Canobie Lake Park

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Imagine riding on a carousel over 100 years old or a wooden roller coaster built in 1930’s.  You can do both and a whole lot more at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire. Canobie Lake Park opened in August of 1902, as a trolley park for the Massachusetts Northeast Street Railway Company.  In the early years, it was visited for its flower gardens, promenades and simple attractions.  From 1930’s through 1950’s, Canobie Lake Park opened the Dancehall Theater which became a famous location of entertainment which hosted many famous celebrities.  Today, the park features over 50 rides including thrill rides, water rides, family rides and kiddie.

The classic rides found at the park are the wooden roller coaster and carousel.  The Yankee Cannonball, a 1930s-era wooden roller coaster, is one of the park’s best known rides.  The Antique Carousel dates back to 1905.  It is equipped with stationary and moving animals as well as benches to ride on.  Additionally, the park features over 50 rides including thrill rides, water rides, family rides and kiddie rides.  That is not all, there is a variety of foods, prize games, three arcades, live entertainment, and fireworks.

One of the more recent rides that was added in 2011 is Untamed. It is a roller coaster that features a 72-foot vertical lift which then drops at a 97 degree angle. Untamed also takes riders through three inversions, a vertical loop, and a zero gravity roll. This year the park will open its newest ride called Equinox.  It has three spinning arms similar to a giant fan that can go 75 miles per hour around.

The schedule for Canobie begins in May and ends in October.  The times vary so you can check the website for details.  The general admission prices are $35 for adults, $26 for under 48″, $26 for 60 years old and over, $26 after 5 pm admission. Children under 3 years are free.  Make sure you check the website for specials and coupons for discount admission.  The contact information is www.canobie.com on the web or call 1-603-893-3506.

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