Conneaut Is At It Again

Saturday, January 8, 2011 12:40 PM
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Josh was just confusing it with ROI - understandable considering this is a Conneaut thread! ;)


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 1:32 PM
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Apparently so. I looked for something on this whole page that would fit the acronym, and nothing jumped out at me.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Saturday, January 8, 2011 1:37 PM

Don't feel bad. I was content to remain silent in my ignorance until somebody clarified it. And I've been to CLP several times!


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Saturday, January 8, 2011 1:43 PM
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Me too. Just because I don't want to give them more Pepsi money, doesn't mean I don't go and give them my own :).


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Saturday, January 8, 2011 2:21 PM
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That's my bad... ROP is an in-park acronym from when we had one. Not sure if anyone else uses it in the "real world", but it's natural to me. Didn't even realize I did it.


Hi

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Saturday, January 8, 2011 2:28 PM

Now see, if you'd used R-O-P, I might have gotten it... ;)


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Saturday, January 8, 2011 2:49 PM
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Me too, probably.


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Saturday, January 8, 2011 10:33 PM

Tumble Bug was running last summer and running quite well. It runs faster than Kennywoods.

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Sunday, January 9, 2011 5:56 AM

Why can't Kennywood get that Tumble Bug (Turtle) up to speed? I remember riding it and the one at West View back when they had more powerful motors and they didn't have to rock the cars back and forth to get it over the first hump when starting the ride. Also, when the ride ran faster it gave a nice bit of airtime as it went over that hump.


Arthur Bahl

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Monday, January 10, 2011 8:02 AM
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"Can't" and "Won't" are two different things.


Hi

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Monday, January 10, 2011 9:42 AM

Honestly, Thats the whole problem with parks these days and why people don't find a lot of Flats Thrilling. You have to go to these off beat non mega parks to ride a ride like it was made to be ridden. Knoebles both flying and bumper Skooters? hell they all ran like that. Camden's and Rye's Whip. Coney's top spin (Gone now) Is there a decently fast Scrambler left?

Some call it Charm, I call it intense.

Chuck, who will help Conneaut as long as it exist but mostly in person.

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Monday, January 10, 2011 10:04 AM
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I know Tumble Bug was not operating when I visited the park last July and the maintenance folks were working on it. Could that have anything to do with why Kennywood runs theirs the way they do?

I'm thinking the older the flat, the harder it is to find parts and the folks able to maintain them. Maybe it makes sense to run those older flats carefully.

That is, unless you're a park like CLP with an infinite amount of resources for preservation and maintenance. ;)


"If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins." --- Benjamin Franklin

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Monday, January 10, 2011 12:06 PM
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Charles Nungester said:
Is there a decently fast Scrambler left?

Try the one at Waldameer. It's one of the older ones and for about the last 30 seconds of a pretty long cycle, they bump it up to overdrive. Cool to hear (and feel) the mechanisms growling.

Did anyone here even attend Conneaut's Halloween event this last year? How well did it go over? Crowd of any size?


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Monday, January 10, 2011 12:31 PM
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Carrie M. said:
I'm thinking the older the flat, the harder it is to find parts and the folks able to maintain them. Maybe it makes sense to run those older flats carefully.

My thoughts EXACTLY. Kennywood's machine shop is probably second only to Knoebels in terms fo having to basically build parts that are no longer commercially available. Sure would make me consider running the true classics at something less than 11.


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Monday, January 10, 2011 7:47 PM

If you have own maachine shop to build your own parts, wouln'nt you be able to make the sspares you would need in advance?

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011 4:11 PM
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Corkscrew Follies said:
If you have own maachine shop to build your own parts, wouln'nt you be able to make the sspares you would need in advance?

Do you have a speech impediment? ;-) Okay... That was low, but I was feeling a little evil.

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Wednesday, January 12, 2011 4:26 PM
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Charles Nungester said:
Is there a decently fast Scrambler left?

The best one I can recall recently was the one running at American Adventures near Atlanta....that thing was BLAZING....manual-op'ed, and I was the only one riding. Extremely long and intense cycles that day...

...oh, and regarding the "machining" spares in advance - I think it could get expensive if you tried to have spares ready for every conceivable part that COULD break. That being said - wonder if there's some way to spend an hour or so "behind the scenes" at Knoebels. Wonder if I know someone that could help me with that.....hmmmmm? ;)

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You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Thursday, January 13, 2011 8:11 AM
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Are you friends with Kozmo?


Hi

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Thursday, January 13, 2011 11:04 AM
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Jerry said:

Corkscrew Follies said:
If you have own maachine shop to build your own parts, wouln'nt you be able to make the sspares you would need in advance?

Do you have a speech impediment? ;-) Okay... That was low, but I was feeling a little evil.

Jerry is not your friend.


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Calvin: "If your numbers go up, it means you're having more fun."

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011 3:00 PM

I believe this park could survive......if the proper people were at the controls. I have many years of amusement park operations experience and I have offered to help this park back on its feet. I have even offered my services at no charge just to help this piece of history survive. Well I have been turned down and I am sorry for this park. I do not see bright days in its future.

I hope the board of directors will soon open their eyes and bring in someone with the experience to turn this park around.

I enjoy conneaut Lake Park, and I wish it luck.

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