My nephew went to medical school at Case Western and in Cleveland anyone who is in their 50s and above goes on and on about Euclid Beach Park, some kind of special popcorn they had there, etc. That place was torn down and made into ugly condo buildings in the 60s and 70s. Just like what you said they wanted to do to Cedar Point. It appears that was a thing people did...turn amusement parks into residential for some reason. Not sure why.
All that is left of Euclid Beach Park is the entrance gates. We drove by there when we were up for my nephew's graduation and now there's a senior citizen building and public housing on the land that used to be the amusement park. Very sad.
Can't wait until the next awesome column. I am learning a lot!!! :)