Posted Friday, May 7, 2004 7:59 AM | Contributed by RollerCoasterGod
OhioThemeParks.com has added four-dozen opening day pictures of Geauga Lake. Along with the pictures, you will find a complete list of all the name changes at the park.
Link: Ohio Theme Parks
Friday, May 7, 2004 11:11 AM
The biggest thing that concerns me right now is the lack of quality food. I know CF has A LOT of work to do, but when walking around the park on opening day, I just couldn't imagine what's going to happen if this park gets full this summer. They are redoing Swamp Water Jacks and making it an Italian/Chinese food place, but I don't know if it's cafeteria style or what? And they are also redoing Alfonso's and making it Wild Willie's...but just don't know. I was also disapointed to see they are only opening Beach Comber's for prviate rentals. That place is a GREAT place to eat...I really like the atmosphere, and think that would make a great sitdown place to eat.
CF has quite a task at hands in Happy Harbor. Between Shark Attack, The Bayou, and Dolphin Harbor, those attractions take up a good chunk of Happy Habor, If they clear those out in the offseason that will leave a huge chunk of land to expand and do many things with.
Friday, May 7, 2004 12:57 PM
You can get merchandise quickly, but getting the "right" food quickly I'm sure is more tricky. Unlike merchandise, where you can get mugs made in China and get them the next week, food frequently has to come from local sources and you need to shop around for the right quality and price.
Friday, May 7, 2004 10:04 PM
MMM they got cheese on a stick now at the park, and it is... SO GOOD.
Saturday, May 8, 2004 12:11 AM
Losing SwampWater Jacks is the biggest mistake they'll make on what I eat there....I almost exclusively ate only on the former 'animal' side the past 3 years, because the quality of the food, and it was 'real' food, not amusement park junkfood that bothers many adults stomachs as they age :(
Swampwater Jack's, Papaya Pete's, and the Mandarin Buffet were the best places to eat in the entire park for the past 3 years, but Alfonso's Cafe & the smaller chinese eatery on the 'Ride' side were also excellent, as well as Subway. I'll have to give 'Mr.Hero' a try if they are still there.
I don't eat like a kid anymore, so burgers and fries, as well as all that 'traditional' amusement park junkfood is just junk to me anymore. The most I'll buy for myself is fudge and occasionally the kettle corn. (is the fudge still buy 1 pound, get 1/2 pound free?)
Can you leave the park and return later, if you want to visit another eating establishment away from the park? I am a season pass holder, but not sure if the rules are the same for single-day patrons.
*** This post was edited by midwave 5/8/2004 12:16:36 AM ***
Saturday, May 8, 2004 9:22 PM
Question about steel venom.
Are the new supports needed, or was the GP just too worried about the ride moving?