Geauga Lake in the 80's-90's

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Geauga Lake in the 80's-90's

Postby montezooma » Wed Dec 05, 2007 7:35 pm

Geauga Lake

Back before Six Flags or Cedar Fair got their hands on this park it was owned by a company named Funtime. Along with Geauga Lake they also owned Wyandot Lake and Darien Lake.

Take a look back at how this park was when it was the way it was meant to be. Here are photos, facts and printed material from the park in the 80's and 90's.

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PS. check back shortly to see all the printed material that I have scanned in.

If you love looking at old nostalgic amusement park stuff check out my thread that is dedicated to all the old parks, rides and fun stuff of the past. I will be updating it with old stuff every now and again so check back often.

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The press release from the park in 1980. Notice how they advertise as "America's third largest collection of Amusement Rides"
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The Arrow Corkscrew operated from 1978-1995
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In the early years the ride was painted white. Later on the ride was painted black.
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The Double Loop was the first coaster to feature back to back vertical loops.
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The Double Loop was an Arrow coaster that opened in 1977. I imagine they didn't have a very creative marketing department at the time.
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big dipper bw 1.jpg
The Big Dipper opened in 1925 and was completely rebuilt in 1980. Who knows what will become of this classic coaster?
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an overview of the park showing the Big Dipper in the front and Double Loop in the background.
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a postcard pack from Geauga Lake circa early 1980's
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Postcard Gold Rush Theater.jpg
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Postcard monorail.jpg
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a merchandise shopping bag features the star attraction "Corkscrew"
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Raging Wolf Bobs 1.jpg
The Raging Wolf Bobs (another creative masterpiece) was introduced in 1988.
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When the ride originally opened it was left the natural wood color. It was later painted white.
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an early map from the park
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a map from the parks centennial year 1988
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and a map from 1993.
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a sticker from the opening year of the Raging Wolf Bobs.
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Postby Wood Dragon 1988 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:29 pm

Great stuff!

I always thought "Raging Wolf Bobs" was a weird name. Now I know why it was called that. I guess it was painted white some time later.
This park did have lots of history. Too bad I will never experience it.

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Postby montezooma » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:06 pm

Here are some of the brochures and park information guides from the 80's & 90's.
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The Fun Bunch
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1988
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1988
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1988
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1988
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1989
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1989
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1989
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1989
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1991
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1992
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1992
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1992
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1993
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1993
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1993
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1994
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1995
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1995
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1995
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1995
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1996 This seems to be the year that Premier Parks (later to become Six Flags) took over the park.
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1996
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1996
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1996
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1997
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1997
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1997
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1997
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Centennial Year 1988
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1988
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1988
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Postby Goliath513 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 9:45 pm

This looked like an amazing park before Six Flags and Cedar Fair killed it. It's really too bad to see such a nice park go down like it did. :(

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Postby raptor6 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:16 pm

I LOVED Turtle Beach when I was younger! :lover:

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Postby CdnbMatt » Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:59 am

Thank You very much! I love this sudden onslaught of retro theme park stuff! Keep it coming...

I wish i had a chance to visit this park!

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Postby verticalzero » Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:37 am

Very interesting to learn how the park looked and grew in the 70's and 80's. Any update on the sale of the 3 woodies..?

Some up-to-date pictures of the woodies and BD with NAD trains on it would be nice to see. :)

Cedar Fair should be able to run the 3 coasters as well as the Water Park, They are just being lazy.
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Postby pianojohn » Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:09 am

Ah,.....that's the Geauga Lake I remember! Thanks for the memories!
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Postby Team Thriller » Thu Dec 06, 2007 11:07 am

The place looked awesome! Went all down hill when Six Flags bought it. Now, who knows what will happen that CF bought it.

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Postby lapseofreason » Thu Dec 06, 2007 6:07 pm

Aww.... thanks for the memories. It makes me sad to look at these, remember what a great time I had going there, then realise that I can't ever go again.

If you have any more stuff, keep it coming! I thought I had a map from the 90's lying around somewhere.... I'll look for it.
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