You tried to tell the kids to "get over it", but that did not work and Grandma got mad and said she still misses Euclid Beach.
What are some good amusement park options within a few hours (or even further if you have a few days)?
This is not about a "boycott", as far as I know there is not a formal boycott, just a lot of different views about how willing people are to do business with Cedar Fair in wake of the way Geauga Lake was closed (although maybe there would be a boycott if they bulldoze the Big Dipper).
Here are some good candidates, many about as far as Cedar Point (85.2 miles) and closer than Kings Island (225 miles from Aurora). Â I will add some links below.
Memphis Kiddie Park (Brooklyn, OH) 30.3 miles
Conneaut Lake Park (Conneaut Lake, PA) 74.5 miles
Waldameer (Erie, PA) 113 miles
Kennywood (West Mifflin, PA) 119 miles
Idlewild (Ligonier, PA) 155 miles (mostly highway, about 2.5 hours)
Lakemont (Altoona, PA) 200 miles
Delgrosso's (Tipton, PA) 214 miles
Martin's Fantasy Island (Grand Island, NY near Niagara) 216 miles
Darien Lake (New York) 222 miles
Marineland Canada (Niagara Falls, Ontario) 222 miles (dolphins, whales & rides, oh my!)
Coney Island of Cincinnati 225 miles
Also, there is the Columbus Zoo at 141 miles with the Wyandot Lake coaster, some flats and a new waterpark Zoombezi Bay.