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New England By the Numbers | Amusement Parks

New England By the Numbers | Amusement Parks
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Carousel And Ferris Wheel At Palace Playland (user submitted)
Photo/Art by Michael Boucher

73
years the Frantzis family has owned Quassy Amusement Park in Middlebury, CT

35
mph: top speed of the 80-year-old Yankee Cannonball, oldest roller coaster in the U.S., now at Canobie Lake Park

177,408
cookies devoured each year by reindeer at Santa’s Village in Jefferson, NH

1846
year that Lake Compounce in Bristol, CT–first trolley park in the U.S. to include rides–opened

15,000
gallons of slush consumed annually at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, NH

85
mph: top speed of Six Flags New England’s Bizarro roller coaster in Agawam, MA

11
number of amusement parks in New England in 2010

29
number of amusement parks in New England in the 1930s

1,000,000
gallons of water dumped out of the “Pirates Paradise” bucket each week at Funtown Splashtown USA in Saco, ME

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