Progress At Waldameer?

Monday, June 7, 2004 12:47 AM
Anyone been by Waldameer lately?

How's the new coaster look? Think it'll open on schedule?

Just wondering...

Monday, June 7, 2004 10:22 AM

I was at Waldameer over Memorial Day weekend and took some pictures. I will get them posted shortly.

The new spinning mouse looks great. I'd say it's about half built. When we were there, they were doing some welding to what looked like metal that will be used for a station.

Monday, June 7, 2004 11:25 AM
And they ARE getting the Ravine Flyer II next year?
Wednesday, June 9, 2004 10:32 AM
Next year? I am not sure about that -- I'd be pretty doubtful actually.

They are getting closer to getting all the permits and clearences that they need, but that's not to say that the nieghbors won't try a few more legal tricks to delay things.

Wednesday, June 9, 2004 12:39 PM
2006 was predicted as the year for the Ravine Flyer II... at the earliest.
Friday, June 11, 2004 12:13 PM
If I understand the information the new mouse is supposed to open the 14th? Is that correct? What is the said date for opening day?

I have a couple trips home to Erie planned next month. :)

Friday, June 11, 2004 12:56 PM
^Exactly, but I was wondering if anybody knew if they were on schedule. (trying to get quick info, I guess I could call)

I'll probably head up that way next Friday and was wondering if it'll be open. I won't get another chance to get near Erie until August.

Friday, June 11, 2004 1:03 PM
I'll be there sat afternoon, Sure hope it's open as well as Conneaut Blue Streak but if they are not, I'll consider my visits worth it anyhow.


Friday, June 11, 2004 1:10 PM
Check back in after your visit and let us know how it's progressing if you don't mind.
Friday, June 11, 2004 1:13 PM
Let us know about the Conneaut Blue Streak too. I am seriously hoping it is up and running by June 26th when I plan to be there.
Friday, June 11, 2004 2:46 PM
Friday, June 11, 2004 10:27 PM

I took those pics on 6/4

I called Waldameer on Tuesday, still no set opening date... :(

Again, Gonch, sorry for the other thread...

Saturday, June 12, 2004 12:38 AM
'Tis cool. Just giving you a hard time for making me work to find the info :)

Doesn't sound too promising for the 18th :(

*** Edited 6/12/2004 4:39:17 AM UTC by Lord Gonchar***

Saturday, June 12, 2004 8:27 AM
Opening date was mentioned in newspaper as

june 18th. Perhaps the excess of rain we had pushed it back. The ride looks 90% complete as of today.

Saturday, June 12, 2004 9:51 AM
Hey, if it's by the end of June... I'll be happy. I think I'm going to make a pit-stop here on the way to CP.. considering it's free parking & free entrance, I'm only going to go in for the un-named spinning mouse, their log ride & possibly their Comet.

I wonder how many tickets this will cost.

Saturday, June 12, 2004 12:32 PM
Probably 3... seems all the big rides at Waldameer cost around 3 or 4 tickets...

EDIT - Just called them, the woman said right now, the planned opening date is July 2.

*** Edited 6/12/2004 4:39:10 PM UTC by Rctycoon2k***

Thursday, June 17, 2004 1:00 PM
Just an update...

I called Waldameer just a few minutes ago (trying to decide whether or not to head up to Erie tonight or tomorrow) and they date they gave me is July 4th.

I guess we'll head up in a couple of weeks.

Thursday, June 17, 2004 1:10 PM
Damn... so much for hitting it opening date... The park is packed on the 4th of July. Oh well... I wouldn't be suprised if it didn't open until aroun July 10th or so...
Wednesday, June 23, 2004 4:32 PM
Well, I took a ride out to the park today... surprising... one of the developers from Maurer Sohne was at the park helping to get it running. The coaster started testing today around 12:30. I never realized how fast the lift on this puppy is (although it might actually just because it is only 50ft tall).

The coaster has 8 cars... very nice cars to, although the test car is still in the back lot (the test one is exactly the same as the one we saw over at Alton Towers for their test car). The cars are very nice, with a big dragon decal on the side.

The ride has yet to be named, but the ride will open on Friday, July 2nd.

The ride was running fast today, but they were just doing physical along with running the diagnostic tests. 2 of the ride ops there were kind of annoying.. they kept yelling when I was just sitting there watching... but whatever. (forgot camera too, make me mad, I wish I lived closer, but I didn't feel like driving a 1/2 hour home and back to take pics).

*** Edited 6/23/2004 8:33:18 PM UTC by Rctycoon2k***

Wednesday, June 23, 2004 4:51 PM
Ohhh, good stuff. So it's back to July 2nd now?



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