Geauga Lake adds the Big Ditch boat ride and the Fun Bunch
characters (Geauga Dog, Gunkey Monkey, Dandy Lion, and Andy Panda)
debut. The park also builds a new main gate, now offering
The Skyscraper, a 200-foot tall observation tower
from Intamin, debuts along with the Bayern Kurve.
The Calypso, a new games area, and the
Gold Rush Theater are added.
The Matterhorn, Super Cat, and the Zyclon,
a compact steel coaster from Pinfari, are added.
The Double Loop, the largest investment
in Geauga Lake's history, is added and becomes the anchor in a new
Western Village theme area. The Scrambler and Fly-o-Plane are moved to
this new area. The Musik Express is also
added, replacing the Himalaya. The old Fun House is converted
into an indoor theater (Palace Theater).
With the success of Double Loop, Funtime
adds the Corkscrew to the front of the park.
Western Village expands with the addition of
the Enterprise, from Huss, and a relocated Dodgems. The former Dodgem
building becomes the Buffet Cafeteria.
The park begins an $800,000
reconstruction of the Big Dipper. The double dip is removed at
this time. The Cinema 180 is also added.
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