LeSourdsville owner banking on nostalgia to drive profitability

Posted Wednesday, May 29, 2002 8:06 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The renamed LeSourdsville Lake, the Great American Amusement Park, will reopen in June under the ownership of Jerry Couch. The owners are hoping to attract more of a local audience and bank on the nostalgia of residents to drive attendance to the park. The admission will be only $2.95, or $14.95 for a ride-all-day pass. The price comes down another $5 after 4 p.m.

Visit the Cincinnati Enquirer to read about the owners optimisim toward the new year and a bit of hisotry about The Screechin' Eagle.

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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 8:18 AM
Excellent story.

He let the contents of the bottle do the thinking; can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding.

Wednesday, May 29, 2002 9:47 AM
It appears this park is less than an hour drive from PKI so this would be an excellent side-trip.

Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former." - Albert Einstein

Wednesday, May 29, 2002 10:58 AM
Come on June 6th....please please please please please please please.....

Don't forget "Operation Graduation" June 1st @ SRM - bring Pat Koch a graduation card! See Coasterbuzz News for details.

Wednesday, May 29, 2002 1:02 PM

It certainly appears that they're really serious about making it a success. I know I'll be down there the first chance I get!


Wednesday, May 29, 2002 1:12 PM
Well that's a wonderful story and I hope they do have some measure of success. But I was deeply troubled by the whole tone of the article. Most things seemed to point to the memories of my parents, or even my parents' parents generation. It didnt seem like there was a whole lot of focus on *my* demographic (25-35). *WE* are the ones that ALL parks should want to seduce as we are in the prime "Child-Bearing-Years" and are the most likely to spend ooh-gobs of money on our bratty little crumb-snatchers. Unless they expect Grandma and Grandpa to be lugging the tykes around all summer, they better make sure they offer something for the "Quarter-Lifers". Perhaps they can hold like "Time-Warp Tuesdays" in the ballroom where they load up on the Eighties theme...replete with Knight Rider cars (K.I.T.T.), bad florescent-like clothing, and 'Hair Band' music (yes, I know "Poison" isn't exactly family music, but it'd be a lot more popular than Benny Goodman).
--who *is* keeping his day job
Wednesday, May 29, 2002 1:40 PM
2Hostyl, I LOVE your Knight Rider idea! There are many replicas around......I'll join them soon. :) That would be a great place for a show.

Again, I stress the importance of visiting this classic park. Those who have more than one chance to visit PKI should just take a day and enjoy Ameri.....er......GAAPALL. And please show your appreciation by letting Guest Relations know how much you enjoy your visit. The Eagle is a masterpiece in many minds, and is a hidden treasure that you'll hopefully want to discover. In addition, you are treated to a fantastic Rock-O-Plane, a Scrambler running at full throttle, great sno cones, a classic sky ride, gigantic Round Up, unique Flying Scooters, and a Whip. Each and every one of us can make a difference. I don't want to see it close again!
Brad Sherman
Don't.....look.....back! The Headless Horseman awaits you in 2002!
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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 7:56 PM
Well i have been there only a few times, all times as a child. I hope to go now with my young cousins and give them the clasic amusment park expierence that i recieved. Teach them the value of quality over quantity.

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