Cedar Fair may close CGA after this season...

Sunday, March 27, 2016 11:29 AM
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Sunday, March 27, 2016 5:47 PM
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bunky666 said:

maybe Dorney would get the Intamin launcher...

Am I forgetting something? Which Intamin launcher?


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Sunday, March 27, 2016 9:26 PM
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I think I'm going to start up a GoFundMe to save Grizzly. That's an older, "historic" coaster, right? Perhaps In N Out Burger would be willing to re-locate it to a parking lot so that the history may be preserved for future generations.

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Sunday, March 27, 2016 10:24 PM
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Baaahahha. Grizzly is a thing of nightmares! I am one of the few that enjoy riding it though. Definitely a unique experience! Got to ride twice in a row today right at park closing time. I think the resulting headache will last until I go to sleep tonight ha.

And yeah as for the Intamin Launcher... definitely no Intamin launcher at CGA. I think most likely Bunky meant the Intamin drop tower? The only Intamin coaster is the Woodstock Express haha, and I doubt that walking speed launch would be considered a launcher ha

--Josh--

Oh also a local news channel put up this awesome historical video on their FB page: https://www.facebook.com/ktvu/videos/10153480720357061/?pnref=story

Last edited by GooDFeLLoW, Sunday, March 27, 2016 10:52 PM
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Monday, March 28, 2016 8:55 AM

Well, let's be honest here for a second.

Of all of the "major" parks out there, if I had to rank them in order of most likely to be sold to developers, CGA would be #1 on the list, with Magic Mountain being #2.

An amusement park which sits right next to a brand new NFL football stadium, and is within a rock's throw of the headquarters of some of Silicon Valley's most famous company names, is obviously in an "at risk" location. Add to that the goofy land lease issue, and well, who are we fooling here?

That park has been on the chopping block at least twice in its life (probably more if we actually knew the details), and honestly I wouldn't be surprised at all to hear news of its closing. I know of no specifics, but again, It's just too precariously placed to believe that it can continue much longer.

Make no mistake, the Irvine Company gets what it wants in Southern California (full disclosure, i live in Irvine California), and if there is profit to be made in converting the CGA site, then they will most likely get their hands on it.

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Monday, March 28, 2016 11:20 AM
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They're closing GCA - and relocating everything to Ohio to re-open Geauga Lake. It's a win-win, really. You heard it here first.


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Monday, March 28, 2016 12:16 PM
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Mforcebob said:

The park isn't going anywhere but Pennsylvania.


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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 5:09 PM
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Well I just read some awesome news, and it appears to be more than just Internet rumors because the permit application is public records and actually posted in the link. But... CF has officially applied for a zoning permit for EXPANSION at CGA, and announced they would be attempting to purchase the land later this year when it goes up for sale. Us bay area folk are super excited and optimistic (like Jeff told us to be heh). Link: http://greatamericanthrills.net/2016/03/30/californias-great-americ...ga-notice/

and the accompanying article:

http://greatamericanthrills.net/2016/03/30/californias-great-americ...l-project/

--Josh--

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 8:07 PM

Raven-Phile said:
They're closing GCA - and relocating everything to Ohio to re-open Geauga Lake. It's a win-win, really. You heard it here first.

They are opening a GoFundMe to cover the moving expenses and accepting volunteers with pickup trucks to haul the coaster track across country.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016 8:42 PM
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Any chance the GM came out and said what he did specifically to assuage these rumors? Don't set your hair on fire.


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Thursday, March 31, 2016 2:04 AM

Got Knotts and CGA mixed up. Whoops!


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Thursday, March 31, 2016 9:49 PM
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^that's heresy.


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Friday, April 1, 2016 7:46 AM
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No, Heresypark is in Pennsylvania. Try the chocolate licorice.


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Sunday, April 17, 2016 2:47 AM
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kpjb said:

No, Heresypark is in Pennsylvania. Try the chocolate licorice.

indeed.

your sarcastic comment got more votes than mine. I bow to you.


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Monday, April 18, 2016 8:56 AM
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it would be awesome if cedar point got gold striker tho.


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