POV Monday – Ravine Flyer II at Waldameer

Waldameer’s Ravine Flyer II is one fun, action-packed ride. The terrain coaster has a breath-taking view of Lake Erie that’s followed by a trip across a four lane highway and back. Video Highlight The TPR crew said it best. See if you can catch the point in the ride were Ravine Flyer goes “90 Degrees!”. For more, read my review of Waldameer’s Ravine Flyer II. Check ou...[Read More]

Interview with Waldameer’s President Steve Gorman

My Interview with Waldameer’s President Last month while I was visiting Waldameer with my family I had the opportunity to sit down and talk with the park’s┬áPresident Steve Gorman. I’d visited the Erie, PA park last year to ride Ravine Flyer 2, but this year I was able to stay for a longer visit with a larger group and enjoy more of the park. How’s Waldameer Different from o...[Read More]

Return Trip to Waldameer

Tomorrow I’ll be returning to Waldameer in Erie, PA. It’s home to the 2008 Golden Ticket Winner for ‘Best New Ride’ ┬áRavine Flyer 2. I liked Ravine Flyer 2 so much last year that it landed at 8th on my Top Coasters list and 5th on my favorite wooden coasters. Read my full Ravine Flyer 2 review. Last year, I was lucky enough to get a private tour of Ravine Flyer 2. This year...[Read More]

Theme Park Travel Odyssey 2008 Edition

I figured I’d recap my 2008 theme park trips all in one post including my favorite and worst rides of the year. Thanks to reader Daniel for the idea after he recapped his year. If you have trip reports you’d like to share for last year or in the future feel free to send them in and I’ll post them. 2008 was a great year and I hope to visit at least three or four parks in 2009. Har...[Read More]

Ravine Flyer II @ Waldameer Park | Coaster Reviews

Ravine Flyer II: An Impressive World-Class Wooden CoasterI’d been excited for Ravine Flyer II since I learned about it last winter. It’s the product of 15 years of work, planning, and local politics. The Gravity Group designed hybrid woodie was my top pick for the new coasters opening in 2008. The New York Times even quoted me when I dubbed it the “Sleeper Hit of 2008”. So ...[Read More]

Darien Lake & Waldameer Park Trip

Darien Lake & Waldameer Park Trip I'll be visiting Darien Lake this Thursday and Waldameer Park on Sunday. I'm looking forward to re-visiting Darien Lake now that PARC Management runs the park. I've heard good things and I'm anxious to see how different it is post-Six Flags. I'll also get to ride the coasters that I missed last time as well as the new Orange County Choppers...[Read More]

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