The original idea for this thread comes from a post by Sohio. A lot of it is old material, but it might be useful to discuss it in one place.
Feel free to add some inconsistencies that you are aware of.
And take a look at "Cedar Fair's Commitment to Integrity" which says that "Cedar Fair Entertainment Company is firmly committed to the principles of honesty, integrity and fairness in all aspects of its business relationships with vendors, customers, employees, investors and others."Did that happen here? Some explanation would be good.
Did Cedar Fair Lie About When the Decision to Close Geauga Lake was Made?
On Friday, September 21, 2007, Cedar Fair Director of Investor Relations Stacy Frole stated in an interview with Leon Bibb on Channel 5 that our Board of Directors made the decision yesterday afternoon that the market demand simply isn't there to support the park as it's currently structured. The decision was made to operate the park exclusively as a water park only.
Video "Park to Close" available at http://www.newsnet5.com/news/15711326/detail.html
On Monday, September 24, the very next business day after the closing was announced and 2 business days after it was allegedly decided, deconstruction began on Dominator and Thunderhawk. To start that quickly, arrangements to move them (including hiring a deconstruction company and making/getting approval for plans to install at their new locations) almost certainly had to be in place by September 20.
Here's a quote from Sohio in another thread about similar issues with Planet Snoopy
In the second link I found this bit very interesting...
Construction (on Planet Snoopy) began in October and is now in its final stages with about a month to go.
But wait a minute, how did construction begin on a new kid section at Cedar Point that is made up of Geauga Lake rides? The decision to close GL was only made at the end of september, and if that's true that does not leave enough time to complete the planning stage, much less have construction begin.
We really need to start a thread that details all the inconsistencies that keep popping up about the closure of GL.
http://www.sanduskyregister.com/article ... 988297.txt
On September 16, 2007: Bill Spehn and other Cedar Fair officials reportedly were on the last run of the Big Dipper on the final night of the 2007 season. If no one knew the park was closing until September 20, why did they make a point of doing that?
Also, Cedar Fair officials from other parks were reportedly selecting Geauga Lake rides over the summer.
If they knew the park was going to close before the end of the season, why not inform the public? Advance notice was given at Euclid Beach, Erieview, Astroworld, the Myrtle Beach Pavilon. Why not Geauga Lake? That bothers even people who had not visited in years, but who would have taken the chance to have one last visit.
Even now, an explanation of that issue would help.
edits 4/28 to add "Cedar Fair's Commitment to Integrity" statement.