A little help...is GL crowded on weekends lately?

Friday, July 22, 2005 11:18 AM
I'm from Toledo and get to CP a lot, but I'm going to try to do GL for the first time in a few years...I want to check out the water park too...I'm going this Saturday... Have these parks started to get crowded yet...What lines are longest? Thanks.
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Friday, July 22, 2005 12:00 PM
You can pretty much expect walk ups for all of the rides. I've been there a few times this year and I haven't had to wait in a line yet. Most you may wait is 10 minutes depending on if they have one train operation. I've been to the waterpark once and it was Cleveland clinic day so it was pretty packed over on the water park side. A bit of advice though, if you go to ride the Villain you may want to ride in the very front seat. I've been on the Villain nearly 200 times in the last few years and this year I've been on it just 3 times because it just seems brutal like its riding with square wheels. They desperately need to retrack the villain in the off season. I use to be able to marathon the Villain. It was my favorte coaster in the park. Not anymore. Everything else is great. Enjoy the park.
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Friday, July 22, 2005 12:59 PM
I was there the Saturday before Memorial Day and it was VERY dead, and that was before it rained. lol.

Everything was walk-on, except for X-Flight which was about 5 minutes (once they got the damn thing going).

-Tina

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Friday, July 22, 2005 7:30 PM
Thanks guys, I'm looking forward to the villian; I haven't been on it since opening year and it was my #4 behind Beast, Legend, and Raven, so I hope it still hauls Ashe. I'll let you know what I think.
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Friday, July 22, 2005 8:30 PM
Actually, these people obviously haven't been to the park in the last month. WWK, the new waterpark packs em' in everyday, and there is always a line for any slides. Liquid Lightning tornado slide is a half hour wait, unless you get in by opening, and then you can do several re-rides before the crowds.

WWK is the most crowded between 1:30 and 6:30. The rest of the park is not so bad. The rides do have waits, and if you want a certain seat, your wait is longer, unless it's one of the ones avalible to you. The park's midways get a little crowded, but the rides are not that bad to get on from noon to around 8, because all the people flock to the new WWK, and Hurricane Hannahs waterpark.

Hurricane Hannahs gets pretty crowded too in the afternoon hours. You'll have a blast, the park really has changed alot since you've been there. You'll love it. Have a great time!

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Friday, July 22, 2005 8:52 PM
geauga lake is usually crowded on saturdays because of company picknicks, but dont expect line to be too long though.
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Friday, July 22, 2005 9:52 PM
wow wild water kingdom is new could have knocked me over with a feather.

Seems strange, that you have to mention that twice.

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Friday, July 22, 2005 10:17 PM
If you are thinking u are going to get pre-WWK lines ur not, but lines still arent bad. The longest lines will be in WWK, and range from 5 to eh 20minutes from Liquid Lightning.
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Saturday, July 23, 2005 12:20 AM
My guests today told me that the line for Liquid Lightning was all the way down the stairs, and this was on a Friday, when my area of the park (which is to the right of the main rides gate) was fairly dead!

On weekdays, you will generally find one train operation, except for Dominator (and maybe X-Flight, though I am not sure). On weekends, we run at higher capacity, so you shouldn't have to wait too long for any rides. In fact, the monorail and ferris wheel will probably have the longest lines, as they don't have great capacity.

Be ready for long lines in the waterpark, but short to non existent lines for rides.

-Sam

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Saturday, July 23, 2005 9:25 AM
I'm sorry but the line for Liquid Lightning is definately longer that 20 minutes once 1:30 rolls around. from there it's about a 30 to 45 minute wait. I am at the park every week, and keep up on attendance and performance, as I am in the process of creating a very detailed website on the park. Thunder Falls gets about a 20 minute wait on both the Tube and Body slides During peak hours.

I think those who haven't been to the park since early season should really go back and see how it is now. They are missing out on a great time! WWK appeals to everyone even those who say they don't like waterparks because it's so different and beautiful, with very LARGE water attractions. And the scenery is ever changing at WWK. Everyweek there is something new and different about the place, like last week more palm trees and some new shade tents popped up, along with many new lights around the park.

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Monday, July 25, 2005 12:29 PM
Im hoping the park is going to hit 1,000,000 guests this year.

When Geauga Lake was "Geauga Lake" back in the late 70's 80's and 90's, the park was averaging slightly over 1,000,000 guests, which made it the only park in the Funtime Chain to reach that amount of guests.

Sea World brought in about 1.5 million annualy.

When Six Flags rebranded the park, the advertising campaign brought it up to nearly 2,000,000 which was something the park could not handle, so with long lines, outragous prices, and trashy midways, many guests vowed to not return.

When SF bought Seaworld, they expected the 2 million from Six Flags plus the 1.5 from Sea World to bring in 3.5. WRONG!!!! The annoyed guests didn't show up, and which both gates now included, they brought in about 1.7 million. OUCH!!!!!!

It continued to decline from there.

Just a little history for you

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Monday, July 25, 2005 12:30 PM
They'll clear a million easy this year. The word is getting out that the water park, even though it's only half-done, is a winner.
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Monday, July 25, 2005 12:35 PM
Saved by the waterpark. Go on, say it. SAY IT! :)

-CO

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Monday, July 25, 2005 12:43 PM
You told us so????? ;)
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Monday, July 25, 2005 12:54 PM
I visited this park on a Saturday in June. It was one weekend before the waterpark opened. Rain threatened and it seemed as if there were only 200 people in the park all day. Almost every ride was a walk-on. I rode Dominator 2 times in the front seat with no waiting.

I certianly hope that business has picked up as the summer progresses. I didn't visit the waterpark of course, but it looked great from the roped off section. I thought it was a nice park. I had a great time and I'm certain it will be successful and we can expect the park's success to grow in the coming seasons.

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