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06/23/15 at 10:45pm in Geauga Lake
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So most of you probably already know the history of Geauga Lake and its ultimate demise, if not I recommend that you check out its Wikipedia page, it is one of the most thoroughly written wikipedia articles I've ever read. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geauga_Lake

Anyway, I came across an Urban Explorers video of the park filmed in January of 2015 so you can see the condition of the park pretty much right now.


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Something I thought was really interesting was how Cedar Fair left all the water rides from the old water park where they were instead of moving them to Wildwater Kingdom or another Cedar Fair water park. Seems really odd to me.

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06/24/15 at 07:39am in Geauga Lake
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Thanks Shane. The history of Geauga Lake is always and interesting discussion piece.

It still bewilders me that what was once the world's largest amusement park has been reduced to a puny water park.

It's shocking to see how what once was this:
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...has been reduced to this:
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Not only is the water park that occupies the land tiny (consisting of little more than a ProSlide Tornado, one slide complex, a lazy river, and a children's area), but it's also been hopelessly neglected by Cedar Fair. It's been ages since an attraction was added to the park.

In fact, if you want a laugh, visit Wild Water Kingdom's website and mouse over the "What's New" tab.

I have a have a feeling that the water park, at least owned by Cedar Fair, will not exist within the next few seasons.

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06/24/15 at 08:23am in Geauga Lake (Latest Edit: 06/24/15 at 08:28am by Shane.)
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Actually it just occured to me to look at a Google Earth view of the park and I think the two guys in the video actually broke into Wild Water Kingdom and then jumped a fence into the old Geauga Lake Park. That slide complex the are walking past looks like Thunder Falls in Google Maps.

If that is the case, those guys really took a huge risk. It is one thing to break into an abandon theme park for urban exploration and its a whole other situation when you break and enter an operating park, even if it is the winter off season.

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06/24/15 at 11:07am in Geauga Lake
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I like this article that someone sent me a few weeks ago, mostly because it has a good number of maps from throughout the history of Geauga Lake to see how the parks there grew, combined, and then ultimately shrank down to almost nothing.

http://www.themeparktourist.com/features...isappeared
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02/17/16 at 11:02pm in Geauga Lake
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I saw this new drone footage of the park remains as they are today. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Civ9F9dBBFI
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02/18/16 at 12:11am in Geauga Lake (Latest Edit: 02/18/16 at 12:13am by Zimmy.)
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I was just about to post that.  Here is a local news cast about it.

The shots of the Big Dipper are really sad. It is hard to tell, but it looked like the foundations for Dominator were there too. Really creepy.

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