Geauga Lake Update!!

Monday, April 3, 2006 1:44 PM
The first photo update on Tidal Wave Bay has been released!!!!!! Not to mention, the rumors can now be put to rest: The Ferry Boats are GONE, and the boardwalk HAS been moved. To the CENTER OF THE LAKE!!!!!!!!! The wave pool is GIANT. Check it out!

http://wwk.geaugalake.com/public/new.cfm

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Monday, April 3, 2006 2:03 PM
It says they are going to reopen the walkway behind Raging Wolf Bobs. Good idea. Why did they ever close the walkway and move the boardwalk over there to begin with?

Is this the third time that boardwalk has been moved?

I also found mention of a couple of trams to transport people between the two parks.

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Monday, April 3, 2006 3:42 PM
I had mentioned to some people last year, that i thought they might think about putting some rides or something in the wooded area next to the raging wolf bobs. It is a bit over the lake, but at lower water levels. Now i wouldnt want to see a coaster or anything there, because that would be congested, but since they are opening up that area on the walk, maybe some shops or something that actually people can do something, maybe a waterfront restaurant now that would be cool. Considering the bridge being moved i kinda would like to see something there, for a good purpose. Also is that old restaurant still in operation behind the boardwalk near the big dipper, where they have the pavillions now, or is that just a thing of the past, cause i remember it being open, when i was younger and feeding the fish. Ahh Good times.
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Monday, April 3, 2006 4:09 PM
Unless you are handicapped, those ferry's were a huge wast of time. They took so long to load and unload.
That wave pool doesn't look much differant in size from the last wave pool.
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Monday, April 3, 2006 5:27 PM
So I don't get it, are they going to use the "older" wave pool, lazy river and Shark attack, or will they relocate S.A., or just close all three?
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Monday, April 3, 2006 5:35 PM

john peck said:
So I don't get it, are they going to use the "older" wave pool, lazy river and Shark attack, or will they relocate S.A., or just close all three?

nope with the completion of wwk huricane hannas at the north side will be demolished for future developement of the rides side. shark attack will not be at wwk it will be scrapped.

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Monday, April 3, 2006 6:45 PM
In comparison to "The Wave" which was 2 million gallons it is not big at all, but I think Lexi said, it will have more variations in wave patterns.
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Monday, April 3, 2006 6:54 PM
I don't see them scrapping Shark Attack. Maybe it being moved in a year or two, but that thing is pratically brand new. Anyone know if they used any of the parts from Hurricane Hannah for anything. Some of them were and still are in pretty good condition, even with SF running them for a while?

Also, anyone know if the bridge is in the same place as before (meaning from the old slides to the Pearl Diving place)? It's seems so far from the pictures, to have a slightly different angle. And yes, I was going to loose all respect for GL if they opened up all of the new water park and made me walk around that freakn' park instead of being able to make a loop. For those who don't know with out making a loop walking from the Penguin Encounter over to SUE was a HUGE long hike!

Is it just me or does the wave pool look the same size as the one they already have/had? I was hoping for a little bit more than just a brick wall for the backing of it...which I'm hoping they will add some serious landscaping/theming. I really liked SFWoA/GL current wave pool looks. While I do like the location better for the new one, nothing is really popping out and me and going "WOW I must get to GL for their wave pool." Yes, I'm also still disappointed they're not adding some more slides like planned. But hey, I'll buy my 25 cent cotton candy and be happy ;)


*** Edited 4/3/2006 11:17:11 PM UTC by RollerCoasterGod***

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Monday, April 3, 2006 7:57 PM
More slides? What happened to the other two pools that were supposed to have swim-up bars? Let alone the slides ...

... Most of what made the WWK announcement something special and something to stand up and take notice of, and that gave the park the potential to succeed has been scrapped and no mention of it even still exists. Horrible move IMHO ... where else in Northern Ohio/Western PA could you have gone this summer to have that many waterslides, that large of a lazy river, a huge wavepool and two swim up bars than WWK? If there is such a place, I don't know of it, so I can tell ya that with the right marketing, that would have more than paid for the debt they would have incurred to put it in. Whatever. I'm bitter.

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Monday, April 3, 2006 9:37 PM
The last time I walked that path behind RWB it didn't seem like there was much room back there. If they were to install rides back there I'm thinking they would have to be kids/family rides, unless they are going to increase the areas size.

