Park News - (8/6/12) During TPR’s LeviaTHON tour, the group stopped off at Waldameer to take on the Ravine Flyer II. It was mentioned to the group that the park was looking into a plan to retrack the ride over the off-season if possible. Check out the photos from the group’s trip here.
(9/15/11) A new DVD will go behind the scenes at Waldameer Park’s Whacky Shack and Pirate’s Cove. You can see a preview of it posted to YouTube and order the DVD right from Laff In The Dark.
2013 - Music Express and other Park Improvements - (4/17/13) Pictures posted to Facebook show off some off-season work at Waldameer on the Ravine Flyer and more. Check it out.
(3/18/13) I’ve been told that Waldameer has cranked up the speed setting on the park’s Music Express to run the fastest and wildest possible program for the 2013 season. The park has also completely restored their Scrambler and Ferris Wheels for 2013 as well, with the Scrambler featuring a new blue paint job and LED lighting package. Finally, Ravine Flyer II underwent some signifigant re-tracking over the off season that is said to have returned Ravine Flyer II back to new or possibly even better than brand new status.
(5/15/12) GoErie reports that Waldameer will open a new Music Express ride in 2013.
(4/21/10) The latest WaldaBlog update mentions that the park is busy laying infrastructure that will be used for future projects in the next few years. Such projects include a one of a kind Food Court inside the old Merry-Go-Round shelter as well as putting the areas in front to use for a brand new thrill ride.
2014 - So far nothing has been approved for the 2014 season yet.
2015 - Wave Pool - (3/18/13) I’ve got some clarifications on Waldameer and Water World’s future plans. I’ve been told that the wave pool project has been pushed back to 2015. There are plans for a children’s play area, but they have not locked down a date yet for this. It could be added with the wave pool, or pushed back to the following year or two. The project is supposed to be installed next to the wave pool project, which will take over an existing portion of the Peninsula Drive parking lot by Awesome Twosome and Midnight Plunge.
(3/11/13) The latest rumor about Waldameer Park is that the 2014 plans may have been expanded from just a new wave pool and kiddy play area, to also possibly include a new bowl slide for the waterpark as well.
(9/26/12) Waldameer Park has announced plans to buy the nearby 58-room Inn at Presque Isle hotel, as well as plans to open a new wave pool and kiddie play area in 2014. Long term plans also call for for the development of a 5 acre secluded wooded area that overlooks Lake Erie, which will be accessed by an incline railway to take picnickers from the park up to the secluded hideaway. The park is also adding a bit more property with the purchase of a large mobile-home park east of their new hotel, and a 2.7 acre cluster of rental cottages known as Cottages at Presque Isle. The cottages will be demolished to make way for more parking, as the new wave pool will take up some of the existing parking lot next to the water park.
2016/2017 - Bowl Slide - Rumor Only - (3/18/13) It is still several years out but I’ve heard it said that the park would like to add some kind of new bowl slide to the waterpark by 2016 or 2017. As with any plans this far out, they have lots of time to change their mind or buy something new that comes along instead.