Posted Thursday, October 1, 2015 8:47 AM | Contributed by Jeff
If all goes as planned, reopening of the water park complex at Conneaut Lake Park in 2016 will give the amusement park another revenue stream.
Read more from The Meadville Tribune.
This makes sense. I mean, how often do water parks burn down?
Give it a few years, and I'm sure we'll find out.
I can't imagine that slide complex is in any shape to reopen. But good luck to them.
Waterparks have proven to be exceptionally profitable, low-cost investments.
Where Conneaut would go to get the money to make that investment is another (unanswered) question...
So I went to Google Maps for a birds eye view of Conneaut to see if the water park was as decrepit as I remember. Answer: yes. There's a slide of some sort, a tower with two slides off of it and a lazy river, all of which look none too inviting. I remember from my visit a number of years ago that the slides are set back off the midway amidst some trees, and I always think of waterparks as being fairly open, and paved, with plenty of sunshine.
So I agree with BrettV, all this has been sitting derelict for a long time and an overhaul (or a completely different location altogether) would be in order. And I agree with Mr. Gator. If this improvement is to take place its going to require some cash.
As I cruised through the map I was reminded of what a great place Conneaut was and what potential there is. There's a lot of space and lakeside amusement parks can be so wonderful. So good luck to them as they make yet another attempt to revitalize that sad, sad place.
New for 2016! Conneaut Water Park! Sponsored by PEPSI!
That actually looks more fun than Conneaut's water park.
Maybe they could actually USE Pepsi...you know, like instead of water.
Make it whiskey and I'm in!
That would certainly burn if it splashed in your eyes. Perhaps we could settle on beer?
Obviously they're going to reopen the waterpark just to close it.
Why, did Cedar Fair buy it?
Yeah. Dorney needs a new slide complex.
See? Cedar Fair doesn't buy Conneaut Lake and Michigan's Adventure can't even get the slides it didn't buy!
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