Majority of Conneaut's ride motors not destroyed in fire

Posted Monday, February 11, 2008 9:09 AM | Contributed by Jason Hammond

Although the historic Dreamland Ballroom, maintenance building and seven adjacent midway buildings at Conneaut Lake Park were destroyed a week ago, the fire didn’t destroy all of the 116-year-old amusement park’s ride motors, as previously believed. Only three of the motors were destroyed in last Friday’s blaze. The rest weren’t in the maintenance building, weren’t affected by the fire and are in other locations, according to a source who asked not to be identified.

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Monday, February 11, 2008 2:05 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar I still don't think they'll ever reopen, but at least we know the rides could possible end up somewhere else. Blue Streak is a great woodie. With Blue Streak and now Big Dipper gone, my favorite local wood coaster will probably end up being out of state. We'll see after Waldamere gets Ravine Flyer II opened.
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Monday, February 11, 2008 5:06 PM
Uh, Conneaut is not in Ohio.

Chuck :)

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Monday, February 11, 2008 11:11 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar Ok, I guess I didn't word it quite right. But it is/was pretty close to Ohio.*** This post was edited by Jason Hammond 2/11/2008 11:11:26 PM ***
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Tuesday, February 12, 2008 4:01 PM
Glad to hear it. At least the loss amounts to a building, but not much else.
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Wednesday, February 13, 2008 11:51 PM
Although losing a historical ballroom like CLP's is a sad event all on its own.
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Saturday, March 1, 2008 12:59 AM
I lived at the Lake and can't believe the fire happened... Actually, I walked around the Park last summer and later on that day - I predicted that something tragic would happen - what a shame....

*** This post was edited by ConnLaker 3/1/2008 1:09:57 AM ***

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