Compounce slated to open for season May 11

Opening day for Lake Compounce Theme Park is Saturday, May 11 and guests are invited to take advantage of “buy one, get one free” regular admission tickets for May 11, 12, 18, or 19, when purchased online at 

LakeCompounce is celebrating its 169th year with an all new wave pool, exclusive party patio, more season pass holder perks two new dining options including Johnny Rockets. In addition, mothers will be treated to a little extra pampering on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12.

Special events are being planned for many weekends throughout the summer, such as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day celebrations, Independence Day Fireworks on July 5, and you might even see Santa and Mrs. Claus making an appearance before the summer season ends.

New season pass holder perks include “choose your own bring-a-buddy days,” where season pass holders may bring one buddy with them for free on any Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday of their choice, on three separate occasions. There will also be “bring-a-buddy for less” days, where buddies receive discounted admission. And on the evening of June 7, season pass holders will enjoy a private luau in Crocodile Cove Waterpark. Complete details can be found on

Fresh on the food scene is the brand new Johnny Rockets Express in CrocodileCoveWaterPark bringing all-American hamburgers, hand-dipped shakes and American fries to the Lake. In addition, down home, authentic barbeque will be close by at the new Pig House BBQ, and gourmet burgers will be served in the Carousel Café’.

Crocodile Cove Waterpark will open on Saturday, May 25. BayouBay is the brand new wave action pool and is more than double the size of the original wave pool. BayouBay will also feature a giant fiberglass statue of the Lake’s new mascot, Kyle the Crocodile. In addition, the area will receive a second, state of the art bathhouse with more restrooms and changing areas.

The new Lakeside Party Patio, also located in Crocodile Cove, has been added, overlooking the lake, and can accommodate up to 15 guests for private parties. The party includes use of the patio, food and bottled beverages. In addition, a party concierge will be available to the group to help ensure the event runs smoothly. Reservations must be made online in advance, for a two hour period, between noon and 7 p.m. from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

“This year, not only are we continuing to increase the attractions and the capacity in our water park, we are adding more special events throughout the season, as well as even more perks for our season pass holders,” said general manager Jerry Brick in a press release. “Guests have been looking for birthday party packages and with adding the new Party Patio we now can accommodate pretty much any size group.”