Conneaut park(short)

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Wednesday, July 5, 2006 12:04 AM
Did quick trip to the park today,raining then cleared up.

They were putting the 2nd car on the tumble bug today,suppose to be open on the 8th,they are holding a auction for the first rides.

Blue Streak was running the Vettel train.Looked like there was some work done on the turnaround this year,a bunch of new track wood,not as much shuffling as in the past.

Talked to one of the ride op's,lightning did hit the lift motor,he said it was $5000 to repair.

The only ride that was not running besides bug was the toboggon.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2006 9:33 AM
You're not missing anything with the Toboggon. That ride hurts.


Auctioning first rides on The Bug sounds like a great idea.

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Wednesday, July 5, 2006 9:53 AM
Once again, I appreciate somone making it to one of the small traditional parks. I hope to get to CLP sometime next week.
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Wednesday, July 5, 2006 10:56 AM
Thanks Arthur,been going there once a summer for the last 35 years,except for the summers they were not open.

Done the toboggon before,agree,OUCH!

Just wish they could turn that trim brake off before the turnaround on the Blue Streak,kills the last half of the ride.I know they can't because of the same problem they have with the NAD trains,maintenance.

Rode it years ago with the NAD's and no trim brake,much more "air" on the last half of the ride. *** Edited 7/5/2006 3:10:08 PM UTC by Ex_Westview and KW_worker***

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Friday, July 7, 2006 7:12 PM
Has the toboggon been closed all season?

I was just wondering, we might be making a trip there this weekend.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006 8:44 AM
Forgot to mention..

If you are ever up in the area of Conneaut,check out a place nearby,its called Linesville.You can feed the HUGH fish they have in the spillway there.There are so many of them that their motto is"where the ducks walk on the fish".Be sure to buy the "fish bread" at stands on the way there.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006 8:51 AM
^The Linesville Spillway is awesome. Largest fish i've ever seen. We always hit that place.
Those fish are monsters.

And the birds DO walk on the fish. I didn't believe it until i saw it.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006 12:09 PM
I read that the spillway is going to be closing for a year for rennovations. I wonder how the fish will survive without any bread....
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Tuesday, July 11, 2006 1:07 PM

crazy horse said:
Has the toboggon been closed all season?

I was just wondering, we might be making a trip there this weekend.


As of last weekend it was still closed.

It was nice to get a ride on the Tumble Bug again and Blue Streak is running well despite a small fire that erupted on the brakes after the turnaround early Saturday morning(7/8/06). We watched them walk the structure and put it out with an extinguisher. It was pretty scary to see and also disappointing since we thought we wouldn't get to ride it that day. They opened it at noon with everything else. Great air in the back seat. Good enough to cause the girlfriend to lose the brand new digital camera. :(

We also witnessed the sign being put up on the front of the structure by the road for Blue Streak. We'd have pictures, but again, she lost the camera. If anyone finds it, there are pictures of the opening of the Tumble Bug, Blue Streak's fire, the sign going up on the front of Blue Streak and also a few nice pics while on the coaster.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006 1:17 PM
^Fire on the brakes? Time to replace those shoes/pads.
Wow, I've never seen that and I've that coaster hundreds of times.
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Tuesday, July 11, 2006 2:19 PM

FLYINGSCOOTER said:
^The Linesville Spillway is awesome. Largest fish i've ever seen. We always hit that place.
Those fish are monsters.

And the birds DO walk on the fish. I didn't believe it until i saw it.


They are big!

That would be a good stunt for fear factor,lower someone into all the fish and see how long they could take it :)

I think those fish got enough bread in them to last a year.

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Tuesday, July 11, 2006 4:59 PM
^^Yes, there was a fire on the brakes... about 2 hours prior to the rides opening. Lots of smoke from the water that was sprayed on the structure. Obviously, everything was sound (enough) to run the ride for the rest of the day.
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Thursday, July 13, 2006 1:42 AM
The Toboggan has been down the past two times I went there, last year and the year before. That ride has escaped me in the three places I have ever seen it; Atlantic City as a kid, Conneaut, and Lakemont Park. It has been down each and every time I have seen one. I am just destined NEVER to get to try that ride!

Did they ever fix Conneaut's Yo-Yo... and am I half crazy, or did the Yo-Yo's actually either swing out and back or dip up and down during the ride cycle? Geauga Lake's is just a straight swing ride. Or am I just losing it due to age? Heh heh.

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Thursday, July 13, 2006 2:59 AM
The Toboggan was running the last time I was at the park on June 24. According to an article in this past Sunday's Meadville Tribune it "threw a gear" but will be repaired. I got one ride on it late last summer, it's an interesting ride but definitely not one designed for taller people.

The Yo-Yo was sold last winter, but I don't know where it went or if it was just sold as scrap. It was in pretty bad shape and repairs to the ride would've cost the park more than it was worth. Even though I would've loved to see the Yo-Yo back I'm glad they concentrated on repairing the Train & Tumble Bug instead. If they can get the Toboggan repaired before something else breaks down it will be the first time in at least 4 years that the park will have every ride running at the same time.....but this IS Conneaut's luck we're talking about here so it's a safe bet that something WILL break down.....

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Thursday, July 13, 2006 5:31 AM
Toboggan was open both times I went this year, June 24th and June 30th.


FLYINGSCOOTER said:
^The Linesville Spillway is awesome. Largest fish i've ever seen. We always hit that place.
Those fish are monsters.

And the birds DO walk on the fish. I didn't believe it until i saw it.


I went to that spillway for the first time this year, those fish are insane! Kind of funny watching all those fish fight over food.

Deer Park is anther must visit up in that area. Only place I know where you can feed the monkeys, and pet dear, baby camels, and so forth.

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Thursday, July 13, 2006 12:28 PM
Chooch249...try Trimpers for your Toboggan.

Operating ones - http://www.rcdb.com/installationresult.htm?column=1,10,3,4,5&order=1,2&model=40&status=9

Conneaut was REALLY cool. IF the Toboggan is running, I'll likely make it there in August (I'll call before making the out-of-the-way drive). Plus, I'd LOVE to catch the Bug...;)

*** Edited 7/13/2006 4:31:17 PM UTC by rollergator***

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