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Conneaut Lake Park opens for the summer season

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CONNEAUT LAKE, Pa. -

After a lot of financial problems Conneaut Lake Park will be open and operating this summer.  Workers spent Friday getting the rides set up as Conneaut Lake Park gets ready for their first weekend of operation this summer.  A federal bankruptcy judge gave park trustees the approval to borrow money to get the park open for the season.

Trustees had filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection late last year.

The Economic Progress Alliance of Crawford County now controls the park.  Cheryl Torrie, a member of that Alliance, says, "Our efforts to keep the amusement park open involves actually managing the amusement park and keeping all the games, the rides and everything open for everybody."

The park hopes to have at least 26 rides operational throughout the summer season including their 101 year old carousel.

Maintenance crews spent much of the day getting the Blue Streak ready to streak down its classic tracks for the summer.

Other rides, like the bumper cars, which weren't in operation last year, will be this year.  All 12 kiddieland rides will be working.
Trustees also hired a full time maintenance inspector for the new season to make sure rides are always up and running.

Local park fans, like Amy Ruhl are happy to see it back open.  "Other people should come here to see what kind of improvements they've made. they've been working real hard all year long so there's definitely some improvements," says Ruhl.

Conneaut Lake Park will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through mid-October.  It will also be open Memorial day and Labor day.
It will also be cheaper to ride this season.  A person can ride everything all day long for ten dollars.


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