I'll be visiting Darien Lake this Thursday and Waldameer Park on Sunday. I'm looking forward to re-visiting Darien Lake now that PARC Management runs the park. I've heard good things and I'm anxious to see how different it is post-Six Flags. I'll also get to ride the coasters that I missed last time as well as the new Orange County Choppers MotoCoaster.
Then on Sunday I'll be visiting Waldameer for a ride on the new Gravity Group wooden coaster, Ravine Flyer II. Hopefully, I was right in my prediction of it being the 'Sleeper Hit of 2008'. Although with the good buzz I'm hearing, it might not be much of a sleeper. I just felt like it wasn't getting a whole lot of attention when it was under construction. Expect full reviews and a trip report when I return.
Anyone have any park tips for Darien Lake or Waldameer? Any can't miss flat rides, photo ops, or highly recommended food? Leave a comment below.