The comments reflect a lot of great memories about both Geauga Lake and Sea World. One of the commenters felt the article was too negative towards Cedar Fair, but I thought it did a good job of striking a fair balance in discussing the role that financial problems of both Six Flags and Cedar Fair contributed to the closing. He does not let Cedar Fair off the hook for announcing the closing after the end of the season, that legacy still looms large in Northeast Ohio and beyond. There has never been any explanation for why they did that.
Some commenters also reacted to what they perceived as characterizing Aurora as the rural hinterlands, which I agree it is not, but his point that the park was not on an interstate and not surrounded by hotels is valid. Sure there are several hotels and interstates within 15 minutes, but anyone who remembers the backups on Route 43, particularly during the Sea World and Six Flags years has to admit the location had some issues. That is really a side issue that should not detract from the main points of the article. Another commenter had some interesting insight about the Sea World/Geauga Lake culture clash after the merger.
This thread about the article also had some interesting reactions from posters in England, some drawing parallels to their local parks.
Finally, there were also some great pictures and maps from GLT elsewhere in the article, that were reminders of better days. Geauga Lake will be remembered.