Change of heart for Geauga Lake management

Friday, April 23, 2004 9:30 AM
They're just one day tickets, and now they're only good before the busy part of the season, through June 25.
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Friday, April 23, 2004 9:43 AM
I never thought this would make or break the park but I said from the beginning that this was a bad move on their part and it appears someone high up now agrees.

This is the way things go in life. Crossing gates are put up at Railroad Crossings only after someone gets killed. Foresight seems to be a thing of the past.

Oh, one other thing. I could almost guarantee that this was a Cedar Fair Management decision from the beginning...and NOT a Geauga Lake Management decision. There is a difference. *** Edited 4/23/2004 1:45:14 PM UTC by wahoo skipper***

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Friday, April 23, 2004 1:03 PM
coasterguts: As a college professor firmly ensconced in the ivory tower, I am entitled---nay, required---to take an idealist's view towards the joys of reading.

Edit: Also, while I do not teach K, I have a kindergartner who gets twitterpated each Monday at the thought of taking her "old" library book back and getting a "new" one. Then again, her parents have 49 years of formal education between them, so perhaps one cannot generalize from that case.

*** Edited 4/23/2004 5:04:59 PM UTC by Brian Noble***

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Friday, April 23, 2004 1:46 PM
Wow, that's one nerdy kid ;) Just kidding, that's great that she's discovered reading already.

Reading is like vegtables. 95% of kids in grade school don't like veggies and don't like reading. Get into high school, some kids pick up reading as their interests expand (for me, it was a sci-fi role playing game that got me into reading, which has since branched out into all kinds of military books, in addition to all things Middle Earth ... and this was before the movies were coming out ;) ) and they also develop a little more taste for salads. Get to college, more people read for fun, and more people order stir-fry and asian food. Graduate college, and veggies become mainstay food, as well as reading being a good leisure activity.

I just thought that up over my lunch break reading through this thread again and thought I'd put it out there - I know it made me laugh to myself in my cube ...

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Friday, April 23, 2004 2:13 PM
Interesting you compare reading to vegetables, Brett, because in addition to being a total nerd, I also have a share in a local cooperative farm. Every week in season we pick up a box or two of whatever organic, biodynamic produce happens to be ready for harvest. My kids are the only kids I know who like stir-fried swiss chard, and know that there are many varieties of it, each with a slightly different flavor. Of course, it took me three solid seasons of cooking tons of it before they'd eat it in quantity, but with time, all things are possible. My kids also know that there is more than one kind of lettuce.

Now that I think about it, my kids are doomed.

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Friday, April 23, 2004 3:00 PM
Maybe not doomed, just ahead of their time ;) They'll teach the other kids that it's "cool" to eat a salad or the occasional chicken stir-fry while reading a book, instead of eating cookies and cake and watching MTV!

I only recently became aware of the shear variety of lettuce out there - or lettuce substitutes. In my book, there is no better salad bar than Hoss' simply because you choose between an iceberg mix, spring greens mix, or spinach mix. All they're missing is a nice romaine and raddichio mix and it's heaven in hicktown! ;)

Conversations always seem stranger when you're talking about lettuce ...

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Friday, April 23, 2004 3:39 PM
It's funny how the only people who thought the tickets were going to "make or break" the park were those who thought they were going to "break" the park.

I argued that it would lead to negative PR, poor community relations, and alienating their target demographic. It certainly won't break the park, but I'm glad they realized it was a poor decision.

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Saturday, April 24, 2004 2:00 AM
Looks like the SF site has updated the recent change as well.

Click here.

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Saturday, April 24, 2004 8:13 AM
What's even funnier is if you click Six Flags Worlds of Adventure on the flash map, it links to the Geuaga Lake park web site.
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Friday, May 21, 2004 9:04 AM
Hey, I just found this out! It's an actual news report of Fox 19 Action News getting up Geauga Lake's butt basically about the read to succeed program. And they seem like they are the ones trying to get the credit about making this work. Here's a link to the video of it:

http://www.woio.com/Global/category.asp?C=28788

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Friday, May 21, 2004 9:25 AM
Ha ha ha! Scott Taylor and Action News strike again!

Geauga Lake Rep: "I received a number of phone calls from teachers, parents, principals, and students, and it really affected us greatly and we worked together and made this decision that we will in fact accept these tickets."

Scott Taylor: "And you got a call, or, you got calls and e-mails from channel 19 action news, too."

Geauga Lake Rep:"In fact we did from you Scott."

Scott Taylor: "Did that help put a put a [unintelligible] focus on that?"

Geauga Lake Rep (laughing): "Yes, we thank you. Thank you channel 19."

I guess all the stories from other TV stations and newspapers had no effect. :)

What a fine example of journalism. Thanks, Scott, for looking out for us.

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Friday, May 21, 2004 9:39 AM
I'm sure glad he's out there looking out for us Clevelanders. Every city should be so lucky!
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Friday, May 21, 2004 9:44 AM
Jeff...we are... Unfortunately... :(
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Friday, May 21, 2004 10:13 AM
What I'd like to know is how Cedar Fair managed to sneak that Intamin gigacoaster into Geauga Lake without any of us noticing ;)

-Jim

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