Canobie Lake Park,Salem, New Hampshire, USA
Beautiful Canobie Lake Park is a popular amusement park in Salem. Originally opening as a trolley park on the shore of Canobie Lake on 1902, the park most prominently featured botanical gardens. The park declined in popularity after the automobile became the most popular mode of travel in the United States, but three local families now run the park, which draws visitors from throughout the New England region.
Canobie Lake Park’s age has resulted in a mixture of attractions from different time periods. One of the park’s oldest attractions is a wooden roller coaster named Yankee Cannonball, which dates back to 1936, and is one of the most notable features of the park. The Canobie Corkscrew was originally built in 1975 for the Old Chicago amusement park in Illinois, as the “Chicago Loop”. Arrow Development designed the Canobie Corkscrew, and the company was known at the time for building roller coasters with multiple inversions. The ride was relocated to Canobie Lake Park in 1987. The steel coaster named Untamed is a more modern variety of ride, known as a Euro-Fighter, and has various inversions unique to modern roller coasters. Canobie Lake Park’s age and history have inspired Stephen King to base parts of his novel Joyland on the park.
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