Some things stay the same, but Worlds of Adventure sure has changed a lot since the Geauga Lake era. Check out pictures of the park showing old rides, old buildings and of course, old characters.
DID YOU KNOW: that the rennesance of Geauga Lake in the late 60's early 70's was due to several Cedar Point Executives branching off from CP and buying GL. Thats why you see simalar rides at both parks (Space Needle, boat ride, looping coaster, european flat rides, sky ride, antique cars, log flume, etc.) (not now of course)
The mid to late 80's was extremely financialy hard for GL, as they lost a significant amount of money, and were not able to buy new high-tech giant rides. The early 90's were worse as the park struggled to fill the gates, fortunatly and unfortunatly, the aquisition of Premier Parks helped the park gain a new audience under the SF name.
And just think, we almost lost this park in the early 60's.
I love the history of my homepark. I just need to learn it :)
Edit: I took a picture of the rocket ships from Villian (they are in the boneyard across the street). Want me to email them to ya?
CP! Still the coaster capital of the world in 2002!
My fellow Americans; Let's Roll!
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Plus, since the addition of the waterpark, it left the pools crowded and the midways bare, so that was good and bad in a way.
Prior to Funtime (1970-ish) I am really not to sure who indeed owned it.
The park was known as Meyers Lake in the late 1800's
Any OLD photos you see of the Big Dipper that DO NOT have Green rails, was prior to its entire rebuilding for the 1980 season.
NOTE GL had a Mad Mouse at one time. Looked like a Herchell. It was located on the site where the Palace Theater is now. The photo I saw was taken around 1965 or so.
I wish I knew more history on this place.
*** This post was edited by john peck on 1/26/2002. ***
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