The Brat? Near Cleveland

Wednesday, June 16, 2004 8:50 PM
Has anyone been on this coaster? I think the way it got it's name is quite unique (a bunch of brats were riding it and hence the name stuck with the operators), but I'm interested in talking with someone who's actually been on the coaster. It's not much to look at (or ride, presumably), but I'm always looking for something different.
Wednesday, June 16, 2004 9:29 PM
I was born and raised in Geneva, home of Erieview Park (Geneva on the Lake) and The Brat. I rode this coaster countless times as a kid. Erieview is worth a quick visit for reasons other than just The Brat. Their dark ride is fun, there are some other assorted flats and waterslides, and the park offers a public beach and a beautiful view of Lake Erie.

Here's a picture of The Brad from my photo album:

And the site for Erieview Park:

Let me know if you have any other questions :)

Wednesday, June 16, 2004 10:31 PM
If you've been on or seen Lil' Phantom at Kennywood, then you know what the Brat is. Erieview is a neat little park though with a cool dark ride and most wicked (as in good) roll-o-plane.
Thursday, June 17, 2004 7:12 AM
And don't forget that Erieview is the only park in Northern Ohio to feature a set of Flying Scooters. They aren't really "snappable", but at least the park keeps them in nice shape. The Fright Zone dark ride is also a must.

ray p. (who would never set foot on that Roll-O-Plane!)

Thursday, June 17, 2004 9:06 AM
The Brat looks like it was just some guy's summer project. If it was any higher, I would have been scared the thing would collapse. I only went on it for a ridiculous picture for my girlfriend's scrapbook - needless to say, I rarely admit that it's part of my "track record" ;)
Thursday, June 17, 2004 12:05 PM
Erieview is also home to Ohio's only Eyerly Octopus.

The Flyers aren't snappable since the ride is a Bisch-Rocco 8-tub Portible. You may get a pop or two, but the 10-tub park models are the best for snapping.

Thursday, June 17, 2004 6:53 PM
The Brat is what it is, a kiddie coaster. As has been said, the park is worth a visit, particually for Fright Zone, which is just classic.

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