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2011 Expansion

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 gracefully fly over the L. Ruth Express train and enjoy views of Lake Erie and the Ravine Flyer II bridge spanning Peninsula Drive. The Flying Swings can accommodate 64 riders at one time. Wendy’s Tea Party is a popular family ride that features a beautiful teapot surrounded by six colorful teacups on a rotating platform. Each teacup is equipped with a manual steering wheel that allows riders to control the speed and direction of their teacup’s individual rotation. The ride can accommodate up to 24 riders. The third ride is the SS Wally. The entire family can set sail for adventure on this brightly colored tug boat-look ride which combines unique rocking and whirling motions. This innovative family ride can accommodate 24 passengers. Beautiful gardens with an eight-foot tall flowing water fountain will greet you at the entrance to this new area. Visitors will pass beneath a 20′ high by 21′ wide decorative metal archway leading to the three new rides. This new area will also feature colorful potted flowers, bronze statues and welcoming benches with a variety of jazz music provided by WQLN Radio.

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