It was a dark and stormy night…….
.... Actually, it was a gray and rainy day for the June 11, 2011 grand opening of Untamed, the new "Euro-Fighter" steel coaster from Gerstlauer Amusement Rides GmbH, at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, NH. It was so rainy that many thought Canobie had installed a new water ride to compete/compliment the Boston Tea Party shoot-the-chutes on the other side of the park!
Despite the hard rain and cool temperatures, the crowd was huge for Untamed's debut. Umbrellas and rain ponchos were the order of the day. Those without rain protection just wiped away the drops from their foreheads (and other parts) as they waited their turn to ride the new beast of the Northeast.
A video of Untamed (including front row POV) has been provided by the park, and can be viewed here.
Canobie most certainly has a winner with Untamed, and it is a wonderful addition to the park. ACEers can look forward to many visits (and Untamed rides) this summer and for years to come. ACE Day at Canobie Lake Park has been scheduled for August 13, 2011.