Posted Wednesday, August 2, 2006 11:06 AM | Contributed by Jeff
Erieview Park, a small amusement park in the Lake Erie resort village of Geneva-on-the-Lake, will shut down permanently in September to make way for a new family business.
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Friday, August 4, 2006 2:12 AM
I'm surprised no one has commented on this yet.Erieview park has been a family instution for me. Although the park is nothing spectacular, and looks nothing but like a side carnival, it adds to the Geneva-on-the-Lake feel.
I remember taking summer trips with my YMCA-Camp there and riding the Titl-a-Whirl and you can't forget that train. I guess this could only be expected since smaller parks seem to be having a harder time competing against larger corporate owned amusement parks.
I thought I read something in the News Herald, about a condo complex would be placed in there to add to the "resort" idea that has seem to be taking over Geneva-on-the-Lake. Now, as long as Madsen's Donuts don't close, I don't think I'll be effected that much.
Btw, I'd love to take Brat and install it in my backyard!
*** This post was edited by Keith2005 8/4/2006 2:16:04 AM ***
Friday, August 4, 2006 7:18 AM
The end of Erieview is a great opportunity for Conneaut Lake Park to gain some new business. They are only an hour away from Geneva on the Lake and thay have a traditional park atmosphere.
Friday, August 4, 2006 9:38 AM
Oh come on, to whom? I didn't even know Erieview existed, and I live in Northeast Ohio. Heck, the only thing I know about Conneaut is that I drove past it when I was a kid.
Friday, August 4, 2006 7:21 PM
Interesting. I've known about Erieview since I was a kid, and I'm 44, and I've lived in Pittsburgh all my life. And that was LONG before there were any enthusiast clubs! It's where I rode my first coaster, something I do remember fondly. (Actually, I was 4 and petrified of it! I didn't start liking coasters until I was about 8 or 9!) Just because a park is small doesn't mean it doesn't have it's fans and those that will miss it when it's gone. Many dark ride lovers and DAFE members are especially going to miss the Fright Zone. It wasn't necessarily the best dark ride out there, but, it's one of the last of a dying breed of traditional style dark rides that once were a staple of amusement parks across the country.
Saturday, August 5, 2006 9:56 AM
It would be great to see some of the rides at erieview relocated to Conneaut lake Park.
Sunday, August 6, 2006 2:44 AM
It would definitely be great to see some rides relocated to CLP however, I can't imagine them having the funds to buy anything more.
I am definitely sad to see the park go. The whole Geneva on the Lake strip is a hidden gem of northeast ohio and though I rarely go on the rides, it is still completes the area. I was hoping to take my little cousin on the Brat but never got the chance...dang..
lol, Keith, my dad said the exact same thing about the Brat which actually surprised me cause he doesn't like rollercoasters and always makes fun of me for my love/obsession with the amusement industry.
I beleive DAFE is teaming up with ACE for an event on Sept 9th...I will have to try my best to make it there.