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Top Places to Visit after Moving to Erie, PA

March 23, 2017

Erie, Pennsylvania is named after the Erie Indian tribe and Lake Erie. The community of nearly 100,000 people is situated in the northwestern corner of the state. The city got its start as a busy port, especially as settlers arrived and started to ship goods through the Great Lakes to the Atlantic coast. Erie rapidly grew when the railroad came…read more

Waldameer Adding Attractions to Last Summer’s $9 Million Expansion

February 15, 2016

Steve Gorman worried the rain would leave his business all wet. Gorman, the president of Waldameer Park & Water World, watched as the precipitation drenched the region in June and early July, dampening Waldameer’s debut of one of its most expensive attractions — a 467,200-gallon wave pool. But by mid-July, the weather had become sunnier and the bathers plentiful. Gorman…read more

Waldameer Expansion Continues

December 22, 2015

Watch coverage from ErieNewsNow featuring Waldameer’s continued Water World Expansion for 2016. See complete Video Coverage.

New Book Due on Waldameer

February 18, 2013

February 18th, 2013 GoErie.com Arcadia Publishing, which produces softcover photo books on communities, will release a new book in April called “Waldameer Park.” Written by National Amusement Park Association historian Jim Futrell, it includes a foreword by Waldameer owner Paul Nelson. What makes the book special are the photos of Waldameer through the years, many of which were originally produced…read more

Lake Erie Moments: Waldameer Technician Keeps Ravine Flyer II in Top Shape

March 6, 2012

The Erie Times News Tuesday, March, 6th publication features one of Waldameer’s excellent maintenance staff members, Patrick Morey. Check out the link to read all about him and his job maintaining Waldameer’s signature ride, the Ravine Flyer II. http://www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2012303069968

Second New Train Arrives at Waldameer

December 2, 2011

For Immediate Release On Monday December 5th, at approximately 8am a beautiful new train will be delivered to Waldameer. The train was built by Chance Manufacturing of Wichita, Kansas and includes a wheelchair accessible car directly behind the engineer. This new train will join Waldameer’s existing L. Ruth Express Train, doubling the ride’s capacity. A new “Happy Smiles” swing ride will also be added for…read more

Waldameer to Buy Hotel, Build Wave Pool

September 23, 2011

Waldameer Park & Water World, which introduces a new attraction nearly every year, is adding something just as big this fall: more than 7 acres of land and buildings, including the Inn at Presque Isle, at Peninsula Drive and West Sixth Street. The acquisition, to be final Oct. 2, will enlarge Waldameer to 52 acres, put park owner Paul Nelson…read more

Erie’s Waldameer Assembles 3rd New Ride

March 24, 2011

The Erie Times featured and article in their March 24th publication showcasing the assembly of the Flying Swings, the third of Waldameer’s new rides found in the new North End Expansion. To see the full article, visit: www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011303249913

Second Ride Arrives at Erie’s Waldameer Park

March 7, 2011

The Erie Times featured an article in their March 7th and 8th publications on the exciting arrivial of Wendy’s Tea Party, the second of three new rides being featured in Waldameer’s new North End! To see the full article, visit: www.goerie.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2011303079912

2011 Expansion

November 11, 2010

For Immediate Release Waldameer’s 2011 North End expansion features three new rides for our Guests. The largest and most thrilling of the three is the Flying Swings. It is a beautiful, eye-catching ride that combines light and color with a dual oscillating wave effect that will entice the entire family to ride. Standing over 41′ tall during operation, riders will…read more

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