SOURCE: Lake Compounce Theme Park

Lake Compounce Theme Park

April 07, 2011 16:11 ET

Lake Compounce, Nation's Oldest Amusement Park, Gives Away the Keys

BRISTOL, CT--(Marketwire - April 7, 2011) - For the second year in a row, Lake Compounce, the oldest, continuously operating amusement park in the country, will honor one very special, and deserving family with the 'Keys to the Park.' The chosen family will experience a back stage tour of the park, as well as unlimited access to rides, food stands and games. In addition, the family may take advantage of an overnight stay at the Clarion Hotel, which is just minutes from park's main gate, as well as $100 in 'Midway Moola' to spend in any of the park's retail shops. 

"We were so excited and shocked to win," said Melissa Dizob of last year's winning family. "We had an absolute blast. It was an escape from reality with the kids for a few hours and it's something we all will never forget."

Lake Compounce is asking for nominations of deserving and special families. Entry forms, additional information, and rules and restrictions can be found by clicking All stories must be submitted no later than April 30th. No purchase necessary, winner will be selected by Lake Compounce judges in their sole and subjective discretion and will be announced during an opening day ceremony, where four of the nominated families along with the winning family will be invited to attend, and enjoy the park as special guests for opening day.

About Lake Compounce
Lake Compounce, part of the Palace Entertainment family of parks, is New England's Family Theme Park and the oldest continuously operating amusement park in North America and is preparing for its 166th season. Season passes are now on sale for the 2011 season, and can be purchased for $69.99 for a limited time (Regularly $79.99). Unlimited parking passes are available to all season pass holders for $33.00. Regular admission price for the 2011 season will be $34.99. Junior admission, which is for guests under 52 inches tall, is $25.99. Senior admission, for ages 61 and up, will be $17.99. Children 3 years of age and younger are admitted free.

About Palace Entertainment
Palace Entertainment hosts over 13 million visitors annually at 40 locations with eight theme parks, eleven water parks and 21 family entertainment centers and is the largest operator of water parks and family entertainment centers in the nation. For more information, visit

Contact Information

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    Sara Frias
    860-583-3300 ext. 6902

    Tracey Blackman