New owners of Geauga Lake's Big Dipper try to keep it in Northeast Ohio

Posted Monday, October 18, 2010 11:35 AM | Contributed by Jason Hammond

Kat Jones, a college student from Dayton and self-admitted roller coaster junkie, travelled to Aurora Sunday to see the Big Dipper. Jones and New Zealander Harold Garmonsway are co-owners of the roller coaster. The pair, who met online in a forum for roller coaster enthusiasts, saved it from the wrecking ball last month after there were no bidders for the Big Dipper during an internet auction.

Read more and see video from WKYC/Cleveland.

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Monday, October 18, 2010 1:01 PM

Interesting details on the two owners. The one guy has never even been on a wooden coaster? Kat is a college student? What an odd couple to come to the rescue of this great ride.

Monday, October 18, 2010 2:35 PM

Makes you really wonder what goes on in organizations composed of thousands of members, doesn't it?

Monday, October 18, 2010 6:26 PM

I wasn't gonna go there. Thanks. ;)

Wednesday, October 20, 2010 1:12 AM

Apparently Harold has backed out of the project now. Hmmm. Also, CF is not willing to sell the land under/near the ride (I assume because they still want to sell the entire parcel as one piece), and has given them until June 30, 2011 to remove the coaster.


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