GoFundMe account created to bring back Geauga Lake

Wednesday, February 28, 2018 9:32 PM

Maybe Cedar Fair will do a donation to get a 5 year billboard to advertise all of their still operating parks.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:04 AM
rollergator's avatar

There's that old phrase "a day late and a dollar short"...

Yeah, this time we're about a decade late and many MILLIONS of dollars short.

You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

Thursday, March 1, 2018 8:38 AM

He is already on his media tour:


Thursday, March 1, 2018 10:37 AM
Jeff's avatar

"Can you tell me about your business expertise? What's your business plan? How will it be successful when the previous business failed? What are your revenue and attendance projections? How do you account for the increasing cost of labor? What tax incentives have the local municipalities offered?"

This is what happens when you have "radio personalities" interviewing.

Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

Thursday, March 1, 2018 10:52 AM

Some people view lotteries as taxing on people who are bad at math. I think you can view gofundme pages like this as taxes on people who aren't very smart.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:15 PM

I laughed when he said the reason the place failed was because it didn't feel like a resort. Actually, that is the exact reason the place did very well for itself through the end of the 90s.

Also, don't worry. When it doesn't happen your money will go to an unnamed charity.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 12:28 PM

The Human Fund maybe.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 1:25 PM

Geauga Lake 2.0 : Brought to you by Kruger Industrial Smoothing

Thursday, March 1, 2018 10:35 PM

I am going to start a GoFundMe fund to buy GoFundMe and end the madness.

Friday, March 2, 2018 2:33 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

Well, well, well... If they need a CEO, I think I know a guy who just became available...

R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
Friday, March 2, 2018 4:48 PM

I set up a GoFundme account to help with an amusement park-related project, and I’m pretty happy with how it turned out,

Friday, March 2, 2018 6:50 PM
Jeff's avatar

Kickstarter and Indiegogo make sense to me. They're context specific with accountable outcomes.

Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

Saturday, March 3, 2018 12:05 PM

Honestly, I believe the city planners have already turned down other major amusement park management companies who offered to redevelop the park in the past, so I wouldn't bother. There is other land available in the Cleveland area.

The market is over saturated anyway within a 100 mile radious or less with Cedar Point about 90 minutes down the road and Waldameer 75 minutes away, truthfully starting a new park basically from ground up is a terrible business idea in the Cleveland area.

This guy who be better off buying Pioneer Waterland in Chardon as I'd like to, and developing the park over the years.

Turning Fantasy into Reality

Saturday, March 3, 2018 8:46 PM
TheMillenniumRider's avatar

^ Just start another gofundme to take care of the costs to buy land/relocate rides.

The GP is gullible, they think a new color paint on a ride = a new ride. Just tell them the park was always here and they are mistaken.

Last edited by TheMillenniumRider, Saturday, March 3, 2018 8:47 PM
Monday, March 5, 2018 9:56 AM

It floors me that they are almost at $1,000 raised.

Some of the comments are pretty good too, both on the GoFundMe and on the GL Facebook page. I guess folks who blindly throw money at something like this do so because they truly don't have a clue how the world works. Someone said they could save a lot of money if they just had Boy Scouts do all of the land clean up. And I still don't understand how they plan to get all of these so called "sponsors" to cover so many of these costs. But my favorites so far comes from the GL Facebook page:

"You people have no faith or vision!!!!! That’s why the park is where it is today !!!!!! Your negativity is not going to gain any ground towards rebuilding a historical park!!!! Geauga Lake plant the seed . The water will come naturally and the tree will grow."

"What have you tried in all of 10/11 years?!? Maybe you’ve not tried hard enough! Anything is possible here! Maybe this time it’ll work out. He made the news .... I never saw you on the news trying to bring GL back! Why shoot this down? If you are sooo enthusiastic on bringing GL back, why not try to work with him, not against him!!!! Just Sayung! Being on the news though... that’s a big thing! It wouldn’t have been on tv if he was just playing around. "

And my personal favorite:

"Holy Crap! This person got $450 out of 23 people?!? How the? What? I'm working my ass off to cover my bills and this guy just earned $400+ in three days? ...and there's people defending him/her?!?"...Not only will we buy the park but Mexico will pay for it. Make Geauga Lake Great Again!"

Last edited by BrettV, Monday, March 5, 2018 9:57 AM
Monday, March 5, 2018 11:02 AM
Vater's avatar

BrettV said:

Just Sayung!

I despise this phrase from the depths of my soul. But I'm on the fence as to whether it being misspelled is infinitely worse or infinitely more awesome.

Monday, March 5, 2018 11:38 AM
Jeff's avatar

Love for rainbows and puppies didn't save the park the first time, and it's not going to resurrect it from the dead.

What's disheartening to me, to Brett's point, is that there are so many people in the world who just functionally can't grasp how the world works. There's a person in my neighborhood who is like that, posting some insane things in our community Facebook page (and to bring it full circle, she's a front-line Disney cast member). There isn't a person among us that wanted that park to fail, but being realistic is being realistic. That's not a personality flaw, that's being an adult.

Jeff - Editor - CoasterBuzz.com - My Blog - Silly Nonsense

Monday, March 5, 2018 12:00 PM
Raven-Phile's avatar

Hmm... On the comments - This guy's advice gives me all the confidence in the world, especially given his qualifications in running amusement parks:

"I’m a young entrepreneur and have done self marketing for my Massage career and Wood Crafting now. I make all kinds of things. Gifted Hands Wood Crafting on FB.. Plus I’m a subcontractor now working on Ryan Homes and other jobs.."

R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
Monday, March 5, 2018 12:06 PM

Well, putting his careers together, he can give you wood with his gifted hands while he massages you.

Just saying.

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 2:54 PM
ApolloAndy's avatar

It is also amazing to me how much the narrative of "if you want it enough, it will happen" (learn how for $19.99 + S&H) has completely decimated our connection to reality. I don't think this particular thing where people donate to dumb stuff is a significant problem, but I can't help but draw the connection to the other thread: "I like working at Disney so they should pay me more." Life is hard, people.

Last edited by ApolloAndy, Tuesday, March 6, 2018 5:01 PM

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