The amusement park section of Geauga Lake closed its gates for good in September of 2007, but the Geauga Lake name survived through the water park. Geauga Lake's Wildwater Kingdom remained open after the closure of the amusement park. However, the Geauga Lake name is now being dropped from the park's title. From now own it will be known as just Wildwater Kingdom.
Cedar Fair, the owners of Wildwater Kingdom and the property on which Geauga Lake's Amusement Park used to reside, cited declining attendance as the primary reason for closing the amusement park section in 2007. When asked about attendance numbers for the water park section by wkyc.com, Wildwater Kingdom/Cedar Point Director of Public Relations Robin Innes declined to give attendance numbers while noting that water park attendance numbers are highly dependent on the weather.
When asked by wkyc.com about the motives behind dropping Geauga Lake from the name ofWildwater Kingdom Innes said, "It has been a stand-alone attraction for four summers. This is more appropriate and better describes its offerings and the facility."
Despite their home closing in 2007, many of the coasters and rides that once operated in theGeauga Lake Amusement Park are still in operation today. Cedar Fair swooped in and relocated a large number of the rides to other parks in the Cedar Fair chain. For example,Thunderhawk was relocated to Michigan's Adventure, Dominator to King's Dominion, Steel Venom went to Dorney Park and was renamed, X Flight went to Kings Island and also underwent a name change, and many more rides as well.