Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Conneaut Lake Park 'Blast From the Past'

Get a good look because this was our final trip to Conneaut Lake Park. At least our final time riding the rides or visiting when the park is open. It was depressing when we visited when the park was closed (or basically closed because there were no guests). It was even more depressing full of guests. 

Conneaut Lake Park advertised 'Blast from the Past' over the weekend, with $5 ride wristbands. On the positive side, there were actually a fair number of guests. There were so many safety issues, so few rides operating, and so many guests smoking throughout the park, though, that our CLP days are done.  Several fire hydrants (see below) were covered with garbage bags. I can only assume that means they don't work. Interesting for a park that has numerous suspicious fires over the past few years.

According to the kids, most of the Devil's Den was completely dark inside - meaning that about half of the features in the ride weren't working. 

I have no idea what is up with the electrical box below.

The center of the carousel has pictures of old attractions around the lake. There's the Midway!
Despite being way past carousel-riding age, the kids rode the carousel since there were only about five rides operating.

The 'Blast from the Past' was three or four organ operators and their instruments scattered throughout the park.

On the way out, we spotted this cute little cottage. The decoration under the eaves perfectly matches the decorations on the Park's front entrance.

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