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Conneaut Lake Park (CLP) Discussion Thread

Postby FlyingScooter » Fri Apr 08, 2005 12:06 pm

Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Conneaut Lake Park, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

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Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!

--Robb

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2005
April 8th, 2005 - Conneaut Lake Park confirms it will open in 2005 - SEE BELOW!
November 16th, 2005 - Conneaut Lake Park applies for government grant

2006
February 19th, 2006 - Park plans to re-open Tempest, Tumblebug and Train in 2006
May 1st, 2006 - Park will not open in 2006
June 22nd, 2006 - Blue Straek motor destroyed by lightning strike
October 12th, 2006 - Erieview's FrightZone donated to Conneaut Lake Park
November 1st, 2006 - Debt climbs to $2,000,000

2008
February 1st, 2008 - Fire destroys historic ballroom
September 3rd, 2008 - Halloween events announced

2009
February 23rd, 2009 - Park to open for 2009 season
Apr 6th, 2009 - Spruce up the park to be held April 25 & 26 and May 2 & 3
August 31st, 2009 - CLP holds fundraiser
Sep 25th, 2009 - The Ghost lake haunts are announces

2010
Feb 1st, 2010 - Fundraiser to help save the Blue Streak
Mar 17th, 2010 - Hotel Conneaut Lake continues its restoration & the park set to reopen on Memorial Day weekend!
April 17th, 2010 - Basketball Game to be hosted for Blue Streak Restoration Fund & Spruce up the park info which will be held April 24th and 25th
April 22nd, 2010 - Teachers take on Wizards to benefit Blue Streak restoration
August 1st - Blue Streak eligible for a Pespi Refresh Grant in August - Please Vote
August 30th - Blue Streak may re-open for Labor Day weekend

2012
April 30th, 2012 - Former rides manager is suing the park
September 4th, 2012 - Park extends season with additional operating days

2013
January 15th, 2013 - Latest financial issues for Conneaut Lake Park
June 28th, 2013 - Conneaut to celebrate Blue Streak's 75th birthday on July 20th.
August 3rd, 2013 - Park to hold Park in the Dark event on August 3rd
August 4th, 2013 - Conneaut Lake Park debuts a new attraction Haunted Hostile

2014
January 31st, 2014 - Park tax drama continues in court...
April 4th, 2014 - New proposal hopes to cancel park's tax sale

2018
September 28t7, 2019 - Ferris Wheel is being added for 2019


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Hi,
CLP has finally updated it's webpage. In fact, it's a whole new redesign.
http://www.conneautlakepark.com

They're looking at opening 05/28/2005

Not a huge park, or even big for that matter, but i still love it.
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Postby CoasterFanatic » Fri Apr 08, 2005 2:11 pm

I saw this today also. I am hoping to make it up there for the annual "Clean-up Day". If anyone is in the area, and wants to help CLP clean up for the new season, the dates are 4/30 and 5/1.

// No .... we will not clean the gum off of Devil's Den
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Postby FlyingScooter » Sat Apr 09, 2005 6:37 am

LOL Ted: in ref to Gumwall, that's become a classic.

I should be able to make the may 1st clean up date. I would've loved to be there for bluestreak paint job a few years ago. that'd been fun.
Conneaut's only like an hour from me, but i'd probibly swing over aft work that sat and stay at one of the hotels.

Looks like they got the Bug working again. cool.

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CLP board tries to resign, judge refuses mass resignation.

Postby FlyingScooter » Sat Sep 10, 2005 10:54 am

http://www.meadvilletribune.com/story.asp?id=4654

Ever since the judge threatened to slap the board with contempt, I was waiting for this to happen.

I love the line: the board indicated it believes a 12 member group is too large to operate the park efficently.

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Postby Jeezus Juice » Sat Sep 10, 2005 12:00 pm

ughhh...that poor park. Does Idlewild or Kennywood have room for a medium sized, blue-tint out and back?

I seriously see this park going the way of Whalom, I mean, is it really fair to ask local townsfolk to donate money to keep you buisness open?

That would be like me asking people to donate funds to keep my hardware store open, they should at least have a bakesale or something.

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Postby MagnumForce » Sat Sep 10, 2005 12:51 pm

Last I knew the community actually owned the park.

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Postby Jeezus Juice » Sat Sep 10, 2005 1:12 pm

Well, hmm....I believe Funderwoods in Lodi, CA is community owned and that place is probably the saddest park I've ever seen.

I really like the Blue Streak and Conneaut Lake park in general is OK, but I haven't seen too many community owned/operated parks that have ended up well.

I'm just kinda worried it'll get to the point where the park is technically open but rides are sitting around in various states of repair, waiting for "parts" to arrive. It sucks when you go to a park and just feel all depressed about the place.

Williams Grove OTOH looks as if it's moments away from disaster but that park rocks.

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Postby CoasterFanatic » Sat Sep 10, 2005 5:33 pm

Hopefully this park can last at least until I hit the Powerball. At that point I have all intentions of purchasing it and assuming it's 2 million dollar debt. First order on the agenda is to get the Tumble Bug working, retrack the Blue Streak, speed up the skooter, and put those NADs back where they belong.

Of course, donations are also welcomed :D
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Postby FlyingScooter » Sat Sep 10, 2005 7:02 pm

^I'm with you, Ted.
You can make me the tool pusher for that place. Power tools and paint spayers are our friends. I have nothing against long hours for building and fixing.

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CLP: the saga continues! and/or

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