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Waldameer Park & Water World, Erie

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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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  • I love Waldameer's picnic areas, rides, and food. We decided to buy season passes today so we could try out the new section of the water park. How disappointing! After walking over all of the concrete...  more »
  • This park dates back to the late 1800s and is a true gem. Free parking and lots of neat rides, including 3 excellent roller coasters: Comet, (65 years old and a true classic), Ravine Flyer II (ranked ...  more »
  • I visited with a group and most of us have season passes, so if you live near by or plan to visit more than a few times, I would say a season pass is best. This family owned park has free entry and pa...  more »
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  • Small but really fun! Admission is free, so you could just come for a few hours or stay all day with a combo pass for the whole park, including the water park. My older kid enjoyed the wave pool and my younger one really loved the kids play area with the splash pads and slides. The water slides and lazy river were awesome. I grew up going here, so it was a nostalgic trip for me and a fun one for my kiddos. There are so many new rides! Don't forget the best candy apples and taffy around!
  • Waldameer is nice to visit with little ones. There are several low-key rides for them (went today with my toddler) and you only have to pay per ride, so you don't pay a huge ticket price for everyone to enter if you're only going to stay an hour for just a couple rides. It was too cold for us to visit the Waterworld section, but it looks like it's under construction and set to expand with some nice new attractions soon. I've been visiting Waldameer since I was a kid myself, and it's just as much fun as I remember from childhood.
  • Great amusement park for younger children! Kiddie rides, adult rides, water park is really good for as small as the park is. Over the last couple of years they have expanded the water park and are still working on adding more new attractions. You do not have to pay to enter the park, but you do have to pay to ride the rides and enter the water park.
  • Great place to take the family during the summers! I only wish they would allow food in water park. My daughter doesn't eat the crappy deep fried food they serve. I'd like to see some healthier options throughout the whole park!
  • LOOOOOVE this park. You can bring a packed cooler and even BBQ over at their picnic section. Can leave and return at anytime, with no line to wait on. Tickets are super affordable and one ticket gives u access to both the parks roller coasters and rides as well as their water park. AWESOME