Canobie Lake Park announces new Equinox ride, autumn schedule

By | September 20, 2012

SALEM, N.H. — Canobie Lake Park is open each weekend during September and October. The Park’s newly-acquired Equinox ride is also targeted for an October opening to ramp up the thrills planned for this fall.

Equinox, a KMG Tango, features a breathtaking flight of almost 75 feet into the air spinning in almost every direction simultaneously. The ride has a trio of arms emanating from a center hub with each arm holding two four-seat gondolas in an “open-seat” configuration. A massive boom lifts 24 passengers into the sky as they revolve around the center. And then the thrills increase exponentially as the boom holding the arms rotates and each arm in turn begins to flip independently.

“The Equinox combines three different types of revolutions while soaring high through the air,” said Chris Nicoli, Canobie’s marketing and entertainment manager. “It is certainly intense and perfectly complements our other high energy attractions including our newest roller coaster, Untamed. If you are truly a thrill seeker, this ride is waiting for you.”

In addition to the new ride, Canobie Lake Park features a range of fall events with something for everyone. The seven-weekend Oktoberfest celebration and this year’s new Autumn Fairgrounds retail area opened on September 15. The Oktoberfest gala includes a beer garden, traditional German food, music and live entertainment. Canobie’s crowd-pleasing live show, tribute to the music Madonna, also returns this fall.

Beginning September 28 and continuing through October 28, hours will be extended this year on Saturdays and Sundays, giving guests additional time to enjoy some fall fun. That’s also when Screemfest adds some fear to the mix haunting Canobie Lake Park each weekend during that time.

There’s plenty to “screeem” about with five haunted houses, including the new “Terror in the Corn” haunted maze in a corn field that Canobie grew on-site just for this event. There will also be Halloween games, zombies and monsters lurking about, and for the youngsters, Canobie’s Kiddieland will be open along with a family-friendly walk through the corn maze on Saturday and Sunday afternoons. The one and only MINI KISS tribute band also returns, rocking every night during Screeemfest.

Canobie Lake Park is presenting all their fall events for one admission price that includes all haunted houses, operating rides, entrance to Oktoberfest and the Autumn Fairgrounds retail area, live entertainment and more. For Park hours, show schedules, directions and more information about events, visit the Park’s Web site at