Thursday, April 25, 2013

10 New Reasons to Visit Waldameer this Summer

Every year there are plenty of new things at Waldameer to excite our Guests and make the park better than ever. Whether its a new ride, an updated midway game, or a delicious treat, there are always reasons to visit Waldameer each and every summer. This year will be no different, and to prove it, here are 10 great reasons to visit Waldameer this summer.

1. The All New Music Express Thrill Ride! This ride spins you backwards and forwards and boasts over 3,000 LED lights and heart-pounding music. Even if you aren't brave enough to ride, you'll still get a thrill watching your friends and family spin round and round!

2. An Updated Scrambler Ride! What's not to love about the Scrambler? We love it too! We love it so much, in fact, we relocated it, painted it, and bought a brand new LED light package for it! The Scrambler is still the same great family classic with a flashy new look.

3. The Ferris Wheel Overhaul! You may have noticed the Ferris Wheel went missing for the winter. Don't worry, its back and better than ever! We gave it some TLC this winter and this summer it will be as good as new! And to celebrate, Dave Belmondo of JET-TV 24 will be riding it opening weekend for 31 hours straight to set a new Guinness World Record!

4. The Ravine Flyer II Flies Smoother and Faster! In the off season, we had a crew visit Waldameer to replace sections of our signature coaster to make it a smoother, faster ride. Those who have rode it for "testing" purposes say it's better than it ever was! See for yourself this summer!

5. Seniors are 60! That's right, turn back time because Waldameer has lowered the age for seniors! That means that anyone 60 and over can enjoy our senior discounts on all our ride passes, including Season Passes. Now that's reason to celebrate!

6. Find Your Lost Children with "Phone Find". No matter how hard you try, every once in awhile, one of your little rugrats goes missing. To help you get reunited quick and easy, Waldameer introduces "Phone Find" wristbands this year. Available at Guest Services, these wristbands allow you to write your name and phone number on the band and place it on your child's wrist. Then, if your kid ever does get "misplaced", a Waldameer staff member can call your number on the band and reunite you quicker than ever!

7. Purchase Your All-Day Locker Online. Now when you plan your family trip to Waldameer, you not only can purchase your Combo Passes in advance in our Online Store, you can also purchase an All-Day Locker before you come as well! Just visit our Online Store, make your purchases, and print out your Combo Pass and Locker tickets. Then hop in the car and drive to Waldameer with your prepaid tickets. You'll save time and money!

8. Shorter Lines at the Comet! If you visited last season, you probably noticed the new braking system that was installed on the Comet. The new brakes make the coaster safer and more efficient and allow two trains to operate at once! That means shorter lines for your favorite classic family woodie!

9. Double the Size of Guest Service. We introduced our Guest Service building last season and it was a hit! We processed Season Passes faster and took care of all your comments and concerns to help make your day at Waldameer the best ever. This season, we decided to add two more windows at Guest Services to help you even more!

10. Spend the Night as close to Waldameer as you can! This fall, Waldameer purchased the Inn at Presque Isle, located at 6th and Peninsula. This means that you can stay overnight at the Inn, get great discounted tickets at the Inn, and stay as close as you possibly can to Waldameer at the Inn! Check out the Inn at Presque Isle's website to learn more!

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Friday, April 12, 2013

Start the 2013 Season with a World Record

Big news from Waldameer Amusement Park yesterday.

When the park opens for it's 117th season, something historic is going to take place and Jet 24 is delighted to be part of it.

That's right, one month from today, May 11th, our very own intrepid reporter David Belmondo will be attempting to break the world record for riding a Ferris Wheel.

Hour after hour, over two days, Dave will be going round and round in the newly refurbished ride, overlooking the shores of Lake Erie.

You're invited to ride along if you want and be part of the fun.
Keep in mind though, Dave is a veteran of breaking world records; he's already in the Guinness book from a stunt back in 1980 where he's listed as "The Worlds Most Durable Disc Jockey."
He earned that title after spinning records for 2,016 hours. (84 days)

Anyone who wants to ride along with Dave on Mothers Day weekend, is invited to make a donation. All proceeds will benefit the John Kanzius Cancer Research Foundation.