The park announced today that Planet Snoopy (which was announced at $5 million, then upped to $6 million) won't be the only expansion next year. All that hinting the park did as to what was going on in the former location of the Festhaus has been explained - Geauga Lake's Carousel will open at the park next year.
After Geauga Lake closed in 2007 it was highly rumored that the Carousel would be moved to Worlds of Fun, and four years later that's exactly what will happen. The ride dates back to 1926 and was built by Marcus Illions, when it reopens in the Spring it will be the third operating Illions ride anywhere. Worlds of Fun has had Carousel Works fully refurbish the ride so that it will be in original condition for park visitors. Kudos to Cedar Fair and Worlds of Fun for this move.
Worlds of Fun will also build a new permanent group catering structure elsewhere in the park that will accommodate groups that number in the thousands. Be sure to check out all the details in the press release from the park.