Canobie Lake Park to remove Equinox

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  • Adam

    I rode this. The seats were uncomfortable, but it was an extreme ride

    • jeff long

      Got home from there today and came on to see if I could find what happened to this ride. I too was fortunate enough to get to check it out the year it arrived. I agree with you . The seats were awful. And not built for anyone over 115 . Otherwise a amazing ride.

  • Camthedominator

    Ok, so my idea is that they remove the buildings behind Equinox and chip into some of the parking lot to create a bigger space for a proper roller coaster of sorts. Of course they could also try installing a drop ride of sorts in the same place (S&S double shot, Intamin gyro drop).

  • Shane

    Equinox has been giving the park s*** since day one. I’d say Canobie made the right choice to say “good riddance!” to Equinox because they’d be spending another million at least in repairs.

    Where do I think it’ll be going, the scrap heap. Watch SFNE buy it lol. Another unreliable ride! Thought they already dealt with that with Catapult once. Hah!

    Camthedominator, there are two things wrong with your statement. One, Canobie is stuck with a 80 ft Height barrier, so nothing can be built above that height. Secondly, THEY ALREADY HAVE A DROP RIDE! Lol, the starblaster!

    What I think will replace it: Honestly, I see the Hot Dog stand coming back until a good, reliable ride can replace. I’d like to see a Matterhorn, but Canobie has thoroughly expressed their hatred towards that ride. Air Race, but rumor is Quassy might get one.

  • friedbacon3

    has anyone heard of the twister rumor? i’ve heard that canobie might buy the old twister ride from sfne. thats what they could replace equinox with

    • I would say the chances of that happening at 5%.

      • friedbacon3

        yeah i didnt think it would actually happen i was just stating it

        • I’m pretty sure that rumor actually originated from our forum but I’m not positive. I think someone threw it out as a wild guess and then the next day it was on Screamscape. Haha.

  • sfnecoolkid

    theyll never draw me away from sfne!!!!! And if they use twister to draw them away, thats just ironic

  • Kourtney

    Your article kind of slams the Equinox. Regardless of the sh*tty job Canobie did presenting it, it was still a great ride. I’m a little too old for Canobie, and I agree that Canobie should stick to the baby/tweenie rides as it’s a family park, but the Equinox was awesome. I was pissed it wasn’t there and probably won’t ever go back since none of their rides are that thrilling. Six Flags and Canobie will never be comparable, as they are for totally different audiences, but I will admit, (1) The Yankee Cannonball is WAY better than the Cyclone, and (2) the lack of trees and anything natural is annoying at SFNE while the atmosphere at Canobie is very nice. If I’m looking to have fun though….. Six Flags it is.

  • Dan Thorpe

    What gets me is the fact that Canobie are saying about the state of the ride… no wrong… Before Canobie brought Equinox from the Crow family it was one of the best presented machines on the UK Fair Circuit. The down fall of this fantastic machine was down to Canobie not the state of the ride as it arrived. The Crow family had that ride running flawlessly since 2002 when it debuted, being taken apart and built up and always giving a ride like it was brand new, I was mortified when i head Equinox was being taken from UK Soil so go to a Amusement Park, i am now horrified that this “well established park” can’t even keep a KMG machine in working order.

    • Greg

      WELL said, I agree completely.

  • Danielle Kern

    I was just reminded of this article because I was wearing my equinox shirt today. I’m from florida and visited my dad up in new hampshire. I was super excited for this ride because I’ve never been on one like it. unfortunately, it was closed down when we went. a lot of the park employees I talked to said that it being closed wasn’t uncommon at all. although it made me sad, I’m glad the park is acknowledging that it’s problematic and they’re moving forward with change. something that I thought was kind of funny though is that the park’s gift shops were completely filled with equinox souvenirs yet there weren’t many opportunities to ride it.

  • Aimee

    I never got to ride it, so bummed. Can’t believe they can’t make it work ride but then again all of their other rides are super rough compared to six flags. The 2 coasters they have nearly give me a concussion every time, hmm, maybe they did give me a concussion, at least once! Six flags doesn’t really have any good thrill rides either, just the coasters….