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  1. This is true, The trains are still on the property but they are in pretty rough shape, They were stored uncovered for several years but they are at least tarped now. If you look at Bing maps they are sitting behind the south admin buildings between the employee entrance and a maintenance shop. On google earth they're on top of the adjacent hill south west of the admin building where the old green houses are.
  2. I stayed at this place last time I went to hershey http://www.americasbestvalueinn.com/bestv.cfm?idp=1195 Was cheap and had a pool, beds were kinda firm for my liking but the staff was very friendly and its a short drive to the park.
  3. Awesome event and was a pleasure to attend even though I had to be back at work at 0700 the next morning. I'll be doing every local park event I can from now on! As someone said earlier I also felt like we got the VIP treatment and KI was an outstanding host.
  4. I'll be at Cedar Point for the rescheduled event. I was quite happy to see them reschedule it!
  5. The water park has been the source of much debate in the past couple years. The cliffs notes are that it is in very bad shape and hasn't operated since at least 2006. There was much vandalism in the years the park didn't open and it has been estimated that rebuilding the whole water area from the ground up would be almost the same as getting the existing one operable. It is unlikely it will ever reopen. The toboggan I don't know much about except that it was supposed to be removed last season but that obviously never happened. All of the parts for the Round Up are in storage with the exception of the hydraulic clutch system which was lost in the ballroom fire. Replacements are available but are very expensive. Its on the list as money becomes available. The missing car of the blue streak is currently being rebuilt from the ground up and will eventually be added back on.
  6. I think I'll be attending as well. Sounds like a really good time.
  7. The park is doing well, Opening weekend had a decent turnout. This weekend wasn't that great but there was a LOT of graduation parties to contend with so it was expected to be slow. That and the weather was total crap sunday forcing a early closure. Next weekend is also community weekend with $5 wristbands which will really pack in the crowds like it always does. The train and tilt n hurl should be up and running by next weekend. A new engine and transmission has been installed in the train at considerable cost of both $$$ and man hours. The bug had a minor problem saturday that was being worked on tirelessly and to my knowledge is back in action. The music express is waiting on hydraulic parts which are very expensive but it is expected to run this season. In short, the park is open and surviving. As of now there is no impending closure and Adams Amusements has no intention of leaving the park anytime soon. Improvements are being made as much as possible, though they may not always be visible to guests. Keep the faith, CLP is here to stay like it always has been. If anyone is at the park next saturday say hi to the goofball wearing the security hat. I don't bite too hard.
  8. I remember hearing someone mention that the ride footprint wouldn't fit onto the park property.
  9. Thanks for the frequent updates! What about the original rolling stock? Obviously some of them were lost in the fires over the years but do any survive today and was there ever any debate about refurbishing them for use during the restoration?
  10. While it's fun to marathon the rides, the real reason for the event is to raise money for this great charity. You're still going to get a ton of rides in, regardless of their re-ride policy. THIS! If you're doing the event just to click the lap counter button, you're doing it for the wrong reason. And I will echo what Thad said, you will STILL GET TONS OF RIDES IN!!!! If you really think it's going to put a damper on things, I would rather have you not participate than to have someone participate and complain about it all day. Just drop out of the event and the rest of us will pick up your slack as far as donations go. --Robb "Just being honest..." Alvey Now I apologize if I came off as a whiner or that I care more about the riding than raising money for the kids. I can assure everyone that is NOT the case. And there has never nor will there ever be a complaint out of me about a park policy during a event, doubly so while I am representing this board or any club. I make a serious effort to raise as much as possible for the kids every year and I look at the event as a challenge to do as much as possible for the charity. Matter of fact, Robb I was wondering if you needed more Geauga Crap to help boost donations again? I've told many people that I try to stay on the ride as long as possible for the sake of showing commitment to the charity. My opinion of the matter is that the kids we are fundraising for live with daily discomfort more often than not and I want to show that I can put up with some discomfort if only for a few hours while I help raise awareness. Often, I get more donations by promising people I'll torture myself by staying on the ride the whole day. To be quite honest even with the dramamine I get a tad queasy after 50-60 cycles. Instead of saying the new policy will detract from the event it seems I should have said it will be a unneeded minor inconvenience. As always I look forward to the event and all the good it does.
  11. I'm looking forward to my 5th year and 6th event very much but I can't help but find the new 2 cycles and take a break policy a tad silly. I understand its Cedar Fair's house and they make the rules but I have yet to see or hear of anyone getting the slightest bit sick at any of the events. I know KI has had this arrangement for the past events but I personally fail to see the need. Cedar Point as everyone knows rarely allows rerides for the gp but this seems like they're really doubling down on this policy. I just think its going to put a bit of a damper on the event for those of us that try to get in the maximum number of cycles. Maybe this year I'll make a point of getting a ride in every seat.
  12. I will dissent and say that I loved boat tag, spent a lot of money buying balls by the bucket. The bumper boats always seemed to have a line long enough that I didn't want to wait to ride it as well. I will miss boat tag very much.
  13. Excellent, I'll be throwing my hat into the ring again come payday for the Cedar Point event.
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