Wednesday, February 29, 2012

PAPA Spring Meeting

The 77th Annual PAPA Spring Meeting took place this past Monday and Tuesday in Hershey, PA where parks, manufacturers and suppliers from around the state gather to discuss important topics, share stories and reconnect with old friends. Waldameer was one of the 11 parks that were represented at the meeting where board meetings and round table discussions took place in order to keep Pennsylvania's wonderful parks successful. Topics such as the new ADA Regulations and Post Labor Day School were some of the big topics on everyone's mind and plenty of discussions focused on learning more about these topics. But just as important were the social aspects of the members as they said hello to old friends and learned about the new things happening around the state at each and every park. It was great fun and very informative and Waldameer is proud to be a member of such a great organization!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Captian Hook Lost His Island!

Don't ask how, but it seems the infamous Captian Hook has lost his Treasure Island!

Well, it isn't really lost (even though he looks pretty lost without it). Winter maintenance has moved on to the project of rebuiling the old backdrop for the nationally renowned Pirate's Cove. Designed by Bill Tracy, this ride has been through 40 years of laughs and scares as Guests walkthrough this pirate themed walk-through. But the backdrop was showing signs of wear and with the wonderful winter weather Erie has experienced, it seemed a great time to rebuild the tired backdrop.

Don't worry you die-hard Bill Tracy fans! Waldameer took many photos of the backdrop and are going to restore it to its previous glory. The Art Department at Mercyhurst College has elected to gather a group of exceptional art students to repaint the backdrop and have it ready for display for this coming season.

So never fear el Capitan! Your Treasure Island will be found once again. And when it is, cry "Land, ho!"