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Waldameer Park, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)
     

Waldameer Park, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)

by Jim Futrell, Foreword by Paul Nelson (Foreword by)
 

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Waldameer Park overlooks Lake Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania. This area has been a popular retreat for people since opening in 1896. As one of the last surviving “trolley parks” in America, Waldameer Park has a story of growth and survival. Originally, the park’s main attraction was its beach on the lake; it was a popular destination in Erie

Overview


Waldameer Park overlooks Lake Erie in northwestern Pennsylvania. This area has been a popular retreat for people since opening in 1896. As one of the last surviving “trolley parks” in America, Waldameer Park has a story of growth and survival. Originally, the park’s main attraction was its beach on the lake; it was a popular destination in Erie for people to go and escape the heat of summer. Over the years, Waldameer Park changed significantly. In the early 20th century, rides like Dip the Dips, Ravine Flyer, and Mill Run grew to be the main attractions at the park. Over the past three decades, Waldameer Park has grown into a modern amusement park, while maintaining its beloved nostalgic atmosphere. Today, visitors cool off in the Water World water park and enjoy thrill rides like the Comet, Steel Dragon, X-scream, and Ravine Flyer II.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738598376
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
04/29/2013
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
128
Sales rank:
879,402
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author


Jim Futrell, historian for the National Amusement Park Historical Association, has studied the amusement park industry for over 30 years. He has conducted extensive research and worked closely with Waldameer Park to tell the story of this remarkable amusement park from its earliest years as a quiet retreat to the action-packed amusement and water park of today.

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