Wildcat

The Wildcat at Lake Compounce



This coaster is genuine Old School – riders squeeze into a cramped, boxy cart and prepare for a joltin', jarrin' bronco ride. This beast was built two years before the Great Depression began, so forget about high-tech acrobatics.

By today's standards, the Wildcat is low and slow. But those well-worn rails and rickety-looking beams can still bounce your butt off the seat alarmingly hard.

THRILL LEVEL: Family-friendly fun

FEELS LIKE: Freddy Krueger has opened a chiropractic clinic, and you're on the table.

BEWARE: That first drop of 68 feet looks tough, but it's the row of low, wave-like hills later on that gives the best air time.

YOU MUST BE AT LEAST: 48 inches tall

YOU'RE STRAPPED IN BY: Seatbelt and lapbar

MADE OF: Wood

BUILT: 1927

TOP SPEED: 44 mph

MAX HEIGHT: 85 feet

START TO FINISH: 2:07

GETTING UP THE FIRST HILL: 22 seconds (DON STACOM)

This coaster is genuine Old School – riders squeeze into a cramped, boxy cart and prepare for a joltin', jarrin' bronco ride. This beast was built two years before the Great Depression began, so forget about high-tech acrobatics.

By today's standards, the Wildcat is low and slow. But those well-worn rails and rickety-looking beams can still bounce your butt off the seat alarmingly hard.

THRILL LEVEL: Family-friendly fun

FEELS LIKE: Freddy Krueger has opened a chiropractic clinic, and you're on the table.

BEWARE: That first drop of 68 feet looks tough, but it's the row of low, wave-like hills later on that gives the best air time.

YOU MUST BE AT LEAST: 48 inches tall

YOU'RE STRAPPED IN BY: Seatbelt and lapbar

MADE OF: Wood

BUILT: 1927

TOP SPEED: 44 mph

MAX HEIGHT: 85 feet

START TO FINISH: 2:07

GETTING UP THE FIRST HILL: 22 seconds