Posted Friday, April 22, 2005 5:46 PM | Contributed by supermandl
Geauga Lake has delayed the opening of its new, $24 million water park by at least two weeks. Wildwater Kingdom’s opening, previously scheduled for May 28, has been pushed back to an unspecified date in mid-June, due in part to record snowfall this winter.
Read more from Crain's Cleveland Business.
"Everybody criticizes how Six Flags is behind but no one is saying anything about Cedar Fair being behind."
You know it was coming, decided I might as well start it off. ;)
It's understandable, its been a horrible winter here in Cleveland and Ohio in general. Also just because theres no work on the webcam doesn't mean there wasnt any work going on in the park.
That may push them slightly further back if it stays cold, which it shouldn't.
You need to remember, even though they are "behind schedule", there was a ton of land moving and deconstruction going on before they could even think of digging footers. They cleared a lot of land in not a lot of time.
The construction company was THE most disorganized group we have ever seen. They yelled and screamed at everybody on a daily basis. They signed EVERY waiver of no guarantee we threw at them and paid over double what it should have cost! Why? They wanted it done, no matter what, at all cost. I'll give you an example. The carpenters were building the wood walkways above the pools and lazy rivers the same day we were supposed to plaster the pools. there was wood boards, nails, wood shavings, tools, workbenches, cords, and people still working in our pools. We told the project manager that the other workers would have to stop to allow us to do our job. WE GOT YELLED AT LIKE YOU WOULD NOT BELIEVE! Something like "shut up and just get the f*cking thing done." So we had them sign a waiver to we wouldn't be responsible for poor work- which he did on the spot! Then we plastered right over top of all the dirt and debris just like how the project manager forced us to!
We watched in amazement at them pouring structural footers one day and then setting massive iron structures on the day after the pour. The cracks that developed in the concrete later the second day were massive. No time for the concrete to cure!
I personally would be scared for my life and have no plans to attend this park.
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