Parking at Geauga Lake?

Friday, May 28, 2004 9:19 PM
How much is parking at Geauga Lake this year? Last year I payed 8 bucks for Octoberfest.

Has anyone tried to park at that new mall across from Geauga Lake. Will they ticket you?

Friday, May 28, 2004 9:39 PM
Parking at Geauga Lake is 8.00 I believe. I'm not sure if they will ticket you if you park at the shopping center across the street. To get cheaper food I go across the street to KFC or Subway.

Friday, May 28, 2004 10:54 PM
The little shopping center across the street from Geauga Lake has a sign up at the main entrance saying "Six Flags parking is prohibited". You could park there and say that you aren't parking for Six Flags. ;)

I do believe you will get ticketed if you park there and they see you go across the street to the park. Who knows they could even have your vehicle towed.

Friday, May 28, 2004 11:07 PM
The owners of the shopping center tow cars. Parking at Geauga Lake is $8.00.
Saturday, May 29, 2004 5:44 AM
I have done that twice, and parked in the Wal Mart parking lot and was never towed, but I probably got lucky. lol.

I did that about 2 years ago but I won't do it again since I heard they have REALLY cracked down on it.

Do they have security "watching" the parking lot now or something? lol.


Saturday, May 29, 2004 10:37 AM
I think the shopping center has cameras and when they see people walking across the street, they just watch the tape to see where they parked.

Can't say that I blame them. I would want to save the parking spaces for my customers too.

Saturday, May 29, 2004 2:07 PM
The parking is still $8. I was there a few weeks ago. If you want to save money on parking, than parking illegally is not a good gamble (I guarantee the towing expense will cost you more than the parking fee). If you want to make up for the lost $8, follow Peppermints' advice and go outside the park for food, or bring a cooler for your car (btw, they let us bring in bottles of water).
Saturday, May 29, 2004 7:09 PM
In addition to paying fees, there's also the hassle of the process of having to retrieve your car, especially when you don't have a lot of time to waste.
Saturday, May 29, 2004 10:14 PM
Just imagine parking across the street in the plaza. All of a sudden you here the "Mission Impossible" theme play out of nowhere as you try to cross the street without getting busted! ;)
Monday, May 31, 2004 4:57 PM
We did that and parked at the shopping center parking lot across the street two weeks ago on sunday. We didn't get a ticket and it didn't seem to be too much of a problem.
Monday, May 31, 2004 5:13 PM
Spend the $8.

It's like commercials at the movie theater. Sure $8 is expensive to park, but do you want a clean park, rides that work, etc. ?

Your $40 or so (maybe $60 with a season pass) does not cover the daily expenses. Just like your $8 at the theater doesn't cover the nice seats, clean bathrooms (theaters keep between 50 cents and $1 on each first run ticket).

If $8 is too much, get someone to drop you off.

Monday, May 31, 2004 5:44 PM
When I worked at a theater back in the mid 90s, the theater I worked at made zero on the movies until they had paid them off, they ran their entire overhead operations off the concession stand until the movie turned a profit. I remember the reels each cost something ghastly like 25,000. If there were two seperate showings, that was twice the amount.
Monday, May 31, 2004 7:01 PM
If someone is not willing to spend the $8 for parking (and has no one to drop them off), then they should probably re-think going to the park. I always add in the parking as part of the trip. I am guessing if one is willing to gamble with the possibility of being towed, perhaps maybe the coasters in Vegas would be more your speed (and the parking is free there too). IMHO, if you drive, keep a cooler in your car, instead of paying for overpriced food and beverages, then you have already made back your $8. For anyone who has gotten around paying for parking once, you were lucky. Would I try it again, I don't think so. And by suggesting to other people to try it, you are then putting yourself and others at risk for a serious fine. Then again, the less of you in the $8 parking lot, the less far I have to walk back to get to my car for eats and drinks. And now I have not only saved my money by bringing my own treats, but since I have saved so much time with my good parking spot, hey, I get on more rides too. Go ahead and park illegally.
Monday, May 31, 2004 10:01 PM
Just use peppermints idea and buy food outside the park. I bet that the money u save on food with cover the cost of parking or at least most of it
Monday, May 31, 2004 11:23 PM

ing king said:
We did that and parked at the shopping center parking lot across the street two weeks ago on sunday. We didn't get a ticket and it didn't seem to be too much of a problem.

Yeah, it may not have been too much of a problem to you but what if somebody else decides to duplicate your idea, and then two more groups, and then four more groups if they don't get ticketed. Just because you got away with it does not mean someone else will be able to.

Like a lot of things in life, enforcement only ramps up as violations increase.

Tuesday, June 1, 2004 1:39 AM
I didn't tell anyone if he/she should do anything. I just answered the question if everyone has done it. Everyone has to decide what they do and don't on their own.
Tuesday, June 1, 2004 2:03 AM
Sorry, I'm a lazy American.

Screw the 8 bucks. I'm tired after spending 10 hours at a park. I'm not walking that far.

Even with a crappy paying job it's only an hour or so's work... for me it's about 20 minutes. That ain't worth walking that far.

Tuesday, June 1, 2004 7:27 AM
I don't really care about the issue. The people who park at the shopping plaza will eventually get caught and pay the price. I have never parked there and never will. If you don't have the money to go somewhere, don't go.
Tuesday, June 1, 2004 11:05 AM
I don't condone parking where you're not supposed to. But if I was going to do that, I'd park, enter a store, shop for a few minutes, then walk from the store to the park. Seems like it would lessen your chances of getting caught by the lot cameras.
Tuesday, June 1, 2004 3:07 PM
Back in the days when the park was Six Flags, you could drive right into the employee lot. If you headed all the way back to the far back end of the employee lot you would eventually end up in the main parking area of the guest lot. ;)

I'm not sure if this is possible now, and it would certainly be more risky, since there are now parking attendants in the main lot directing traffic.


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