2013 Announcements for the rest of Cedar Fair

Friday, September 28, 2012 3:18 PM

Geauga Lake is a fairly large and robust water park. I don't get criticism that there isn't enough there. Compared to what? Schlitterbahn?

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Friday, September 28, 2012 3:27 PM

Ensign Smith said:

It's not that small.

That's what sh...nah.

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Friday, September 28, 2012 3:31 PM

I think Wildwater Kingdom is great. The only thing I'd like to see is some of what was part of Phase 2.

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Friday, September 28, 2012 3:45 PM

For those who are about to ask, "What was supposed to be part of Phase 2?"

Phase 2

I think the only part of Phase 2 that happened was the wave pool. I'm thinking the structure at the top right was probably the Happy Harbor Nets made by Harrison Industries that was sold at auction for $37,500 to Cleveland Scrap. And, 2 of the the slide structures in Phase 2 were likely the Shark Attack Slides which sold at auction for $47,500 to Jeff Henry from Schlitterbahn Water Parks and the Turtle Beach tube slides which also sold at auction to Jeff Henry from Schlitterbahn Water Parks. I believe most of the stuff Schlitterbahn bought ended up at the new Kansas City location. Ironically, the Shark Attack slide structure was originally sold tot he park by the ride division of Schlitterbahn. I'm told they got it back in very good condition at a very small fraction of what they originally sold it for. Originally bought in 2003 by Six Flags, it only operated for 3 seasons. It than sat unused on the ride side from 2006 until the auction in 2008.

Last edited by Jason Hammond, Friday, September 28, 2012 3:50 PM
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Friday, September 28, 2012 6:15 PM

Mike Gallagher said:

Ensign Smith said:

It's not that small.

That's what sh...nah.

Actually, that's what he said.

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Friday, September 28, 2012 10:46 PM

I was going to vote you up and make a comment about she saying something, but I didn't want to be labeled as a part of 'that group'.

;)

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Saturday, September 29, 2012 12:55 AM

Mr. Ouimet has supposedly shown internal interest in further developing WWK with more FEC type offerings, but I'm not convinced we are going to see any major changes anytime soon. When you account for less than 1% of Cedar Fair's overall attendance and revenue (just an educated guess), there are a lot of other projects that take precedent. I know we would like to think that each park has the autonomy to direct their own capital expenditures but I'm convinced there are only a handful of people making those calls and they all work in Sandusky. It's not like there is a willful disinterest in the smaller properties, but who is going to go to bat for WWK when that money could very well produce a better ROI at another property?

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Monday, October 1, 2012 9:15 PM

Jeff said:

Geauga Lake is a fairly large and robust water park. I don't get criticism that there isn't enough there. Compared to what? Schlitterbahn?

It is, yes... However, on busy days the park easily tends to get close to capacity... No chairs to be found, completely full lines for all the slides, etc... Now I know this is only for ideal summer days, but I think the park would do well with just one or two more attractions. That is all it needs, honestly. It does not require a whole new huge expansion project, just something worthwhile.

It has been approx. 7 years since they built the park with basically no additions or improvements to what is there. They should try to excite the people that go with something new.

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Monday, October 1, 2012 9:58 PM

Like, they built a giant checkerboard, for Pete's sake. What more do you want?

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Monday, October 1, 2012 11:03 PM

True... True...

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012 2:00 PM

Am I the only one who giggles at "Schlitterbahn"?

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012 2:41 PM

Yes.

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012 6:08 PM

You'll definitely giggle when you see this,

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RtOWww5TDF4

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012 7:42 PM

She needed to Schlitter or get off the Bahn.

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Thursday, October 4, 2012 5:09 AM

I lost faith in them following through with Phase 2 a couple years ago. It's not a priority and probably shouldn't be. It's amazing in comparison to Sand Castle near Pittsburgh. That place was a gutter the last time I went.

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Sunday, November 25, 2012 11:52 PM

Wow, no Plunge....We were so disappointed in 2011 when we were unable to take the "Plunge" as it was out of action. We did manage a front row ride in July 2012 and it was AWESOME. Even though it was a chilly day, we laughed all the way down. It is/was the best water ride anywhere!!!!

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Monday, November 26, 2012 2:56 AM

I agree that Plunge was awesome. That drop was simply incredible.

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