Taking the school bus for almost one hour from Exeter, we finally arrived at Canobie Lake Park in Salem, New Hampshire. Founded as a trolley park on the shore of Canobie Lake on 1902, the park most prominently featured botanical gardens, with few amusement rides. It is one of only thirteen trolley parks still operating in the United States. Also, it continues to attract visitors from New England with its more than 50 entertainment facilities, including four roller coasters and four water rides.
It was a cloudy day but there seemed to be lots of people hanging out in the park with their families, from old to young children, which reflects the ability of Canobie to satisfy different groups of people’s needs. It cleverly divides the entertainment facilities into various parts: Kid rides, family rides and thrill rides. If you are an experienced rider and want to pursue excitement, thrill rides would be the best choice for you. On the other hand, if you are a new recruit and have not tried riding before, kid rides and family rides can be taken as cardinal steps for the intermediate rides. As my friend and I have enormous experience with rides, we definitely went straight to the Untamed regarded as the most terrifying one in light of its being vertical and swe took it twice. It was so much funthat we were planning to it for the third time until we realized the time remained short.
Beside the wonderful rides, Canobie also provides visitors with fantastic food and game centers. If people want to stay inside and take a rest, the video arcade would be the proper choice. You could insert coins into special machines to get the soft toys or just practice basket shooting for fun.The food in the park is extremely great and you could find more than 20 food stores there. Whatever you want to eat, whether it is desert or grilled chicken, you can buy it at a low price. We bought vanilla and chocolate mixed ice cream economically — cheap and huge. For dinner, we ordered steak with cheese — extremely tasty in a restaurant along the lake with warm breezes.
What’s more, Canobie also offers various live shows and fireworks to promote a vibrant atmosphere. We were lucky to watch the professional dancers to perform popular songs like “Uptown Funk” onstage. They performed so well that that people stopped to dance — we did. Also the magic show on the village stage was intriguing. The crowd applauded the performances. Finally, we witnessed the astoundingly colorful fireworks in the evening. It tore the darkness into pieces and added brightness creating a cheerful environment in the park. We were so excited to celebrate Independence Day. This wonderful experience will live in my heart forever.