Park News - (5/28/14) It is always a terrible thing to read about when nasty altercations between guests take place at a theme park, but according to the local news a man was stabbed in the neck near the ticket booths at Waldameer Park. This was part of a larger fight that broke out in the area between several people which the police believe may have been gang related. So far the victim has not been cooperative with the police and has so declined to press charges.
2014 - Internal Improvements - Rumor -
(3/4/14) According to the latest addition to the WaldaBlog, Ravine Flyer II is getting some off-season love, with some significant re-tracking going on over the winter months which should mean a nice smooth ride this summer. Check out the pictures at the WaldaBlog.
(8/26/13) I’ve been told that we can expect Waldameer to focus their 2014 budget on infrastructure and attraction upgrades. Several of the park’s waterslides are expected to be refurbished and repainted including: Presque Isle Plunge, Lake Eric Dip, Bermuda Triangle, Awesome Twosome and Midnight Plunge.
New LED lighting packages may be added to as many as three flat rides, but not the Ferris wheel, and a new restroom is also expected to appear near the Steel Dragon coaster.
2015 - New Wave Pool - (8/30/14) According to this article Waldameer plans to build a $10 million expansion to the waterpark over the off-season that will include a new wave pool, restroom and food stand are set to begin work as soon as the park closes for the season.
(8/26/13) Waldameer’s long term plan to build a new modern Wave Pool area is still on track from what I’m told.
(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 - Kiddie Water Playland / Bowl Slide - Rumor - 2016 – Waterpark Kiddie Expansion – Rumor – (3/18/14) If the rumors are true, Waldameer will continue to expand the waterpark in 2016 with the addition of some new kiddie slides, likely attached to a rumored new water fortress play structure. The park also also look into adding a Bowl slide of some kind as well this season.
(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.