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Video: Restoring the Wildcat at age 90

Part of the Wildcat, a 90-year-old wooden rollercoaster at Lake Compounce, silhouetted against the Connecticut sky. (Beth Criado-Band/YJI)

BRISTOL, Connecticut, USA – Here is Lake Compounce General Manager Jerry explaining to Youth Journalism International student reporters about the restoration work done this year on the Wildcat, the park’s historic wooden roller coaster, now in its 90th year:

More on YJI’s 2017 visit to Lake Compounce:

Young reporters visit oldest amusement park
Senior Videographer Beth Criado-Band of Perth, Scotland, decided to find out what the a top-ranked coaster was really like by asking a couple of experts – her fellow reporters. 

Read reporter Luke Ashworth’s top reasons why the water park Crocodile Cove is one of the coolest places at Lake Compounce.

Reporter Mugdha Gurram offers 10 tips for how to conquer your fears and ride that coaster.

Reporter Dawit Leake shares his first amusement park experience as a visitor from Ethiopia, sampling everything from the high speed coasters to a gentle water ride.

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