Waldameer Park is a small amusement park located in Erie, Pennsylvania and it is home to one of the most popular wooden roller coasters around; Ravine Flyer II. Waldameer Park is home to four roller coasters; Comet, Ravine Flyer II, Ravine Flyer III and Steel Dragon.
Where exactly is Waldameer?
Waldameer is located in Erie, Pennsylvania. This is an amusement park that we have never even heard of until a friend of ours told us we should make it a point to visit here since it was in our path of our Theme Park Tour. We visited the park on a rainy, but muggy day and we pretty much had the entire park to ourselves.
What does Waldameer have to offer?
This is a small amusement park that is great for a handful of flat rides and a few of roller coasters. The admission to the park is not very expensive at all as you can get an all day wristband for unlimited rides for under $30. Check the park's website
http://www.waldameer.com/ for actual pricing before your visit as prices may change throughout the season. Waldameer also features a water park called Water World.
Featured rides at Waldameer Park:
Comet, a wooden roller coaster
Ravine Flyer III, a steel children's roller coaster
Steel Dragon, a spinning roller coaster
Ravine Flyer II, a wooden roller coaster favorite among enthusiasts.
X-Scream, Drop Tower
Ali Baba, Magic Carpet ride
Sea Dragon, Swinging Ship Ride
Tilt a Whirl, amusement park classic
Paratrooper, rotating children's ride
Spider, spinning ride much like the Monster
Mega Vortex, Disco Ride
Flying Swings, Waveswinger
Music Express, classic ride at amusement parks
L. Ruth Express Train
Pirate's Cove Fun House
Wendy's Tea Party
There are also a handful of kiddie rides at Waldameer Park for you to bring your children onto.
Things to know about Waldameer
A good thing to know about Waldameer Park is that it is a FREE ADMISSION park with FREE PARKING. Free Admission however does not mean you can get on the rides for free. You can either purchase tickets at various ticket kiosks around the park or purchase an All Day Wristband at the front gate to get on the rides. Parking is totally free and is available on a first come first serve basis.
Waldameer Park only operates from the beginning of May through Labor Day. Operating dates are always subject to change but Waldameer Park does not open for any Halloween or Christmas events, so always check the website before you plan to visit Waldameer.
Waldameer Park: Steel Dragon
Manufactured by: Maurer Sohne
Steel Dragon is a steel roller coaster located at Waldameer Park in Erie, Pennsylvania manufactured by Maurer Sohne. This coaster opened up in 2004 and it will bring you up a chain lift hill to a height of 51 feet at top speeds of 37.3 MPH. As the ride is in motion, the car will spin around! Can you handle the motion of this steel coaster?
The ride review...
I have always been a fan of spinning roller coasters and this one is no different as it is a very fun experience. The only downside to this ride is that it is situated in a bad area and smelled of manure during the ride. The combination of the spinning and the smell is not for those with a weak stomach!
Waldameer Park: Ravine Flyer III
Manufactured by: E&F Miler Industries
Ravine Flyer III is a kiddie coaster at Waldameer Park, manufactured by E&F Miler Industries! This is a steel roller coaster at the park that is uniquely situated over a small body of water.
Ravine Flyer III was installed at the park 8 years before Ravine Flyer II as the 2nd Ravine Flyer had been in the works for quite some time. While this is a kiddie coaster at the park, adults are allowed to ride the roller coaster.
Waldameer Park: Ravine Flyer II
Manufactured by: The Gravity Group
Ravine Flyer II is a hybrid wooden roller coaster located at Waldameer Park in Erie, Pennsylvania, manufactured by the Gravity Group. Ravine Flyer II is a favorite among coaster enthusiasts here at Waldameer Park!
This wooden roller coaster took the place of the park's old Ravine Flyer that was removed in 1938 after a tragedy resulting in a man's death. Ravine Flyer II emulates the course of the original Ravine Flyer.
Waldameer Park: Comet
Manufactured by: Philadelphia Toboggan Company
Comet is a wooden roller coaster located at Waldameer Park in Erie, Pennsylvania, manufactured by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company. This wooden coaster opened up at the park in 1951 and has been in operation ever since!
Comet will bring you up a chain lift hill to a height of 37 feet with a 25 foot drop at a top speed of 25 MPH! This coaster is an ACE Classic at Waldameer and is obviously geared towards children as it isn't very high or fast.
Waldameer: Visit #1
By: Kevin Michaels
July 14, 2015
Our amusement park tour continues! Today, we visit Waldameer for our first time! This park offers free entry, free parking and it uses a ticket system, or a ride all day wristband. We purchased the ride all day wristband for 26.99 each. They also have a combo wrist band that allows you to ride all day in the park, plus visit the water park as well.
Arrived at 11:05am, it's pouring
We arrived to the park at 11:05 am and it just started to downpour as we got here. We decided to sit in the car for a few minutes to wait the rain out and once it slowed down, we entered the park to walk around for a little bit. We didn't get very far into the park and it started to downpour once again. This was on and off for the first hour that we were here, which was OK because the rides weren't going to start opening until 12 noon, with other rides opening at 1pm.