Help Conneaut open this year.

Friday, April 27, 2007 8:36 AM
CLP is no longer a viable business. If you need donations to open, you are not a viable business. It very well be time to turn the page to Chapter 11 and liquidate what is left of the assets to satisfy what is possible of debt. Perhaps some of the rides will be purchased and preserved in other area parks. You'll always have the memories.
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Friday, April 27, 2007 8:51 AM
Here we go again.
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Friday, April 27, 2007 9:03 AM
This year it's coins, next year, they could sell toothpicks made from the wood taken from the blue streak. They want everyone to support the park, but obviously the community isn't even supporting it if they are that much in debt and can't even afford to open. It's time to roll in the big equipment, and level the park for some nice condos. At least those would bring in people who would in turn spend their money in the community.
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Friday, April 27, 2007 9:04 AM
^^^ Seriously, just shut up already. We've been over this before... many times. Can't we have one thread about Conneaut where we discuss the matter at hand, rather than how "it's no longer a viable business"? Regardless of what you may think, no one likes a troll and no one likes a tool, and when you're a bit of both...

It looks like the close-to-500 figure is more accurate, Gonch. There are articles to support that but nothing to support the 10K figure that I read about yesterday. While I found the latter figure to be a bit unbelievable, I find the former to be a little disappointing. Then again, maybe it's going to take a while to spread the word. Then again, with so many places selling tokens, maybe not all businesses are reporting accurate numbers?

*** Edited 4/27/2007 1:04:57 PM UTC by Rob Ascough***

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Friday, April 27, 2007 9:31 AM
Hey everybody, It's your money. You can do whatever you like with it. I don't think this is a worthwhile endeavor. At best I believe it at best just prolong the inevitable.

But that is just my opinion. Yours may vary. Once again, it's your money.

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Friday, April 27, 2007 9:35 AM
We understand it's your opinion but the same opinion has been voiced around here many times. A few of us are simply asking for one Conneaut conversation where some corporate wannabe doesn't interject more nonsense about how the park is better of closing. At this point just keep it to yourself and allow a pro-Conneaut thread to thrive.
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Friday, April 27, 2007 9:45 AM
That's nice that some people want to save the park. This is a forum, my opinion is shut it down. Everyone has an opinion, so try taking a little critisicm and stop whinning. Why don't you guys shut up, how many threads have there been about this park and how to save it. How many of those ideas have worked?
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Friday, April 27, 2007 10:00 AM
^ A good reason why we don't have kids.

I didn't know where the tokens came from until a friend told me last night. I was wondering how the park was going to manufacture the tokens... then I was told they were left-overs from the 90's when tokens were used as park currency since some employees were hitting the cash registers and taking the money. I guess they realized that Conneaut tokens would have no value outside of the Meadville area? ;)

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Friday, April 27, 2007 10:51 AM

Rob Ascough said:

I guess they realized that Conneaut tokens would have no value outside of the Meadville area? ;)



My daughter was 10 the first time they had the tokens. We ended up with some left over and she tried using them at Chucky Cheese. Didn't do a thing for the video games, but they worked for skeeball.
;)

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Friday, April 27, 2007 11:29 AM
There have been many 'Save CLP' threads as well. I did not ask you to be silent or call you a name.

I respect your opinion and position. I just disagree.

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Friday, April 27, 2007 11:52 AM
Yeah, and each one gets infected by someone else that repeats the same thing over and over again. It's not that I don't have respect for another's opinion- honestly, I don't- but when someone new comes along and says the same exact thing that people have been saying for months, it feels more like trolling and less like a basis for a legitimate conversation. Go back and read any Conneaut thread since the beginning of the year and you'll see what I mean.

^ How big are the tokens? I'm guessing they're roughly the size of a quarter since a Skeeball machine accepted them? I'll probably do as others have suggested- keep the tokens as souveniers and pay to visit the park. They need the bucks more than I do.

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Friday, April 27, 2007 12:09 PM
I've been calling the park to buy a few coins, can't seem to get through. I keep getting auto redirected to the main message, after putting in the ext.

It would be great to see this place survive. Hey, sh&%t can happen! Miracles have happened in my life. All this cut and dry american ideal bizness crap is gonna backfire on itself anyway. Devo was right.

You bet if this place opens I'm gonna make a special trip there ASAP. I drove right by last year, but poor old Blue had just been hit by lightning. I've always wanted to ride this coaster. I hope somone buys it if they close for good.

Don't they still have a tumble bug and other great oldies?

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Friday, April 27, 2007 12:14 PM
Yup, The Bug was reopened after an extensive rehab that extended for a few years. It's running great, and with all due respect to that park in West Mifflin, it runs a lot better than their Turtle. Devil's Den is still there, not to mention lots of great flats and of course Blue Streak, which seems to run better each time I get on it.

I'm with you- I really hope people step up and work together to save something that is important to both the region and the history of the amusement industry.

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Friday, April 27, 2007 12:28 PM
Well I can't wait to go! Finally got through - I bought 4 coins, would get more, but currently 'between jobs'.

I'd much rather spend money for a good cause like this than for the price of parking and one soft drink at a Six flags park.

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Friday, April 27, 2007 12:30 PM
^don't forget the Flyingscooters. They are some of the hardest to snap scooters around. Best to ride when the wind is moving good. I've logged Hours on those every time we go there. (it's my all-time favorite ride.)
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Friday, April 27, 2007 1:15 PM
The scooters aren't bad, falling into that "almost snapped" category along with the ones at Seabreeze.
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Friday, April 27, 2007 1:18 PM
That "almost snap" will fall into the "holy crap snap" pretty easily if you ride them in a slight breeze.
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Friday, April 27, 2007 2:39 PM
The 10,000 number was giving to me on day 2 of the sale by the lady that took my order. I could hear phones constantly ringing as I was talking to her and she said they were ringing off the hook. I asked how the sale was going and she was very upbeat and said things were going really well and estimated the 10,000 number.
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Friday, April 27, 2007 2:55 PM
^great to hear!
They're 1/6th of the way there.
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Friday, April 27, 2007 7:33 PM
Hard to snap the flyers?....sounds like a challenge. I hope I get to try them out this year. I too will make a special trip for the park if need be.
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