PHOTO TR: Cleaning out my closet. Lot's of old pictures

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PHOTO TR: Cleaning out my closet. Lot's of old pictures

Postby thrillrider » Wed Jul 14, 2010 12:35 pm

We are getting ready to move in a month, and while packing things up, I came accross boxes of old pictures. These are just a few of them. It takes a long time to scan them and post them, so I will do a little at a time.

We start out with some pictures of cedar point. There are a bunch of the white water landing, and the sea aquarium and pirate ride remains. Some pictures are a little dark, as I took most of them before I ever had a digital camera.

There are also a few pictures from geauga lake.

I hope you enjoy them. I will be posting more as I have time to do so. I have a lot of old park maps as well.
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One last look at the final drop of white water landing.
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A few of the remains of the original shoot the rapids ride.
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Wildcat before the horrid pait job it has today.
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The original dodgems sign.
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Before planet snoopy, there was the peanuts playground.
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The beach midway before wicked twister. Notice the aqarium?
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The aqarium was turned into an arcade after all the fish were taken out.
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Now we move on to geauga lake.
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If you looked to your left near the front gate, you would see villions turnaround.
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A little bit of the coaster.
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If you looked to your right, you would see x flight.
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We start off at a look at white water landings cave.
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Walking to the main gate.
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The log ride.
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A look at sea world the year it closed.
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A look at the east side of the park from the ferris wheel.
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Back at cedar point, we see the old pirate ride building sitting empty.
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The only sign of the ride is the tracks it left.
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A look at the maintnance shop
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They used to repair the boats in the maintanance shop.
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A peek under the rotating platform for white water landing.
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The snaking flume. While up there, you got a great view of lake erie and mean streak.
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A good look at mean streak.
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The big drop at the end of the ride.
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Lake erie as seen from white water landing.
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Postby pkdcoaster » Wed Jul 14, 2010 1:37 pm

Awesome pics! Thanks for sharing!
I love old pics of parks, especially the ones that have changed so much over the last few decades.

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Postby thrillrider » Wed Jul 14, 2010 2:58 pm

Thank you.

Here are a few more.
These are from the very last day geauga lake was ever open!! At the time, nobody knew this. I would have taken more pictures had I known.


More pictures real soon.
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The old logo
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The haybailer ride.
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Raging wolf bobs sign.
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Double loop corkscrew coaster. I really did like this ride. It's a shame that it ended up in the scrap heap.
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Double loop sign and entrance.
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Double loops lift and helix
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The station.
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One of the last standing buildings from sea world.
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The ski stadium.
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Head spin sign.
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Head spin was a typical boomerang coaster. It can now be found at carowinds.
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Head spin station.
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Thunderhawk lift.
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Station signs.
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Thunderhawk panel.
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The villan sign.
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It's a shame this coaster ended up in the scrap heap. It was a ruff ride, but had a great layout.
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Turnaround.
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Brake run just before the station.
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The trains were not the best.
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The station was themed really nice.
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Grizzly rapids sign.
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It was the last day of october fest. The park was packed, and nobody knew it was the very last day the park would ever be open.
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The fountain near the main gate.
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There were plenty of signs around that this was once a six flags park.
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Batman...errr....Dominator.
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It used to be over a swamp.
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Dominators station.
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The flume rides boat was sitting on the midway. I think it ended up at silver dollar city.
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Dino island 3d ride.
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Anybody that was a regular at the park, would remember this from the log flume. It's the famous "glory hole".
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An old family picture from sea world, looking over tourds geauga lake. I think this was taken in the 80's sometime.
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The very last shot I ever took at geauga lake park. This was near the parks exit. I guess the staff all knew it was the end.
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Back at cedar point, here are a few shots of the old peanuts playground.
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I also found a shot of chang. This was taken from our hotel room next to the park.
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Postby thrillrider » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:10 pm

Wow....

I am starting to question weather or not to continue this thread. Only one reply so far. :angry:

Here are just a couple of park brochures Boblo island, and a letter from George Boeckling of cedar point.
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I found a few old boblo island items.
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Park map.
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A close up of the park map.
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List of major rides.
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Random pictures of the attractions.
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Park hours.
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Back of booklet.
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This is an old letter from the G.A Boeckling CO at cedar point. The letter is dated 1928.
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Postby gforce532 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 4:25 pm

Thanks a lot for showing those Geauga Lake pics. I wish I made a couple more visits those last couple of years. I would give alot money for one more ride on Villan, which I thought was one of the best woodies anywhere. I really do miss that park.

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Postby ajc47 » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:36 pm

Thank you Thrillrider. I grew up going to GL in the 80s and 90s. A shame what Cedar Fair did to the place.

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Postby thrillrider » Wed Jul 14, 2010 5:39 pm

Thank's.

I just keep finding more pictures. I never knew I had this many.\
Here are a few more geauga lake pics.
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One of the coaster events I went to at geauga lake.
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Big dippers birthday party.
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Texas twister.
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Looking across the lake at sunset.
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Remember the aqarium back at cedar point? Here is what was left of it when they were building wicked twister.
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This was one of the best looking rides in the park. But I still can't spell it's name.
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Postby braztaz » Wed Jul 14, 2010 6:36 pm

I think the reason you're not getting much replies is your title. When I first saw it I thought it was just you cleaning out your closet :lmao:

"and here's me with a pair of dirty socks...."

but these are great photos. keep em coming!
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Postby CorkscrewFoley » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:07 pm

Wow, a Boblo brochure! That was my home park Thrillrider, shame what happened to it as well...I loved the GL ones too, I went once, but it was one of those places you felt like you had visited a thousand times.

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Postby thrillrider » Wed Jul 14, 2010 7:17 pm

I have a lot of memories as a child going to boblo island. So when I found these booklets, I was suprised. I just found out a few weeks ago, that the falling star at michigans adventure is from boblo island.

I have a ton more pictures and other older park maps to share. I will post some more real soon.
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