Back to Geauga Lake since opening day. It was a sunny day to start but ill get back into that.
The rides were all running today, i mean they had a tremendous staff, and the rides that were shorthanded were ran by maintenance staff. They were going beyond the call of duty, or maybe they still are shorthanded, call it whatever you want, but at least they were all about the customers today. The ops were watching each person as the trains were leaving the station on all the coasters, to make sure no funny business was going on and even told a guy to take off his hat when he had it on his head before dispatching a ride. That speaks a huge difference from opening day.
Thunderhawk looks good completed in the paint job.
Then the rain came and they were great at getting the rides back up in ten to fifteen minutes. The rains were still lingering when they did this, so big thumbs up to them again here.
When summer comes it looks like all of us who thought this park was bad opening day will be more than ready, so congrats to them making this a great day.
Looking forward to seeing the finished to near-finished stuff
The park is doing very well, and it's definately stepping in the right direction tword returning to it's former glory. CF needs a few years to really get used to running the park. their still fresh in the game, with only a little over a year under their belt.
I had to voice a couple issues with Guest Relations. I didn't care much for the girl working there. I had to ask for a form to write stuff down on, and she appeared a little snotty, kinda like a snob... but not too bad. I found a broken bench on the carousel, which i notified the ride opt and GR about, and I also had a few issues with the safty restraints on Dino Island, which I also remarked on.
I had an odd occurence on the 1981 Chance Yo-Yo when the ride opt started the ride without ever checking our belts. (there were only 2 of us on the ride) Perhaps she just watched us buckle them.
The rain came and went with a quick test and re-opening of all the rides.
Ran into C-Buzzes own "Avalanche Sam" on one of the rides who was as friendly and hard working as he has been in the past.
Received a better ride on Wolf Bobs and was happy to hear the possiblity of more trackwork next year. Heard the new-used train from Holiday World is being serviced and should begin operation in mid-June.
Got a wonderful front seat ride on Villian. The fiancé actually had a good ride on it this time. It tends to beat her up too much. Why does this ride still have Gerslauers????? It would run so much better with PTC's
Dominators new sign is great and the ride feels a lot better. The Peanuts stage is looking great as well.
As for new attractions, it was good to see ground work beginning on the Thriller Bees as well as a few of the ride parts on site behind the white fence near the Yo Yo (which you can see while on the ride)
The waterpark looks very close to opening, I found it odd that they decided to close Turtle Beach as opposed to just operating it one more year in its location. I still find it odd that the floating bridge is not moved to the other side of the park yet. Maybe soon... we'll see.
As for the trip, it was so much better than last time, even with comparable staff. The park has had many things done in just wo weeks, it will be good to get back again eventually!
Grade this time: B, Last time: C
John P's Average grade for two trips: B- (they still have a way to go)
He updated his page, so you may have to email him for it.
-- alan jacyszyn
I kinda wish the Thundehawks sign would get re-painted to match it's new orange and yellow
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