Visiter backs Waldameers Coaster construction

Monday, July 30, 2001 10:31 PM
I was searching online tonight (or I guess this morning o_O) and found an interesting and true article about a visiter to Waldameer Park who is backing the construction of the coaster.

What he says is very true, and it's kind of funny. The part that isn't funny is that the coaster isn't being built:(.

Here's the article: .

P.S.: Sorry about the misspelled topic title!

Benjamin Jones | Yet another coaster-craving yuppie
*** This post was edited by Coastercraver on 7/31/2001. ***
Monday, July 30, 2001 10:42 PM

That name sounds familiar. A coaster enthusiast, maybe?

Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 5:32 AM
Yes, Mark's an ACE member (and an active rec.roller-coaster poster, for those of us on RRC).

Tuesday, July 31, 2001 7:38 AM
Well, I haven't heard anything about the coaster not being built. I've e-mailed Paul Nelson, the park ownere several times and he says they are still going forward with Ravine Fler #2. He says it will closely follow the layout of the first Ravine Flyer. Here asre the stats for the original:

Opened in 1922
Built by George Sinclair
First drop 80 feet
Traveled over road that went in front of park
Taken down after August 1938
Station was converted to a picnic pavillion (still in use)

Waldameer is one of my favortie parks and I enjoy my trips there better than trips to (Geauga Lake). I'll admit Waldameer does need a major coaster. Maybe they'll build it to ACE classic coaster standards and then they'll have two ACE classics.

------------- for Real/Defunct/mini coasters and parks for RCT
Tuesday, July 31, 2001 1:48 PM
I was just at Waldameer this weekend, actually. I loved the place, but it really COULD use a major coaster, if they're willing to spend the money for one. Which, obviously, they are.


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