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Apr 13 08 8:44 PM
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Apr 13 08 9:45 PM
[email protected] Well he bought the park and made improvements. He said he didn't want GL to fail, why can't you just believe him?
Apr 13 08 9:53 PM
coasterdad wrote:II agree that the Platinum Pa** seems like a great deal, and to some it might be. But be honest, how many people are really going to take full advantage of it and go to all those parks?
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Apr 14 08 12:18 AM
Skyglider wrote:Did Cedar Fair Mislead the Public About Not Intending to Close Geauga Lake?The Statements:April 5, 2007: Sun News (or possibly the Plain Dealer) ran an article titled "Rumors of Geauga Lake's demise 'completely untrue.'" Cedar Fair officials stated that, despite the removals of X-Flight and Steel Venom, "the rumors of the demise of Geauga Lake, or that we're slowly phasing it out, are completely untrue" and "Geauga Lake is here to stay." Late Summer 2007: Multiple people have reported hearing Bill Spehn dismiss closing and/or ride removal rumors as something that was untrue or made up by a "teenage kid" (an apparent reference to "John Wilkins" who posted rumors of ma**ive removals in August 2007). If you heard something like this in person, please post it, if you can.
Skyglider wrote: August 28, 2007: When WEWS Channel 5 ran a Geauga Lake web report titled "Will Local Amusement Park Get Rid of Coasters", the Cedar Fair response was that "it won't comment on speculation and rumors." Not an overt lie, but arguably a deceptive attempt to indicate everything was still OK, and one that may have lulled some people into pa**ing up a last chance to visit the park. http://www.newsnet5.com/entertainment/1 ... etail.html September 13, 2007: Cedar Fair advertises "Geauga Lake" as one of the parks that a 2008 Platinum Pa** can be used at in a full page ad in the Toledo Blade Thursday insert ("it will gain you admission all season long to Cedar Point, Geauga Lake, Kings Island, and every other park in the Cedar Fair chain!"). http://www.freepowerboards.com/geaugala ... ut210.html September 21, 2007: Geauga Lake closing announced
Apr 14 08 1:02 AM
[email protected]I never went to SFWOA, but from what I heard it was pretty bad (as all SF parks are).CD-Nice to know you are deleting my posts. Care to stop? I can't make a single post without it getting deleted. Jeff and Walt never do that. I got Dick's word as proof that he wanted the park to live on. Where's your VALID proof Coasterdad? Where? You have nothing.!
Apr 14 08 1:11 AM
amusementpark7 wrote:Many of you complain that Cedar Fair did nothing to the rides side of Geauga. I have the understanding that when Six Flags was in control they completely over-saturated the park with coasters. If you have too many rides than your market and attendance can justify in the beginning, why add more? Do you all think they should have just kept adding more rides, what are your opinions on this arugment?
Apr 14 08 1:52 AM
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jeffpiatt wrote:Actually six flags took their animals home and ceder fair does not operate zoos. Â the petting zoo rents its animals for cp and no other park in the network owns animals.
Apr 14 08 7:01 AM
jeffpiatt wrote:Actually six flags took their animals home and ceder fair does not operate zoos. ?the petting zoo rents its animals for cp and no other park in the network owns animals.
Apr 14 08 10:02 AM
Apr 14 08 11:07 AM
amusementpark7 wrote: I think they probably knew what was going to have to happen sometime in at the beginning of the 2007 season, around this time last year. Â I have thought what I would have done if I were in Cedar Fair's position. Â Do we tell the public before the end of the season or after it is closed? Â It's a lose-lose situation at that point. Â You're damned if you do and damned if you don't. Â Can you imagine how you all would have reacted if they would have announced the closing at the end of August? Â The last few weeks of operation would have been protests and riots (and I wouldn't be surprised if some of them turned violent pretty quickly). Â Would you want those images to be your last memories of Geauga Lake? Â
Apr 14 08 11:09 AM
amusementpark7 wrote:Coasterdad- Do you really think that the day that Cedar Fair bought Geauga, they knew that they were going to close it within 4 years? ?
amusementpark7 wrote:Can you imagine how you all would have reacted if they would have announced the closing at the end of August? The last few weeks of operation would have been protests and riots (and I wouldn't be surprised if some of them turned violent pretty quickly). Would you want those images to be your last memories of Geauga Lake?
amusementpark7 wrote:In regards to the animals- These were not part of the sale. ?I'm sure Cedar Fair could have paid a pricey sum to acquire the animals, but they didn't. ?They run amusement parks, not zoos or marine life parks. ?It would have been fiscally irresponsible if Cedar Fair would have invested millions and million of dollars (into an area that do not have experience) to acquire animals, house them during the winter and pay their trainers.
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Apr 14 08 7:26 PM
amusementpark7 wrote:Well I think it's pretty stubborn to think that Cedar Fair bought it to close it down. Â But I think it's naive to believe that they decided to close it in September of 2007. Â Like I said before, they probably made the decision around this time last year. Â I just really don't buy your argument that Cedar Fair bought Geauga just for the rides. Â $145 million dollars to buy Geauga (they got 4 coasters, a children's area and maybe 3 flat rides out of it)$50 million to disa**emble, transport and re-build the new coasters and other rides (because an existing coaster can be moved for 50 cents on the dollar of a brand new coaster)So add that up, that's $195 million for 4 new coasters, a new kid's area and 3 flat rides)Maverick cost $21 million, so four newly-built roller coasters would cost about $85 million. Â Maybe add another $25 million total for the kids area and other flats= $110 million.So catchthebra**ring, you're saying that Cedar Fair spent all that money ($195 million) just so they could get some used rides??? Â When they can get the same rides brand-new with a lot less headaches from ever dealing with Geauga Lake and spending about $90 million less. Â So, no, Geauga was not a "steal" as you put it. Â The "steal" you're talking about, I a**ume, is the rides they got. Â Well they could have gotten those rides at $90 million less. If you want to continue to believe that Cedar Fair knew they were closing Geauga when they bought it, at least back it up with some opinions that are realistic.
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