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 Review of Saw Mill Plunge @ Lake Compounce
0 Rating Posted by: mrceagle on 11/27/2004 5:21:00 PM
the setting is great and the layout ok. The drop is steep and quick. You get a reasonably good splash but you got get hit much.

Review Comments

Achibabwa on 11/27/2004 5:51:43 PM said:
Yeah, I loved being up on the side of the mountain, but the scraping noise and the plastic ride track took away from the ride.
mrceagle on 11/27/2004 11:58:15 PM said:
Somthing as simple as a new pump system would help this problem so much.
ibluv on 11/28/2004 9:43:56 PM said:
And when theres only 2 people in your party they make you both sit up front. It would balance the boat out better if they let one sit in front and the other in back, and it would be less likely to scrape the bottom.
mrceagle on 11/29/2004 11:24:50 PM said:
I figuerd the same thing. I even tride to sit in the back and they stoped me and mad me move up front. they woudlnt let the boat out of the station utill I moved to the front. they know nothign about these rides aparintly.
Achibabwa on 11/30/2004 9:46:27 AM said:
Ive been on some flume rides, where it felt like if all the weight wasnt in the front, the boat wasnt gunna catch the belt. Maybe theyre just paranoid.
mrceagle on 11/30/2004 11:20:02 AM said:
True but if the ride is that porly set up then they need to look into replacing it.
ibluv on 11/30/2004 5:22:56 PM said:
Theyll hafta do something soon otherwise the boats are goona start leaking, although some of them should be refurbished/replaced anyway.
mrceagle on 12/3/2004 10:53:53 PM said:
I would honistly prefer they get a new one. go with Hopkins and get a brand new ride system.
ibluv on 12/4/2004 6:22:07 PM said:
It would be nice if they got a new one that was a little longer and had two drops instead of just one. Theres plenty of room on that side of the mountain to expand it and make it a little more interesting. Ive never heard of Hopkins before. Is it a new manufacturer, cuz its not listed on the flat joint.
mrceagle on 12/5/2004 7:09:03 PM said:
They have been around for 30 years. they were joined with Rovichon afew years back. heres a list of NE parks with Hopkins rides.
*The Boston Tea Party, Canobie lake park, Salom, NH
*The Polocy Log Flum, Canobie lake park, Salom, NH
*Docter Guysers Remarkable Raft Ride, Story Land, Glen NH
*Bamboo Chutes, Story Land, Glen NH
*Poler Coaster, Story Land, Glen NH (this is a highly themed coaster with rubber wheels to keep the noise to a minimum.)
*Yule Loge Flume, Santas Village, Jefferso, NH
*Thunder Falls Log Flume, Funtown USA, Saco,ME(New Englands longest and Talest flume)
*Blizzard River (White raft ride) Sixflags New England, MA
#they also made Splach Mountain and Bear peak in Disney Land. along with water rides in Hershey, Dollywood, SFOT, just to name a few.* they also have 4 Roller coasters that are still operating.
Achibabwa on 12/5/2004 10:58:06 PM said:
I did a RCDB search on Hopkins, not because I didnt believe you, just wanted to see what they had for coasters. I found 5 still opperating in the US and 1 in Japan. Thats all I have to contribute.
mrceagle on 12/5/2004 11:40:44 PM said:
Ive only been on one of their coasters. The Poler Coaster at Story Land Glen,NH. its a great coaster for a family ride. its set up on the side of a hill. They also referbed the canobie Corkscrew. and the splash on there Shoot-The-Chute rides are mind blowing.
ibluv on 12/6/2004 4:22:22 PM said:
OK now I feel stupid. Ive been on several of those rides, too, the Yule Log Flume being my favorite. Its got a nice tall and steep plunge.
mrceagle on 12/6/2004 7:28:46 PM said:
Alot of people dont know those rides are Hopkins. i didnt kow it when I was younger. I saw a sign at canobie. i read allthose things. it gives me somthign to do in line. thats how I got to know Hopkins. I then tracked them down onlind. I even e-mailed them a few times.
ibluv on 12/6/2004 8:11:40 PM said:
I do that all the time now too (Huss and Arrow are the most familiar to me). Ive never heard of Hopkins til now cuz the parks Ive been to recently dont have any Hopkins attractions (that I know of).
mrceagle on 12/7/2004 2:39:22 AM said:
Yould be suprised. look at the front of there floms. it they go straght up witha slight lip in, there likly hopkins.
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