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Coney Island Cincinnati to remove all rides


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So we get rid of a great collection of classic rides and throw in some inflatables. I guess throwing a patch on when a hole gets created or replacing a blower is cheaper than maintaining those rides.  What happens when they go floating down the Ohio River?

I almost think they would be better off with Morgan RVs who ran Indiana Beach into the ground.

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Actually Brad, you inadvertently hit on exactly what they are doing when you spoke about throwing a patch on a hole..... the phrase "Throwing a Band-Aid on a bullet wound" comes to mind.

 

EDIT:  I started laughing when I thought about them floating down the Ohio River.... Coney Management will charge admission for the World's largest duck pond game.

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Sounds like this is their answer to "people actually want more than just a pool", but it certainly won't appeal to as many people as the classic rides did, and in fact it will mostly appeal to kids. I'm also wondering how well the whole "arts and crafts" thing will work in a pool setting...

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On 4/21/2022 at 11:45 PM, Oldiesmann said:

Sounds like this is their answer to "people actually want more than just a pool", but it certainly won't appeal to as many people as the classic rides did, and in fact it will mostly appeal to kids. I'm also wondering how well the whole "arts and crafts" thing will work in a pool setting...

It will do splendidly if people are selling handcrafted beach towels and pool floaties :lol:

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This all sounds like a botched attempt and trying to salvage whatever they can to keep the appeal. Even though truly there is no appeal. 


And honestly inflatable obstacle courses are just gross. All I smell are dirty feet when I think about them. 

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Here are a few shots of the park I was able to get yesterday (from areas available to the general public en route to Riverbend).
 

A couple notes: 

1. The pictures don’t do it justice. The area looks pretty abysmal and any PR stating that they are going to use the space for “water attraction” expansions seems to likely be BS. 
 

2. The Games Building and Moonlite Gardens are starting to look rough. I don’t understand why you let this type of infrastructure rot away. Historical reasons aside, it doesn’t seem to make a lot of sense. The enthusiast and life long fan of the park also thinks it’s stupid.
 

3. It was a Saturday afternoon in July and the picnic area was an absolute ghost town. So that aspect of their business model seems to doing as well as the lead paint industry. 
 

4. The supposedly open mini golf and paddle boats may have been operating, but they too were  empty. 
 

What’s most shocking to me is the lack of upkeep around this now defunct area of the park. I understand that it’s not an area frequented by park guests as much, but anyone parking in that first lot to either see a show at Riverbend or have an unfortunate picnic outing planned is going to be walking right passed a number of ugly fences and unkempt landscaping. 
 

I would assume you’d want to show some pride in whatever creative and/or business endeavors you’re responsible for, but that’s obviously not the case here. 
 

Shout out to the ownership of the park. Most people who are this bad at their job get fired. A true accomplishment! You should be proud.

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What was their old slogan? “Turning back the clock on… nothing?” 

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