A nice little write-up today in the local paper about Waldameer and their "half century of Transformation"https://www.goerie.com/news/20190217/half-century-of-transformation-at-eries-waldameer
In addition to Chaos for this year, the park is also installing a new "hot tub" / relaxing pool to the new expansion area (between Kidz Zone and the Wave Pool) which has a capacity of 125-people. The capacity is a 3x bump over the old pool which I believe will also operate this year as "overflow" but will be removed in the future.
It has also been announced but not discussed here yet that they are removing their two speed slides (good riddance) and in it's place installing a 6-lane "Rally Racer" slide (same as Whitecap Racer at Hersheypark) for 2020.
A couple of other notes from the article regarding upcoming future expansion (no timetable, other than these are in their new 10-year plan):
- "Lazy/Endless River" to be expanded by at least 50%.
- "5-person raft ride with a tunnel and a tower"
- "Automobile ride" to replace the pavilions closest to Comet near train station.
- Hints at Fall / Halloween operations
As a local who only lives two minutes down the street, I'm excited for their dedication and continuing investment into the park. Definitely one of the bright spots of Erie.