Monday, August 31, 2009

The Coaster Critic

Joel Bullock, aka The Coaster Critic, stopped by the park recently to ride the Ravine Flyer II. He's ridden nearly 200 coasters in over 20 parks. His website received the Best Theme Park Blog Coaster Web Award. He was also featured in the New York Times about Pennsylvania's coasters. So basically, he's a pretty big deal.

The Ravine Flyer II is his 5th favorite wooden coaster and 8th favorite coaster overall.

He also interviewed President Steve Gorman while he was here. This is a portion of the interview:

Waldameer's Plans for 2010
Steve Gorman shared an exclusive during our interview. When asked about plans for 2010, he confirmed rumors that the park was looking to add a flat ride. He cautioned that it depended on the park's performance this year; which of course can be affected by the weather. The flat ride they plan on adding will be a chair swing known as Yo-Yo.

Check out the full interview.
Check out his website.


Thomas said...

Not to raise a call for concern, but, haven't there been a lot of injuries, as of late, on these yo-yo rides, with a lot of them getting recalled?

Anonymous said...

Has the park considered installing a VERTIGO ride from A.R.M?

Anonymous said...

One company's yo-yo rides are being recalled. However, we are looking into getting the same type of ride from a separate company.

Anonymous said...

Well, if we were to get a yo-yo type ride, we wouldn't consider a Vertigo ride. They are very similar.

Thomas said...

Thanks for the reply. I wish you all the best with whatever you decide. I have to admit, though, I'd like to see the park save up some money and make use of the space down toward the beach. Would be a great place to put a suspended type coaster or perhaps even a water coaster.