Things really have changed.
The place was nuts. The lines were HUGE.
Trash was everywhere, the cans overflowed, ride opts were rude, customer service was rude, food workers were rude, multi-train operation was few. It was a sea of people... very angry, annoyed and bitter people.
It was that day when things got bad for that park.
I'll bet you that not 3/4 of the people there that day came back again.
It was ridiculous
Arthur Bahl said:
Regarding all of that waterpark emphasis, what is going to happen when more local waterparks are built and the market is saturated.
I'm not sure we have to worry about that. The local waterparks around here have all closed. Wildwood and Dover Lake Park were two excellent waterparks, and they are now gone. The only one left is Pioneer and I've heard some not so flattering things about it. Geauga Lake has cornered that market.
I haven't been to GL since 2002 and nothing has happened there to make me want to come back. In that span of time I have been to Kennywood once, last year, and hope to get back again next year. I go to Waldameer AT LEAST once a year, usually more. Once my daughter cracks 46", which will be next year, I will finally get back to CLP. I currently have no interest in going to GL, and I could add 3 more coasters to my track record if I did, I just am not in any hurry to do it until it's worth my time and money to bring my 3 and 6 year old kids. That being said, I will be at CP with them next month, PLENTY for us all to do there.
You have disturbed the forbidden temple, now-you-will-pay!!!
Wildwood's been closed for at least 8 yrs, but I considered it the best of the bunch back-when.
According to what I read last spring, Glassman closed Dover Lake due to dropping attendance because of GL's expansions.
Great Lakes Brewery Patron...
One of the ways to control vandalism is to have darkride cars with appropriate restraints.
Or pressure-sensitive intrusion mats, like the Disney Mansions.
what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard.
Everyone in this room is now dumber for having listened to it.
I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.
*gets called on*
Umm... they become one with the attraction?
The technology is there to create the dark rides that's safe, entertaining, and cost efficient. There are sprinkler systems required by law in ANY large building you go into. They will take on any kind of fire short of a nuclear explosion, if placed properly (Meaning if there's attic space there should be a few up there as a local business around here learned that hard lesson).
I never understood the reasoning behind people who got out of the Pirate Ride and fart around. I know my older brother did that with his friends, but I just don't get it.
As for GL and capital improvements, I've heard nothing and know nothing.
2006 - 2009 Cedar Fair Ride Operations
2009 - Walt Disney World Attractions.
I think some very simple improvements for 2007 would make the most sense. Clean up the old waterpark area, and move the slides over to the waterpark side.
While you're at it, move some of the flats from the waterpark side over to the rides side. There's a scrambler, a swing ride, a swinging ship. They're half decent rides that are always dead over there. They could fill in holes around the ride side, with little cost involved.
Just my two cents.
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