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Does a dozen people really constitute a "rally"?¬†¬†ūü§∑‚Äć‚ôāÔłŹ

I'm sure Todd Joseph doesn't give a rat's backside as to what these people think.  I'm sure he's just biding his time waiting for Pumpkin Fest and Ghost Lake to end so he can call in the bulldozers and level the rest of the place.  Oh, and sell those "new" rides back that barely operated this year.  

Maybe he can level the Dollar General too since they played host to a "rally" that spoke ill of him.  Or since he's a multi-millionaire, maybe he can get My Pillow Guy Mike Lindell to come and have a Blue Streak Symposium showing the absolute proof that the ride needs to be demolished. 

To quote coasterbill, "Stick a fork in this place".  

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Even if there were hundreds of people at that rally it woud'nt change anything!! Cash is king!  Most amusement parks close due to real estate development.  And when the market is hot real estate is the way to go to make money. 

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4 minutes ago, Kodie Lamie said:

lotta weirdos in this thread kissing the ass of a multi-millionaire property developer

I didn't see that.  I see realists that recognize that protests of less than  a substantial amount of people won't result in any sort of change, and people that have been burned by this shitty park in the past, and people that, while respecting Blue Streak for what it is, are also realistic enough to realize that barring someone coming in to save it and transport it elsewhere, it's days are numbered.

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Looks like most, if not all of the rides are listed for sale.  I'm not sure if posting the link is permitted, but they're on a commonly-used site for used rides.  Blue Streak was listed with the carousel, but that listing has since been changed to only the carousel.  Someone pass me more forks to stick in this place.

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I found those... I'm less surprised at the destruction of the park now, but still quite amused by the fact that a businessman's email address is a hotmail address...  Come on man... you're a millionaire, get your own domain and a slightly more personalized business email.

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On 9/10/2021 at 7:30 PM, Kodie Lamie said:

lotta weirdos in this thread kissing the ass of a multi-millionaire property developer

lololol that you signed up just to post this.

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On 9/10/2021 at 4:30 PM, Kodie Lamie said:

lotta weirdos in this thread kissing the ass of a multi-millionaire property developer

I do not kiss ass.

I suck face.

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10 hours ago, FeelTheFORCE said:

Looks like most, if not all of the rides are listed for sale.  I'm not sure if posting the link is permitted, but they're on a commonly-used site for used rides.  Blue Streak was listed with the carousel, but that listing has since been changed to only the carousel.  Someone pass me more forks to stick in this place.

Hum weird!  I wonder what the asking price was for the Blue Streak!?  And why was it listed and then taken off!?  Did Todd Joseph think it could make him more money by selling it to someone who wanted to take it down for whatever reason (relocation, fire wood...)?  Or has it been sold already!?  Maybe some serious people are following this story more than we think!  Demolishing a wooden coaster of that size is not cheap.

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I think one thing that people are overlooking when asking for Knoebels or Gene Staples (lol how is Quimera looking?) to come and save this ride is that it's probably in a dilapidated condition where Knoebels would have to dump tons and tons of money into it just so it could be the fourth best wood coaster in the park. Would it really make sense for anyone to save this thing when you can get a cheap new GCI for probably only a few million more that can be custom-fit to a specific spot?

Look, I'm sure with enough work this ride could be a lot of fun. I'm not trying to crap on it but I'm just being a realist.

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The layout is a simple out and back.  Not bad but I don't think there is anything special about it.  I have to admit that relocating the coaster would probably mean putting 80% new wood in it, so might as well building brand new if the blueprints are still available.  But I don't know if it'd be a success.  The Blue Streak is great operating there at CLP if well taken care of.  It has good pops of air time, history, and its delapidated look, which induce fear amongst many riders (although the ride is safe).  Unless a new owner comes in soon to operate it, and I'm sad to say this, but I can only see the Blue Streak rotting away, and that is if it's not taken down.

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According to an article in The Meadville Tribune this past week, Todd Joseph can do whatever he wants with the park and demolishany building andrides he wants.  "In an interview Thursday with The Meadville Tribune, Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC) spokesman Howard Pollman said the commission's legal team has found covenants, or restrictions, placed on Conneaut Lake Park's Historic District by the state didn't apply."  So that being now clear, things might start moving quicly with the new development.

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