Geauga Lake 2006 Waterpark Construction

Friday, October 28, 2005 6:36 PM
Has the construction began for phase 2 of the waterpark?
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Friday, October 28, 2005 7:09 PM
As far as I know, no...My best guess is that construction won't start until at least the Haunt is over at Geauga Lake...where hours of the park drain down towards the end of the season.
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Friday, October 28, 2005 10:28 PM
at the rate they were working last year on the waterpark, we were lucky they did not delay the new waterpark opening until Labor Day weekend
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Friday, October 28, 2005 11:33 PM
According to something I read earlier, Phase two has been scaled back and now the biggest thing being added is a wavepool. I think it said that total amount being spent this year on Phase two was about $3 Million. So it doesn't seem that their getting a whole lot for that price.
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Saturday, October 29, 2005 12:12 AM
Wouldn't the Wavepool take a while to escativate? And they would want to do it soon before the snow comes.
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Saturday, October 29, 2005 3:00 AM
I know alot of people won't agree with this, but I am glad they havescaled back the project. They have dumped enough money into this park since aquiring it from six flags. Attendance has been disappointing from day one. As a stock holder, I wish they had never purchased this park.
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Saturday, October 29, 2005 8:36 AM
Glad to hear you own "stock" in CF, Joe S. That's better than owning units, huh?

MrScott

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Saturday, October 29, 2005 9:18 AM
You mean the huge for sale sign in front of parking lot is a joke?
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If this winter goes anything like the last one, they'll have delays alright. I hope they do the construction cams again.

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-Mark

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Saturday, October 29, 2005 12:35 PM
Thank you MrScott, I stand corrected. Stocks, units it's still a publicly traded company. When they talk about it splitting in 1997 they refer to it as a "stock".
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Saturday, October 29, 2005 5:32 PM
When we were there over Labor Day weekend they had already started moving dirt around, and a lot of heavy machinery could be seen when we were on the riverboat ride.

As far as actual constuction in concerned...didn't see anything as far as slide pieces, steel, wood, ect. but then again the way the dirt was pushed around the lake not much could be seen.


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Saturday, October 29, 2005 7:03 PM
I've heard they've cut down phase two of the expansion as well with attendance being low again this year and such. Sounds like even the holding brake on Steel Venom has been turned off for budget cuts and Dominator was on half-train operation for awhile last night. ;)

It's understandable, but I hope the park proves profitable for them somehow. Their Halloween Haunt event is 10 times better than Cedar Point's, I just wish they had more houses and trails.

+Danny

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Saturday, October 29, 2005 8:28 PM
I don't belive their are any slides in phase 2 of this project is there? I think that they are just adding the wave pool. Which would explain why their are no slide pieces yet. $3 Million sounds about right for a wave pool and some new buildings. You can't get tons of slides for that price.

As far as construction in the winter months, its possible to dig when its cold outside its just harder to do. I would bet that by this time they probably already have the underground plumbing near completion, wave pools have a ton of it so thats a lot of work but still, I bet they have started it already. You can even pour concrete until the temp falls below/ hovers around 32 Degrees. They add a special additive in that lets you pour at those temps.

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Saturday, October 29, 2005 9:41 PM
Im sure they are at least going to move the Shark Attack slides from HH over to WK and hopefully they will still add the swim-up bar.
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