Six Flags Ohio
Six Flags World's Of Adventure
Geauga Lake in the Cleveland Ohio suburb of Aurora opened in 1887.
It was a good sized park that grew with the times. In the 1970's with
the theme park book Geauga lake opened the first coaster with two consecutive
loops named the Double Loop. In the mid-1990's Premiere Parks acquires
Geauga Lake and further developing the park with several more coasters.
Premiere Parks took over Six Flags and in 2000 $40 million was invested
in what was to become Six Flags Ohio. A record three coasters were
added that year as well as a considerable facelift of the park. In
2002 the park changed again when Six Flags acquired the SeaWorld Ohio property
across that sat on the opposite shore of Geauga Lake making one of the largest
amusement parks in the country. Unfortunately with Premiere Parks/Six
Flags park buying spree came debt which led Six Flags to sell off Geauga
Lake to the nearby competing Cedar Point. The park was not marketed
well under Cedar Point and in 2007 the park saw the last guests pass through
the gates and the last rides on their coasters including the legendary Big
Dipper that was designed by classic coaster designer John Miller.
Since then the park has been stripped of rides, several including the Double
Loop and Villain were cut up and sold for scrap. As of right now in
2015 all that remains is a bunch of land that Cedar Point can't seem to
sell, the SeaWorld half has been turned into a water park, collapsing buildings
and the sad remains of Geauga Lake's oldest ride; the Big Dipper standing
silent over a place that was once full of laughter and life.
While I don't like it when a park closes I like to remember it in life with
all of the good times I had there.
Click on the links below to see the trip reports from those years.