Lake Compounce seeks permission to expand

Posted Tuesday, July 13, 2004 10:01 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Lake Compounce has submitted a proposal that would see Mount Vernon Road moved 200 to 300 feet east to enable the theme park to expand by 15 to 20 percent. Lake Compounce would double the size of its water park, according to Gerard Brick, director of park operations. It needs at least one public hearing and a number of board and commission approvals, as well as approval from the Army Corps of Engineers, to become reality.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2004 10:44 AM
While that's great for LC, I think this is even more proof than the little rumor Jeff mentioned during the GL sale that Kennywood's parent company has money to spend right now - which could mean big things in West Mifflin in the next year or two ...
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Tuesday, July 13, 2004 12:45 PM
I really hope this passes. While expanding the water park will be nice, the proposed re-routing of Mount Vernon Rd would also open up space in the back of the park, near Zoomerang, for more expansion in the future.
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Tuesday, July 13, 2004 3:42 PM
Hopefully the park will not lose its greatness by expanding and turn into another sixflags style park. But I think they could do it ok.
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Tuesday, July 13, 2004 11:28 PM
Kennywood will never build anything that is a Six Flags style park. They are more concerned with offering a family oriented option to 6FNE than in competing with it. A water park expansion fits in that plan nicely... don't be expecting any B&M's.

As for Kennywood Entertainment having money to spend, it seems to be a general company rule that parks making money spend it. Idlewild money doesn't go to finance Sandcastle, etc. With the exception of an infusion of cash and rides right after the acquisition, I think the goal is for Compounce to be self sustaining.

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Tuesday, July 13, 2004 11:39 PM
Ah, well guess I'm just bulls***ing ;) Thanks for setting me straight
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Tuesday, July 13, 2004 11:40 PM
I just visited over the weekend, and I would have liked to have seen more rides for $30.95. I can however understand them wanting to expand their waterpark , as it seems like it was a big draw just like Holiday World.
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Saturday, August 14, 2004 10:35 AM
I think $30.95 is fine for a perk that offers free Pepsi Products all day. Go to any other park and pay about $2.50 for a tiny watered down soft drink with entirely too much ice makes LC a pretty decent value considering. I am thinking that's why the price is set fairly high.
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