Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Getting Ready for a Tea Party

There wasn't much time to celebrate after the SS Wally arrived on scene at the North End yesterday. So much still has to happen for the North End to be ready for Guests come April 30th. The next thing on our list: Wendy's Tea Party.
Ever since we decided to have Wendy be in charge of the new Tea Cup ride, it seems that she has been taking her time getting things prepared. I mean, Wally Bear already has his ride in position! But don't think that Wendy has been snoozing all winter! She has been carefully planning the construction of her ride since day one. Some say she is even more organized that Wally ever was!
A view inside the building shelter of Wendy's new ride.
Wendy's Tea Party Ride is set to arrive the first week in March and everything is right on schedule. The first pour of concrete finished today and the final pour is scheduled for next week. Crews are working overtime to make sure Wendy's deadlines are met. When talking to one of our workers, they described Wendy as "a very nice bear to work for... as long as you do what she says!"
Waiting for concrete to set is like watching paint dry!
With Wendy in charge of the show, there is no doubt that by the time her ride arrives, we will be ready to set it up.


VGplay said...

"Come April 30th"? Is that the park's opening day this year? If so, that's great to hear.

Now you just need to be open through September, Waldameer would be awesome in the fall. I'm hoping it'll happen one of these years! ;)

Glad to see everything is coming together. I'm really looking forward to the swings. Their location right at the edge of the hill with the view of the lake is going to be fantastic. And knowing the park, its lighting package won't be a disappointment either. Two more months!

Waldameer said...

Waldameer new North End will be open for the weekend of April 30th in order to raise money for WQLN Radio. It will be a great way for everyone to enjoy a day with their family while supporting a wonderful family organization!

Anonymous said...

Waldameer continues to amaze me with all of its great high-quality upgrades. Great job thus far!

How are the upgrades going on the updated braking systems on Comet and Ravine FLyer II? Besides regular maintenance, are any other attractions receiving drastic cosmetic changes?

Waldameer said...

Thanks for the compliment!

As for the braking system for the Comet, we are still in the designing stages. We have plenty of work to accomplish before May this year to keep us busy. Once the season slows at the end of August, more focus will be placed on the updated braking system for the Comet.

As for the rest of the park, things are being painted and small changes are being made as usual. You will just have to visit to see what else is new!