Dark clouds still linger over Conneaut Lake

Posted Monday, February 17, 2003 4:17 AM | Contributed by bigkirby

Conneaut Lake Park is still gasping for air as it struggles to secure a $350,000 loan to reopen. Meanwhile, the 20 fulltime staff members have been laid-off.

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Monday, February 17, 2003 4:50 AM
This is simply too bad, as the Blue Streak is a great wooden coaster - not to mention that the Toboggan coaster looked interesting as well. Plus, with a classic dark ride, a unique indoor scrambler, and scenic train ride, plus reasonable prices, this park made for an enjoyable day trip, and moreover, the hotel looked fascinating, as well.

I would like to see the park reopen with that abandoned zoo section as either walk through attraction or even a boat or coaster ride that could be adventure/jungle themed.*** This post was edited by Lord Zar the Pumpkin King 2/18/2003 10:16:33 AM ***

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Monday, February 17, 2003 6:28 AM
They actually had a "Jungle Cruise" at one time, that you entered between the Blue Streak and the Carousel.

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Goccvp1

I sure do miss the Idora Wiildcat & Jackrabbit.

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Monday, February 17, 2003 8:47 AM
Yeah, that became the entry for the zoo in 1998 I guess. Its boarded up now but is a great place for pictures of the Blue Streak and Little Dipper.

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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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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 9:50 AM
Woe, Oh Woe

Chuck, who was hoping to make Blue Streak his 200th :(

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Charles Nungester.
Confirmed, Lesourdsville Lake opening for 2003 details soon at Lesourdsville.com

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Tuesday, February 18, 2003 5:34 PM
Blue Streak was absolutely fantastic last year with the old (new?) trains.. I'm really going to miss it if it doesn't open :(

The park was beginning to make a comeback.. There were crowds there on a few days, and decent waits on weekends. I actually waited 10 minutes one Thursday to ride Blue Streak

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Jess, the Barbie Thug.

AIM: Pritti Kittie

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Wednesday, February 19, 2003 2:44 PM
Don't count the park out just yet...

The judge ruled this afternoon and I believe Gary Harris is out completely. Full details should be in the Erie Times tomorrow. The park should be able to secure funding now. Keep your fingers crossed.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2003 2:45 PM
That is GREAT news!

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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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