Representative for mystery seller says Big Dipper will be demolished without a buyer

Posted Wednesday, September 8, 2010 1:57 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Over the last two weeks, the anonymous owner of Geauga Lake's Big Dipper tried selling the coaster on eBay. Through that process, we've learned a little more about the man, the anger directed at him, and his history with The Big Dipper. A representative says the ride will be demolished September 15 without a buyer.

Read more from WKYC/Cleveland.

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Wednesday, September 8, 2010 3:42 PM

Regardless of how the adds were displayed - I just don't think it was an attractive buy for anyone.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 4:01 PM

Oh, I was just making a poor attempt at being funny. As if the listings were ransom notes. Get it? Never mind.

I agree, the listings have nothing to do with it.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 5:01 PM

I got the ransom note reference, but wasn't sure if you were joking or not, because you used a :( instead of the obligatory :) ;).


Wednesday, September 8, 2010 5:05 PM

My bad. Can I create a winkie frowny guy? ;(

That was the problem.

;) :)

Edited for family-friendly reasons.

Last edited by Carrie M., Wednesday, September 8, 2010 5:08 PM
Wednesday, September 8, 2010 5:21 PM

Carrie M. said:
Edited for family-friendly reasons., ummm, "there goes the neighborhood".

Or Maverick. ;)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 5:59 PM

I hope the owner is only making some sort of idle threat.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 6:36 PM

To me Big Dipper was an ok ride who's only claim to fame was it's age.

The trains were a bastardized reproduction of a NAD design and if you sat in the back seat of a car it bottomed out so badly that it made Sonny feel comfortable.

Let the thing die, it had it's time.

There is a coaster next to a campground in Southern Ohio that is a far greater loss as it was spectacular and that is Screechin' Eagle at Lesourdsville Lake/Americana

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 6:49 PM

How long has Eagle been SBNO? I should think it would be virtually unsalvageable by now.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 7:02 PM

Eagle is likely too far gone, but it is still the far greater loss then Big Dipper, and it went without a whimper.

Sad it ran less then a season after CCI did so much work on it for it's reopening.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 7:08 PM

I wish I had embraced my, I mean, enthusiasm, years earlier and made it down to Lesourdsville Lake while it was running.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 7:12 PM

It's the only standup wooden coaster I've ever been on. And that wasn't by choice!


Wednesday, September 8, 2010 7:36 PM

During the first Coasterbuzz Con at PKI a large group of us took the trip to Lesourdsville, as Rob said still the only standup woodie I have ever ridden.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 7:49 PM

Must have been magnificent.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 8:38 PM

Eagle was truly a magnificent ride. And that back seat was nothing short of amazing.

Do have to question the phrase (in regards to Dipper's back seat) "bottomed out so badly" - pretty sure that's supposed to say "bottomed out so WELL"...but that's a matter of personal preferences... ;)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010 8:43 PM

Bill, I meant badly! My coccyx still hurts all these years later!

Last edited by MagnumsRevenge, Wednesday, September 8, 2010 8:50 PM
Thursday, September 9, 2010 12:20 AM

If the super-secret mystery buyer would have just been up-front with everyone and not so ...mysterious, maybe some of the potential buyers would have taken the sale seriously. ...Perhaps. The owner seems so shady.

Thursday, September 9, 2010 9:13 AM

"Take that. Verbal attacks? Fine, I'll bulldoze the ride."

Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:20 AM

rollergator said:

Carrie M. said:
Edited for family-friendly reasons., ummm, "there goes the neighborhood".

Or Maverick. ;)

But ... But.... Ocean Motion is supposed to be a family friendly ride ... But....

Thursday, September 9, 2010 10:38 AM

No, Butts weren't the problem, it's Breasts.

Thursday, September 9, 2010 11:39 AM

butts, lol?


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