Water park construction at Geauga Lake behind two weeks

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.

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Friday, April 22, 2005 8:10 PM
Rctycoon2k's avatar I guess I will be the first to say....

"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. ;)

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Friday, April 22, 2005 8:58 PM
CF's behind due to bad weather, not bad business.
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Friday, April 22, 2005 11:23 PM
Rctycoon2k's avatar It was sarcasm to my other thread about Kingda Ka... but nice call none-the-less.
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Saturday, April 23, 2005 3:55 PM
Well Kudos for giving a discount.
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Saturday, April 23, 2005 6:22 PM
If you guys can think you can get it done and built any faster, I'd say go be my guest ;)
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Sunday, April 24, 2005 4:28 AM
I'm wondering if WWK-Phase One won't be ready till July 4th week, since the cold weather is making an unwelcome return to NE Ohio this weekend? I'm heading to Waldameer, Kennywood, and Hersheypark in the meantime :)
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Sunday, April 24, 2005 11:42 AM
Its April, almost May and I had to clean snow off my car today, almost two inches.....Winter sucks!

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.

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Sunday, April 24, 2005 3:32 PM
This has truly been a winter/spring to remember. Three days ago i was playing baseball for my school in short sleeves sweating. Today i am plowing my driveway. Oh well, this is the last winter i have to really deal with, because i am going to college in florida next year!
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Monday, April 25, 2005 11:06 AM
john peck's avatar We had nearly 10 inches in the Snow Belt (Geauga County)

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.

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Monday, April 25, 2005 12:00 PM
Jeff's avatar I had about a foot to clear off of my driveway yesterday just so I could get my car into the garage. It's freakin' April! I'm so done with Ohio weather.
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Monday, July 4, 2005 9:53 AM
I was a part of the construction crew working on the pools and lazy rivers at the park.

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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