Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby sfkk » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:18 pm

Wildwater Kingdom bites the dust.
This comes from Wildwater Kingdom's official website.

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Cedar Fair Entertainment Company announced today that Wildwater Kingdom water park in Aurora, Ohio, will not reopen after the 2016 season. Its final day of operation will be Monday, September 5.

Cedar Fair has been working cooperatively with both Bainbridge Township and the City of Aurora to redevelop the entire property into what will best benefit the surrounding communities. After examining its long-range plans, Cedar Fair has determined that the time is right to begin this transition and will continue to work together with community leadership in the positive future development of the property.

Cedar Fair would like to thank the residents of Northeast Ohio for supporting Wildwater Kingdom each summer.


Webpage link: https://www.wildwaterfun.com/media-center/wildwater-kingdom-update
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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby WolfBobs » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:23 pm

Heart breaking.

Here's hoping CF sells the park instead of just closing it. :cry:

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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby Geauga Dog » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:28 pm

So they are finally putting the final nail in the Geauga Lake coffin. Long overdue. They didn't seem to do much in trying to get people to visit the park.

I don't expect them to sell it anyone else to keep it going. I'm sure that lakefront property would sell for a nice price for some condos. It's in better condition than the ride side.

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Postby SFOG1991 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:34 pm

I kind of figured this would come hand in hand with the expansion of Cedar Point's water park. Very sad to see the entire Geauga Lake property and all its history die.

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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby sfkk » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:36 pm

If you combine this with the tornado slide that got removed from Knotts, there are a couple of good slides up for grabs now. Also, I cant help but wonder if this is related to the rumored debt coming due that Cedar Fair has.

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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:45 pm

Maybe... MAYBE...

We can move Big Dipper to the wave pool and open it as the world's first "Wooden Water Coaster!!!"

Huh? Huh??? How's THAT for an idea????

Yessssss!!!

Let me go start a fund raising page, we'll get a bunch of people with hammers and pick up trucks and we'll get this done!!!

It's a good idea, right? RIGHT????

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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby PhantomPoster32 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:56 pm

About freakin' time. Ok time to divide the waterslides. ;)
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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby Myntiepwny » Fri Aug 19, 2016 2:57 pm

Is there any hope of a merchandise/sign sale like there was when the park first closed? As much as I hate to see it go, I'd hate even more to see it razed, torn apart, and no chance to rescue a little piece of it. :(

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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby Lightning Rod » Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:01 pm

I know that Valleyfair wants to expand Soak City is it possible that some of the water slides at Wild Water Kingdom would be re located to other Cedar Fair parks?

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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby TheCoasterKid211 » Fri Aug 19, 2016 3:07 pm

robbalvey wrote:http://savethebigdipper.com

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