Thursday, October 7, 2004 6:34 PM
Geauga Lake will announce their plans for 2005 on November 10th.
Thursday, October 7, 2004 6:48 PM
Isn't this just waterslides?
Or will it acutally be the long-awaited hyper coaster from their Six Flags days?
I'm hoping for the latter.
Thursday, October 7, 2004 6:48 PM
Maybe Cedar Fair stepped up and got the hypercoaster issues cleared and it's coming for 2005...
Because... we "have been waiting for" it... ;)
Thursday, October 7, 2004 6:50 PM
Well since it says "The announcement you've been waiting for," it's probably something big (ie not just waterslides).
Thursday, October 7, 2004 6:58 PM
Wow, having an announcement for an announcement is more than Michigan's Adventure ever got... ;)
Thursday, October 7, 2004 7:06 PM
Hopefully its not just the Hook's Lagoon rehab.
Thursday, October 7, 2004 7:37 PM
Isn't it the new condo development for the Sea World property? ;)
Thursday, October 7, 2004 7:44 PM
There better be a Wal-Mart involved!
-Rob, once again putting his most sarcastic foot forward
Thursday, October 7, 2004 8:04 PM
How many friggin waterslides is this park going to get? Don't they have more slides than most large stand-alone waterparks?
It's only a matter of time that they seperate it from regular park admission (which would be quite hard to do considering how integrated it is within the park).
I think it's going to be... uhh... new wild-life animals? :) that'd be sweeeeeeeeet.
Thursday, October 7, 2004 8:19 PM
How many friggin waterslides has HW added? PKI? Seems to work, doesn't it?
I don't know what gives anybody the idea a $10 million coaster is gonna make a huge difference.
another $10 million coaster.
The big gainers these days are the parks smart enough to add new slides. Unlike coasters, they keep drawing year after year. Unlike coasters, they don't cost a gazillion dollars to build or maintain.
But should they go for a hyper, let's pray it's an Intamin and not a wheel-smokin', brake-rippin' Morgan.
Thursday, October 7, 2004 9:22 PM
Knott's adding is a $16mill B&M, they seem to be doin' pretty good... Dorney also adding an expensive B&M. Six Flags Great Adventure doesn't do too shabby and they're doing a coaster in the $25mill range...
Coasters seem to still attract, it's not "all about the water slides." ;)
Thursday, October 7, 2004 9:31 PM
Why is it that all of a sudden people seem to think that what works for one park, works for all? Some parks add coasters to compliment their line up, or help capacity issues. Other parks have already filled that "need" and now have moved on to something else. If parks just added all "water slides" or all "rollercoasters", things would get boring pretty darn fast.
BATWING FAN SFA
Thursday, October 7, 2004 10:11 PM
^That's probably why SFMM's attendance has seen a decline lately.
Thursday, October 7, 2004 10:49 PM
^SFMM has a lot more problems than adding just coasters for the past several years.
Its all about the guest service. IMO, the average guest goes there once, enjoy the coasters, and leave with the impression that the place is a dump. And not surprisingly, they don't come back.
I'm not sure it would matter if SFMM got Kingda Ka or a new waterslide or both... neither would address the real problems that park has.
As for GL, I think it will be very interesting to see what direction CF decides to go with this park, and what changes they see fit to make in their first real offseason with the park.
Thursday, October 7, 2004 10:54 PM
I think that there is a feeling among the Cedar Fair execs that a park isn't complete without a hypercoaster. Honestly I'm totally out of the loop, but I think that the park needs a true signature ride that is strongly marketed from the start. The other good rides were associated with the Six Flags re-branding all at once, and they never got the press that they deserved.
Thursday, October 7, 2004 11:03 PM
^ Does that mean KBF's next coaster will be a hyper? ;) Or is Xcelerator their hyper since it's 205'.
Thursday, October 7, 2004 11:07 PM
^If KBF does ever get a hyper, it probably won't be for a while... and it will certainly have to have a creative layout. :)
Thursday, October 7, 2004 11:25 PM
Well, I'll contribute my .0001% of the cost by adding GL to my CP pass if a hyper is announced.
Thursday, October 7, 2004 11:26 PM
Is there even a spot in that park to put a station/queue area for a hyper? ;)
Thursday, October 7, 2004 11:36 PM
I hope they put in a hyper, one that outdoes all hypers that have before - then I might actually go to Geauga Lake. Hypers are big attraction, in my opinion.
I skipped Geauga Lake this year and went to Six Flags New England instead and believe me I wouldn't have bothered if it didn't have Superman Ride Of Steel.