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What an Entrance!
Member No.: 118
Joined: 24-December 04
Ok fans........ I did my usual Sunday drive by the part and pulled my car to the side of the road and walked down the driveway with hopes to grab a few good shots of the new entrance. As I'm standing there snapping a couple, this BIG car pulls up to me and the driver rolls down the window.... I turned and said, Looks beautiful! He said, "you like it"? I love it... I'm here taking pictures for the Canobiefan Website... He says... "Oh!, I've heard of it but have never seen it" I said, you should really check it out. A good group of fans that discuss all things Canobie. He asks me if I live local and I said yes... He then asks me, "would you like to come in and check it out? Oh My God! YES!!!!!
Anyway, this owner of the park is very proud of the new entrance and the new Xtreeme Frisbee. The entrance gives you the feeling that you are about to enter a very special place... almost the feeling of entering one of those more Regional or Disney like parks... As you enter, you would never know you are at Canobie... There is NO resemblance to the old entrance.. It's like you are entering a park you've never been to. The first thing you see is a tall spruce tree (that was also moved there) and behind that the Xtreeme Frisbee proudly becomes the focal point to Canobie. I never met someone that had so much passion in the park and what they are doing. He spoke of Family, Children, the Handicapped and the Seeing impaired. "The new entrance and entire park is built with the handicap in mind so that they can enter the park and go anywhere they want" he said.. I plan on putting in conveniences for the seeing impaired such as a special telephone for their use... Very impressed I was....
We spoke about future changes which he visions but he would not go into details. Some of the topics that were discussed and could possibly happen in the future are an Expanded Season, possibly a Christmas Holiday Event, a new family type pool attraction.. They would like to replace the pool with "something that has a low water level" But he did or would not say much more.. I asked about a coaster and he didn't respond... he said, the pool replacement will most likely be next on the list.
I mentioned that I had suggested that the CanobieFan group go to the park one day next year as a group and he ENCOURAGED that. He told me to set it up and ask for him and he'd work with us on passes etc. I may have the opportunity to get a private tour again in the future. He believes that this is good for the locals and Canobie Lake community..
I know I'm missing so much more.. but I'll close by saying... The new entrance is more than you expect... There will be new restrooms and new gift shop at the entrance.... also a new Popcorn stand will be just beyond the entrance. When the entrance is finished it will have stone facings as well to carry the theme from the Parking Lot Gate entrance..
Ok, I hope the following link works for you and gives you a taste of what I experienced today....http://img176.imageshack.us/slideshow/play...63788924t4.smil
To the "Wonderfully Generorous" man I met this morning that gave me the private tour.. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I hope you do check out this website and this posting.
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