In the summer months, it’s not unusual to witness lines of vehicles and buses brimming with visitors who are waiting for an enjoyable day at this historical amusement park and landmark located in Northwestern Pennsylvania. Waldameer Park is a historic amusement park that was first built in 1896, and it continues today to flourish as an enjoyable family tourist destination even today.
Dream World Water Park
All of the park’s attractions are named Waldameer and Water World. Apart from having many thrill rides and roller coasters, The park also features a water park, including slide rides, rafts and 500,000-gallon waves of water. Waldameer’s huge wave pool can hold up to 1,000 people.
Waldameer was initially designed to be a “trolley ride” park by the Erie Electric Motor Company. In reality, one of the most sought-after aspects of visiting Waldameer was riding an open-air trolley that brought tourists to the city of Erie. The journey was 4 miles long but took about 30 minutes.
Waldameer Park and Water World are situated in Erie, Pennsylvania. It is situated in the middle of Presque Isle State Park. Waldameer offers many rides over 100 rides! These rides include rollercoasters, bumper cars, adrenaline and gentle ride water rides, and various rides designed for kids.
Ravine Flyer II
Waldameer is home to a roller coaster named Ravine Flyer II, Ravine Flyer II. It was constructed in 2008, and the first Ravine Flyer was built in 1922. However, it was removed in the 1930s. Ravine Flyer II roller coaster includes many twists and turns and even an arched ride across a street Peninsula Drive, Peninsula Drive. Waldameer also offers the Ravine Flyer III – an incredibly small roller coaster designed that is suitable for children at a minimum of 40 inches tall. Its highest mountain is about 13 feet tall.
Waldameer is home to many classic games of the mind, where you can be able to win prizes. Some of them include ring toss games, balloon and dart games, as well as basketball and hoop, to mention a few. There’s also an arcade game video with games that allow you to be the winner of prizes.
There were arcades in Waldameer for more than 100 years. There weren’t video games at the time, which we have nowadays in our 21st century. Instead, they played games that turned cards over and played games for prizes. The game only cost a penny to play, and that is why they were initially known as “penny arcades.”
In the beginning, Waldameer had a bowling alley that had five lanes. However, instead of being an ordinary 10-pin bowling game, it was in the style of a huge-scale recreation of “skeeball” games that we have in the present. Waldameer has skeeball in its games currently, inside its arcade.
Toys & Food Shops
Waldameer offers gift shops where customers can purchase items like toys, souvenirs, and clothing or even have their faces painted.
If you’re hungry, purchase food at various locations all over Waldameer. There are many options for eating, such as pizza, burgers, or French fries made with fresh-cut potatoes. Those who prefer sweet treats can purchase items such as cotton candy, ice cream, and Fudge.
Waldameer is home to two “dark rides” (indoor attractions that are walk-through, while the other has a ride-through). “The Pirate’s Cove is one of the “fun house” types of attraction that people stroll through. Another is The Wacky Shack, in which visitors take small train cars that move at a slow pace but are designed to make scary turns and twists in a dark setting.
There is a vast area for picnics with numerous pavilions. The picnic areas are used by many for various reasons. Including family reunions, gatherings for the whole family, as well as birthday and retirement celebrations. Many schools, businesses, and other organizations in the town of Erie, Pennsylvania, use the pavilions for picnics and host various events.
Picnicking has been a feature of Waldameer Park since its founding. Actually, before it was transformed into an amusement area, the land it was constructed on was a picnic spot known as Hoffman’s Grove.
“Waldameer” is the name that people used, and Waldameer is the result of a German word that translates to “woods by the sea.”
There is currently no fee for admission to the amusement park at Waldameer Park. To go on the rides, guests purchase wristbands or season passes, combo passes or season passes. Parking is free, and there is a fee for admission to enter Waldameer’s Water World part of Waldameer.
Waldameer is home to a banquet and dance hall known as Rainbow Gardens. Rainbow Gardens was first constructed at the beginning of the early 20th century. The live entertainment stage is another draw at Waldameer. The performers and dancers wearing musical costumes perform live musical performances to the audience on the outdoor stage. The shows are open to the public for viewing since there is no entry fee for the venue. There is sometimes Karaoke.
Waldameer Park puts on a massive fireworks show during various celebrations throughout the year, including Independence Day (The fourth of July), Labor Day, and Memorial Day.
Waldameer Park and Water World are open from May every year and close during the winter and fall months in September. The summer months are scorching within Erie, PA; the city is situated in part of the “snow belt” part of the U.S, which makes it extremely cold and snowy for outdoor amusement parks during the winter. However, Waldameer is a summertime tourist attraction that has attracted millions of people for more than a century.
When Does Waldameer Water World Open
It will be opening in May, from 7th May 2022 to 5th September 2022. Waldameer Park timing is 12:00 pm to 8:00 pm, and Water World timing is 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Working days are subject to modification. Always contact the park to confirm days and hours before visiting.
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