Geauga Lake: Today & Forever
 

   Geauga Lake History

   1973
    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 pay-one-price admission.

    1974
    
The Skyscraper, a 200-foot tall observation tower from Intamin, debuts along with the Bayern Kurve.

    1975
     The Calypso, a new games area, and the Gold Rush Theater are added.

    1976
    The Matterhorn, Super Cat, and the Zyclon, a compact steel coaster from Pinfari, are added.

     1977
     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).

     1978
     With the success of Double Loop, Funtime adds the Corkscrew to the front of the park.

     1979
     
Western Village expands with the addition of the Enterprise, from Huss, and a relocated Dodgems. The former Dodgem building becomes the Buffet Cafeteria.

     1980
     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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