It is so sad to see it like this. From Grad night to yearly company picnics with my grandpas company, so many memories were formed there!! I wish someone would buy it and turn it back into the awesome park it was!!
This makes me want to cry - me and my mom had season passes and went there over ten times a couple summers in a row, my Christmas gift was always the season pass and we would just decide to go any time! So many memories with so many different people, me and my mom ended up going there the last day it was ever open (little did we know at that time). My first rollercoaster, the double loop, and then straight to the villian! My first haunted house, "Brutal Planet" terrified me! And Sea World! :(
Loved the music I've heard there but standing front row at the front row for me was Stevie wonder!!!! Best and blessed. Thanks
Best memories of the fun house- loved going down huge wooden slide on a burlap bag, the big wooden turn table, and of course the wooden wheel that went round and round while we tried to walk through it. Also, the thrill of being tall enough to ride the big wooden roller coaster for the first time. To this day, I have fond memories of that wooden clack clack clack sound while climbing to the peak, then the wind rushing through our hair with our hands raised high as we raced to the bottom.
This is such a waste . We all had good times there. I went there and took my kids there, even had a church picnic there. Its a sad sad day! No more park No more traditions.
Dreams of youth rusting away.
The American Dream.
Our family used to go here every year for his annual company picnic. It is surely sad to see how it is today. I have a lot of very good memories with my family and even my oldest child at the park. Breaks my heart.
man. this breaks my heart. i have such fond memories of going with family and friends. especially with my dad. we'd always take a few day trips up here every summer and then again for Halloween in the fall. such a shame to see what's become of it. :(
Those pictures r eerie looking. Its sad how such a great park turned into this. We would go every year as a family.. I wonder if the owner of the land is going to do something with it.
some other amusement park should buy this area and utilize all the people looking for family fun in our area plus why do these parks not have to clean all this up at least turn in back to grassland or something look at all the trash
I wish I was rich, I would buy the place and turn it into a family type park with a few old rides but lots of photos of what it used to look like at each old ride site.
All that is left are memories 💔
I loved this mall as a child and teen in the eighties. Great place to walk, shop and hang out with friends. We always met our friends up at the arcade on the upper level, then go get some drinks and food at the food court. Eastern Art and Spencer's, the airbrush artist, the record stores that were beginning to sell CD's back then and going to catch a movie were part of the teen experience. When I was entered my twenties in the early nineties, I moved and did not go back for a few years. My family always told me stories about gangs and stuff at the mall. I guess the economy and large (cheap) retail stores contributed to its demise. It was so nice to be gathered in one place where you could be around people with eclectic interests. The mall drew people from Akron, Kenmore, Barberton and other cities. Sad to see it gone :(
Six Flags was the one who ruined it. Cedar Fair tried saving it.
ipsoot, yeah it did. Cedar Fair owns Geauga Lake and closed the park down.
I spent a great part of my childhood there--My Dad worked at Cleveland Pneumatic and their shop picnic was there every year. It was always such a clean park--had the best fun house with would slide a huge wooden barrel turned on it's side that turned as you tried to walk thru it. Also had a huge turntable disc that picked up speed as it spun and you tried your best not to slide off. The claw machines were great and the prizes you won at the stands were super. I remember my Mom winning pots and pans at one of the booths. Let's not for get the bug--that was a super ride. The wooden coaster was a classic--how saw that she sits all broken, like a phantom ghost. Those were some great times.
My heart is broke :-( its such a shame and its crazy that two of the great coasters are still there just rotting away
Yo Ben...do you realize that Cedar Fair had nothing to do with the closing of Geauga Lake? Duh...do the research before you post.
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