Monday, January 26, 2009

New Construction Pictures

These were taken at the Mega Disk'O construction site on 1-24-09.

As you can see, the Sky Ride turnaround is on the right and the Merry-Go-Round grove is on the left.

Up closer of only the construction.

Inside the heated tarp greenhouse-type thingie.

Closer of rebar.

Just when you thought I couldn't get any closer...

Friday, January 23, 2009

Mega Disk'O Name Contest

I'll post the info as soon as I have it. Currently, the contest is scheduled for mid-April, but it's not set in stone. I'll keep you updated.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Winter Wonderland

I paid a visit yesterday and took a few pictures of the park for those that have never seen winter at Waldameer.

Here's the latest picture of the Mega Disk'O construction. This is the 8th section of rebar (reinforcing bar). Concrete will be poured over these steel bars that, as you may have guessed, reinforce the concrete structure of the Mega Disk'O.

The snowy and icy (and scary!) top hill of the RF II overlooking frozen Lake Erie.
Ahoy! Good thing the Pirate has his cove to hide from the freezing weather! (And his treasure is safely wrapped too.)

I see the pictures of surfers on the Wipeout and feel warm and fuzzy...but then see all the snow and feel cold and fuzzy (but this time only because I lost all feeling in my hands).

No one is singing or dancing on this stage...maybe ice skating?
I call this one - "X Screamly Snowy: A Waldameer Winter."
Thunder River should be renamed "Thunder Snowbank."
Currently, Rainbow Gardens has neither rainbows nor gardens.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Brrring Back Summer

It finally happened.

The last few days have been close, but today was it.

We couldn't avoid it any longer.

The temperature today is -2° F. Now, more than ever, I miss the good ol' days of summer when I wasn't blinded by the snow's glare and knocked off my feet by both wind and ice.

On a lighter note, if next summer is anything like last, we'll have great weather and lots of sunshine!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

More 2009 Details...

Supplied by Italian manufacturer Zamperla
Will be named in a contest (similar to the Steel Dragon and X Scream)

Will be installed near the new ride
All proceeds (tossed coins) go to the American Red Cross

With seating, bronze statues, and an integrated music system

Reworked nearly one-third of a mile of the railroad
Four sets of crossing gates

Making the grove total 22

More room for approximately 200 more cars

Of the Steel Dragon, Merry Go Round picnic grove, and Rainbow Gardens interior

Wally Bear is Worldly

Our ClustrMaps reading (since installed about a month ago) says the Waldablog has had

637 views in the U.S.
14 views, aye, from Canada
4 from England
4 from Germany
2 from France, Mexico, Switzerland, Brazil, Sweden, and Argentina
And 1 from 14 other countries!

Wally Bear has been busy travelling. His passport's almost full.

Click the map on the right side of the blog to see all our red dots!