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Monday, May 20, 2019

Waldameer Trip Report, May 2019

As always, our visit to Waldameer did not disappoint. This great park continually improves and adds attractions, the latest of which is Chaos, this bonkers Zamperla Discovery Revolution. 
It starts off looking like a tame swing ride...
And then it gets higher and higher...
And loops, with tremendous hang time in the process. I really like this model of flat ride because it feels like a mix of a bunch of different extreme flats. It starts off feeling like a great frisbee ride, but as the hang time of the loops begins, it has the feeling of a Huss Top Spin, or a Zamperla Hawk and Power Surge. This offering from Zamperla is excellent and is a great way to welcome visitors to the park. This addition is on the entrance side of the tracks, in the location of one of the old groves. I have a feeling that we will be seeing more attractions head out towards the front parking area within the next decade. 

The trees are beautifully flowering at the park right now.
A view of the midway, and the world class Ravine Flyer II wooden roller coaster.
Some of the park's classic rides.
The park's classic Comet roller coaster received some more of the meticulous care that the park gives to its rides with a rebuilding of a portion of one of the coaster's turnarounds.
The Carousel Grove, which hosted the Beer Coaster event of the Lake Erie Ale Trail. This fantastic event showcased the regions excellent breweries, with sampling of many different brews and some fantastic Smith's Hot Dogs. This annual event is absolutely great.
 A view of Waldameer's main midway.
And the two of us on the front seat of Ravine Flyer II. It truly is an absolutely excellent ride.
The Beer Coaster event began at 4:00 and was great. The region has so many great breweries to offer, including the BrewErie at Union Station, Erie Brewing Company, Arundel, Mazza's 5&20, and more.


 The spread of deliciously loaded Smith's Hot Dogs.
 Mushroom and Swiss Hot Dog! Yum!

 And what day in Erie is complete without some ice cream from Sara's Restaurant?



And we close with a sunset view from the beaches of nearby Presque Isle State Park. We had a wonderful time as always!