Next Thursday, July 15, I'm making a day trip to Conneaut Lake. I need advice for a first-timer.
First off, how much time is actually needed to experience every ride there, maybe some even twice?
Are there any area attractions that I shouldn't miss such as museums or shops?
Third and final, how are the prices like?
"Ask not what your rest home can do for you. Ask what you can do for your rest home." - Bruce Campbell as Elvis Presley in Bubba Ho-Tep
Conneaut Pricing/Hours (always check the park's site for this info :) )
Recommend riding in the back on Blue Streak. Awesome airtime. Stick around until closing as you might get some really awesome sunset shots if you bring a camera.
Dont miss Devil's Den. It is a dumb but fun dark ride.
I dont know of much in the area, but Steak on The Lake restaurant offers some decent buffets. We did the Friday fish fry/seafood buffet and it was pretty good. Plus the views of the lake from there are awesome. Steak on the Lake is in the Conneaut Lake Hotel. Check out the rooms there even if you dont stay there. Oh and listen to the "ghost stories" too. Worth a trip back in time so to speak.
Other nearby attractions that I would not miss are:
Waldameer Park in Erie, PA (only an hour away)
Presque Isle State Park in Erie, PA (Right behind Waldameer Park.)
Also you are only 2 hours from Kennywood! *** Edited 7/7/2004 3:23:44 PM UTC by beast7369***
If you like carp, the spillway in Linesville is about a half hour from the park. Interesting and disgusting all at the same time. If you have enough time, make the 45 minute trip north and go to Waldameer. You can easily do both parks in one day.
While the park needs some work, it is definitely showing signs of rebounding. Business seems good this year and if that continues for a few years, I'm sure the future of the park will be a lot brighter than it is right now. Don't let the park's poor rep fool you- Conneaut is a LOT of fun, and the Blue Streak is awesome, especially if you get some late-night rides in the dark!
Waldameer is another great park that is good for at least a half a day and even more if you want to ride all the flats. Comet is a great small wood coaster and the new spinning coaster is good for a few rides. And the log flume is not to be missed!
Also, I know no one knows for sure but has Blue Streak been running basically everyday since it opened? What about Devil's Den?
Thanks.:) *** Edited 7/15/2004 2:50:35 AM UTC by carrouseler***
And Rob, I did my part to help preserve the park (and their classic woodie) by donating that photo - see, I'm a preservationist too! :)
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