I was driving past Geauga Lake on my way home from work today and I had a few more thoughts about the park. Even if we forget the argument about whether or not the removal of the two coasters directly impacts attendance, consider the unintended consequences. The thousands of people that drive past the park on Route 43 every day see a disgusting, abandoned water park, a roller coaster in the process of being dismantled, an empty, weed invested plot of dirt where a roller coaster used to stand, and a huge parking lot rarely more than a quarter of the way full. Combine this with Geauga Lake's advertising cutbacks and it does not surprise me one bit that people think the park is closed or getting torn down.
Maybe Geauga Lake should throw up a billboard in that old waterpark and let everyone driving by know that the park is open for the summer. It isn't much but at least it will let the locals know that the park is still open for business.
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