"Kevin" worked there for the last two years, until 2007, and said it became an alarming hodgepodge of broken-down or removed rides and badly improvised decorations. "For direction poles, they wanted us to make them 'not look like something from Six Flags,' because they were the signs from Six Flags years before that we just never changed. Some still had Bugs Bunny on them." Note: Under the rules, they were forbidden from using the Looney Tunes or DC Comics characters that had been part of the Six Flags branding.
So on the inside, the place was recognizable as a dressed-up corpse of a Six Flags park, kind of like when you see an old Pizza Hut that's been repainted and turned into a bait shop. The old SeaWorld areas were roped off entirely. "All the notepads were still from the old Geauga Lake of the '90s. Some of the vehicles on site still were from SeaWorld ... The computers were all Windows 95 from the SeaWorld days, and we never bothered to change them."
An expensive water park was opened nearby, but the amusement park slowly died. Imagine sparse crowds shuffling past silent rides. "We removed about half the coasters before the last year, and also removed several food stalls. Not everything we said was staying was staying." He says they even got rid of two of the public restrooms. If you look at the festive maps the park handed out, you can see it slowly getting reclaimed by the wilderness -- the top one is from 2005, bottom from just two years later: