Monday, August 6, 2012

Waldameer Park Top Ten Rides from 1941

-ad in Erie Daily Times, May 27, 1941.
Believe it or not, some of the Top Ten rides from the 1941 season at Waldameer Park are  favorites of kids today.  (Well, a couple of them still exist.) Let's see which rides you remember:
  • Merry-Go-Round
  • Old Mill Run
  • Dodgems
  • Loop-O-Plane
  • Aerial Swing
  • Fun House
  • Ravine Flyer
  • Ferris Wheel
  • Kiddie Swings
  • Blue Goose
  • Custer Cars

This ad from the Erie Daily Times was for the May 29, 1941 grand opening of "The Joy Spot of Erie."

The Old Mill Run was replaced by Thunder River. The Ravine Flyer II replaced the old Ravine Flyer. The Sky Fighter is one of the older rides but it does not appear on the 1941 list.
Waldameer Park is the top amusement park in northwestern Pennsylvania.

Here is a very cool video of Waldameer Park from 1961 which was posted on YouTube by South Sierra Hikers:

And an ad for 'Tin Can Day' at Waldameer Park in 1927:

Enjoy more historic facts and photos of Erie, PA at:

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