Water park closing this weekend end of era in northern Ohio

AURORA, Ohio (AP) — The closing of a northeastern Ohio water park this weekend marks the end of amusement parks at Geauga (jee-AW’-guh) Lake.

Wildwater Kingdom in Aurora closes Monday.

It’s on the site of what was Sea World Ohio and next to where the Geauga Lake amusement park once stood. The site was briefly a Six Flags Worlds of Adventure.

Sandusky-based Cedar Fair Entertainment bought the property in 2004. It closed the amusement park three years later, but the water park stayed open until its closing was announced last month.

The Plain Dealer in Cleveland (http://bit.ly/2bUnjGm ) reports the site should be attractive to developers and its future is likely to include restaurants, housing and shopping.

The only ride left is the Big Dipper wooden roller coaster built in 1925 that’s now in disrepair.


Information from: The Plain Dealer, http://www.cleveland.com