April 07, 2011
Do you know a family that deserves the keys to Lake Compounce?
For the second year in a row, Lake Compounce, the oldest, continuously operating amusement park in the country, will honor one very special, and deserving family with the ‘Keys to the Park.’
The family will experience a backstage tour, as well as unl... Read More »
January 09, 2011
New ride will spin at Lake Compounce
The Revolution is coming to Lake Compounce.
The amusement park announced the name of its new rocking, spinning thrill ride on Monday.
The newest ride on the north midway will be The Rev-O-Lution.
Fans of Lake Compounce picked between two names —... Read More »
May 16, 2008
Kennywood owners approve sale of amusement park chain to Spanish firm
A spokeswoman for Kennywood Entertainment says the family-owned amusement park chain has approved its sale to a Spanish firm that manages dozens of amusement, animal and water parks in the United States and Europe. Madrid-based Parques Reunidos hopes to c... Read More »
April 11, 2008
Lake Compounce, Nations Oldest Amusement Park, Opens May 10th For New Season
Lake Compounce Family Theme Park, Americas oldest continuously operating amusement park and Connecticuts largest water park, opens for its 162nd consecutive season on Saturday, May 10, 2008. The park has recently been enhanced with a series of upgrades du... Read More »
March 11, 2008
Kennywood owners divided on foreign sale
The sale of Kennywood Park is proving not to be as smooth a ride as management had bargained for. The deal to sell the storied amusement park and four sister venues to Parques Reunidos of Spain awaits approval from the Kennywood founders' dozens of heirs.... Read More »
February 07, 2008
Lake Compounce plans detailed
A new slide proposed for the expanded water park at the Lake Compounce amusement park would be 75 feet tall. And while that might seem high, park operators say it will appeal to families, not daredevils. The slide is just one of the many additions in a si... Read More »
December 11, 2007
New Chapter in Kennywood Entertainment History Announced
Kennywood Entertainment of Pittsburgh announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its amusement park holdings, including Kennywood in West Mifflin, PA, Idlewild & SoakZone in Ligonier, PA, Sandcastle Waterpark in West Homestead, PA and N... Read More »
July 09, 2007
Haunted Graveyard Chills Beginning September 28th at Lake Compounce
The Haunted Graveyard, New England’s
largest and scariest Halloween event, opens at Lake Compounce for its ninth year on Friday, September 28, 2007. It will remain open every Friday, Saturday and Sunday night (except Sunday, Sept. 30) through October 28,... Read More »
May 02, 2007
Kennywood operators buy NH amusement park
Kennywood Entertainment, which operates Kennywood and Sandcastle amusement parks in the Pittsburgh area, on Tuesday said it purchased Story Land, a New Hampshire amusement park. Financial terms of the deal between Kennywood and the Morrell Corp. were not... Read More »
March 20, 2007
Lake Compounce, Nation's Oldest Amusement Park, Zooms Into the Into the Future With a 1956 Mini Corvette Ride
Lake Compounce Family Theme Park, America's oldest amusement park and Connecticut's largest water park, zooms into its 161st consecutive season on Saturday, May 12, 2007 with Zoomers Gas 'n Go, a mini Corvette ride guaranteed to generate memories of when... Read More »
August 01, 2006
Compounce expansion closer
Plans by Lake Compounce to move Mount Vernon Road to make way for a water park expansion are getting closer to reality, and the park's general manager said construction on the project could begin in the spring.
Manager Jerry Brick said the park intends to spend $3 million to move the road that intersects park property about 400 feet east to create about eight more acres of usable land along the lake, where they will build more slides and other water attractions.
"Our goal is to develop it all," said Brick. But he said it will be done in steps, not all at once.
Next season, Lake Compounce is adding a new classic car ride that will put park visitors in the driver's seat of a 1956 Corvette. The track will run near the Zoomerang steel coaster on the north end of the park.
June 15, 2006
Match Made On Timber
Sue Barry and Rich Yekel finally took the plunge.
After dating for 15 years and riding the Boulder Dash roller coaster at Lake Compounce Family Theme Park more than 1,750 times, they said "I do" Saturday and then took another ride to celebrate.
The ceremony took place in front of Boulder Dash's operator's booth so all of the family, even those who didn't want to ride the wooden roller coaster, could be there. Right before the couple was pronounced man and wife, they stepped onto the coaster, where the pastor finished the ceremony. The newlyweds, who are from Allentown, Pa., then rode the coaster several times with family and friends.
May 12, 2006
New season, new thrills - Bristol Press
Lake Compounce is expecting a storm when the park opens for the season Saturday.
Thunder n' Lightning, the newest ride at the nation's oldest amusement park, is making its debut this weekend, said Jerry Brick, general manager of the park.
March 29, 2006
America's Oldest Amusement Park Marks 160 Seasons
Lake Compounce Family Theme Park, which opens its doors on May 13 for its 160th season, has grown from the site of a failed electrical experiment into one of Connecticut's treasure troves, has survived the advent of theme parks continues its dramatic growth. Owned by Kennywood Entertainment of Pittsburgh, Penn., the park is home to the only wooden roller coaster built into the side of a mountain, there is free Pepsi, among other trademarks, and the park is rich in history.
March 22, 2006
Last-ditch effort under way to save amusement park founder's house - WTNH
It's been a rollercoaster ride for a Plymouth builder who's on a campaign to save the 200-year-old home of the founder of Lake Compounce.
Ken Karl already tried unsuccessfully to get the two-story Colonial farmhouse added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Now, he's hoping to convince Attorney General Richard Blumenthal to go to court to delay the demolition of the Gad Norton House.
March 10, 2006
Kennywood plans water park, new rides, hotel on 43 acres in ... - Pittsburgh Post Gazette
Kennywood Entertainment Co. continues to bank property around the landmark amusement park for future expansion.
The West Mifflin amusement park already has bought 15 acres and is acquiring another 28 acres, all in Duquesne. The land, purchased for $2.6 million, is part of its long-range master plan to expand when the Mon Fayette Expressway is built.