Quick Tips & Guidelines


Waldameer offers free admission into the Amusement Park. Everyone entering Water World must purchase a wristband based on height. Guests who are wheelchair-bound and cannot use the water attractions and infants under 1 year old (who are not going to use water areas) do not pay admission into Water World.


If you would like a Waldameer & Water World brochure, email us your mailing address. View Waldameer & Water World pricing using the link below.

Buy Your Tickets Early

Save time and money by purchasing your pass online using our Online Store! We offer great discounts when you purchase your passes ahead of time and you can skip the lines by using our "Express Lines" to enter the park. Buy your tickets online right now!

Carry In Items/Food & Beverages

You can bring your own food and drinks into Waldameer only. No outside food or beverage is allowed into Water World except one bottle of water per person, baby food, or special dietary needs. No coolers larger than 10"x12"x9" and no glass containers allowed into Water World.

Personal portable grills cannot be used directly on picnic tabletop/counter-top surfaces or in Water World. Beer is only permitted in picnic areas of amusement park, not on the Midway or in Water World. (NOTE: no alcohol of any kind allowed in/on Park property during Firework Days & Holidays) For the safety of our Guests, we reserve the right to inspect all coolers, picnic baskets, and other containers brought into either the amusement park or Water World. No loud boom boxes/stereos permitted in Waldameer & Water World.


No cash is accepted inside park. All in park spending must use Credit/Debit card, Gift Card, or Wally Card. Cash is accepted only at the Admission Booths, Guest Services, Arcade, and Wally Card Kiosks.

Credit Cards & ATM’s

Waldameer accepts VISA/MasterCard/Discover – Guests may use these cards for purchases at all Admission Booths, Gift House, Swim Shop, and all Food Stands. We do not cash or accept personal checks. One ATM is available, located in our Arcade.

Dress Code (Waldameer)

Shoes, shirt, and pants or shorts are required for entry into Waldameer. Bikini swimsuits must be covered by a shirt and shorts when worn in Waldameer. Clothing with rude, vulgar, or inflammatory language or graphics is not permitted. No bathing suits are allowed on amusement rides.

Dress Code (Water World)

Approved swimwear must be worn and must be modest in design, properly lined and gender appropriate. No revealing swimsuits allowed. Swimsuits with rivets or sharp pieces are not allowed. Swim shoes or aqua socks are allowed (must have a heel strap and stay on your feet) on water slides. Sunglasses and prescription glasses must be taken off or secured by a glasses strap (available in our Swim Shop and Locker House). Children in diapers must wear swim diapers (available for purchase in our Swim Shop). We ask that all diapers be changed in our restrooms where changing tables are located. Guests must change into street clothes (shoes, shirt and pants or shorts) before returning to Waldameer. Showers and changing rooms are provided and rental lockers available. Casts are not allowed on water slides or the Endless River.

Drone Policy

The use of drones (unmanned aerial systems) is strictly prohibited in, over, or around Waldameer & Water World. Violations may be subject to immediate removal from Waldameer & Water World, confiscation of the drone, and referral to local law enforcement and the FAA. We promote safe, family-fun at Waldameer & Water World and drones pose a potential safety risk to our Guests.

Entertainment – FREE

Three different musical shows at the Showtime Theater are performed each two times daily. Free holiday fireworks display are scheduled for the summer holidays.

First Aid

Two locations, at Guest Services for the amusement park and located on the Southside of the Bath House adjacent to the Comet in Water World. Band-aids are located at the Locker House in Water World.

Food Allergies

All fried food is cooked in 100% Soy Vegetable Oil. French Fries in the Main Grill and Potato Patch are cooked in "French Fry Only" fryers - other foods like Chicken Nuggets or Onion Rings are done in a separate fryer (Note: the Curly Fries in the XScream Snack Shack are fried with other products in the same fryer). Nuts or Peanuts are used or are present in the following stands; all Dippin' Dots, X-Scream Food, Lemonade Cart, Ice Cream Stand, Candy Stand, Elephant Ears, Cookie House, Potato Patch, and the Fudge House. Click below for Menu and Food Information.

Guest Services

Located across from the Fudge Kitchen adjacent to the Carousel ride. Please visit to have many of your questions answered and concerns addressed.

Height Restrictions

Guests will be measured with their shoes on at Admission Booths. Please notice all height restrictions before entering the queue line of a ride. A wristband does not guarantee access to a ride due to height restriction. Guests with wristbands will still be measured at the ride locations to ensure consistency.

