconnecticut.com:
Due to the rugged terrain of the mountain and the limited access to the remote area, Lake Compounce has decided to close the SkyRide attraction permanently.
We look forward to utilizing the loading zone area for future attractions in the coming years to continue to bring unforgettable fun to America's longest continuously operating amusement park
If you're a skier or snowboarder, you know the exhilaration and beauty of the ride up a mountain chairlift. The views that the heights allow are certainly amazing. For a long time if you didn't participate in those Winter sports, it was rare that you got to take a ride.
I've been stuck on a chairlift, and that my friends is pretty scary, not to mention really cold. I'm thinking that the June 24th incident, as reported by foxnews.com, where a 14-year-old girl slipped out of the two-person gondola at Six Flags Great Escape in New York state might have added to the decision made by officials at Lake Compounce.
Better safe than sorry, or sued, is always a good idea.