I would like to see them take advantage of the natural shade back there. Maybe add a restaurant or two, and some bathrooms. There seems to be a huge lack of shaded areas at GL except the outdoor stadium, and a few tree-lined areas, (mostly around Haybaler & Double Loop). I would even like to see them bring back some animals to that area. I know that's not a huge CF thing, but it was nice back there during the SF days when they had a few animals back there, (I can't remember what the animals were...sorry).

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Monday, April 3, 2006 9:44 PM
But Brett, they have VIP Cabanas! VIP CABANAS!!!

-Josh (still waiting on those swim-up bars....)

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Monday, April 3, 2006 9:59 PM
Of course! How could I be so stupid as to forget the tents, I mean Cabanas! With table-service fountain drinks! Now THAT's something to make all the Pittsburgh people leave Sandcastle for ...

Got a few mil Josh? We'll open our own damn swim-up bar waterpark ;)

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Monday, April 3, 2006 11:21 PM
What might be with Grizzly run in this factor, get a two for one, that ride has lost all fun without waterfalls, i was barely wet on it and i hated it this year. They should scrap and add some stuff back there. The only attraction that has any relavence down there is the dominator but crowds are so crappy most places in the park besides the water park. I smell something that may help draw people back into the park. Because the waterpark does have alot of people, drag em over with something that might just catch their eyes. Just my 2 cents.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 1:54 AM
The boardwalk is in an all new location. From the ferry dock at kidworks to the new ferry dock CF built near the stadium. Straight across the middle of the lake. By the way, this pool dwarfs the other one. You'll see once there in person.

Complain, whine, cry all you want, I promise you it's bigger than you think. Photos are decieving. Also, if people love this park so much, then they should just enjoy what the park IS doing. Which is not making the same mistake SF did. Build build build then wait. For debt. One piece at a time could be the key to success.

But what do you care, They said one thing, did another and now everyones kicking and screaming like kids hoping it will change something.

GET OVER IT. If you love Geauga Lake, then you come out this summer and have fun regardless. And while there, not nitpick at every little freakin thing there is to nitpick at. Can't people just have fun anymore? Jeez. Thats pretty sad.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 7:56 AM
Many businesses had disapointing years financialy last year. Including Cedar Fair. One thing that will likely help GL is that Dover Park will not be opening this year. I never really heard why, but I'm assuming it was for money reasons.

Working in the construction industry (like myself) you are very dependent on the economy. No new construction = no money. Pretty much accross the board the economy is looking up quite a bit this year. If people are making more money, they are going to want to spend it somewhere. I think the parks will do much better this year and maybe we will see the remainder of the WWl expansion next year.

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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 8:35 AM
There is a ton of land on that side of the park. They could build anything over there.
And if the few residents that live around there don't like the noise, see if they'd like there property taxes raised.
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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 9:43 AM
Brett, I don't have a couple mil yet, but I do have a pool and a large supply of liquor. Think we could start something on that??

Lakecrystal: Who's complaining?? No one. We're discussing the changes..
Tell me to get over it in big bold letters again, I love hearing that!!!!

-Josh

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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 5:07 PM
Oh! SNAP! =)

I got the cups and the blow-up rafts ... now all we need is a hot bartender in a bikini ;)

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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 7:46 PM
If you really want hot bartenders in bikinis, AND a swim-up bar, then i really need to suggest you pay a visit to one Mr. J. Siebert, c/o the greatest waterpark ON THE PLANET, in New Braunfels...

But, seriously, they're *demolishing* a wave-pool? They MUST be smarter than me, there's no way you'd get me to dismantle ANYTHING that can help increase the capacity of a waterpark...ANY waterpark. Seriously.

Josh, you should just recognize when your outgunned... LOL! Discussing the parks, their changes, additions/removals, impacts on guests, revenues, expenditures, even guest SURVEYS, etc., is ALL fair game as far as I'm concerned. IMO a swim-up bar in some of these waterparks (GL or elsewhere) would seem likely to produce *explosive* revenue growth. Of course, for some, it simply goes against their "grain" (so to speak, LOL)....so don't expect Will Koch to put one in... ;)

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Tuesday, April 4, 2006 9:35 PM
That's just the point ... CP serves alcohol and I believe GL does too, or at least it used to when it was SFWoA (so I assume the facilities are still there), so it doesn't go against the grain! And, like you said, it's got absolutely incredible potential for growth and profitability (the swim-up bars), being that it would be the ONLY ONE in the Eastern OH/Western PA/WV Panhandle area! Talk about missing the boat ...
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