Compounce opens for season May 10; New attractions offered | Southington Observer

Compounce opens for season May 10; New attractions offered

April 10, 2014

Mark your calendars for Saturday, May 10, as LakeCompounce hosts its grand opening day for the 2014 season.

A press from the oldest amusement park in the country said the park has “tripled the fun” this season with new additions such as, the first Pink’s Hollywood Hot Dogs on the East Coast, Bear Creek Campground with cabins and tipis, and a weekend laser light spectacle that will “Illuminate the Night.”

LakeCompounce also will be offering two new season pass options and increasing the number of cabanas in CrocodileCoveWaterPark, said the release.

LakeCompounce has partnered with Pink’s Hot Dogs, a Hollywood Legend since 1939, to open an in-park location across from the Carousel this May. Pink’s Hot Dogs was titled the number one hot dog stand in a list of the “Top Ten Hot Dog Stands in the U.S.” by Fox News, reported the park’s news release. The hot dog stand attracts celebrities such as, Jay Leno and Martha Stewart, and Food Network superstars Giada de Laurentiis and Guy Fieri. The East Coast’s first Pink’s Hot Dog is expected to host its grand opening on May 17 alongside the Weiner Dog 100 race featuring Dachshunds racing for the title of Fastest Hot Dog.

Beginning July 4, the new laser light show, “Illuminate the Night,” will light up the night sky every Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Aug. 24. Produced by Lasertainment in Minnesota, a 50-foot water wall will veil across the lake with simultaneous synchronized music, projections and lasers.

Bear Creek Campground was announced earlier this year and will have its grand opening on July 1, said the news release from Compounce Reservations are currently being taken via telephone, and can soon be made directly on www.campbearcreek.com. In addition to the 20 fully-furnished cabins, 56 RV sites equipped with water and electricity, and 30 tent sites, the campground also will be adding five tipis. Each tipi has the capacity to sleep four to six people, and will have electricity and a mini refrigerator.

CrocodileCoveWaterPark will have five additional cabanas near BayouBay, one of the park’s two wave pools, said Compounce. All of the park cabanas have been upgraded to V.I.P. status and will now include a free tote, towel, sunscreen, two large lockers, and in-park coupons. In addition, the release said, guests can now take advantage of cabana food service by placing their order during the time of rental and can customize their preferred time of delivery.

LakeCompounce has expanded its season pass offering to give guests the choice of two season pass options. The Platinum pass will provide guests with unlimited entry into the park from May through December, including the duration of Haunted Graveyard and Holiday Lights. The pass is currently on sale for $74.99, or may be purchased in three equal installments of $25.01. Parking passes good for unlimited parking are up for sale for $34, and a 10 percent discount of food and retail purchases will be available.

New to the 2014 season pass offerings is the SummerPass, said Compounce. The SummerPass is available for $50, and is only valid for park entry from May through September with no additional perks. Guests are able to upgrade their day ticket to a Summer or PlatinumPass by visiting guest relations.

The park will feature many great promotions throughout the season to entice guests to come and see all the great additions they have made. To kick off the season, LakeCompounce is offering “buy one, get one free”tickets for all guests during the first two weekends in May when purchased online at www.lakecompounce.com.

“As you can see we’ve got a tremendous amount of new and exciting things going on, and we are looking forward to an incredible season” said General Manager, Jerry Brick in a prepared statement. “The campground has been in the works for some time and we’re thrilled to see it becoming a reality, and the introduction of Pink’s Hot Dogs is going to round out our food service nicely.”

 

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