Conneaut Lake Park to reopen after being closed two years

Posted Wednesday, April 15, 2009 8:04 PM | Contributed by Brian Chupka

Most rides will be operational at Conneaut Lake Park amusement park this summer, but its famed Blue Streak wooden-tracked roller coaster won’t be operating until at least 2010. Trustees of the park say they've secured a lease agreement to get most of the park up and running.

Read more from The Meadville Tribune.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009 10:35 AM

Good to hear. Hopefully this works and the park is able to get back on its feet. I'd like to think that with Geauga Lake gone and the economy forcing some people to hold off on big vacations, there would be a niche for Conneaut.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009 12:47 PM

I sure hope so as well. My fear is that with Blue Streak down for (at least) this season, it will highly negatively impact attendance, and raise questions about the long range viability of the park.


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Thursday, April 16, 2009 1:43 PM
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Ensign Smith said:
... and raise questions about the long range viability of the park.

How many more questions can there be? ;)


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Thursday, April 16, 2009 1:50 PM

^True. Will have to stop in if I ever road trip back to PA this summer lol.

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Thursday, April 16, 2009 4:33 PM

Maybe I should have phrased it, "raise the same old questions"? ;)


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Friday, April 17, 2009 9:36 AM

Things have changed a lot since the last time Conneaut was open. Different circumstances might mean a new life for the park, provided the people running the place know what they're doing.

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Friday, April 17, 2009 2:24 PM

I just hope they have my 'Scooters' up and running. I can spend a whole day on those alone.

Hopefully they'll get the water park working as well.


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Friday, April 17, 2009 3:20 PM

I would think the waterpark would be a high priority.


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Friday, April 17, 2009 3:56 PM
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I hope that reopening doesn't mean 10 future news stories about how it's going to close again. Let's hope somebody knows what they're doing.

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Friday, April 17, 2009 6:07 PM
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Fingers crossed.


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Monday, April 20, 2009 9:00 PM

This weekend is Volunteer Weekend.

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009 9:51 AM

Any word on how Volunteer Weekend went for the park?

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Tuesday, April 28, 2009 10:01 AM

^ http://coasterbuzz.com/Forums/Thread/55580.aspx

here you go!

I can't wait to go there and ride my scooters.

Camping at Camperland last year wasn't the same without the park being open, but we did take a lot of good pics.


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Tuesday, April 28, 2009 10:06 AM

Sorry, I didn't put 2 and 2 together and realize that was a report on Volunteer Weekend. Thanks!

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