Lake Compounce 2024 Season Includes Retrack of Wildcat and More

Lake Compounce is getting ready to kick off a new season in 2024, which includes a retracking of their classic Wildcat. According to the park this year, its growl is about to become louder than ever. The era of the Wildcat is about to arrive at Lake Compounce. The park teamed up with The Gravity Group to install their gravity grid patented pre-cut vertically stacked track.

Keep reading to learn all about what Lake Compounce has planned for the 2024 season.

All photos courtesy of Lake Compounce

The Wildcat this year is getting about 800 feet of new track. The ride itself has about 2,700 feet of track, so that is roughly 30% of the ride is being replaced. Besides being smoother, the ride may potentially be running a little bit faster. From the way it looks on the retrack map, it looks like the track was replaced from the first turnaround to the beginning of the second turnaround, then the bunny hills in between its second and third turnarounds. Pictures released from the park show portions of the ride have been restructured to include additional supports as well as some turns having added additional banking. According to The Gravity Group, this new track will be stronger and easier to maintain than the original.

Testing is scheduled to begin as early as next week, with the ride opening along with the park on April 27th. Wildcat isn’t the only improvement the park has made this off-season. They’ve got a whole lineup of exciting updates and improvements across the park, which further commits to their ongoing park-wide improvement project.

Watch the video below to learn more about Wildcat’s new track:

The park has also been busy enhancing the award-winning Boulder Dash roller coaster with over 1,000 feet of Steel Titan Track by Great Coasters International, adding a lineup of seasonal events, from Kids Fest featuring meet and greets with exclusive characters like Pete the Cat to the return of their Summer Concert Series featuring nationally touring tribute acts and all-new Beach Bashes.

Not only is Lake Compounce upgrading rides and festivals, but they are also elevating their food and beverage experience by taking dining to new heights with exclusive menu offerings at Johnny Rockets, Timberjack Chowhouse, Potato Patch, and more. Need a pick me up while you’re there? Stop by their new 1846 Coffee Co. coffee shop for delicious hot lattes, cold brews, and mouthwatering pastries.

So mark your calendars and get ready to join Lake Compounce for their 2024 season to see all the great new things they have in store. And don’t forget, if you’re a season passholder, you’re invited to be among the first to experience the retracked Wildcat on opening day. Passholders will enjoy an exclusive early ride time at 10 a.m. on April 27th, complete with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, Wildcat giveaways, a DJ dance party, and more.

Lake Compounce 2024 season begins April 27, 2024.

It’s going to be an epic grand reopening celebration and year! To learn more, visit the Lake Compounce website.

About the Author:

Jordan Smith is a retail manager from Southcentral Pennsylvania, but loves to do nothing more than visit amusement parks in his free time. Being so close to each, Jordan loves visiting his nearby home parks, Hersheypark, Six Flags America, Dorney Park, and Six Flags Great Adventure, but also loves making the drive to his favorite park, Dollywood. No trip is complete without riding a coaster, so he and his friends always plan trips with stops at parks around the country.