Monday, December 26, 2011

Dick Kinzel Reflects on 40 Years of Cedar Fair

The time has just about come for Richard Kinzel's time at Cedar Fair to come to an end.  His career spans almost 40 years with the company, seeing it grow from a two park operation to the large amusement park operator it currently is.

The Toledo Blade has run a nice piece on the outgoing leader, looking back at his entire career.  There's some interesting tidbits in the story as well, such as the fact that several companies at one time or another looked to purchase Cedar Fair including Taft Broadcasting (Kings Island, Kings Dominion, Canada's Wonderland), Marriott (both Great Americas), and even Anheuser-Busch.  Imagine the "what-ifs" if those sales had gone though!

This is definitely a must read for any fan of the company.  Head over to the Toledo Blade and check it out.