Streakin' at the Lake!

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Monday, May 27, 2002 3:57 PM

Conneaut Lake Park: May 27

The park was crowded, they were actually lines for everything and the lot had cars before it opened. Things are looking up. I got my season pass and hooked up with some rides:

Tumble Bug: good :)

Flyers: good (finally snapped them and awoke the operator) :)

Devil's Den: good :)

Ferris Wheel: good :)

Rollo-Plane: excellent :)

Music Express: good :)

Toboggan: closed :(

Blue Streak: :) :) :) :) :) :) :)

Wished they used the beautiful PTC train sitting in the transfer tunnel. Waits were up to two trains. Whiplash turn still catches me by suprise. I see a trim on the turn. Is that manually operated? I asked why they don't use the second train (the PTC). They said that state law requires locking lapbars as opposed to just grab bars. I guess the law needs a trip to Kennywood ;)Seriously, they could just add belts to the trains and be all set unless thre is a structual problem with the train. They also said it was the original train the Blue Streak opened with. Too bad they don't use it, it looked comfortable :)

Had a great day and plan to return very soon :)

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Wednesday, May 29, 2002 3:06 PM
Very cool TR! Blue Streak is a Bill Cobb woodie correct?

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Thursday, May 30, 2002 7:29 AM

One of the first things I noticed...

They removed Fascination :(

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Thursday, May 30, 2002 7:37 AM

Todd said:
Very cool TR! Blue Streak is a Bill Cobb woodie correct?

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Thought it was an Edward Vettle creation. Could be wrong though.

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Thursday, May 30, 2002 9:05 AM
I think it is Edward Vettle as well. I can't believe Conneaut was actually busy - that is great.
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Thursday, May 30, 2002 9:58 AM
It WAS Edward Vettle. Just a little information.

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Thursday, May 30, 2002 10:09 AM

Jess said:

One of the first things I noticed...

They removed Fascination



Jess, that is truly bad news. It really is a shame that parks have removed this fun game. I never played at Conneaut... but I always saw people in there enjoying themselves on the days I visited. I believe the stand-alone Fascination parlor in Geneva-On-The-Lake may be the last remaining place to play in the Northern Ohio/Northwestern PA area.

Thanks for the info-

ProgRay

*** This post was edited by ProgRay on 5/30/2002. ***

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Thursday, May 30, 2002 5:55 PM
Thanks Jess. I remembered someone saying they had one but I couldn't find it. That is a shame. :(

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Thursday, May 30, 2002 6:04 PM
Did you notice if they finished painting the Blue Streak? I was one of the volunteers that helped put a fresh coat of paint on it during 3 weekends in April. We were only allowed to paint up to 6 feet above the ground and the rest of the track didn't get painted while we were there. I was just curious as to how it came along with the paint.

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Thursday, May 30, 2002 6:45 PM

It's not done yet.. it looks like the turnaround by the road is finished, but you can see where the 6 ft mark is. I must say, the station and the Carousel is REALLY nice.. I like the bright yellow in the Streak station and the bright colors on Carousel. I was very impressed. Bravo to all who came out and brightened up my 3rd home.

To those who drove Rt. 18 through Hermitage.. I hope you waved at Lowe's.. I was prolly there.. staring at all the lumber almost in tears cuz I wasn't out in the rain painting. :)

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