Is Cedar Fair Drying up the Lake?
I have to give the Coasterdom podcast credit. Their last two shows have been jam-packed with juicy tidbits. Geauga Lake is a medium-sized amusement park located in Eastern Ohio and owned by Cedar Fair. Cedar Fair also owns Cedar Point (Sandusky, OH) and acquired Kings Island (Cincinnati, OH) last year. Maybe Cedar Fair thinks that Ohio’s a bit too crowded. Last winter they removed Geauga’s Steel Venom and X-Flight and shipped them to other parks within the chain.
And now according to the Coasterdom podcast, The Kevin and Nate Show, Geauga Lake will lose two more coasters. Allegedly the B&M floorless coaster Dominator will move to Kings Dominion and the Vekoma SLC Thunderhawk will go to Michigan’s Adventure. If these rumors turn out to be true, could Cedar Fair be draining Geuga Lake dry with plans to close it permanently down the road? Maybe some enthusiasts out there who are into the financial side of the theme park industry have some insight into why Cedar Fair is doing this.
In my opinion, if Dominator really is moving to Kings Dominion I couldn’t be more excited. That park sorely needs and B&M coaster. I just wonder where they’ll squeeze it in.
What do you think of Geauga Lake’s future? Do you think Cedar Fair is managing this re-shuffle correctly? Leave a comment below.