Behind the Scenes at Waldameer
Last week, we had the wonderful opportunity to visit Waldameer Park and Water World to get a behind the scenes look at how they prepare their rides for the upcoming season. The winter is a very busy time for parks around the country, including Waldameer. Steve Gorman, President of Waldameer, showed us around the park and inside the maintenance building to help us get a better idea of what goes on around the park during the off-season.
Our first stop was the park’s largest coaster and #6 wooden coaster in the world, Ravine Flyer II. To get to the station we had to trudge through nearly two feet of snow, but it was worth it. Seeing the snow covered coaster was very cool.
We then headed up the lift hill to get a better view of the park.
The view from the top was incredible! You can see the whole park, plus a frozen Lake Erie. I have to say, being able to walk up a coaster was a dream come true.
How about a view down through the lift?
We would like to give Steve Gorman a huge thanks for taking the time to show us around and allow us access onto the coasters and maintenance shop. We had a great time and learned a lot, and we hope you enjoyed seeing some behind the scenes shots from Waldameer. It is easily one of the best family-owned parks around and we can’t wait to get back up there this summer!
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