I found out that Wildwater Kindom at Geauga Lake Phase 1 will use 20 acres. Phase 2 will use 36 acres. There is still 170 undeveloped acres on the old Sea World Side. What will happen with the rest of the land? New rides??
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Uh, I'm not sure where this 36 acre figure is coming from, as the GL site clearly states that the completed waterpark will cover 20 acres of land. In addition to the parking lot, don't forget that a good chunk of that land is taken up by rides, Happy Harbor, and the 4d theater. The other side of the new waterpark is dominated by a large hillside, which was good for the Sea World stadiums, but can only be occupied by a limited number of slides.
Well even if there is land left over the landscape can be changed either way, but right now, that end of the park is not even being thought of at the moment too much is going on to excite everyone. I think by 2005, or middle of 2006 will they start deciding and planning on the remaining land...but we shall see how things go between now and then.
Hmmm, maybe not a train, but they could take their monorail, reqork and expand on the track and use that as a transport system around the park. It's a lot easier to work around the current park than a train would be. Is the manufacturer of that monorail still around?
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Rockrc480 said: I found out that Wildwater Kindom at Geauga Lake Phase 1 will use 20 acres. Phase 2 will use 36 acres. There is still 170 undeveloped acres on the old Sea World Side. What will happen with the rest of the land? New rides??
Isn't that where they're gonna strip the land and build the high rise condos???
Some of you are wondering how I got those figures since there not all disclosed in that press release.
It reads that $24,000,000.00 will be spent on Wildwater Kingdom. $16,000,000.00 on Phase 1, which leaves $8,000,000.00 for Phase 2. It reads that they will spend a total of $18,000,000.00 on improvents to the park including the waterpark. $18,000,000.00(overall 2005 costs) - $16,000,000.00(waterpark) = $2,000,000.00.
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Their campground is freaking huge, Zingo, and was actually nicer than PKIs. But alot emptier. They do have a Geauga Hotel up there as well, but they could always build another one with an *indoor* waterpark...
I dont' think they'd need to expand the campground one bit. It was pretty empty when I stayed there, but was very nice. I'm sure CF will manage the land pretty well. Heck, since CP is running out of room, they could just move it to Cleveland...
Parks in suburban location like Geauga Lake often have major noise issues with neighbors that limit the develop of much of their land. (ie: Alton Towers, SFA) I don't know the specifics here, but I wouldn't be surprised to find that they need to use much of this land as a buffer zone.
pain in the neck is right.. the boats from one side to the other were just wrong... took forever to load/unload, they crammed ya on it like sardines... a train would be nice. a nice big steamer-type...
Smaller faster more steerable boats and more of them might help too. Like 6-12 depending on the actual size of them. Possible adding a 3rd boat dock near Raging Wolf Bobs. It would almost be like being at Epcot. LOL.
I am not sure I can envision a train going around the whole park due to the subdivision that abuts the lake...Unless Cedar Fair buys the homes at some point. Otherwise I could see them doing a "C" like route for a train. Kind of with a turnaround by the front of the park near the main gate and the other turnaround near the waterpark. As much as I think CP Huntingtons are kind of bleh, they do take up very minimal space in comparison to a train like what Cedar Point has.
As was mention previously the Monorail could very easily (if the company that made it is still in business) be exanded to encircle the park and have multiple stops (3 or 4) on it.