Monday, July 26, 2004 9:32 PM
Call me misinformed if I missed the topic on this. :)
What is CF using as a mascot this year for GL? Or are they not using any at all.
Will the Peanuts characters be coming in 2005 or the re-birth of Geauga dog?
If they aren't using any characters this year, what are they doing to appeal to the kids?
Monday, July 26, 2004 9:36 PM
There is no plan right now to bring in the Peanuts.
There is an on-line poll to bring back Geauga Dog with him favored 90%.
The current mascot is a man by the name of Bill Sphen. You can see him walking around with a white shirt and tie greeting people as he sees them. Sometimes he carries around a broom and dust pan.
Monday, July 26, 2004 11:13 PM
Sorry, but fat old jolly Bill Sphen isn't going to cut it for my 9-year old daughter. :)
If I want fat mascots, I will choose Fat Albert. :)
Tuesday, July 27, 2004 9:02 AM
I would probally wait till next year to visit Geauga Lake, Chitown. Not all that much has changed physically, but once you look past that at operations, service and staff, thats when you see the big changes.
It's gong to be one very long off-season for them because they will be very, very busy getting more of the physial part up to their standards. Thy may even put in a new ride ot two and could even possibly remove one or two.
Tuesday, July 27, 2004 10:47 AM
I think their mascot should be a big foam CF Season Pass with big scary eyes, big mouth with sharp teeth, arms and legs. He could walk around taunting little 4 year old kids and knocking ice cream cones out of their hands. That way, they'll grow up not WANTING a season pass to CF, and it won't be a big deal to them down the road not being able to use a CF pass to get in to GL.
Tuesday, July 27, 2004 10:51 AM
Why is it a big deal now? And who says they're not going to offer something next season?
Tuesday, July 27, 2004 10:55 AM
The only mascot figure I can think of is the man from the commercial with the white shirt and blue sleeves with a large FUN on the shirt. He says something to the sort of, "If you're looking for FUN, you can find me at Geauga Lake." It's really corny, but that's about all they have.
Tuesday, July 27, 2004 10:58 AM
Yeah, you would think they could of found a better guy to be in the commercial and found a better music group to do the "Geauga Lake" theme you here at the gate.
Tuesday, July 27, 2004 11:19 AM
Who says they are? And why was it such a big deal this year? Just alienated some people, that's all.
Tuesday, July 27, 2004 11:23 AM
I guess we'll just have to wait and see.
People bought season passes knowing it was good at the home park and a list of other parks owned by the company. The purchase of a new park goes through a month before the season and some are like 'gimme that too.' As far as I'm concerned, they got what they paid for (and considering the cost of season passes, got a great deal).
Tuesday, July 27, 2004 11:27 AM
LOL, if we're talking about Six Flags passes, I'd agree. 90 bucks for Michigan's Adventure though, is a different story entirely ;)
Tuesday, July 27, 2004 11:35 AM
I'd say it's a safe bet to say that most of those complaining about the season pass situation at GL are those with a Cedar Point pass.
I've never been to Michigan's Adventure, so I can't comment on the value of their pass. But I doubt there are many in Muskegon who are fuming that they can't use their passes at Geauga Lake. Unlike Cedar Point, GL isn't in the same market.
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Wednesday, July 28, 2004 8:51 AM
...And my guess is that the people complaining even louder are the ones who bought a (Six Flags) Geauga Lake pass and are disappointed they can't use it at Cedar Point.
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
Wednesday, July 28, 2004 10:43 AM
... and some who had already bought both are very happy to have spent the money on both because they are enjoying just dropping by either park for a few hours and not having to worry about the cost of doing so ... and will probably spend the money to buy both again next year if they for some unknown reason keep them separate.
Thursday, July 29, 2004 10:20 AM
I bought a Cedar Point pass and am not disappointed that I can't use it at Geauga Lake. I plan to only go to Geauga Lake once this year, just to see what things have been done. Maybe next year when Cedar Fair has a whole off-season to work on the park I'll be glad to see a Cedar Point and Geauga Lake combo pass.
Thursday, July 29, 2004 10:37 AM
I believe that the only reason that the MA passes are so expensive is because CF feels that people who would normally buy a CP pass would travel to MA to get one if it was cheaper. If GL ever becomes a "normal" CF season pass be prepared for a price increase (maybe they should offer two passes like the busch parks, one only for GL and one for all the CF parks).
Thank godness they dont consider WOF in that same catagory, last time I was able to work a trip down there it was $90 for a ride and slide season pass, boy did that pay for itself.