Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby KevinM » Tue Oct 05, 2010 10:39 pm

Working at SFGAm this summer, I overheard that about 90% of Little Dipper was new wood. I'm not sure if that's a good figure but for sure there's a lot of new wood in it. Really all that's left from Kiddieland is the train, the station, and the sign. Rebuilding this coaster was no small task for Six Flags. For Six Flags. A giant in the industry.

It's obvious why no big park would buy the BIG Dipper. These kinds of things are just too costly, and to what benefit? Yes it's nostalgic, but a big part of the nostalgia was Geauga Lake itself, and that's gone, period. You don't need every bolt and board to keep the nostalgia alive. Why not just buy the train and let the wood get bulldozed? That's probably what would happen anyway! And it would cost less (but likely not cheap).

Kat and Nick, you're nice people (we have met once), but I think this plan is going to put you in debt for life. Don't be afraid to give up.

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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:03 pm

Members of Theme Park Review -

While I realize the last 15 pages in this thread have been posts that heavily criticized the efforts by the "Save the Big Dipper" organization due to their lack of industry experience or an apparent plan of action, I am pleased to announce that we have received new information from a source that we can now fully endorse.

I would like to extend a full apology to anyone we may have offended who is involved with the project and we feel that we can now support Prince Desmond and his effort to Save the Big Dipper. All the information can be found on his official website:

http://www.savethebigdipper.com

Thank you Prince Desmond. This is something the readers of Theme Park Review can 100% get behind.

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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby ParkTrips » Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:36 am


re-posted due to its awesomeness. I mean, c'mon, an animated .gif cat, pictures of the wrong Big Dipper(s), and the necessity to highlight text to actually read it? My favorite prank in a long time, for sure. A nice throwback to the pavesfmm, 41190 and other awesome sites

I salute whoever did that =)

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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby Jay20016 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:02 am

ParkTrips wrote:

re-posted due to its awesomeness. I mean, c'mon, an animated .gif cat, pictures of the wrong Big Dipper(s), and the necessity to highlight text to actually read it? My favorite prank in a long time, for sure. A nice throwback to the pavesfmm, 41190 and other awesome sites

I salute whoever did that =)


Honestly, I got more of a chuckle of the spoon and John Hamm....plus the oh-so-subtle "URL not found" when trying to click on their "Plans"

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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby BeemerBoy » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:32 am

The amount of awesome in that site cannot be measured.

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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:49 am

I am now convinced, more than ever, that the Big Dipper should be relocated to Freestyle Music Park, where it will be truly appreciated. Thank you for showing me the way savethebigdipper.com!
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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby 808Freq » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:03 am

15 pages of TPR mocking... That will teach them to never buy an old rollercoaster again! oh wait, they don't even pay attention to this site, nevermind.

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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:04 am

808Freq wrote:15 pages of TPR mocking... That will teach them to never buy an old rollercoaster again! oh wait, they don't even pay attention to this site, nevermind.

I think the best lesson to be learned is at the very bottom of www.savethebigdipper.com :lol: :lmao:

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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby 808Freq » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:21 am

Like I said.. the gift that keeps on giving. LoL

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Re: Geauga Lake Discussion Thread

Postby Jay20016 » Wed Oct 06, 2010 7:41 am

robbalvey wrote:
808Freq wrote:15 pages of TPR mocking... That will teach them to never buy an old rollercoaster again! oh wait, they don't even pay attention to this site, nevermind.

I think the best lesson to be learned is at the very bottom of http://www.savethebigdipper.com :lol: :lmao:


But... .ORG sounds soooooooooo much more professional!!!!
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