Will Geauga Lake's WWK Phase 2 ever happen?

Monday, July 19, 2010 9:32 AM

I am currently looking at the "Phase 2" map from the 2006 expansion that never happened, wondering, if it will ever be done. Did GL sell off all that land next to the wave pool where this expansion was to take place? Or is there still hope if numbers increase enough to keep the park opened?

I really hope CF does not quit on GL... The existing park is beautiful, and was very busy this past weekend. It looked very "healthy" to say the least compared to previous times I had been there. I think expansion would give good vibes that CF is not giving up on the last bit they do have...

I just wonder what CF has planned for Geauga Lake's future... Hopefully it is not as grim as the other side of the lake.

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Monday, July 19, 2010 11:28 AM

Nope.

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Monday, July 19, 2010 12:03 PM

If only Cedar Fair hadn't bought the park with the intention of closing it.

(oops...can open; worms everywhere!)

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Monday, July 19, 2010 12:49 PM

Is it just me, or does Soak City need some updates?

I wonder what the state of Aurora would have been if Sea World never left?

R.I.P. Shamu, Clyde, Seymour, and all those freakin Penguins!

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Monday, July 19, 2010 1:14 PM

I don't see it happening.

Personally, I'd like to see them put in a Hyper Super Saturator Flying Turns!

:)

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Monday, July 19, 2010 1:39 PM

If SeaWorld never left they'd be out of business anyway. You don't start making your single-day ticket a season pass if you're doing well.

Soak City's attendance is fine. It doesn't need anything new.

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 2:34 AM

While I can't vouch for how well SeaWorld Ohio was doing in its final years, I thought several of the SeaWorld parks did (and still do in San Antonio and San Diego) offer the Fun Card as a season-pass-for-the-price-of-one-day option.

Last edited by TimChat2, Tuesday, July 20, 2010 2:35 AM
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Tuesday, July 20, 2010 4:20 AM

I don't think pricing structure was the issue. If the park was open year-round then in park spending could offset the discounting at the gate. The problem was that the animals needed care and food year round and the money only came in part of the year.

Last edited by egieszl, Tuesday, July 20, 2010 4:21 AM
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Thursday, July 22, 2010 7:45 AM

I was just at the park again last night, and for a weekday that had scattered storms in the forcast the crowd was suprising. It seems to me GL is doing quite well this year. Hopefully a good sign :)

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 12:58 PM

I think that one of the reasons that seaworld failed, was because they were not allowed to add rides like the other seaworld parks were doing. There was also a height restriction, so they could not build anything over a certain height.

They also had a contract with geauga lake that stated that they would not add any amusement rides.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 4:29 PM

Yeah they had something rediculous like a 35ft height restriction. If I remember correctly, Kennywood and SeaWorld were both interested when it was sold to Premier Parks, thus leading to the Six Flags...thing.

Unfortunately, I don't think a waterpark will hold up the area the way the two parks were doing before it... (look at the amount of development across the street and north of the park.)

I can honestly say I've been to less amusement parks in general now that GL is only a waterpark. When it was the amusement park, I felt more intersted in going to them. Now they all seem a lot further away.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 5:30 PM

When Geauga Lake closed it sapped my will to live and now I just sit in a dark corner and weep all day long. My life has no meaning. Colors seem less vivid, smiles less friendly and laughter sounds like crying to me. I quit feeding my cat and it died. My car got a flat tire and my wife left me.

Thanks a lot, Geauga Lake.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 6:10 PM

I wish when I lived in WV, that 'further away' to a park meant from Cleveland to Sandusky.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010 6:22 PM

Lord Gonchar said: ...and my wife left me.

There's always a silver lining, Gonch (for me, anyway) :)

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Friday, July 23, 2010 2:13 AM

Lord Gonchar said:
When Geauga Lake closed it sapped my will to live and now I just sit in a dark corner and weep all day long. My life has no meaning. Colors seem less vivid, smiles less friendly and laughter sounds like crying to me. I quit feeding my cat and it died. My car got a flat tire and my wife left me.

Thanks a lot, Geauga Lake.

So Geauga Lake is the refrain in a bad country song? ;)

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Friday, July 23, 2010 10:57 AM

I understand that some of it is tongue 'n cheek but I don't get people being made fun of for being upset that Geauga Lake closed. I'm still a little upset about it because I won't have the chance to take my kids there.

People get upset when they lose their sports franchise or their favorite player moves to another team. There is an emotional connection to sports and some people can certainly have an emotional connection to amusement parks. Look no further than the Disney fans who get worked up anytime there is talk of closing an attraction...particularly an attraction that Walt had a hand in dreaming up.

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Friday, July 23, 2010 11:10 AM

Ensign Smith said:
So Geauga Lake is the refrain in a bad country song? ;)

Pretty much.

wahoo skipper said:
People get upset when they lose their sports franchise or their favorite player moves to another team.

Yeah, I don't get that either.

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Friday, July 23, 2010 11:17 AM

I do get it, and I wasn't happy that Geauga Lake closed, because I liked going to CP and GL as both were convienient, and I really thought GL was a nice park.

This, though, I thought was over the top:

I can honestly say I've been to less amusement parks in general now that GL is only a waterpark. When it was the amusement park, I felt more intersted in going to them. Now they all seem a lot further away.

I still mourn the loss of the MB Pavilion. I spent many days in my life there. But when it closed, I didn't get 'disinterested' in going to parks, parks didn't seem further away, and I didn't let that closing affect my outlook on the hobby. Why would it? Why wouldn't I enjoy going to parks just because one that I adored closed?

Plus, living in Cleveland, you have quite a few parks in a short distance. I guess living in an area with no parks closer than 3.5 hours made me scoff at the comment that they all seem a lot further away.

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Friday, July 23, 2010 11:37 AM

No park's closing changed my outlook. Getting married, buying a house, and live music did. :)

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Friday, July 23, 2010 12:19 PM

wahoo skipper said:
I understand that some of it is tongue 'n cheek but I don't get people being made fun of for being upset that Geauga Lake closed.

Perhaps because an awful lot of time has passed, and the "sadness" generally leads to the same old conspiracy theories and why it "could have worked if" theories.

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