Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

P. 319 - Another stupid plan to "Save Geauga Lake..."
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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby CaptainUnknown » Wed Feb 28, 2018 1:48 pm

*Guy creates a GoGundMe to revive Geauga Lake*

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CoasterAuditor wrote:If I lived up in the Cleveland area I would have a very simple solution to my Geauga Lake void and that would be "drive 1 hour west."
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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby pryonisys » Wed Feb 28, 2018 9:55 pm

I liked Geauga Lake back in the day, but it is done... let it go...
I hope people realize gofundme isn't like kickstarter (if memory serves correctly) kickstarter, I believe, returns money for unfunded projects, gofundme is a hole that people throw their money into sometimes for projects like this that will never happen.

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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby Garet » Thu Mar 01, 2018 7:58 am

Hmmm, an easy cash grab on nostalgia for stupid people that believe anything. I'll be back soon right after I re-create my 2 new gofundme on restoring Ellen's Energy Adventure and The Great Movie Ride. I'll set it to $10 mil to show I'm serious but as long as I make enough to cover my moving fees I'll be happy.

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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby DirkFunk » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:35 am

Taking money from idiots is actually pretty smart, if that's the desire.

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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby hoppedup » Thu Mar 01, 2018 8:52 am

This place is great! Six months ago I didn't know B&M from Intamin, LSM from chain lift, cobra roll from Immelman...

And now I'm googling a character who rode the same ride every day at an amusement park in Ohio that closed more than ten years ago. Apparently Rotorman hangs out at a skating rink these days, BTW.
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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Mar 01, 2018 4:53 pm

robbalvey wrote:
jray21 wrote:Haha! Maybe they can get Prince Desmond to donate some money.


Well... http://www.savethebigdipper.com/ . :lol: :lmao: :lol:


:lol: I love that you keep renewing that domain name just so someone can bring it up on the forums once or twice a year and we can all laugh or asses off looking at it again.

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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby Jason Maier » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:04 pm

If Geauga Lake hadn't been shut down . . . you think Raging Wolf Bobs would have gotten the RMC treatment?

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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby joelwee » Thu Mar 01, 2018 6:32 pm

Jason Maier wrote:If Geauga Lake hadn't been shut down . . . you think Raging Wolf Bobs would have gotten the RMC treatment?

I think it'd depend on who owned the park, and what kind of condition the company was in. I could definitely see Six Flags RMCing it, if they could afford it. Not so with Cedar Fair, as they'd much rather have the RMC at Cedar Point.
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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby pianojohn » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:44 am

Of course, they deleted my comment from the GoFundMe page since I wasn't blowing smoke up their ass!

$20 million? Why not ask for $500 trillion! Either way, it's NOT ever going to happen!

Oh, and the "brains" behind this scheme didn't even graduate from CCC, a local community college.

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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Fri Mar 02, 2018 5:53 am

As someone who works in this industry, I can tell you point blank that putting blanket numbers like that as a budget, even if they are estimates, is not how it's done. You have money that has to go into concept design, architecture / L-arch / civil eng / interior design / design visualization, construction, marketing...it is nowhere near as straightforward as the GoFundMe user is making it out to be, even if they are categorized as a "business".
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