Music Express Update:
As some of you may have noticed, Waldameer has completed the assembly of their Bertazzon Music Express. The ride will be operating for a special season passholder only event Saturday December 22, 2012.
A few things about this ride/new area:
Waldameer has it programmed to the highest/fastest ride program possible (13.5 rpm both directions).
I do not lie on the speed as the operator booth has a gauge that shows the speed changes.
The rather high 52" height requirement comes from the manufacturer when the speed is set that fast.
You will experience some pops of airtime (I sure did).
I personally thought most Music Express rides were just ok, but this one is intense!
The LED lighting package is spectacular.
The LED lighting package to be installed on Scrambler right in front of Music Express will be spectacular as well.
Closing out on the LEDs, there will be an LED-lit fountain in the area (LEDs are just plain cool).
If you have been to Waldameer before, you will notice the area between the Train and Dodgem is completely reconfigured.
Here are some videos:
Ride operating: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oj2ia2S7KEc
Lighting package: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zWaIeKVnPy4
P.S.: Initial reports of the retracking performed on Ravine Flyer II indicate a ride as smooth as, if not smoother than, when it opened in 2008.