Monday, February 14, 2005 8:31 PM
As posted in the News section...Geauga Lake is looking to get their own police department. But you already knew that. At thek park, Thunder Mountain (formally Hurricanen Mountain) is being taken apart to be relocated to WildWater Kindom, Now I did notice in the pictures, they had started on the Raging Wolf-Bobs retracking/refurbishing. Also the Old Shamu stadium is almost completely demolished. The Burmuda Triangle is not more, they are replacing that with the Aliens of Mars 4-D and have ordered new seats. The Dinosaur movie will be in the old "Pirate Theatre" also getting more up to date seats installed for the 4D Movie! No news of The Villian Refurbishing.
For More info visit here:
http://www.geaugalake.com/public/new/2005/index.cfm *** Edited 2/15/2005 1:33:57 AM UTC by DC2Beltz3***
Direct link to photos.
Monday, February 14, 2005 8:40 PM
Monday, February 14, 2005 8:51 PM
Finally, some actual pics of something other than demolition! I'm getting excited, I can't wait to see Thunder Falls go up. Does anyone know what construction firm is doing this? I know on the webcam it says something like "American" on the crane.
Monday, February 14, 2005 9:33 PM
Just for some minor clarification:
-The former Sea Lion & Otter Stadium has been razed. The former whale stadium is still intact.
-Aliens from Mars will go to Harbor Theater, and Dino Island will go to MBT.
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 3:06 PM
Oh, well I knew it was one of them. Also about the shows, sorry for the confusion, I knew they were moving into those buildings, Its fun to actually see some stuff moving in and being relocated. Its also nice to see them actually touching the wolf-bobs. Also on some of the pictures they have the new logos posted.
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 3:45 PM
All that's not going to be open in Phase 1 is the adult area, more slides, and the wavepool, right?
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 4:51 PM
While Phase II of Wildwater Kingdom will be finished in 2006, Geauga Lake will keep the doors open to Hurricane Hannah’s Waterpark during the 2005 season. Attractions at Hurricane Hannah’s will include Hurricane Hannah’s Wave Pool. Following the completion of Phase II in 2006, guests can expect to enjoy a 38,000 square-foot wave pool
. At the pool’s edge, Geauga Lake will introduce an exclusive adult pool
complete with whirlpool spas, waterfalls and a swim-up bar where guests ages 21 and older can enjoy an alcoholic beverage. Guests can also expect to see a multitude of body and tube slides
.For more Information on News and Events Click Here
Oh, and If I didn't mention, Hooks Lagoon did get torn down in preperation for the new pavilions, but a similar attraction will apear in WildWater Kingdom
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 7:38 PM
I read that, I'm just making sure someone didn't hear something that I didn't. ;)
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 7:58 PM
The wave pool in Hurricane Hannah's will remain open one more year as well as Shark Attack and the lazy river. I'm not sure about the Stingray Wet Slides however.
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 8:23 PM
I think, now that I think about it, The former side "otherwise known as sea world or was" will be the water park. I think the next year after that, all the water park parts on the Rides side will be demolished because of the huge expansion on the other side. That means possibly in late 2006 to 2007 If the park can run well, I think they will be adding rides. Now that could be something to be excitied about! Maybe its just me getting too excitited! :) Think about it. ;)
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 8:50 PM
That's a ways into the future. A lot depends on how the park does this
season. Sure looking into the future is exciting, but the park has to put up the numbers it used to put up first.
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 8:53 PM
Yes, true, we can only hope they do well, with construction, and what they can get built. I think they are planning on a at least 3 year public interest plan. Antying to grab attention to the park as family and rides. I have faith in Cedar Fair, a lot more than I ever did when it was Six Flags, even thought it seemed to be doing well, but lots of problems underneath. Only one way....wait and see how they operate with all of the new changes.
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 9:09 PM
Can't we be happy with the stuff we're already getting?
Tuesday, February 15, 2005 9:42 PM
Of course! These are future plans if all financial situations are worked out.
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 1:45 PM
Considerable work on Wolf Bobs and some minor Villain and Big Dipper work is certainly something to get excited about!
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 4:30 PM
Why is everyone so paranoid that the park might not do well? C'mon guys , heres the deal. Six flags, believe it or not owned the park since 1996. premier parks. I know everyone should know this, but I'm bringing it up. premier bought six flags, which is why we got the name change and a slew of new rides.
Lets face it, 1996 was the begining of the end so to speak. heck, even Busch had a bad year at sea world when the baywatch show's first stunt boat came flying around the corner and into the audience. I think that was another sign that we wouldn't be seeing a sea world anymore in the future, not because of the accident, but because it was a sign of the parks demise.
I may seem superstitious, but it's just weird, you know? Now in 2005, Cedar Fair has fully taken over, And I gotta say, I spent five days in the Geauga Lake Camground last summer, went to the park everyday, and had more fun than ever at the place since 1994. What a change already for them only having months to prepare.
There was a refreshing ski show that was deserving of more people to see. It was like similar to the Sea World ski shows, but it just felt right. And to think it was throw together at the last minute.
Guys, I've never been so confident about the park becoming the place to be again. Cedar fair has always impressed me, and since now GL and CP will be their babies, I see no reason to worry. people will come back, but its goinna take some time to show EVERYONE that Cedar Fair is the parks leader, and that it's ok to come back to a now much safer enviroment in my personal opinion.
It's not about the rides, it's about the park's presence. And I felt comfortable with the place last year, which was a first in a long while. See, I came back, and I know others will too. *** Edited 2/16/2005 9:31:29 PM UTC by lakecrystal***
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 4:45 PM
Well I completely argree, but having fun, and financial are two differant things. Now I know that Cedar Fair is running it right, to me they have brought back the original Geauga Lake spirit. I never got to see the ski show. All in all its a great park, its just alot to spend on a newbie park for cedar fair. Although them buying Geauga Lake and owning Cedar Point along with many others around the country. They must be proud of what they are doing. All I know is I can see good things. Now the question is, will attendance increase this year? Or will it increase with the final phase II? Either way, I don't think Cedar Fair will let go of this park! It should have no problems this year!:)
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 4:56 PM
Attendance will increase when people experience a positive change in the way the park is run. Last year's operations were a step in the right direction and if things improve this year with the capital expenditures CF is making, attendance will undoubtedly go up.
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 5:09 PM
I agree, enough destruction pics...
It was bad enough witnessing the destruction of Euclid Beach back when i was 7 or 8...
Wednesday, February 16, 2005 7:30 PM
Well I don't mind the destruction, even though some of my fave restraunts were torn down. I like to see things torn down (rides like thunder mountain to be relocated), I can't wait till the water rides get installed.