Sunday, July 22, 2001 7:58 PM
With never being to Wynadot before and having a six flags pass this year, now was the perfect time to take the 3 hr. drive to the west. I was never there before premier then six flags bought it. I'm wondering what they added to it in the last few years.
Finding the park was an adventure in itself. Good thing we knew the Columbus Zoo was right next to it. There was no sign for Wynadot until I saw a waterslide right down the road. We walked right in to the main gift store. I got a postcard, and a blue pennant from the main store at the end of the day. First thing hopped on the Sea Dragon. Nothing much, a little 35 foot coaster, that wasn't too bad. The train before ours had 2 kids toward the back who couldn't get their lapbar up. So the lone employee on the station told them to "try and get out of the seat" since they were small enough they manuervered their way out. Oh Well it was still a good ride.
After checking out the little arcade, I was getting hot and decided to change and go to the water park. The Lazy River was pretty cool, but it wasn't wide enough and when 3 or 4 tubes were lined up you couldn't swim through. That's right swim through. We got there at about 3 and all the tubes were sold out. The only waterparks i've been to were Sandcastle here in Pittsburgh, Splashin' Safari, and Blizzard Beach. I don't recall paying for tubes there at all. Any waterpark fans can tell me if you usually pay for them.
I spent the whole time in the wave pool and the river. The park was closing and the line for the big speed slide was short. I never rode on one of those before and it was cool. An amazing feeling dropping straight down like that. I must say I wasn't expecting much from Wynadot Lake and really didn't get too much. If only Six Flags could put some money in this place(and some better signs on the roads) it could really be a good water/theme park.
Sunday, July 22, 2001 8:57 PM
I thought it was called Wyandot Lake? Oh well. Nice TR and looks like you had a fun time. Were there many flat rides at the park or was it mainly water park?
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Sunday, July 22, 2001 9:15 PM
Um, oh yeah your right it is called Wyandot, it just soundes better the other way. They had a ferris wheel, a scrambler, a carousel, a tilt-a-whirl, a weird octopus type thing and then some kiddy rides I think that was it.
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Monday, July 23, 2001 6:30 PM
Don't forget the ride they call Monsoon (Also called a Frolic, never saw one of these anyplace else) and the bumper cars (they only have about 12 cars and there usually isn't more then 9 running - kinda weird with so few cars in your way).
Wyandot Lake is a pleasant little park that is sorely in need of more rides. It is clean, the ocean theme is subtle but well executed. It seems to be mostly a Six Flags policy of having to pay for a raft. There are a limited number of free rafts available, you just have to wait and grab one. You're lucky to have got a ride on the speed slide, they seem to be closed a lot, hardly ever a line when they're open either.
There are always rumors of an expansion but a lot rests in the hands of the Zoo. They own the land.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2001 2:02 AM
Wyandot Lake major mechanical ride list:
Ferris Wheel (Eli Bridge 16 Tub)
Tilt-A-Whirl (Sellner...this one came from Geauga Lake last year)
Scrambler (Eli Bridge)
Frolic (King Amusements, 8 tubs)
Sea Dragon (1957 John Allen Jr. coaster)
The reason they can't expand is due to the Zoo (which own the land in the first place) and their restrictions. WL wanted to "grow up" 3 years ago (since the zoo offered them to add 19 acres of the golf course land) , but could not since Premier Parks (now Six Flags Inc.) could not give the zoo a finalized plan of what they wanted to do.
We did get 4 new mechanical rides last year, 3 of those from Geauga Lake and replaced older kiddie rides and our old Eyerly Rock-O-Plane (which came from Geauga Lake origanally)