Ravine Flyer II @ Waldameer Park | 2008 Coasters

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Ravine Flyer II Could Be the Sleeper Hit of 2008
I have to admit I’ve been sleepin’ on Waldameer’s 2008 addition. While it’s not breaking news, it is definitely newsworthy. Waldameer Park, located in Erie, Pennsylvania, is building a Gravity Group wooden terrain roller coaster called Ravine Flyer II. Gravity Group is my favorite wooden coaster company. They’ve produced the 2007 Golden Ticket Winning Voyage as well as the greatly underrated Hades at Mount Olympus.
Ravine Flyer - Roller Coaster - Waldameer ParkLook for Gravity Group to continue their success with Ravine Flyer II. It features an out and back terrain layout with some twister elements. Highlights include a 120 foot first drop, 10 moments of air time, 6 tunnels, 10 cross overs, a 90 degree turn, a view of Lake Erie, and a 165 foot bridge over a highway.

For the official virtual ride, check out this onride Ravine Flyer II video from Waldameer. It’s complete with the ride’s six tunnels unlike the amateur video below. Plus it’s narrated by park’s general manager.


Ravine Flyer II

I also found this slide show with construction photos set to ‘Breath’ by Breaking Benjamin (great song!) on YouTube.

Any thoughts on Ravine Flyer II? Leave a comment below.

Founder of CoasterCritic.com. My favorite coasters are B&M hypers and gigas. I'm also a huge fan of terrain roller coasters.

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  1. My daughter and I went on it for the firtst time today (4 times) it is really a great ride! We love coasters, and have been on a lot of them and we both have decided that this is one of the best! The air time is great, nnstop thrills from start to finish and to top it off, it's a wooden coaster! My daughter says it's her new favorite! I'm glad it's in our neck of the woods! Waldameer has always been a great family park and this ride will really put it on the map!

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