Despite what people are saying and sharing on social media, The Wildcat wooden roller coaster at Lake Compounce is not coming down.
Lake Compounce says this is just the latest round of improvements to the Wildcat. The Park is now retracking the lift hill and rebuilding the structure on the 7 tallest bents.
The Wildcat was built in 1927 and is the park’s centerpiece. It is one of the world’s oldest operating roller coasters.
With a first drop of only 73 feet, it’s not too intense making it popular with younger guests.
The entire structure was rebuilt with new wood in 1985, and the last bunny hills were retracked in 2004.
The Wildcat went down for refurbishment on September 17, 2006 and reopened for the 2007 operating season.
During its refurbishment, the brake runs were completely removed and rebuilt with new magnetic brakes.
The station also received air gates in the queue line and individual seat belts were added to each seat in 2006.
So no, once gain, the Wildcat is not coming down.
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