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^It is sopposed to open soon.

 

And a few things from today.

 

I ment someone from here but never got your name could you let me know who you were?

 

And they began moving the round up. The seats are behind the restroom accross the street from the yo-yo.

 

And I am now the perment operator of the Little Dipper.

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I also like Conneaut lake park. I barely heard about it a couple of months ago when they were having financial problems. I researched the park and found some really intersting websites. It has a great history.

 

I actually have a couple of random questions that I wonder about when I see stuff about Conneaut Lake Park.

 

Anyway, I read on another forum that they were going to sell the Yo-Yo for about $15,000 to a private buyer because it was in such bad shape. Is this true or is it on the parks to do list to get it operating again?

 

Besides the Blue Streak, which ride is the most popular? Im guessing the Super Round Up because that is the ride I hear about most often when I hear about Conneaut.

 

I have never seen that type of Musik Express that Conneaut Lake has. Do you know who built it? Does it actually play music or go backwards?

 

I have alot more random questions but I can't remember.

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Hi, I'd like to add some history here if I can. Decades ago (late 50s/early60s), the company my father worked for held their annual picnics at CLP. My first roller coaster was the Little Dipper. I remember having picnic lunches at the tables by the Blue Streak's turnaround.

 

I hadn't been to CLP for 30+ years until I went back in 2002 (they wouldn't let me ride the Little Dipper). My how things had changed. It seems the only things that hadn't changed were the Carousel, the train and the Blue Streak.

 

The lower level of the ballroom was the games area. Now, all the doors at the lower level are blocked by game and food booths. CLP should really consider re-opening the lower level and expanding their games.

 

Is the ballroom ever used anymore?

 

Using the current map of the park, and my memory of CLP in 50s/60s:

 

Where the video arcade is now was the funhouse. The walkthrough fun house was a classic: barrels, slanted floors, slides, airholes, mirrors etc. I really miss it.

 

The tilt-a-whirl used to reside on the SE corner of Comstock and Park (where the Devil's Den is now). On Comstock between Park and Reed where the Rolloplane is now was the site of the Whip. Next to that where the YoYo is was the original site of the Flying Scooters, and those flying scotters were run just like Knoebels are now - I remember my father scaring the crap out of me snapping the cables. Across the street was the Wild Mouse, an old unbraked WildMouse. Supposedly its somewhere in storage as they don't have the assembly instructions!!!

 

I don't recall where the ferris wheel was located.

 

There were no rides between the Ballroom and Lake. It was open lawn where the picnic games were held (I won a transistor radio in 1961 that still works!!).

 

Going down Park from Comstock, were the Bug, the Teacups, Scrambler and, if memory serves me, the Caterpillar. There were no rides between Matson and Rt 618, it was parking lawn.

 

Across Rt. 618 was Fairyland Forest!!

 

Anyway, just some perspective of CLP as it was 40 years ago.

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I've been to the park at least 40-50 times and I've never seen any sparks from the BlueStreak.

However, most of the times i've been there, the humidity was horrendous, which could prohibit the sparking.

 

The Bug sparked quite a bit, largely due to the maintenance people never oiling the track.

 

 

Did they get the waterslides running again?

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It is coming relly good Sunday it was packed I had a line at the Dipper before I even got there.

 

On wednesday they are having a community day and every one can park and ride for free. Between 6-10pm.

 

They got the Round Up open again.

 

Erie-times interveiwed me about my job.

 

The train rails are starting to be placed.

 

And if anyone goes make sure to stop by the Museum to learn alot of history of the park.

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Yesturday was the busiest I have ever seen that place. They had a free day for the welfare. My line for the Little Dipper was almost to the enterence of kiddyland. It took place from 6-10 before that it was wet I had to shut down the dipper for almost 2 hours because of the rain. It was empty then it was pack I was suprised how fast they came in. There had to be at least 70,000 people. I had 7 hats fly off the whole day.

 

And in other note when I was on the bluestreak on my break They had mst of the rails on for the train behind the streak.

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Today the Bluestreak got struck by lightning. It took out the motor. It almost hit me to. I was at the dipper and It came down above me suddly took a right and went for the bluestreak. I jumped and almost landed in the cars. I was the last on before this happend.

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Today the Bluestreak got struck by lightning. It took out the motor. It almost hit me to. I was at the dipper and It came down above me suddly took a right and went for the bluestreak. I jumped and almost landed in the cars. I was the last on before this happend.

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