Wednesday, April 29, 2009

First RF II Riders of '09

Recognize anyone?

Well, it'd be weird if you did because that would mean you're friends with 100-lb bags of corn used for testing rides.

...(crickets chirping)...

Anyways, the RF II is running as smooth as last season; you need'nt worry.

Sunday, April 26, 2009


Here's what you're going to be riding this Saturday and Sunday...

Ride It Then Name It

Next Saturday and Sunday is the grand opening of our newest ride, the Mega Disk'O. The ride will be open from 12-7 pm. Tickets will be $3.00 and $2.50 of each ticket is donated to the John Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation.

The contest to name the ride ends the following Wednesday and the winner and name chosen will be announced Saturday May, 9. Also, on Saturday will be the dedication of our wishing well, which will benefit the American Red Cross.

Come and show your support for the Mega Disk'O and the Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

1,820 Strong

I just checked our Facebook page and we have 1,820 fans!

Dang, we're pretty popular. I told Wally Bear and he blushed.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

MDO News

The Mega Disk'O = MDO (it's too long to type and could use that 2.4 seconds wiser).

Anyways, this picture is from yesterday. They're almost done installing the large pieces of the ride. Hopefully, we'll start test-running it on Monday.

The highest points are about 40 feet high and the ride itself is elevated around 10 feet. You do the math (if you can't or are unwilling, it equals 50 feet of fun).

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Half-Way Done!

The Mega Disk'O is up and ready! Well, okay, one side of it is.

Taken as the suns sets on Waldameer's newest addition. Looks like we waited hours for the perfect shot, but we actually forgot to do in the daytime. Oops. Still looks cool though.

Earlier in the day. That big crane sure helped with the lifting and moving.

Here are the seats. They're kind of like futuristic motorcycle seats. Pretty spiffy if I do say so myself.

More tomorrow!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

The Ride is Here!

The Mega Disk'O was scheduled to arrive on Monday, but, because of the Easter holiday, it was late and came on yesterday. We only had time to unload the parts; no ride construction yesterday. But today's a new day and it's being constrcuted as I type and you read! Pictures are on their way!

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Mega Disk'O Update

These pictures were taken a few days ago (before the snow. Snow in April?!). You can see the gold railings and the new bronze statues set up. The ride is being delivered this Monday by three large semi-trucks.

The entrance queue line.

The exit walkway.

From on top of Middle Grove.

That gold criss-cross thing (very technical) in front of the entrance is actually the frame for the sign, which will go above the queue line.
Our adopted statues have been set free!
Hmm, something's missing...oh, right, the ride. Have to wait till Monday!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Making Some Progress

Sorry for slacking on the Mega Disk'O picture updates. Progress was being made; it just wasn't very visible. So here's February and March's construction in a few quick pictures.

I believe the cement ground is what we saw as rebar before.

Perfecting the cement walls.


Starting to see the cement walls in place.

The base and walls are basically done and the fencing is just starting. This is the exit walkway.
A panorama picture from March is on Facebook.

Are You Afraid of the Dark?

As the proud owners of two "darkrides," we at Waldameer don't mind the dark (except when I have to go through the Pirate's Cove alone...*shiver*). Anyways, the good news comes from DAFE or Darkride and Funhouse Enthusiasts.

For the 8th consecutive year, DAFE's members selected the Whacky Shack as one of their Top Ten Favorite Darkrides, and the Pirates Cove was among the Top Ten Favorite Walkthrough Attractions for the 7th year in a row.

Thanks DAFE! If you're interested in learning more about DAFE, click here.