Lasourdesville Lake on Saturday June 8, 2002

Saturday, June 8, 2002 5:21 PM

I wnet to the LAKE today and i saw the Eagle soaring over the track and ran staright to it, but no one was on it they were testing it. So my bro and I still got in line and waited through an hour of testing then finnaly got to ride. it is a great coaster and really doesn't get much credit for the fun of it! Did any of u go??

I was wear an orange shirt, khaki colored long shorts accented in orange, and wore my Sketchers!! Did ya seem me, did ya did ya did ys??

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:40 PM
I was there as well, but I was having to much fun to notice you MilleniumForceBugger_05. It was great to see the Eagle soar again. What an AIR machine it is. Below is a link to the history of the Screeching Eagle if anyone is interested.

http://www.americanaamusementpark.com/eagle.html

*** This post was edited by lumpy72 on 6/8/2002. ***

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Saturday, June 8, 2002 7:47 PM
Were there alot of people there today?
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Saturday, June 8, 2002 8:19 PM
yes a bunch of peple were there, it was very diverse today more than yesterday!!
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Saturday, June 8, 2002 9:15 PM

I went friday and There was a good crowd of people. A lot more than the last time I visited on a regular operating day in 98,

I am kinda surprised the Eagle soared so well as yesterday there was about a 1/16 in of rust on the rails with like only one mark as if it had been run once and parked.

Chuck, who had a ball friday night but they told us Eagle would open next week

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Charles Nungester
Lesourdsville Lake, The great American amusement park opens the season June 6th Thurs-Sun every week. Park phone is (513)539-2193

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 8:16 PM
Guests were actually complaining that with $1 parking, $1 admission and $1 for each type of food, you still had to pay $1 to ride each ride.

I wonder where they got their info at....

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Tuesday, June 11, 2002 8:32 PM
A bunch of us were there on Sunday. Me, Kneemeister, Lumpy, Johnathon, Greg, Jay, and others. What a great time we had. The Eagle is such a different kind of coaster. It looks liek your normal out and back but the pacing is just so weird. The air in the backseat is amazing and the hybrid PTC/NAD trains are very interesting. Anyway what a bunch of fun it was.

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The Beast and Night, They go together like Peanut Butter and Jelly

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Wednesday, June 12, 2002 4:32 AM

john peck said:
Guests were actually complaining that with $1 parking, $1 admission and $1 for each type of food, you still had to pay $1 to ride each ride.

I wonder where they got their info at....



That kind of reminds me of something Rideman said in a TR a few years back: "If parks were passing out gold bars at the park exit, guests would complain their bar wasn't big enough"

Anyway, I think what we are seeing is a generation that is not used to the pay-per-ride concept. Perhaps the only place they have seen pay-per ride is at a carnival, to them amusement parks are always "Pay-One-Price", though they probably just assume the rides are included in admission. Never mind that unless they are ride fanatics they probably spent far less than they would have at PKI or CP or "insert major park name here". As an aside the park will offer POP and PPR options, but they haven't started selling wristbands yet, which is probably a wise move considering that the park isn't completely restored, and some rides (including majors) are sometimes closed. It protects them from the "I spent $15 and nothing I want to ride is OPEN" complaints. At least the ride coupons were (as of Friday) redeemable for $1 in trade at the snack bars and game booths.

Not that I'm a fan of pay-per-ride, as I spent a rather large amount on ride tickets Friday night, almost enough to buy TWO of their ride wristbands once they start selling wristbands. (And since you could buy food/drinks and play games on tickets, not all those tickets went to rides)

To now answer John's question, the newspaper headlines I- One newspaper had "$1 is all it takes to see LeSourdsville Lake this weekend", of course the article explained a few parpagraphs down that rides were $1 but folks don't read that far.

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David Bowers
Mayor, Coasterville

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