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Waldameer Discussion Thread

PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 5:38 pm
by Millennium ForceJZ
Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Alabama Adventure, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index.

Official Park Website

Here are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!

2006
May 29th, 2006 (Below) - First rumblings that a new coaster is moving forward.

2007
May 16th, 2007 - Township grants final approval for Ravine Flyer

2008
May 21, 2008 - Robb films Ravine Flyer
October 7th, 2008 - Waldameer announces a Zamperla Disk-O for 2009

2010
Febraury 13th, 2010 - Waldameer announces Cashless System for 2010 and Flying Carousel for 2011
November 7th, 2010 - Waldameer adding two kid's rides along with Flying Carousel in 2011

2011
November 23rd, 2011 - List of improvements for 2012

2012
September 17th, 2012 - Music Express coming to Waldameer in 2013

2014
Decmber 19th, 2014 - Waldameer Park mentions a future coaster for the park

2018
August 13th, 2018 - Chaos, a Zamperla Looping Discovery announced for 2019



My uncle, Barry Fey, is one of the top guys for the company Fredrick Steel, he has told me before about a coaster that he is working on that goes through a parking lot in a "Greek gods" park, and sure enough, Hades was buillt. He also told me about a coaster named after a ship in a Santa amusement park with 3 drops over 100 ft. And look, Voyage is here.

Now he is telling me about a GGC coaster in Erie PA. that he is going to start working on, all he can tell me is that it got permission to go over a 4 way overpass. News on what park is getting it will come soon. i guess it will open in 2007/2008. 100% true news, and watch all the info start building up.

-MFJZ-

tee hee the only park in Erie PA, Waldameer..... you lucky bastards
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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 5:55 pm
by robbalvey
Isn't this the coaster that Waldameer has been rumored to get for like 10 years now? I thought it was pretty much known that either GCI or Gravity Group would be working on it.

I thought I remembered hearing that recently....

--Robb

PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2006 6:40 pm
by coaster1
Ravine Flyer 2 right .. that would be cool for Gravity Group to get the job since GCII is more of 1920's twister style than out & back terrain coasters.

PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 5:35 am
by CoasterFanatic
The rep from Waldameer attended CoasterBash last year and brought along a model of the ride constructed by CCI. He also said the Gravity Group would be taking over the project.

However, don't look for the next Voyage/Hades, the Ravine Flyer II will be a pretty modest sized coaster. The most exciting part looks to be the low turn after a drop over the "bluff".

Here is a newsclipping stoledn from Paul D.

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PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2006 2:36 pm
by MSLSM
This could be a great ride if it is built, and it would show that GG won't just build coasters that will be "best new attraction of the year". It sounds like a ride that the entire family can enjoy, and going by the picture, it should have some nice drops and moments of air time. :airtime:

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 2:15 pm
by apollo210
I want to ride! I hope GG builds this coaster! This coaster might even put Waldameer on the coaster map!

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 6:09 pm
by Red
This would be a perfect fit for Waldameer. The park is already expanding into an Erie area destination with the additions of Steel Dragon (awesome ride) and the Hopkins flume (impressive log ride). I just wish they would improve the atmosphere of the park beforehand. Linejumping and the majority of the people the park attracts are just bad. I have noticed automated/recorded spiels on most rides and a great deal of security guards/police roaming the grounds on my visit this past Monday. Waldameer is heading in the right direction, a new wooden coaster will just speed up the process.

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 6:40 pm
by CoryPa77
About 8-10 years ago, ACENews published what CCI had come up with for the layout. It had a really nice looking double down for the second and third drops into the ravine.

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 7:00 pm
by DerekRx
I enjoyed my visit to Waldameer last year, and think they could really profit from the addition of a major coaster. Steel Dragon is good and lots of fun, but its not really a "major" coaster. Granted, its better than Comet, but a full size woodie would be great!

PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2006 8:57 pm
by Dailey Enterprizes
I'm siked about this coaster aswell. You know, Waldameer is always a work in progress. They're always talking about expansion and they definately have potential in becomming a main competitor for Geauga Lake. I just hope Cedar Fair doesn't buy Waldameer.... :omg:

Edit: Hey, I found something interesting on a FUNWORLD Magazine website.

The ride will feature a 110-foot drop and will be approximately 3,000 feet long, Nelson said. The original blueprints for
the ride were lost in a fire that destroyed the park’s office in 1952, so most of the design work was done from memory.
This is going to be a very big "family" ride I guess. :b