Retro Photo TR: Geauga Lake

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Retro Photo TR: Geauga Lake

Postby pianojohn » Tue Jul 02, 2013 5:13 am

More pics from the vault. These are of Geauga Lake mid 80's pre Six Flags takeover and destruction.
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Corkscrew. They were notorious for letting the ride run with the restraints locked but not pushed down!
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Corkscrew and Big Dipper
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Double Loop
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The Wave. at the time one of the largest wave pools in the country
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Big Dipper
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Re: Retro Photo TR: Geauga Lake

Postby Geauga Dog » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:21 am

Niiiice!! Corkscrew ran with harnesses in the up position? Never saw that happen before. Thank you for sharing. Still miss the park a lot, especially on days when I want a quick coaster fix.

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Postby Sir Clinksalot » Tue Jul 02, 2013 7:43 am

Wow, very cool. I never went to this park (at any stage of it's existence) but it's always awesome to see old pics.

Thanks for sharing.

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Postby DJeXeL » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:02 am

This is good stuff, thanks for sharing. I visited GL in '07, it's last season of operation and it was sad to see the Sea World side of things sitting abandoned. I'm glad they decided to keep Wildwater Kingdom open as it seemed to be popular when I was there.
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Postby gisco » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:36 am

Like these retro park reports. Nice!

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Re: Retro Photo TR: Geauga Lake

Postby ernierocker » Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:50 am

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Classic Arrow transition right there!
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Postby The Westate » Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:25 am

ernierocker wrote:Image

Classic Arrow transition right there!


I see nothing wrong here. *goes back to playing with coat hangers*

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Re: Retro Photo TR: Geauga Lake

Postby ajc47 » Tue Jul 02, 2013 12:45 pm

Great pics John. I grew up going to GL starting in the late 80s so I remember a lot of this.

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Re: Retro Photo TR: Geauga Lake

Postby Invertalon » Tue Jul 02, 2013 3:02 pm

Awesome! I grew up at this place... The POV views of corkscrew are like dejavu... Thanks for sharing!
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Re: Retro Photo TR: Geauga Lake

Postby printersdevil78 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:02 am

That Big Dipper looks really special. I wonder if anyone ever stepped up to try to save it.

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