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Waldameer Park & Water World, Erie

(4.3/5 based on 700+ reviews on the web)
At Waldameer Park & Water World you can enjoy roller coasters, kiddie rides, water attractions, and everything in between. This park, which originally opened as a picnic venue called Hoffman's Grove, got its current name when the Erie Electric Motor Company leased it in 1896. Experience the two most famous park rides, the Whacky Shack and the Pirates Cove, which were added in the 1970s. The park also has a number of newer rides, such as the wild X-Scream, and gentler options for kids and families. When you want to cool off, take a plunge down the water world slides or bring your children to the tad pool areas. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Waldameer Park & Water World and many more Erie attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Erie tourist route planner.
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TripAdvisor
  • Waldameer is a great place for families and couples. They just charge for rides, not for entering the park, so it's economical for families and large groups. Great picnic grounds for family reunions, ...  more »
  • Waldameer is a great little Amusement park for families. It has a nice water park. Nice pinic area. You don't have to pay to get in the park. Just to ride rides. It does have a small younger children'...  more »
  • Enjoyable water park and amusement park rides for young and teenage kids. Gaming also typical of the carnival type at most parks. Free parking!  more »
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  • First visit made a great impression! There enough, but not too much, to offer a full day of fun , rides, and water. We appreciate the picnic options! Food inside is reasonable (really good fries). Thinking about a season pass for next summer! Thank for being a family friendly, classic amusement park.
  • Perfect weather for both the amusement and water parks. Went for my company party and everyone in my family had a blast. They have stroller a d wheel chair rentals if needed for $7-8.50. Food is pretty good I'm the park but be prepared to pay and now the park is cashless so you will have to put any $ you plan to spend there on one of there reusable WallyCards....a little inconvenient it not bad.
  • As someone who has grown up with this park, I can honestly say that there is nothing too special about Waldameer. The rides are fine enough and don't really need to be ridden more than once (the sole exception being the Ravin Flyer 2). I am told that the water park is relatively good by people from outside of the area and I have to agree. This is probably one of the best parts of Erie...
  • Our family loved this place. Great water park - good wave pool and great set of slides. Not the best lazy river. The amusement park is not huge but does have some good rides, and one large coaster. We liked the Steel Dragon spinny coaster the best.
  • The wave pool and the new kid slide zone were both nice additions along with alot of chairs and umbrellas, until this year! they took away all the umbrellas making it a heat stroke Haven + they decided to charge you for an umbrella along the far Edge or a cabana along the other, which will charge you either $60 or $100 per day just to get some shade!!! I couldn't believe the greed!! The lazy river was too shallow, dirty, and full of leaves! Most but not all tubes for the slides and lazy river were uninflated!! As for the park it self is nice for a small style park. And the lines are pretty short and employees are genuinely nice. But.....each time in the last 3 years I've gone The Spider ride (which is my favorite) has been broken!!!! How do you let a small park staple ride like this go unmaintained and ignored!!! And as always with all parks the games are over priced with generic prices. The food is good but Waldameer I'd your reading this be careful on not cooking to much food ahead of time and leaving it under the heat........