Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:31 pm
This has geauga lake written all over it.
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:41 pm
Yeah I’m sure Cedar Fair is in a big hurry to close a park that has solid attendance year after year and makes a steady profit without the need for any notable investment whatsoever. That sounds like a real nightmare...
Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:53 pm
Plus Geauga Lake is more of the anti-story of Michigan's Adventure.
First it was just a decent local park with an okay attendance.
In comes 6 Flags who purchases it and builds so many rides in a outright -has to constantly be high on drugs- amount of time to not be able to handle the attendance for shopping, eating, accesability and proper amount of bathrooms for guests.
During said time on higher spirits, they've way out spent their money chain wide and on the brink of epic proportions of bankruptcy decide to sell off the park to CF
CF seeing it as a way to lose competition and bring more attendance to both CP and KI decide to take a big chunk of their rides to other parks and slowly but surely turn it into a water park only resort.... and eventually raised it like you were bored on RCT.
Not only does Michigan's Adventure not have the same story, it will never see the highest of highs and lowest of lows from which Geauga came from.
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:39 am
coasterbill wrote:Yeah I’m sure Cedar Fair is in a big hurry to close a park that has solid attendance year after year and makes a steady profit without the need for any notable investment whatsoever. That sounds like a real nightmare...
From all accounts that I'm aware of(trip reports, visits to the park), the place has been a ghost town. No new significant attractions in years.
Does cedarfair release attendance figures?
Thu Oct 25, 2018 6:58 am
thrillrider wrote:From all accounts that I'm aware of(trip reports, visits to the park), the place has been a ghost town.
Just from reading through this thread and tripadvisor for a few minutes I have no idea where you're getting that from. I'm not a local but that doesn't seem to be the case at all. People like grsupercity and DirkFunk routinely state otherwise. On our one visit last season, the park was definitely crowded but (again) that's a small sample size.
Cedar Fair does not release attendance figures.
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:14 am
And also keep in mind that most of us don't go to the water park and that is the park's biggest draw.
Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:28 pm
The park was packed when we went in early June. The waterpark is a big draw there every time we've been there.
Fri Oct 26, 2018 4:22 am
Parks getting new rides every single year and coasters every other year is a modern phenomenon and doesn't need to be universal. The real estate is not in great demand. The park makes solid money for the corporation in spite of a really short season. It's not going anywhere.
Fri Oct 26, 2018 7:46 am
Michigan's Adventure is also a HUGE part in Muskegon's economy. (the city MA is located in)
Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:09 am
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