Actually the park uses more of the "slope" than the original drawings. I guess they really want to stick it to the campground (sarcastically). Anyways the new design looks great. *** Edited 5/15/2007 12:03:43 AM UTC by AJFelice***
The only part of the ride I am questioning right now is the hill over the roadway (which is, ironically, the most controversial part of the ride). Maybe it's just the rendering but to me it looks very rampy and stretched-out, making me wonder what- if any- airtime it will provide.
The roadway is 3 to 4 lanes under it, the rendering shows a thin / narrow road. Truthfully, I can see good airtime on it.
All the foundation work should be done by July, and all the track support work should be done by December / January, leaving only the trackwork to be done over the brunt of next winter, which is bad off of Lake Erie and right on the bluff.
Anyone else going to Waldameer during the next 2 weekends?
Last year they had free admission for Moms, as well as 2 for $25 admissions, but I think with the PA State minimum wage increasing to $7.50/hour, and the millions of dollars going into RF2, they aren't having any Mothers' Day specials this year.
Still an affordable park that is worthy of the 1-hour 45-minute drive for us! :)
It looks like they drastically changed the layout, moving the first hill from the bluff, maybe to reduce some of the noise?
It looks like that second hill will be taken with a lot of speed and into the turn around which looks like will be a slower point going up, but coming down looks to be furious with a really fast return to the station. Looks awesome. I can't wait, I have a feeling I will be making a lot more trips home to Erie than I normally do in a summer.
The ride looks great and I'm glad they are taking advantage of some of the terrain. This ride will really put Waldameer on the map.
The hill over Peninsula Drive does look rather stretched out but if there is enough speed, and seeing how the turnaround is designed, it could end up being sustained airtime over the road, like that camelback after the first turnaround on SFMM's Goliath.
Rob Ascough said: Sorry to say this but I think buzz bars are definitely out of the question!
That would really stink... After riding GCI Mellenium Flyer trains, I think buzz bars are the best thing PTC has to offer. Well - that may be a bit much, but buzz bars are great for airtime, as we all know. True airtime, that is.