|Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom|
|Location||Aurora, Ohio, USA|
|Operated||1887 to September 16, 2007|
|Previous names||Six Flags Worlds of Adventure|
Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom was an amusement park in Aurora, Ohio, USA. First opening in 1887 as a local recreational area; Geauga lake would gain its first ride, a steam powered carousel, in 1889. It closed on September 16, 2007. The water park continued to operate until September 5, 2016.
History[edit | edit source]
After the 2003 season, Six Flags Worlds of Adventure was struggling as it faced financial problems. In 2004, the park was sold to Cedar Fair. The DC Comics and Bugs Bunny franchise were replaced by Peanuts franchise and some of the rides were renamed. The animal park was also removed and Hurricane Harbor became Hurricane Hannah's.
In 2005, Wildwater Kingdom opened in the former animal park.
Staring in 2006, Geauga Lake began to downsize the attractions, because Cedar Fair wanted Geauga Lake to become a small family park, like Michigan's Adventure. Mr. Hyde's Nasty Fall was dismantled prior to the 2006 season. In addition, the Halloween Haunt event was removed and Geauga Lake began to run from Memorial Day weekend to mid-September.
On September 21, 2007, Cedar Fair announced that Geauga Lake's amusement park section would not reopen for the 2008 season, operating for the last time on September 16, 2007. The rides were dismantled and sold to other Cedar Fair parks. However, Wildwater Kingdom remained open for the next few years.
On August 19, 2016, Cedar Fair announced that Wildwater Kingdom would close on September 5th and would not reopen for the 2017 season.
Former roller coasters (14)[edit | edit source]
|Beaver Land Mine Ride||Zierer||Family||2000||2007||-|
|Big Dipper||John A. Miller||Wooden||1925||2007||-|
|Corkscrew||Arrow Dynamics||Sit-Down||1978||1995||MGM Dizzee World|
|Dominator||Bolliger & Mabillard||Floorless||2000||2007||Kings Dominion|
|Double Loop||Arrow Dynamics||Sit-Down||1977||2007||-|
|Little Dipper||National Amusement Device Company||Wooden Family||1952 - 1962||1975||-|
|Raging Wolf Bobs||Dinn Corporation||Wooden||1988||2007||-|
|Steel Venom||Intamin||Shuttle||2000||2006||Dorney Park|
|Villain||Custom Coasters International, Inc.||Wooden||2000||2007||-|
|Wild Mouse||B. A. Schiff & Associates||Wild Mouse||Unknown||Unknown||Chippewa Lake Park|
Closed attractions[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
|Amusement parks operated by Cedar Fair|
|Current||California's Great America • Canada's Wonderland • Carowinds • Cedar Point • Dorney Park • Gilroy Gardens • Kings Dominion • Kings Island • Knott's Berry Farm • Michigan's Adventure • Valleyfair • Worlds of Fun|
|Former||Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom • Knott's Camp Snoopy|
|Amusement parks operated by Six Flags|
|Current||America • Darien Lake • Discovery Kingdom • Fiesta Texas • Frontier City • Great Adventure • Great America • Great Escape • La Ronde • Magic Mountain • Mexico • New England • Over Georgia • Over Texas • St. Louis|
|Former||AstroWorld • Belgium • Bellewaerde • Elitch Gardens • Holland • Kentucky Kingdom • New Orleans • Warner Bros. Movie World Germany • Warner Bros. Park Madrid • Wild Waves and Enchanted Village • Worlds of Adventure|