Posted Thursday, December 6, 2007 9:08 AM | Contributed by Fun
Last month Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, addressed a letter to Cedar Fair chairman, president and chief executive officer Dick Kinzel asking the company to develop a plan for Geauga Lake's historic wooden roller coaster, The Big Dipper. In the letter Brown said he hopes company officials will keep the ride at its current location or have it moved to another site where it can continue to operate.
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Seriously, it would even top MOA's rides and it could turn into something like that. It would just be sweet if there was like a Mainstreet USA-esque mall buildings that weaved where the main drags are right now. Something like the Easton mall in Columbus even. They could even add condos or sell some of the land to a developer to build condos on a plot of land that's far enough away from the coasters/rides.
It would be like Coney Island meets classy shopping center. You wouldn't have to pay to get in, just pay for the rides or have an all day ride ticket, something like IB. It would just make so much money!! Plus the waterpark would be right next door! On a hot summer day, Mom could bring the kids to the waterpark and then go shopping! It would be really cool and no other mall would be able to boast attractions as big as GL's!
What a piece of crock. Like one letter is going to pursuade a giant corporation to do anything.
I'm glad he took the effort to write the letter to Cedar Fair. It doesn't mean they'll do anything. But, it was a good start. It's more than anyone else has done.
I really don't understand why they don't do the whole 'outdoor shopping mall' idea.
Because ultimately, they are a company that runs rides and knows how to entertain people in a park, not a company that runs outdoor entertainment centers or malls. As much sense as this seems to make, it would be a completely different business model than what Cedar Fair currently does, and something completely different is then much more dangerous.
I think it could happen, but just not by Cedar Fair.
I'm with you, it's nice to see the effort being made. Too many politicians are widely known for lining their pockets through backroom construction deals and destroying the nation from the inside out. Cedar Fair's under no obligation to listen to the guy but it's good to see someone in a position of power- and someone representing the overall population- speak up and bring attention to an issue that means something to certain people (and not just enthusiasts). Besides, what harm is this going to go? Mr. Brown writing a letter about a roller coaster isn't going to bring about more attacks in the Middle East, nor is it going to delay troops coming home from Iraq.
What a piece of crock. Like one letter is going to pursuade a giant corporation to do anything."
It was merely a suggestion by a local political figure. Way to take something nice involving coaster preservation, completely blowing it out of proportion, and then spinining it to be some sort of negative thing.
But then again, that's pretty much your M.O. half the time you post.
Ok, sorry, now back to our non-feeding-the-trolls discussion...
Its for the children.
Chuck, Just kiddin
If the coaster is meant for the waterpark then a company that spent $1 billion to buy the Paramount franchise should be able to come up with dollars to move it. I am so sick of private entities asking, begging or otherwise trying to gain my taxdollars for these types of purposes. (If I hear the Florida Marlins ownership continue to bash Broward or Miami Dade county officials for not coming up with money for their baseball stadium I'm going to scream.)
Ohio has some real problems. They cannot afford to spend taxdollars on the Dipper.
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