Line Jumping

Line jumping is no permitted at Waldameer. You must enter the line at the end. Examples of line jumping are: leaving and returning for any reason; holding a spot for someone else; joining someone already in line; jumping any fences or chains; cutting through the line. Violations of these rules may result in your loss of ride and slide privileges or expulsion. Please respect others and don't line jump.


Self-Serve Single Turn Lockers – located next to the Fudge Kitchen and XScream Snack Shack in the amusement park and in Water World. (Token Required)
All Day Rental Lockers – located in Water World next to the Locker House. Three different sizes of lockers are available; Large - $11, Medium - $9, and Small - $7. (All-Day Lockers require $3 deposit that is refunded when key is returned.)

Lost Children

Visiting with small children? If you're carrying a cell phone during your visit, please pick up free Phone Find wristbands (at Guest Services) for them to wear. Simply print your cell phone number on the wristband and instruct your child to go to a Waldameer Employee if he or she gets separated from you. We'll call you and get you and your child reunited.

Lost & Found

Two locations, at Guest Services next to the Merry-Go-Round for the amusement park and the Water World office located on the backside of the Bath House adjacent to the Comet in Water World. Waldameer is not responsible for any lost or stolen items

Prohibited Items

No Glass Containers
No Liquor or Wine
No Weapons or Sharp Objects
No Clothing with inappropriate language or graphics
No Profanity, Unruly Behavior, Running
No Bikes, Skateboards, Roller-blades, Wheeled Shoes
No Bare feet (except Water World)
No Smoking (except in designated areas)
No loud boom boxes/stereos

Paging Policy

We do not page for Guests.


All Parking is free! We ask that you please do not leave any valuables in your car. Waldameer will not be responsible for damage or loss to personal property.


Your furry friends are permitted only in the Amusement Park (not Water World) on a short leash (under 6ft) and kept in control. You must clean up any pet messes. Please remember to give your pet plenty of water during your visit and NEVER leave Pets in a hot vehicle unattended! A puppy drinking fountain is located at the restrooms next to the Steel Dragon spinning coaster. Service Animals are permitted in both the Amusement Park and Water World.

Rain Policy & Inclement Weather

Some rides and slides may close temporarily during periods of heavy rain, high winds or lightning. These attractions re-open once the weather has cleared. Rain Checks are not offered.


The amusement park has four restroom locations: under the Park Office, next to the Dodgems, by Middle II picnic grove, and next to the Steel Dragon spinning coaster. Water World’s restrooms are located inside the Bath House and next to the Wave Pool. All restrooms have changing tables. Restrooms located next to the Steel Dragon and next to the Wave Pool have family rooms. (NOTE: the Restrooms next to Middle II grove are only open on busy days)

Rider Safety Guidelines

Pennsylvania State laws and ride manufacturers regulate attraction’s accessibility. Restrictions are based on height and size requirements as well as health guidelines. Please follow these rules to ensure a safe experience for you and others. Observe the rider requirements posted at each ride. Please observe the ride in operation to decide if the ride is suitable for you or your family.

Rider Responsibility

Pennsylvania Law states that riders of amusement and waterpark attractions are responsible for obeying rules and acting responsibly.

Ride Accessibility

Most attractions and facilities are accessible. In order to go on an attraction, you must be mentally alert, able to hold on as required without any assistance and be able to enter and exit a vehicle without any help from Waldameer staff. Attractions have restrictions based on height and/or size as well as physical or medical conditions. Signs are posted at the entrance to each attraction that gives you guidelines about restrictions and safety. Please follow these rules to ensure a safe experience for you and others. Decide before your ride. Watch the ride in operation and read all warnings before you determine whether a particular ride is suitable for you.

Smoking Policy

Waldameer is Smoke Free, including e-cigarettes or vapor cigarettes, except in five designated areas: next to the Steel Dragon, in front of the Ali Baba, near the North End, and near Liquid Lightning in Water World.

Strollers, Wheelchairs & Wagons

Adult strollers, wheelchairs, and convenient pull-behind carry wagons are available for rent next to the Arcade. Purchase a stroller, wheelchair, or wagon at the Admission Booths, Guest Services, or next to the Arcade.

Wally Cards

Waldameer's currency is called Wally Points. You can purchase Wally points for $1.00 each. The points get loaded on to a Wally Card that you can spend everywhere in the Park (except for admission). You can purchase Wally Cards at our Admission Booths, Guest Services, and any of our 14 Yellow Wally Card Kiosks locations throughout the park.