Posted Friday, July 21, 2000 8:43 PM | Contributed by ToddConstantine
According to WUAB 43 in Cleveland Six Flags Ohio is telling people not to come to the park this Saturday due to an outing that will have the park packed.
[Ed. note: The park closed their parking lot entirely early this season when the park was at capacity. -J]
Friday, July 21, 2000 9:08 PM
Yep, there is some medical company having their annual picnic. The weather will be nice, so Im sure enough of them will take advantage of the waterpark. Im wondering if the Villian will be up prior to its rumor of being down mechanical all week. I figured the worst problems they would have this year was going to be parking and space, the turnovers won't be too bad seeing that they can move fast when they need to.
Saturday, July 22, 2000 1:49 AM
Its the Cleveland Clinic's shindig. My Aunt works there.
Saturday, July 22, 2000 5:18 AM
I heard there is going to be 3,800 people from the cleveland clinic.
Saturday, July 22, 2000 5:52 AM
Would they be talking about today (7/22) or next week (7/29)?
Saturday, July 22, 2000 8:01 AM
today and tomorrow.
Saturday, July 22, 2000 12:40 PM
Actally, my friend, thats 38,000 people...i may be wrong though
Sunday, July 23, 2000 3:24 AM
It was the 22nd.
I just got back from there last night.
The Villian was still closed:(.
Tuesday, July 25, 2000 5:48 PM
I'm from Boston and I spent last Thursday and Friday at Cedar Point with no lines. 1/2 hour for Mil Force 4 times! Then Saturday we went to Six Flags. Crowded as it gets!(Cleveland Clinic) We got on Superman right away, pretty good. Then we were in line for Batman Knight Flight and it broke down, then it ran later with one car. The Villain opened late in the day but by then we said forget it. 3 rides total. I was more disappointed with the park than the crowds though, just like Six Flags NE here they have retrofitted the park with new crowd building rides that they aren't prepared to service, and other than the Looney Tunes land the rest of the park is a dump!
I guess thats what I get for bad planning! The real question is why Six Flags would hold a company outing mid-season. Such events are usually held pre and post season. Well, at least I got to ride Superman.
Thursday, July 27, 2000 10:59 AM
I also feel that SFO has not held up their end with the landscaping and upkeep of the park. The staff was still very lacksidasical yesterday (7/26) when I went although I noticed they seem to have a better awareness than my earlier visits (probably due to management warnings due to the accidents but crisis management is not the solution , better overall training is). But I did noticed they repainted and cleaned the "Bruce Wayne Foundation" building over batman and fixed the cracks in the asphalt walk to Raging Wolf Bobs so maybe they will clean up that filthy lake runoff area by batman and fix the rest of the landscaping. You look at the Hurrican Harbor area and the landscaping is beautiful and you wonder why they never finished re-beautifying the rest of Geauga Lake. Don't get me wrong I love the new rides at my local park but I think with all the new business Six Flags is getting we deserve a true world class park. When I go to Cedar Point there almost always is new paint on the rides that needed it and the lawns are always in great to perfect condition, my only C.P. complaint ever was that filthy water by the Mantis and I've been 3 times this year and it has been clean everytime. Way to go C.P.
Monday, August 7, 2000 9:55 AM
it was both 22 and 23 and there was 38,000 people indeed. 3,800 people isnt nuthin
Tuesday, August 15, 2000 11:28 PM
Cleveland Clinic Foundation is back at the park. They went to Sea World in 98 and I am not sure about 99. That company pays the park a crap load of money to occupy the park. They literally buy out the park and use its theaters and other attractions as they wish. I have worked at the park for four years 95-98 and the CCF days are some of the worst because the park is open an hour earlier and an hour+ later. The park is closed for only 8 hours between Saturday and Sunday. If you work in the arcades like I did then you also have to count the money and do some other book keeping. This usually means that the staff only gets to spend about 7 hrs away from the park. That includes travelling and sleeping as well as getting ready to go back to work on Sunday morning. The bottom line is working CC weekeng is hell, and I would never want to be a guest on that weekend. You wouldn't be able to do anything.
Sunday, January 7, 2001 9:24 AM
SFO has gotton worse since they were sold. I was there the season after and a worker quit SFO right in front of me.