Wildcat is a vintage wooden coaster (operating since 1927 and renovated within the last 7 years) which is one of the first things you see upon entering Lake Compounce.  It has two trains although only one was operating at the time of my visit due to low demand.    Out of the loading station the train turns slightly right and then left before climbing the 85-foot lift hill and dropping 73.7 feet.   The initial drop is followed by a left-banked curve and a few more drops, then a right turn leading into several more drops.  The train then traverses a series of bunny hills, angling toward the right, before returning to the station.  Someone who had ridden this coaster long before I did warned me that it was extremely rough but I did not find this to be the case.   I sat in the front and from the back it may be a different story, but I experienced no discomfort whatsoever on the ride.   Wildcat has no pretensions; it is what is: a small, classic wooden coaster in better condition than could be reasonably expected given its age.   2 ½ out of 5 stars.  For more information about rides at Lake Compounce, visit www.lakecompounce.com  Photograph courtesy of www.coasterimage.com/

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