Geauga Lake to remove a "Classic Ride"

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 5:21 PM
Take this with a grain of salt, since it's from sreamscape, but I actually believe this rumor. now lets discuss which it could be.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005 5:23 PM
Log Flume, Double Loop, or Monorail. Those are the "classic" rides I can see them removing.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005 5:24 PM
I would guess the Monorail. Not sure they have much I would consider as classic. I highly doubt double loop would go anywhere. *** Edited 6/28/2005 9:25:30 PM UTC by DragonRider***
Tuesday, June 28, 2005 5:28 PM
Better not be the Dipper.

I would guess and hope it would be the monorail or the observation tower due to their location to the old waterpark. *** Edited 6/28/2005 9:28:59 PM UTC by eightdotthree***

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 5:31 PM
Well, as many problems as it has had so far this year, and the fact that it IS old, and has been in 3 different locations, I say Mr. Hydes nasty fall is going to bite the dust to make way for a new drop tower.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005 5:40 PM
I see either of 3 rides....Hydes Nasty Fall (its always broekn when I come), (Skycraper, or moved and renovated or replaced), and last the Monorail. I could see a new drop tower and hoping they can move the whole water park to the other side to make room for more rides... you know half water park and half rides. It would be an equal deal for the park and advertise 2 parks for the price of 1 and that way it would be true.

I see all the water rides being relocated to the other side...and thats my opinion. I don't know what else is considered classic these days.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 5:42 PM
I have to agree with crystal. I think Mr. Hyde's Nasty Fall, though I don't know if it would be considered "classic", (Demon Drop...yes!). But I've Been to the park now 5 times, (When it was SFWoA & now Geauga Lake), and that ride has literally never run while I've been there yet. I've never seen the thing run period. How long has it been since anybody has seen it run?

But please, if this is true, don't let it be Double Loop or Dipper...those are two fun old coasters! *** Edited 6/28/2005 9:43:30 PM UTC by Floorless Fan***

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 5:45 PM
Dipper won't go anywhere. Double Loop is hardly a classic...I can easily see that removed. My Hyde? I rode it during my last visit in 2002.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005 5:52 PM
Mr. Hydes was running both times I've been there so far this year and running 4 cars, more than SF ever ran on it.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005 5:53 PM
Of course Mr. Hyde's is a "classic" ride. It is, after all, the ride formerly known as "The Edge" from SFGAm. Ask anybody who was even remotely into parks in the early 80s from the Chicagoland area and they'll tell you that The Edge is that ride that killed those young boys.

Any ride that spawns that type of lore is an (ESPN) Instant Classic. ;)

lata, jeremy (who knows that nobody died on The Edge)

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 6:03 PM
If the dipper goes, heads will roll! I enjoy that ride far more than the Villain.
Tuesday, June 28, 2005 6:10 PM
This could actually turn into a debate about what is considered *classic*. The Carousel and Dipper are the only original rides left at the park. The monorail dates back to the sixties I do believe. Everything else is from the seventies like the Double Loop and Merrie Oldies and Flume. I've been hearing rumors about the flume going away for years. Even the Double Loop I've heard rumors about. But I want that coaster to stay and hope they don't remove it.

I also agree that the Nasty Fall can go away and barely no one would miss it. But I don't think it's a *classic* to the park since it hasn't been there very long in the parks' 117 year history.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 10:04 PM
Regarding the Double Loop...The coaster is featured on a postcard this year. That might suggest that it isn't leaving because why print up a bunch of postcards only to risk being stuck with a large stock of cards showing a defunct ride?

But companies have done sillier things and I might just have me a rare postcard on my hands!

Classic ride could include the ferris wheel. Yeah, it isn't very old but it is a "classic" sort of ride.

And what about one of the flats in the Happy Harbor area?

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 11:22 PM
Maybe if they got rid of the monorail and the observation tower, they'd have room for a real drop tower.

They wouldn't necessarily have to remove Mr. Hyde's, CP has an S&S and Demon Drop.

Add me to the list of zero trips with Mr. Hyde's operational. Also I've only seen El Dorado run once since it was Mirage.

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 11:27 PM
The fact that a ride is on a postcard means NOTHING! SFOG had gazillions of Viper postcards when I visited in June and that shuttle hasn't been in the park for years now.

*** Edited 6/29/2005 3:27:21 AM UTC by Mamoosh***

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 11:30 PM
Belive it or not, I beleive Geauga Lake has some classic stuff laying around...old Kiddie rides... and there are stuff that just isn't popular, why keep something that doesn't bring a croud, yet the attraction next to it has wonderful popularity? Its something to think about.

Double Loop has always had a decent line of riders... I dont' see it leaving any time too soon. Oh and scoop from Geauga Guide is that it would be the monorail, get an updated monorail that travels around the lake from side to side along with phase 2 of Wildwater Kindom. I do admit it could be a possibilty, If the central location is removed it frees up a space for a ride. *** Edited 6/29/2005 3:32:48 AM UTC by Dominator56***

Tuesday, June 28, 2005 11:37 PM
2Hostyl the accident at SFGam did not result in any deaths. Luckily the car that fell landed on an empty car so the only injurys were to the boys riding. Though injured (not sure how bad) no one died. First death at Gam i believe was on raging bull a few years ago.
Wednesday, June 29, 2005 1:10 AM
I was going to guess the observation tower thing and the monorail. They could always add S&S towers to the park as they seem to be a CF:LP staple.

Wednesday, June 29, 2005 1:15 AM
The MonoRail will never go from side to side around Geauga Lake, because they don't own the land to the side that is now near the new company picnic areas. That issue came up when SF ran the park, and has never changed. It would be cool if they added a new train where there used to be one, back behind RWBs. Almost the entire 50s area, with the waterpark moved in 2006, can be completely ripped out, with the exception of Steel Venom, Headspin, XFlight, and that 'Flying carpet'-style Cadillac. Bring in something to replace Mr. Hydes, like a real drop tower, and bring in a wild mouse, and add some additional scenery to spruce up that area. Also, I'd like to see the park make food and games more reasonable, and they would end up selling most of everything and more people would play the games more often. So far for us in 2005, both Kennywood and Waldameer have put GLP to shame, for both real family fun, and quality and quantity of food. GLP needs to hire a real chef and a dietician, to work together and make that park's food something worth buying.

*** Edited 6/29/2005 5:51:41 AM UTC by midwave***

Wednesday, June 29, 2005 1:27 AM
They COULD route the monorail from the present station location, right down the midway, around the Geauga Lake side of the lake, add a station near Raging Wolf Bobs, run it around the 'left' side of Raging Wolf Bobs, down the midway on the ex-Sea World side, put a station near the Wildwater Kingdom entrance, then come straight across the lake to return to the current station. The real trick would be tracking down a third train to run on the thing, as that would make for a pretty long ride, but it could make the monorail *useful*. The other trick would be to position the track over the lake so that the side threshold of the monorail car is about four inches higher than the top of the railing on the lake ferry boat, thus making the over-water portion of the ride the easiest part to evacuate.

Back to the topic of this thread, though...I'll vote with the majority on this one. Mr. Hyde's Nasty Control System is history.

--Dave Althoff, Jr.


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