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Canobie Lake Park Salem

Where is it at?

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Canobie Lake Park
85 North Policy Street
Salem
NH
03079
Tel: 603 893 3506

Directions

From Exit 2 off I93 Bear right off exit, left at lights onto North Policy Street. Less than 1 mile to Canobie Lake Park. From Exit 3 off I93 Bear right off exit (Route 111 East), bear left at lights (at Mobil), right at first light (Range Road), right onto North Policy Street. Less than 1 mile to Canobie Lake Park. From Boston Take I-93 North to Exit 2 or 3 in Salem, NH.

Where are we going today?

Canobie Lake Park huge range of rides are split into 4 simple categories: Thrill, Water, Family and Kids', with loads of options in each to keep every age group happy, dizzy and their preferred level of wet.

There's also a large selection of midway style games and challenges, great for converting pocket change into prizes.

Plus regular Live Entertainment varies from tribute acts and one hit wonders to full on magic shows and the Canobie's Dancehall Theater.

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How much does it cost?

  • Adults$35
  • Children$26 to $35
  • Free Under: 3 years.
LAST UPDATED 2013

When can we go?

Opening ranges from 9am to 10.30am, close ranges from 4pm to 11pm. Check seasonal timetabling.

Teachers corner

The Teachers Lounge can be found above the Sons of Liberty Tavern. It is open from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., Monday through Friday beginning May 22 and ending June 26. This area offers chaperones complimentary refreshments, television, internet access, newspapers and magazines. A separate admission ticket is required to gain access to the lounge, each group is given a limited amount of these passes based on the total ground size..

I'm Hungry!

Whether you want to enjoy Pulled Pork Sliders, a hot dog with a butter grilled bun, a heaping platter of BBQ ribs, a candied apple, or sip on a steaming Cafe Latte, a frothy cappuccino, or a frozen mocha.. Canobie Lake Park's delicious menu will satisfy even the 'pickiest' eaters!.

Any Top Tips?

Make sure to bring an extra set of dry clothes if you plan on riding our water rides such as the Boston Tea Party, Timber Splash Water Coaster or Policy Pond Log Flume. Also make sure to pack a bathing suit if you will be visiting our water play complex Castaway Island!.

Need a little extra help?

Lockers, strollers, wheelers and electric service vehicles can be rented daily across the entrance to the Giant Sky Wheel. There is an ATM located at the Main Gate and First Aid can be found behind the Carousel. .

Baby Facilities

The Park has a nursing station located across from the entrance to the Giant Sky Wheel. This private room is equipped with a sink, rocking chair, changing table and electrical outlet. The room is kept locked at all times and the key is available at Guest Services. .

Can I get one of those?

Stop by our numerous Gift Shops located throughout the Park for everything from bathing suits, towels, sunscreen, sandals, waterbottles, keychains, sweatshirts, jackets to novelty items and so much more!.

What people are saying?

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    Best place to go than Six Flags in New England. I hate Six Flags in Agawam, MA because Riverside Park is gone. Riverside Park look better than Six Flags but ruined.

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    Went to the park for the first time today with the family. Looked at several reviews before we left, and most of them were spot on.

    THE MAIN CONSENSUS OF REVIEWS I READ (and my opinion follows)

    1.) THE PARK IS QUITE CLEAN - absolutely true. Given the number of people in the park, they do a great job keeping the ground and most of the rides clean.

    2.) THE LINES ARE LONG AND DISORGANIZED - yes and yes; we went on a Wednesday in summertime (on a beautiful day) and there was a good crowd... sadly, most of the crew said it gets much worse on weekends;...Read More

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    10 YEAR OLD ALMOST DIED READ!!!!!!!. Recently I took my granddaughter to Canobie lake park thinking it'd be a a family fun special day. But I was wrong. WAY wrong. After we got there my granddaughter pointed to a extreme roller coaster. I said no lets pick something calmer to start out with. And she picked the "Star Blaster". We buckled in and the staff checked our seat harness. right when he was about to start the ride I hear "HELP, MY SEAT HARNESS UN CLICKED,HELP!" It was coming from my granddaughter! She quickly jumped out of the seat...Read More

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    If you live in New England and have not been to Canobie Lake Park, you must be living in a glass bubble and pretending to be a bad windshield wiper rubbing up against it. Way closer and BETTER than Disney World! What??? How???? (1) No Lines; (2) Close; (3) Less expensive; (4) Rides are just as good if not better; (4) DID I MENTION IT IS RIGHT HERE IN GOOD OLD NEW HAMPSHIRE!!!!

