Geauga Lake is no more
Written by steve lee
Well, we've all been hearing the rumors but I don't think anyone was prepared for what Cedar Fair dropped on us today.Tweet
Geauga Lake, as we know it, is gone. Whitewater Kingdom will continue to operate, but every ride in the park will be shipping out to the rest of the parks in the chain.
Read the official word at www.geaugalake.com
Geauga Lake was never able to compete with Cedar Point. Even when Six Flags dumped buckets of money on the place, it was still the #3 park in Ohio. But the park had a lot of history, and it looks like a lot of that history is about to get thrown away.
While everyone's plotting where the B&M floorless and the SLC are headed, no one seems to think about classic attractions like the Big Dipper. After 82 years, this was still a very solid coaster. But are any of the Cedar Fair parks lining up for old wood? I doubt it. Also unlikely to be relocated is Raging Wolf Bobs, which had issues earlier this season that were left unresolved.
I don't understand why Cedar Fair couldn't have announced this, oh two weeks ago. Certainly area and regional enthusiasts would have flocked to get their last rides. Heck, Cedar Fair could have even made a nice bit of scratch on it, promoting it like the Myrtle Beach Pavilion's Last Ride event (would it be completely soulless to quickly plug the MBP Last Ride video that's posted on the TPI Youtube page? Nah...).
But it's too late now. After 119 years of operation, the heart of Geauga Lake has been shattered.
That's all I got. Please feel free to post your memories - both good and bad.
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