IX indoor amusement park should be considered park

Saturday, March 24, 2001 2:51 PM
I have decided that the IX indoor amusement park should be considered an Amusement Park. For those of you that don't live in Ohio, the IX indoor amusement park is a large park operated for spring inside the a huge building in Cleveland. This park is seasonally operated, but yet so is every other park in Ohio.
The debate comes because the rides are portable and don't stay in the IX center all year. Basically all the travelling fairs rides from the area are in the building. But also there is a huge ferris wheel that goes through the roof that stays there all year, so if effect the park has a ride that is permanently at the park.
So what do you think the about this? Should the IX indoor amusement park be considered an amusement park? I say yes.

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Saturday, March 24, 2001 4:56 PM
I don't know but I am going this friday night to catch some RELIENT K! The greatest show on earth! I can't wait, forget the rides they are worthless compared to an evening of relient K LIVE! Anyone else coming?
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Saturday, March 24, 2001 5:16 PM
I'd tell you, the Detroit area has to the boringest area in the U.S. We have nothing like indoor amusement parks, or for that matter Relient K. I tell you, if I lived anywhere near Cleveland, I'd be there.

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Saturday, March 24, 2001 10:15 PM
ap force said"I'd tell you, the Detroit area has to the boringest area in the U.S. We have nothing like indoor amusement parks"

i have to agree on detroit being boring,but they are having the indoor super fair at the silverdome right now,i know becouse i went last weekend and got sick on the scorpian ride.it was $12 all you can ride.
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Sunday, March 25, 2001 5:50 AM
IXIAP costs $12 in advance (what I am getting) and $15 at the door. This includes the concert and rides. It's really a great deal because rK concerts usually cost anywhere from $8-$12 anyway, and this includes rides too. They are opening for super group O.C. Supertones if anyone cares.
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Sunday, March 25, 2001 6:47 AM
Since when is it not considered an amusement park? I haven't checked lately, but i don't think there is any sort of "Official Amusement Park Register" any where.

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Sunday, March 25, 2001 8:44 AM
Maybe it's less boring if you have a car and you don't live anywhere near Downriver!

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Sunday, March 25, 2001 12:29 PM
Just got back from the sportsman show yesterday at the IX. It's kind of sad that it won't be there in e few years. I hope CP or SFWoA takes the wheel. But I love the indoor park. (Maybe Coasterbuzz should setup a booth?) If they could only keep them there year round and add a coaster or two (there is room) maybe that would stop the expansion of Hopkins (airport which will cause the IX to be demoplished). But either way I have always considered it a park. Especially with like the wheel like you said and the food courts. Man, the wheel is a sweet view of the city throught the roof, esp. at night.

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bigkirby
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Sunday, March 25, 2001 3:16 PM
Now, this wheel goes through the roof, right? Wouldn't it be kind of cold in the middle of winter.

I doubt CP or SFWOA would buy the wheel. They both already have one.

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Sunday, March 25, 2001 3:21 PM
It's enclosed in a glass thingy. http://www.ixamusementpark.com .

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bigkirby
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Sunday, March 25, 2001 7:23 PM
I do not consider this an amusement park... not at all. Its essentially a large illustritive carnival with less class than a state fair. As I am all for the airport expansion. It is not like they can't move the building...
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Sunday, March 25, 2001 8:04 PM
IMO it's not an amusement park because it's primary goal isn't to attract guests for the rides, at least it doesn't sound like it. If the place had more flat rides and its purpose for being there was to provide a thrill I'd say yes. I compare it to Navy Pier in Chicago -- a carnival with not much in the way of rides. That does sound like a cool ferris wheel though.

I think it'd be cool if the wheel stayed in Cleveland if it's really big. The one at Navy Pier rocks because you get such a good view of the city and the lake. It just wouldn't be the same at an amusement park.
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Sunday, March 25, 2001 8:52 PM
I consider it a carnival, except the fairgrounds are inside a building. Like a carnival it comes every year, sets up, and leaves. The only permanent attraction is the Ferris wheel, which isn't that big at all. I got a better view out my old window of the Cleveland Skyline then on that thing.
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Monday, March 26, 2001 4:52 AM
Hmmm this is a toughy...Well, one part of me wants to say it'a an amusement park, because I have it listed and pics of it as an amusement park on my site, but the other side says...it's really a Giant Fair. This is compared to the Napster debate. In the end I would have to say it's a Fair. But a Fair with some cool spinning carnival rides. :)

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Monday, March 26, 2001 4:55 AM
What does the name I-X mean?
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Monday, March 26, 2001 5:08 AM
Internaional Exposition Center, or IX Center.
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Monday, March 26, 2001 5:15 AM


I am going to miss those Cheese Fries, they were so good, and i am going to miss the first coaster i ever got on the, That Crazy SteelWild mouse, and i am going to miss the un cheating games(I won like two hundred gold fish from them) And i am also going to me the dragon ship thing, and of Course, Sniff sniff sniff, THAT GOOD OLD FERRIS WHEeL, i Hope Cedar Point gets it, becuase if Six Flags gets it You never know were it might Finally End Up at.
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Monday, March 26, 2001 7:35 AM
We also need to remember, that the airport won't be expanding for a while, so our beloved IX Center is safe where it's at for now
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Monday, March 26, 2001 8:16 AM
john peck
How the heck do you think they can move a building of that size!? They used it to build tanks which should give you an idea about its size! Also, why can't the airport expand the otherway?

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bigkirby
Formerly KirbyLovesCoasters but the name got too long. http://www.woodencoaster.com
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Monday, March 26, 2001 9:56 AM
Why would either park want the wheel? SFGL just got one and CP just moved their's.
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