Monday, April 7, 2014

Waldameer Awakes from Hibernation

Ali Baba took the honor of being the first ride ready for 2014! Just look at those bright new colors!
The snow has finally melted, and Waldameer is springing back to life as Opening Day is just over a month away.  The silence of Winter seems like a distant memory as we are hard at work with Spring cleaning, ride reassembly, and a few more construction projects.  Before we know it, rides will be humming with their Springtime inspections and testing, Showtime Theater perfecting three new shows, and a giant tractor-trailer will be arriving with thousands of prizes and stuffed animals for our Midway Games.  Everyone in the park seems to have an extra hop to their step as we get more and more excited for another fantastic season of family fun.
Happy Swing leads the way in Kiddieland's reassembly.
Scrambler took no time to be ready early for its 50th Season!
Sea Dragon saw some open water on Lake Erie for the first time in months.  The excitement jump-started the first of our "nautical" rides to be ship shape for 2014.
Those repainted Tilt-A-Whirl cars sure sparkle like new.
You would never know Flying Swings had it's top canopy ripped apart by a Winter storm.
Not long now until the New West Ballroom Restrooms are complete.
Pardon our dust, but this is what me meant by "Doggie Drinking Fountain." All 9 of our Canine Mascots--Cricket, Franklin, Gunner, Lexie, Lola, Maiden, Trooper, Tucker, and Winnie--can't wait to test it out.
Wally and Wendy Bear headline our waterslide makeover on our 2014 Souvenir Cups!
The big change we mentioned a couple weeks ago has begun.  However, Wally and Wendy said they aren't quite ready to share all the details just yet.
With each passing day comes more and more progress as we are now in the home stretch for Opening Day. We might be taking a short break on new rides and slides for 2014, but without a doubt, this has been one of our busiest off-seasons to date.  The race against time to Opening Day has officially begun!

Don't forget! Our office is now open six days a week for Season Pass Processing.  If you can't make it after school or work on the weekdays, make sure you take advantage of our Saturday hours from 10:00am-3:00pm to avoid the long lines during the first week of May through Opening Weekend!
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