Waldameer coasters still has many challenges

Posted Monday, August 4, 2003 5:00 AM | Contributed by supermandl34

Waldameer Park owner Paul Nelson remains committed to building his dream of a roller coaster, the Ravine Flyer II. While he has obtained permission to build the coaster over a state road, other agencies and unhappy neighbors may further delay the project.

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Monday, August 4, 2003 5:21 AM
Rctycoon2k's avatar Damn it, why wont the people / businesses shut their mouths? The coaster would bring people in and would create more business for them, so it would benefit them. And the main place complaining is the on campground which would also get more business!

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Monday, August 4, 2003 5:28 AM
Jeff's avatar The Candelas are not only morons, but they appear to think we all are. They're not interested in public safety, no one initiates action like that because someone wants to build a ride over a road. They did so because the ride would be close to their house.

They're also not too bright because such an attraction would put more people in close proximity to their campground. Duh.

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DELETED! What time does the water show start?

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Monday, August 4, 2003 5:34 AM
Rctycoon2k's avatar Exactly, oh no, make noise for about what 3 seconds every 2 minutes. They act like the park is open early and closes really late... Its only open 9 - 10 hours... If they don't like it, move...

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Monday, August 4, 2003 6:36 AM
I don't know. Sixty feet is pretty close and I am not sure I would be happy if I were in that situation. Seeing that there hasn't been a coaster there since the 30's it was probably reasonable for them to believe one wouldn't be built.

However, I am not sure that putting it closer to an intersection would be better for distracted drivers.

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Monday, August 4, 2003 7:07 AM
If I moved/lived next to an amusement park, I would never make the assuption that a rollercoaster would never be built. That's asinine and totally ridiculous. I hope Paul is able to overcome all these obstacles soon so he can build the ride. That's a gem of a little park he has there, and a larger rollercoaster is all he really needs to complete the picture.

Those people that live near the park remind me of the jerk-off's that moved into Bainbridge Twp. behind Geauga Lake and Sea World over the last couple of decades. How they could be so blind and dumb is beyond reason.

Wood - anything else is an imitation

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Monday, August 4, 2003 7:47 AM
eightdotthree's avatar my hometown is erie, and this is very typical of the city, they want to be a tourist town, advertise the lake, the beach etc. but then something like this that can only HELP the city become that, they hold it back. the city and waldameer should do everything they can to make this work, maybe buy the candella's out and make it a quality campground people visiting the beach and waldameer could use.

anyone have an image of the layout? i still havent seen it and the links i have found on this site are all dead.


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Monday, August 4, 2003 8:01 AM
Jeff's avatar As far as I can tell the city isn't holding back anything.

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DELETED! What time does the water show start?

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Monday, August 4, 2003 8:34 AM
eightdotthree's avatar i guess i meant the people in the city.

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Monday, August 4, 2003 10:44 AM
Is there anything that we can do to help out, i.e. write to government agencies on Mr. Nelson's behalf, make an online petition showing how much support he has for this ride, etc.?

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The Plain Dealer's Falsehoods Regarding the Parma Police Department: http://www.petitiononline.com/pdfalse/petition.html*** This post was edited by Zar 8/4/2003 2:48:42 PM ***

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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 5:00 AM
I think they just don't want to see The gravity groups first coaster and other coaster companies are paying them to keep up the dissruption.

Chuck, *Conspiracy Theory* Nungester

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Charles Nungester.
It's official Lesourdsville Lake is closed for 2003

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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 7:40 AM
kpjb's avatar Well, if it doesn't go through, I have a great idea for a consolation prize:

Put a Musik Express ride 60 ft. from their house (for which they probably wouldn't need any special permission) and blast them with rap music all day long. Get a nice big subwoofer, too, to shake the dishes out of their cupboards.

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Tuesday, August 5, 2003 4:34 PM
That is great, kpjb! I love it! Let's give them something to REALLY complain about.
Yes, does anyone know what the layout of this coaster is supposed to be like?
I was recently at Knott's Berry Farm, and boy that park seems to be a distraction for motorists passing, since it covers a WHOLE CITY BLOCK so cars can literally drive and look at the park from all angles! I mean, when I first saw XCelerator, talk about a distraction! Yet somehow they were able to build! Seems to be being able to drive around a whole city block is much more of a distraction than the way Waldameer sits on Pensinsula Drive.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2003 1:26 PM
These are people who want publicity. I agree with Jeff, they are complete morons, all they are doing is killing their campground. If he were to build this coaster, it would bring tourists, and some of those tourists need lodging, maybe some of them even like to camp!!! I know I will not patronize people who act like they are fighting over the popular toy in daycare. I would love to meet these people though, I am dying to see if the picture in my head is an accurate portrayal.
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