Lake Compounce Has Something For All Ages

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Lake Compounce, has something for all ages: For thrill-seekers, there are more than 50 rides and attractions, including longtime favorites like the Boulder Dash (voted one of the World’s Best Wooden Roller Coasters) and Zoomerang roller coasters, and Thunder ‘n’ Lightning, which rapidly swings riders to heights of more than 90 feet.
New this year is Rev-O-Lution, an adrenaline-pumping ride, spinning and rocking a full 360 degrees, high over the park. Riders sit in seats at the edge of a rotating platform that spins in two different directions. It’s dizzying just to look at from the ground.
Older kids will enjoy the Thunder Rapids Raft Ride (be prepared to get wet). You can take a short shuttle to this ride, which is at one end of the park. At the other end of the park, cool off with a wild log ride down the Saw Mill Plunge.
Situated on a 20-acre lake, Lake Compounce also boasts a small sandy beach with chairs, a good vantage point to watch people shoot out of the covered water slide and splash into the lake.
For little kids, there’s Circus World Kiddieland with rides appropriate for ages three-10, such as the kiddie bumper cars, the kiddie coaster and the Caterpillar Train.
More sedate rides are The Sky Ride, soaring high above the park, to take you on a scenic, half-hour trip. Or there’s the Lake Railroad, which travels a delightful course around the lake. An antique carousel — one of America’s oldest — is great for all ages as is the giant Ferris Wheel. As you enter the park, carnival and arcade games encourage visitors to try their luck at winning a large stuffed animal.
Need a time out from all the activities? Enjoy a meal at the Carousel Café or Croc Pot Cafeteria, or have a snack at one of the numerous carts filled with snow-cones, Dippin Dots, popcorn and Italian ices. The theme park offers a special treat: free soda is available all day long at various spots around the park.
When you need a break from the sun, visit the air-conditioned Starlight Theatre to be amazed by the park’s resident magician. On the Lake Compounce website, you’ll find a list of all shows and activities. This year, direct from Montreal, Canada, Cirque En Vol performs circus acts of acrobatics, juggling and aerial flight, on the outdoor stage located across from the Pirate Ship pond, several times throughout the day, on weekends, through Aug. 28.
Every Friday night in July and August, Lake Compounce comes alive with music, in the Lake After Dark Friday Night Concert Series. Concert bands perform in the gazebo by the lake, starting at 6 p.m.
Lake Compounce, is at 186 Enterprise Drive in Bristol.
For more information call, 860-583-3300 or visit the Website:
The park is open now through Labor Day, Mondays-Thursdays, 11 a.m.- 8 p.m.; Fridays and Sundays, 11 a.m.- 9 p.m., and Saturdays, 11 a.m.- 10 p.m.
*Regular admission (52 inches and taller) — $35.99 plus tax
*Junior Admission (Under 52 inches in height) — $25.99 plus tax
*Senior Admission (Age 61 and older) — $17.99 plus tax
*After 5 p.m. Admission — $17.99 plus tax
*Children age 3 and under — FREE
Season passes are available for $69.99, and for a limited time, if you buy four season passes, you receive a free large pizza.
Tickets may also be purchased, online at
By Deborah Fitts


Attention: All Star Wars Fans!!

July 26, 2013–
What could be cooler than the Gulf Islands Waterpark on a hot day?

How about meeting Darth Vader and other awesome humanoids and droids at a Galactic Meet & Greet at the Gulf Islands Water Park on a hot day?

That’s pretty cool, especially if you’re a Star Wars fan. I know I certainly am!!

The event, hosted by the Rancor Riders 501st Legion, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday. Gates open at 10 a.m., and organizers encourage fans to bring their own cameras to take photos with your favorite characters.

“The 501st Legion,” according to the group’s Facebook page, “is a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans. …

“For members of the 501st Legion … the Stormtrooper costume isn’t just something seen on the movie screen — it’s a way of life.”

The meet-and-greet is included with the regular cost of admission or season pass for Gulf Island Water Park.

Purchase a 2013 season pass for $54.99 online at One-day passes are $29.99 ($21.99 for those under 42-inches tall). Kids 2 and younger get in free. Special rates are available for groups of 15 or more and all prices include free parking, free life jackets and free inner tube usage.

Gulf Islands Waterpark features an island theme with slides and features named after local landmarks, including the Horn Island Blaster, Riptide Racer, Waveland Wave Pool, Lazy Pearl River, Camille Cutter family raft ride and the Lil’ Pelican’s Bay kiddie area.

The waterpark is located off Interstate 10 in the Gulfport Sportsplex. To get there exit on U.S. 49 north to Landon Road, travel west past Sam’s Club and turn left at the Sportsplex entrance.

By Deborah Fitts

Wedding Anniversary: Couple Celebrates 70 Years Together at Amusement Park!

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Amusement parks have always been go-to destinations during the summer months, but for one couple, visiting amusement parks together holds a very special meaning.

Gene Williams, 94, and his wife Martha, 90, have been visiting Kennywood in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania together for decades. The couple recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary at the park, according to WTAE 4 in Pittsburgh.

Gene loves taking his wife on The Racer — his favorite roller coaster — and holding her hand while they ride. And even though he said the roller coaster itself isn’t romantic, he finds romance in riding it with his wife.

“Nothing about it was romantic. Just being together is,” he said.

