Geauga Lake promises to be a good neighbor to locals

Posted Thursday, December 2, 2004 10:13 AM | Contributed by supermandl

Geauga Lake Vice President and General Manager Bill Spehn assured about 50 Bainbridge Township residents at a trustee meeting that they want to be good neighbors regarding everything from noise and trash to policing their employees' dress code.

Read more from The News Herald.

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Thursday, December 2, 2004 10:22 AM
I am not surprised that Bill handled this meeting well. There is a reason he was chosen to go to Geauga Lake.

I will say that some of those residents have short memories. You can't tell me that the noise wasn't bad when it was a Sea World park. I remember hearing the sea lions from the Geauga Lake parking lot late at night. On top of that, the late night laser light show in the waterski stadium was very loud and the lasers could be seen for miles.

But, those residents over there should be thrilled because they are getting the good end of the deal with a waterpark over there instead of a ton of mechanical rides.

Thursday, December 2, 2004 1:30 PM
CPLady's avatar I was thinking the same thing, Wahoo Skipper. I can't imagine it was any quieter when Six Flags owned the park as well.

Although I feel for the woman with the third shift, surely she must put up with more noise from neighbors cutting lawns, children playing, etc.

Thursday, December 2, 2004 2:34 PM
In the article it mentions Spehn metioning a couple rides that I have not herd of yet. Rip Tid Run, Coral Cove, Paradise Plunge, Sunset Mountain. I am guessing that all of these are in phase 2, since none of these seem to be the name of any of the atractions in phase one. Paradise Plunge was described as a family raft ride. Its nice to hear a little more info about what seems to be going on in Phase 2.
Thursday, December 2, 2004 5:37 PM
I'm sure one of them is the wave pool.
Thursday, December 2, 2004 7:59 PM
I'll personally never understand the neighbors whining about the noise coming from an established amusement park. Dorney Park & Kennywood have been dealing with this problem for years. Geauga Lake's been in business for 115+ years, and the Sea World/Six Flags wildlife side was around from 1970 until 2003. Most, if not all those homes were built long after Geauga Lake had opened, and most probably were built long after Sea World even opened. It's like people complaining about the noise if they live near an airport. They should have thought about the noise factor coming from the park when they were buying the property. And if they really don't like the noise, perhaps they should consider moving.
Thursday, December 2, 2004 9:32 PM
I knew there was a good GM of this park. I am pleased that the neighbors outside Geauga Lake will be heard, this is goof for the park, expansions for attendance and agreeing with neighbors, good things are to come for this park, as it is my favorite!
Friday, December 3, 2004 12:22 PM
Personally, i think they need to forget about noise, forget about traffic jams and start thinking about the money, (taxes) that those two things will bring their area.
Friday, December 3, 2004 3:40 PM
I just don't get how the neighbors constantly complain about this type of thing all the time. I use to live nearby Solon and on weekends traffic might be a bit heavy at times especially July 4, but it is not that bad. Plus, GL is only open from May-Sep meanwhile the major shopping center across the street with WalMart, Kohl's, etc. is open year round and is more a nuisance than GL can even be.
Saturday, December 4, 2004 4:03 PM
Very true, and since I live relativly no too far from the park, i know that that area is not a poor area they are relativley rich, and well for the most part if GL does what they need to do to keep everyone happy so be it, i don't see any reason they need to complain. It can't be that bad, and if they didn't like it why did they choose to live there? hmm...
Sunday, December 5, 2004 12:44 AM
Give me a break. Why move there if you don't like the noise? I drove on Brewster or GL Road every day for darn near a decade and i will continue to do so when i goto the park. They are public roads, aren't they?

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