Finally got motivation to actually go to the place, and although it was tough to get me to go, I was really impressed. It blew me away actually how the park is looking.
First off, people were everywhere. Not packed, but moderate crowds filled the park. Rides ran two trains and sent them out full pretty consistently. Stations became full of people, even Double Loop! Surprised me considering I thought I was see one train op and half empty trains all day...
Bill was walking around the park and saw him a few times assisting guests. Glad to see him walking around and he has always been a man to see throughout the park. He loves what he does!
The rides were running great from what we did ride, Villain and Dominator (haha). Villain was impressive! Butter the first two drops and pretty solid the rest of the ride. Felt like the 2000 days again! Very happy as it doesn't displace your internal organs no longer. For those skeptical of its track work this year, don't be! It shocked me! Its running GREAT. Dominator was nice as well, just a little bit of vibration.
Overall, the park was spotless. Rides looked great and the atmosphere was the best I have seen in that park for years. People happy, having fun, and the day was beautiful. WWK was quite full and was beautiful as always. My only complaint (on the ride side) is that the Thunderhawk orange is faded quite significantly and almost looks yellow. Pretty quick fade...
But for those skeptical to go this year, don't be. The park is in great shape and it is worth the trip! :)
*** Edited 6/21/2007 3:01:38 AM UTC by SteveWoA***
Bolliger/Mabillard for President in '08 NOT Dinn/Summers
I still think that Cedar Fair should go in an entirely different direction with Geauga Lake, and, and build one of Mack's spinning coasters (Huge Euor Mir fan here.), or a Gerstlauer bobsleigh coaster (I have 2 of them in my Top 10.). Go small, let Cedar Point have all the useless "est's" coasters.
I think we all absolutely loved the park (o.k., no one like The Villain, and I stayed off of it). I know from a picture standpoint, that I was loving all the colors and the lake etc.:) The place felt so much better to me than SFO back in 2000. The removal of some of the rides made for a better experience as well on the midways.
I was seriously worried about the financial status of the park after our trip, as even on rainy days you usually have a lot of people show up at parks. I don't even remember seeing a single camp-group there or bus which I found odd, so I'm glad to hear that the park does get busy.
Hopefully, the next time we'll get to hit the awesome looking Wild Water Kingdom.
For all the GL Employees: How's attendance doing this year? (I know, it's still early)
2006 - 2009 Cedar Fair Ride Operations
2009 - Walt Disney World Attractions.
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