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    My experience was awful. I am a nursing mom and went there with my 5 month old, 7 year old and my mom. I thought at first how wonderful they have a nursing station. I used it. In the meantime another mother was ranting and raving that I was in it without using a key. I had ni idea what she was talking about until I came out and two employees were waiting for me. The girl had such an attitude and told me I needed a key to use it. I tried to explain to her that it was unlocked and she told me it didnt matter there was signs posted. I brought my compliant...Read More

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by Scott Ryan

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Went to the park for the first time today with the family. Looked at several reviews before we left, and most of them were spot on.

THE MAIN CONSENSUS OF REVIEWS I READ (and my opinion follows)

1.) THE PARK IS QUITE CLEAN - absolutely true. Given the number of people in the park, they do a great job keeping the ground and most of the rides clean.

2.) THE LINES ARE LONG AND DISORGANIZED - yes and yes; we went on a Wednesday in summertime (on a beautiful day) and there was a good crowd... sadly, most of the crew said it gets much worse on weekends; most lines were between a 15-25 minute way time, which is long, but could be worse, so you do need to bring your patience. One of the frustrating things is that most of the lines are meant to handle about 10 minutes for of people.... you'll find that most lines spill out into the open pavement and can become very disorganized... get ready to start asking 'Are you in line?'

3.) THE FOOD IS EXPENSIVE AND SUBPAR - yes and it depends; prices are comparable to a state fair, which means you'll shell out $30-$40 for a meal for your family of 4; we sampled a whole pizza ($16), french fries ($4), onion rings ($4), ice cream ($3.50), and slushes ($5/each).... Everything was pretty good except the pizza which was AWFUL.... please find something else... it was completely tasteless...

4.) BRINGING FOOD IN IS A NO-NO - we ended up NOT bringing waters for the kids since so many said that staff would confiscate them at the entrance... one of our parents brought in Gatorades... they saw them in the bag... didn't say anything.... also, I overheard the staff saying "we don't check the bags of kids" so if you really want to bring your own food in, have your child bring a backpack to increase your odds

5.) ADMISSION PRICE TOO HIGH - While $36 is a bit high (go to AAA and get $30 tix).... there are more than 80 rides... you can have up to 11 hours in the park during the summer..... there are free shows for you to watch (which were pretty neat)... and you get free parking and free admission to a very cool waterpark; overall, I think it's a decent deal.... what stinks is that there are no season passes (since we live within a few miles)

6.) NOT ENOUGH RIDES FOR THE YOUNG OR OLDER - Not true; there are plenty for those under 48" and for those OVER 48"... the problem WE ran into is that we have one child over 48" and one UNDER 48".... in many cases, they couldn't ride the same rides.... either our taller child was too big to ride or the smaller child was too short... eliminated several of the options.... despite that, there was still PLENTY to do for the 7 hours we were there.

CONCLUSION: Be prepared to spend about $60 per person for the day (admission, food, games). Be prepared to wait in lines for most (if not all). Be prepared to play a few games and win junky prizes. But, despite all that, your kids should have a fantastic time.... ours did, and we'll likely be back!

by Gretel Devendorf

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10 YEAR OLD ALMOST DIED READ!!!!!!!. Recently I took my granddaughter to Canobie lake park thinking it'd be a a family fun special day. But I was wrong. WAY wrong. After we got there my granddaughter pointed to a extreme roller coaster. I said no lets pick something calmer to start out with. And she picked the "Star Blaster". We buckled in and the staff checked our seat harness. right when he was about to start the ride I hear "HELP, MY SEAT HARNESS UN CLICKED,HELP!" It was coming from my granddaughter! She quickly jumped out of the seat and told the staff about to start the ride. He correctly fastened her and started the ride. Later we went on the "Untamed" an the "Corkscrew" at the end with bruised heads. NEVER go to Canobie Lake Park. 100% unsafe

by Heidi Johnson

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My experience was awful. I am a nursing mom and went there with my 5 month old, 7 year old and my mom. I thought at first how wonderful they have a nursing station. I used it. In the meantime another mother was ranting and raving that I was in it without using a key. I had ni idea what she was talking about until I came out and two employees were waiting for me. The girl had such an attitude and told me I needed a key to use it. I tried to explain to her that it was unlocked and she told me it didnt matter there was signs posted. I brought my compliant to guest services who refunded me and my party but also had to escort us our like a criminal.

The Weather

Thursday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 42° F / 5° C
Humidity: 62 %
Wind: West - 1 MPH

Friday

Conditions: Partly Cloudy
Temp: 32° F / 0° C
Humidity: 52 %
Wind: WNW - 16 MPH

Saturday

Conditions: Clear
Temp: 28° F / -2° C
Humidity: 46 %
Wind: WNW - 12 MPH

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