Waldameer's new coaster delayed again

Posted Monday, January 20, 2003 4:08 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Waldameer is still waiting for approval to build Ravine Flyer II. The park needs the state's environmental agency's approval, as well as a permit to build over a state road from Pennsylvania's department of transportation. The ride will not be built this year.

Read more from The Erie Times-News.

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Monday, January 20, 2003 4:53 AM
Hasn't this ride been in planning since around 1995?

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Monday, January 20, 2003 6:19 AM
Rctycoon2k's avatar longer, im sad to say, this coasters been planned since the early 90's. This is really sad. This is my local park, and I would love to see the 'Flyer to be there in the coming years. When your one the Sea Dragon (Chance Swinging Ship), or on the Ferris Wheel (Chance Giant Wheel), all you can do is look back where the empty space is for the coaster. :-(. In reading the Erie Time, I found the coasters layout, if anyone would like me to upload onto my site, I will...

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Monday, January 20, 2003 7:19 AM

rctycoon2k....

Please post the image. I'm interested in seeing the layout. Thanks!

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Monday, January 20, 2003 8:04 AM
Rctycoon2k's avatar Presenting..... directly from the pages of the Erie Times News, the layout!

http://www.coasterline.com/Waldameer-FlyerLayout.gif

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Monday, January 20, 2003 8:12 AM

Not a bad layout if you ask me,did anyone notice that there's a family living nearby that totally object to the coaster being constructed?

That's really gotta stink big time & perhaps it's this "obstacle" which in addition tothe lack of environmental planning consent that is preventing construction from proceeding.

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Monday, January 20, 2003 8:35 AM
Rctycoon2k's avatar BATWING, you know whats funny? One thing they were complaining about is the sound, and yes i can sorta see that, but also they were complaining about "The coasters extreme noise will disrupt our customers sleep habits". The park closes at 10, most the people in the campground are there from out of town visiting the park, and don't get back till after the park closes. Unless you go to bed earlier than 10, how would disrupt there sleep habits, also, the coaster would only go by for about 2 seconds and then it would be out of the area. People are just ignorant. Especially since this could bring more people to stay at there campground if they build a recognizable coaster (unlike the Comet) which people that don't live in Erie would know about. [ok deep breath]


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Monday, January 20, 2003 8:55 AM
Anyone have pictures of the origonal Ravine Flyer? I know there's some around here somewhere but I can't find them....
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Monday, January 20, 2003 9:40 AM

To whom it may concern,

After reading this article about the hurdles still facing Waldameer in getting their proposed new coaster, I can say that I sincerely hope Waldameer succeeds with their goal as this would surely help their park. The layout looks pretty cool as well. I would like to see the ride have at least one tunnel, if possible! Waldameer's other coaster is okay, the dark ride is great, and the log flume is pretty cool, but a roller coaster like the one proposed would assuredly increase my visits to this park, espeically if a tunnel is added. I wonder on two things though:

1. Is there anything we can do to help? Anyone to write to or anything in support of the park, like Six Flags Worlds of Adventure asked people to do when they were trying to acquire a killer whale?

2. Can Waldameer, in the mean time, get a smaller themed traveling rollercoaster or something to at least advertise a new coaster, like Conneaut did with the Toboggan? This could be put somewhere else in the park and would at least increase eithe the coaster and dark ride count and since it would be something "new," it might entice more visiters. It would guarantee myself and my friends! I will list some relatively interesting looking possibilities below:

1. BAYERN EXPRESS: $730,000

http://www.italintl.com/coaster/c2.htm

2. TOBOGGAN: $80,000

http://www.italintl.com/coaster/c32.htm

3. CUSTOM TIVOLI COASTER: $550,000

http://www.italintl.com/coaster/c1.htm

4. DARK RIDE (Fantas Manor): $10,000.00

http://usedrides.com/viewpicture.asp?expire=90&type=1&owner=0&search=1&off=0&page=2&ref=9675&sessionint=True

5. dark ride (Cape Fear): $440,000

http://usedrides.com/viewpicture.asp?expire=90&type=1&owner=0&search=1&off=0&page=2&ref=12171&sessionint=True

6. 1991 FUNNI FRITE DARK RIDE (Medieval): $100,000.00

http://usedrides.com/viewpicture.asp?expire=90&type=1&owner=0&search=1&off=0&page=2&ref=11875&sessionint=True

7. Tomb Of Gloom Dark Ride: $20,000

http://usedrides.com/viewpicture.asp?expire=90&type=1&owner=0&search=1&off=0&page=2&ref=11451&sessionint=True

Please let me know if anyone has any thoughts.

Sincerely,

Matthew D. Zarzeczny, FINS

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Monday, January 20, 2003 11:28 AM

Why can't the 1 house opposed nearby be moved? If the house itself is that important (and it better not be the type I think it is) pack up, cut in half and truck on up the road. If you are already that close to the park you are probably hearing the noise anyway.

On the homeowners behalf (barely) The fact that it only comes by every couple of minutes and closes at ten would not be comforting. Can you imagine trying to do anything w/this. Every two minutes a train goes crashing by. There's no going to bed early, sleeping in or whatever else it would disrupt. Like I said before...move the house!

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Monday, January 20, 2003 2:40 PM
Or just buy the house from the people.

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Monday, January 20, 2003 3:27 PM
Rctycoon2k's avatar sleeping in? thats very sad if you sleep in past 1pm, which is when the rides open...

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 5:25 AM

1 pm? That's early for a weekend.

chris, slept 'till 3pm this Sunday.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 8:02 AM
what company is making the ride?
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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 9:26 AM
Sleeping in till 1 pm is not sad if you did not get to sleep until 7 am in the first place.
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Tuesday, January 21, 2003 10:48 AM
Rctycoon2k's avatar well, at first Waldmeer has contacted CCI to design and build the coaster, but now i believe the contract has been transfered over to GG.

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Sunday, April 20, 2003 9:28 PM
To me I think the homeowners should've thought before they bought.

They know it's a loud area in the summertime so its their problem. Wear ear plugs when you sleep so us majorly suffering roller coaster enthusiests who live in this boring town called Erie can enjoy a bigger, better and faster coaster instead of always travelling to BFE to wait 3 hours to ride one. Even though Cedar Point is the best, Waldameer can shape up and be as fun even though its much much smaller. I see the improvements that can be made. At least get a free fall ride like what Kennywood has. (the pittfall). 300ft. high. That would fit very well in the park. And it dont make much noise. More and more people would be attracted to the park if they see that. The money will start coming in and maybe more and better rides in the future. They'll be able to afford new rides then.

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