Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Video: Restoring the Wildcat at age 90

Beth Criado-Band /
Part of the Wildcat, a 90-year-old wooden rollercoaster at Lake Compounce, silhouetted against the Connecticut sky.

Lake Compounce General Manager Jerry Brick explains to Youth Journalism International student reporters about the restoration work done this year on the Wildcat, the park’s historic wooden rollercoaster, now in its 90th year:

More on YJI's 2017 visit to Lake Compounce:

Young reporters visit oldest amusement park   Senior Videographer Beth Criado-Band of Perth, Scotland, decided to find out what the a top-ranked coaster was really like by asking a couple of experts - her fellow reporters. 

NavigatingCrocodile Cove: from high speed slides to gently floating on the Lazy River Read reporter Luke Ashworth’s top reasons why the water park Crocodile Cove is one of the coolest places at Lake Compounce.

Rollercoaster guide for scaredy cats   Reporter Mugdha Gurram offers 10 tips for how to conquer your fears and ride that coaster.

Lake Compounce proves memorable for first-time visitor from Ethiopia   Reporter Dawit Leake shares his first amusement park experience as a visitor from Ethiopia, sampling everything from the high speed coasters to a gentle water ride.

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