Check out the video above to hear more from the long-married couple, then click through the slideshow below for even more sweet grandparent stories.
Deborah Fitts

Get The Feeling Your Not Alone?

what_evilUnexplained things are happening in the woods. Horrible things. Crucial evidence has been discovered by a lone blogger obsessed with exposing the evil that has taken root.

Soon, the nation’s premier Halloween event will be here—with even more nights of bloodcurdling fear this year. Try to survive all-new haunted houses, spine-chilling street experiences and outrageous live shows.

Halloween Horror Nights

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It seems you’ve taken a wrong turn and can’t escape the sensation that you might not be alone.
Feeling outnumbered? You should. The last humans to trespass here left much more than their footprints behind.
See What’s Lurking

Individual Tickets | $91.99 Add An Express Pass

Warning! Event may be too intense for young children and is not recommended for children under the age of 13.
Halloween Horror Nights is a separately ticketed event. Event occurs rain or shine. No rain checks, returns or refunds. Prices, dates, times, attractions and entertainment subject to availability and may change without notice.

^The Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass is not valid for admission to the Halloween Horror Nights event. A separate event ticket for Halloween Horror Nights 23 must be purchased for entry. Discounts do not apply to Express Passes and the Premier Passholder after 4pm Express Pass benefit is not valid for separately ticketed events, such as Halloween Horror Nights. 072513_NA
By Deborah Fitts

Go Pink at Carowinds!!

Home_CTA_Pink_CA_1ca_for_the_cure_featured_2July 24, 2013–Join us and Susan G. Komen Charlotte in the fight against breast cancer. This four-week initiative will raise awareness and support in an effort to combat this disease. Purchase a pink duck and have a chance to win a new 2013 Toyota Camry OR Honda Accord courtesy of Scott Clark Toyota and Honda City! Chuck a Duck!
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Chuck a pink rubber duck into the fountains in the Nighthawk lake during Pink Days for your chance to win either a 2013 Honda Accord OR 2013 Toyota Camry courtesy of Scott Clark’s Toyota/ Honda City.

Pink ducks are just $5 for one or five for $20 and can be purchased at the Park, online or at Scott Clark Toyota/ Honda City for your chance to win the car.

After being purchased, the pink ducks are tossed into the Nighthawk Lake by the Nighthawk roller coaster. On August 18, one lucky duck will be randomly selected from the lake and the owner of that duck will win the car.

Guests must be at least 18 years of age to be eligible to win the car. The owner of the randomly selected duck does not need to be present on August 18.

All proceeds from the Pink Days duck sales go directly to Susan G. Komen Charlotte.

By purchasing a rubber duck, you will make an impact in the fight against breast cancer, and you might just win a car!
By Deborah Fitts

Mark Wills 19 Somethin’ This Friday, Skid Row 18 and Life This Saturday– Special Contest Inside and Other Announcements at Wild Bill’s – for daily ticket giveaways like
Hours open 7:00p Wed, 7:30p Fri & Sat and 9:30p Thurs until 2:30am – ages 18 & up

The 1st 20 to email me back with either your favorite Mark Wills song or Skid Row song (include first/last name in email for will call) will receive a pair of tickets to the corresponding show.

Wed, Jul 24 – Line Dancing in the main room with Atlanta Line Dance $5 Clancy Kimber presents Liquidora & Hwy 81 South – FREE entry – DJ music in both rooms throughout the night.

Thurs, Jul 25 – Thirsty Thursday – DJ Spy mixes it up – LADIES in free til 11:30pm – just $5 (21+) / $10(18-20) or get on the list at – $2 Budlight platinum – the best Gwinnett Thursday party w/ collegeatl & rsvpatl

Fri, Jul 26 – Mark Wills w/ Alex Hall – adv pricing $15 gen adm, $25 for a seat at a table of 4, $50 vip seating OR $20 at the door – hits like “Don’t Laugh at Me”, “I Do”, “19 Somethin’”, “Wish You Were…”, “Back at One”, “Jacob’s Ladder”, “And The Crowd Goes Wild” and so many more…

Sat, Jul 27 – SKID ROW – $20 adv ga, $30 adv seat at table of 4, $60 side stage mezz – $25-$30 at the door – awesome hits like “I Remember You”, “18 and Life”, “Youth Gone Wild” and more

*Sat, Aug 3 – The F**king Pantera Cover Band & Junkhead a Tribute to Alice In Chains – just $10
*Fri, Aug 16 – LADIES night event direct from Vegas
*Sat, Aug 17 – Daniel Cowan CD Release event
*Sat, Sept 7 – NFC Fight Night in the CAGE on sale soon
*Sat, Sept 21 – Chris Cagle – on sale this Friday

NEW BIRTHDAY BASH date to be announced soon as it has been rescheduled – we are gonna make our 10th year the best ever with Bill Gentry & special guests!

more events announced all the time and details to all at click events… go to the “Arts & Entertainment” tab, pick “Wild Bill’s” from the drop-down menu under the “Best Concert Venue” AND “Best Gwinnett Concert Venue” and vote often!

if you are interested in tickets for promotions to network at your business please email me – help us help you – include your mailing address and business name please.
Let the “Wild Bill’s Wild Girl’s” present your holiday party – email for details…they also do promos

The Crown Lounge & other rooms are available for your corporate holiday party & function
By Deborah Fitts