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Waldameer Park Photos Taken: 07/03/2020 Posted: 07/08/2020

In this photo update, we return to Waldameer Park for its opening day which in this strange year ended up being July 3rd!

2020 was setup to be a big year for the park. In addition to opening the new Whirlwind coaster, Waldameer was also debuting Rally Racer, a mat racer slide, in their Water World water park.

As for the park's COVID-19 protocols, Waldameer required all guests to wear masks when in the dry park. Reservations were required to keep park capacity at appropriate levels. Hand sanitizer was found in multiple places around the park. Some of the close quarters attractions such as Pirate's Cove will be closed for the year. All queues contain red 6 foot spacing dots and the food service locations contain plexiglass to protect the employees.


Whirlwind at Waldameer Park
Whirlwind - Waldameer Park
Date Taken: 07/03/2020
Date Posted: 07/08/2020
In this update, we visit Waldameer Park in Erie, Pennsylvania to check out what is new.
Misc at Waldameer Park
Misc - Waldameer Park
Date Taken: 07/03/2020
Date Posted: 07/08/2020
At the park's entrance, an employee asks for proof of reservation before even being able to approach the ticket booths.
Misc at Waldameer Park
Misc - Waldameer Park
Date Taken: 07/03/2020
Date Posted: 07/08/2020
In front of the ticket booths are a lot of signs about the park's new protocols.
Misc at Waldameer Park
Misc - Waldameer Park
Date Taken: 07/03/2020
Date Posted: 07/08/2020
We're happy to see masks be required. Sad to see few people understand how to wear them.
Water World at Waldameer Park
Water World - Waldameer Park
Date Taken: 07/03/2020
Date Posted: 07/08/2020
Most park goers were over at Water World. Not all attractions were open their do to social distancing requirements.
Scrambler at Waldameer Park
Scrambler - Waldameer Park
Date Taken: 07/03/2020
Date Posted: 07/08/2020
Inside the rides portion of the park, it was not crowded at all.
Misc at Waldameer Park
Misc - Waldameer Park
Date Taken: 07/03/2020
Date Posted: 07/08/2020
Nothing special was done to space out benches.
Ali Baba at Waldameer Park
Ali Baba - Waldameer Park
Date Taken: 07/03/2020
Date Posted: 07/08/2020
Ali Baba didn't look like it was ready to be opened yet.
Whirlwind at Waldameer Park
Whirlwind - Waldameer Park
Date Taken: 07/03/2020
Date Posted: 07/08/2020
I'm not going to give a review of this one. I think you know what to expect.
Pirate's Cove at Waldameer Park
Pirate's Cove - Waldameer Park
Date Taken: 07/03/2020
Date Posted: 07/08/2020
Pirate's Cove is closed for the season as the sign indicates.
Whacky Shack at Waldameer Park
Whacky Shack - Waldameer Park
Date Taken: 07/03/2020
Date Posted: 07/08/2020
Here's an example of the park's use of dots in the queues. Pretty random placement... The park did go all in with paint.
Whacky Shack at Waldameer Park
Whacky Shack - Waldameer Park
Date Taken: 07/03/2020
Date Posted: 07/08/2020
Apparently we are not worried about protecting against the virus attacking sideways. Fortunately it did not matter today.
Ravine Flyer II at Waldameer Park
Ravine Flyer II - Waldameer Park
Date Taken: 07/03/2020
Date Posted: 07/08/2020
And more dots. Every other row of the train was roped off. The ride is still wonderful.
Misc at Waldameer Park
Misc - Waldameer Park
Date Taken: 07/03/2020
Date Posted: 07/08/2020
An example of the new plexiglass barriers that were installed.