PUT THE ROCKET SHIPS BACK UP!!! :)
(Last time I was up there, they were still sitting in the parking lot/boneyard across the road from the Villain)
--Dave Althoff, Jr.
As long as a ride as old as the Rocket Ships stays in one place, it is, "grandfathered," from new regulations, such as accessibility. Once the ride is taken down and/or moved, it is treated as an all-new attraction and must meet current specifications.
Premier should have never taken the tower down back in the mid-90s- it still could have been running today in its original form.
I asked one of my roommates who lives in Akron about the Rocket Ships and it was hilarious to watch his face light up and say "Oh my gosh, the Rocket Ships! What a classic and marvel in its time, Danny! Geauga Lake, the history, the nostalgia, the Corkscrew... Did I ever tell you I literally crapped my pants on that when I was 10?" Haha!
Anyways, I think we should demand free drinks, the release of Geauga Dog, a hotel and boardwalk-type experince plus relocation of the waterpark and upcharge attractions to replace the wildlife side, and a Gerstlauer Spinning Coaster. Or maybe just ask really nicely and maybe they'll give us a Sally dark ride one day too. =D
+Danny, excellent idea to move the water park over to the former Wild Life side except if they did that, it would probably end up being an extra charge attraction ala Soak City. I think the NIMBY's nearby wouldn't mind a water park in their back yard as it wouldn't generate as much noise as a roller coaster would.
The only viable solution in my opinion would be an elevator up the middle of the tower and I honestly don't know if that would be feasible.
But i do think we should demand CF to keep wild life side open. that was a hure draw for families with kids I can not believe they will demolish all those buildings and things. THey spent the money to buy the prperty and now they spend even more money to demolish their investment. I t also was a great adverisiting campain" MOre Rides More SLides more animals inside,at Six Flags WOrlds od Adventure,THe most world WIde.""come on come on come on lets GOOOO."
I'm sure your goodies were far cleaner than anything else you had to touch there, so it wouldn't have mattered.
As long as there's soap in the main bathroom at 11am I'll be happy (Yes, every soap dispenser was out last time I was there....at 11am no less)
Trying to get that ride back would be, in my opinion, the single greatest act of restoring a traditional amusement park feel ever. There's no doubt in my mind it would bring back the oldest of guests. There's a lot of nostalgia there.
A few that the park does not have that come to mind are:
Nice dark ride (even a shootem up one would be fine)
The Rocket Ships (seems like everyone wants this back anyway)
Among others I am sure we could all come up with. Giving this park a big kiddie area would be an awesome compliment to what Cedar Point offers in thrills. In my personal opinion that is what they should focus on is a nice Kiddie area and things 'families' can do together. They dont have to be high thrills because Cedar Point down the road and owned by the same company already does just that. Why not fill in the one niche area that Cedar Point does not have a huge childrens area (although, there are quite a few kiddie rides somewhat scattered through the park.)
Wood - anything else is an imitation
Speaking of those giant rides though (and on a more realistic note) perhaps the Wild Life side would be a good candidate for the first Huss Land of the Giants ...
I guess since they aren't going to use the wildlife side, then I won't mention feeling like the dock was going to sink into the lake while the queue was standing on it...!
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