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Re: Waldameer Discussion Thread

Postby jconsolmagno » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:02 am

DarienPoint wrote:^ Thanks!! Pretty excited because we don't have Chick Fil A and Kripsy Kreme in Buffalo, so getting those sometime with the trip. :p

How is their water park? Is it worth the extra money to get all day rides AND the water park?


Yes it is. The waterpark is a highlight. Especially the new bowl slide.

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Re: Waldameer Discussion Thread

Postby DarienPoint » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:14 am

Waldameer: An AMAZING family operated park that I recommend stopping at if you get the chance!

Got there around 1pm and I did both the dry rides and Water World, which let me say, was AMAZING! The park didn’t have a wait problem and almost every ride was a ride, and get right back on. Water World is an amazing water park that adds to the amazing theme park, the new Cannonbowl slide was pretty fun, along with every other slide, plus that kids Battle of Erie slide play area was super cool! I had a little adventure on that for a while haha.

My coaster reviews are very different, though, well at least for the “almighty” Ravine Flyer II, which I was pretty hyped to ride all day, but was lead to a disappointment when I got a headache during and after the ride and a lot of being thrown around...both rides (one of them being in the front might I add). My favorite coaster would have to be Steel Dragon, as it was just super fun and I got different rides every time, going down that first drop backwards is awesome! Ravine Flyer 3 is a pretty cool (and aesthetically pleasing) kids coaster, and Comet was a very family-fun, well kept’ wooden coaster.

The food was pretty good, had a French bread pizza (which I was happy to see it being made fresh as my home park, Darien Lake, does otherwise..) which was SUPER good, but the bees were making me have to move like every two minutes lol.

The park has amazing scenery and greenery everywhere. The statues of various characters are very picturesque and the flower beds were very pretty. The clocks they have around the park look very classic and add a little charm to its surrounding scenery.

Might I add, Sea Dragon, WOW the airtime if you sit on one of the ends haha, I had an awesome time on that. X Scream, their drop tower, MAN that was super fun and that drop feels like your really free falling! Plus, I love a good disko and Mega Vortex didn’t disappoint. The Pirates Cove walk-through attraction was very weird but a fun experience, same goes for the Wacky Shack.

Overall, I’d definitely return to this park for another visit. It was so much fun.

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Ravine Flyer II : 2x
X Scream : 2x
Steel Dragon : 4x
Thunder River : 1x
Comet : 2x
Mega Vortex : 2x
Music Express : 1x
Scrambler : 1x
Sea Dragon : 1x
Sky Swings : 1x
Pirates Cove : 1x
Wacky Shack : 1x
Ravine Flyer 3 : 1x
(Water World slides and etc too haha)

And now, onto the photos!
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Here we are!!
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Combo pass is the way to go. :D
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Funny story, got a wally card and the receipt came out, but the card didn't, so went to guest services and they called someone over to see the problem, turns out the card WAS in there, but it didn't come out all the way, haha.
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First ride of the day!!
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First CREDIT of the day!
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The sky ride goes over this tent eating area, and you can see that lots of people drop their scrunchies and bracelets lol.
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Operating for a while, I can see how, cause this park is maintained pretty well.
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A classic...but I skipped it.
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Underrated opinion : Better than Ravine Flyer II
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NERD SHOT
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This drop tower is unreal, S&S better watch out.
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Sky Ride shots!
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Mega Vortex, this was one of my favorites here.
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Hooray!!
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CREDIT!!!
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The "almighty" Golden Ticket contender Ravine Flyer II....! yay.... ow.
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This Spider ride was dismantled for some reason.
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Their water park is super fun, and better, it was dead! I could get right back on. (:
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Picturesque. :3
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I like these classic clocks a lot, they add to this family-friendly environment Waldameer goes for.
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Night rides!!
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Definitely my favorite coaster here.
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But this is right behind it.
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ALI BABA :D
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The various statues around the park are very nice too.
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(Taken before I dropped to my doom, haha.)
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Getting wet at night, will I regret this? Most likely..
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Re: Waldameer Discussion Thread

Postby Mike240SX » Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:20 am

Nice report. Just a friendly tip: tilting pictures does not make them better 99% of the time.
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Re: Waldameer Discussion Thread

Postby alilstronger » Thu Aug 02, 2018 12:25 pm

Woooo.... why do so many people tilt their camera when taking pics?!

Anyway... good report. LOVE this park. I just created a western PA park tour for my BF and I to do in a year or so, can't wait to hit up all these parks once again.
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Re: Waldameer Discussion Thread

Postby DarienPoint » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:24 pm

^ Yea, I tilt the camera, kind of a habit. :lol: I'll try and stop myself next time haha.
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Re: Waldameer Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Aug 02, 2018 5:49 pm

That's a bummer you didn't get the smoothest ride on Ravine Flyer II. I had zero problems with it last year and it's a testament to how well the park takes care of it considering the aggressive layout.
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Re: Waldameer Discussion Thread

Postby grsupercity » Fri Aug 03, 2018 6:37 am

Is the midi discovery they are getting the same one as Cyclos at KK? That ride is great and intense
After riding Lightning Run I can not understand why parks are not lining up to buy some Hyper GTX models. That little ride rocks

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Re: Waldameer Discussion Thread

Postby Myself » Fri Aug 03, 2018 4:30 pm

^Yup!

They’ve also posted a Facebook teaser for yet another new Water World addition next year as well...color me intrigued!

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Re: Waldameer Discussion Thread

Postby DarienPoint » Fri Aug 03, 2018 5:05 pm

^ It seems like they're always going for a one dry and one wet ride every year, which is very nice. :p
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Re: Waldameer Discussion Thread

Postby Philrad71 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 8:44 am

^ Sorry to hear about your rough rides on RF2.

I drove out a couple of weeks ago, bought the Wally card and did two rides on it - once in the next to last seat and once in the front. Both rides were sublime.

Didn't do any other rides, but I agree that Steel Dragon is a fun little coaster and maybe even a bit underrated given all of the attention that RF2 gets.
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