Monday, May 30, 2011

Rain, Rain Delays the Boom, Boom

What great weather Erie has had for the past few days. The sun has been shining, the temperature has been warm and the rain only comes at night! Perfect weather for a trip to Waldameer. Unfortunately, a swift storm Sunday night put a damper on the fun late in the evening. It rained and rained and by the time it was over, it was too wet to celebrate with our free fireworks display by Zambelli.
Waldameer looks sad in the rain!
But that doesn't mean the holiday weekend was a bust! With the sun shining again today and no threat of rain, Waldameer plans to celebrate Memorial Day by shooting off their fireworks from the night before!

So put on your swim trunks, grab your friends and family and get ready to celebrate Memorial Day where family fun is number one!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Shack Zombie Gets a Face Lift

With Waldameer's opening weekends running smoothly, one of the park's most treasured rides had a few "glowing" touch ups to show off this weekend. The 41 year old Whacky Shack was painted with Wildfire paints to make some of its scenes pop under the black lights. Randy Skalos, a DAFE member and dark ride enthusiast, used his artistic talents and gave one of the Shack's zombies a face lift! The ghoul now looks even more scary!
There are plenty more improvements in the Whacky Shack that are definitely worth seeing. But you'll just have to take a ride to see them!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

They Rode It First!

Our WQLN "Ride it First" Event is underway and even the sun decided to show yesterday! Eager guests and riders came out to support our local public radio and TV station by paying a few dollars to be the first to ride the three new rides in the North End. All the proceeds are being donated to WQLN in support of their broadcasting.
With the sun shining, the North End showcases its wonderful colors.
Today, even with the chance of rain, riders are braving the weather and riding Waldameer's new rides. WQLN's even runs the rest of the day today until 6:00pm. The next chance the public will get the opportunity to ride will be on Waldameer's opening day of the season starting May 7th.