Conneaut Lake

Saturday, March 29, 2003 1:09 PM
I might be going to Ohio in June and already have SFWOA and CP planned. I was wondering if it is worth it to go there. Please respond!

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Arrow, even the straight parts of our coasters hurt.

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Saturday, March 29, 2003 1:14 PM
Definitly. Please show them your support. It is a beautiful park and you really do enjoy it when you are there.

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Please visit the small parks. We don't know what's happening behind the scenes
Woodencoaster.com

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Saturday, March 29, 2003 10:29 PM
Yes, yes, yes, yes, yes!

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Sunday, March 30, 2003 5:22 AM
Is it worth it depends on where your heart is at. Of the half-dozen parks that I took my wife and kids to in the summer of 2001 it is the one that they probably have no interest in revisiting but it's also the one that I'm the happiest in making part of the itenerary.

Blue Streak is going to pale in comparison to most wood coasters that you've ridden. I'm not sure how different the collection of flat rides is now than it was then but it was decent and riding a scrambler in the dark is a unique experience (think of the poor man's version of what PKI did with Tomb Raider in taking a flat indoors).

But where else are you going to find an on-site hotel that will run you just $30-35 or so a night (i.e. -- Hotel Conneaut) or a park where a few bucks is all it takes for an all-day ride pass? It's one of the few places where you can still play Fascination (which we became sorely addicted to when it started to rain).

Go if you can set realistic expectations of a modest, small park where the history was once rich and prosperous. Go to say that you helped support a struggling park through the 2003 season. Go on a Saturday when the lines at CP or WOA would be too long anyway. Go just so you can feel a little proud when you hear it will open again for the 2004 season because you played a small hand in that.
*** This post was edited by Paris 3/30/2003 7:26:08 PM ***

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Sunday, March 30, 2003 5:38 AM
The Blue Streak has a completely different attitude with the restored Vettel trains. Its amazing!

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Please visit the small parks. We don't know what's happening behind the scenes
Woodencoaster.com

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Sunday, March 30, 2003 10:09 AM
Thanks for the replies. Blue Streak is an out and back, right? If it is, how does it match up to different out and backs like Blue Streak at CP and Dipper at SFWOA?
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Arrow, even the straight parts of our coasters hurt.
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Sunday, March 30, 2003 12:24 PM
CLP: leave station, do a left turn, straight, then right, then lift, drop, 3 hills, turn, whiplash curve, something like 4 hills, then level off, brakey turn, unload station, load platform.

CP: turn left, hill, drop, more hills, turn, more hills, stop.

Geauga Lake: right turn, lift, left turn, drop, some hills, turn, hills, trim, turn, brakes, unload, load stations.

The Dipper still has NADish trains. Single lap bars. CP
Streak has racheting lap bars and seatbelts in their PTC trains.

The CLP Blue Streak has the Vettel trains, restored from their first use in 1937. It has JUST seat belts, and they can be loose. Its runs VERY smooth and makes the ride much more powerful.


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Please visit the small parks. We don't know what's happening behind the scenes
Woodencoaster.com

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Monday, March 31, 2003 4:18 AM
FYI, Fascination was removed last year.

I'd definately make a stop to Conneaut if you pass within an hour or so away. From first glance it may look like a run down amusement park, but the feel of the park as a whole is positive. Nowhere else can you get a 10 minute carousel ride or a 7 minute scrambler ride. The food is to die for, and Blue Streak looks really run down, but it is a great ride, even more so now with the old refurbished trains running on the rails! Conneaut also has a wonderful tumble bug that gives some airtime, and a handful of flat rides that can keep you occupied for an hour or more. If you get there on the right days, there might be a car show on the lawn by the lake, or a band in the ballroom...
Of course, I'm partial.. I grew up with the place :)

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*** This post was edited by Jess 3/31/2003 9:20:35 AM ***

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