Ravine Flyer II Could Be the Sleeper Hit of 2008
I have to admit I’ve been sleepin’ on Waldameer’s 2008 addition. While it’s not breaking news, it is definitely newsworthy. Waldameer Park, located in Erie, Pennsylvania, is building a Gravity Group wooden terrain roller coaster called Ravine Flyer II. Gravity Group is my favorite wooden coaster company. They’ve produced the 2007 Golden Ticket Winning Voyage as well as the greatly underrated Hades at Mount Olympus.
Look for Gravity Group to continue their success with Ravine Flyer II. It features an out and back terrain layout with some twister elements. Highlights include a 120 foot first drop, 10 moments of air time, 6 tunnels, 10 cross overs, a 90 degree turn, a view of Lake Erie, and a 165 foot bridge over a highway.
For the official virtual ride, check out this onride Ravine Flyer II video from Waldameer. It’s complete with the ride’s six tunnels unlike the amateur video below. Plus it’s narrated by park’s general manager.
I also found this slide show with construction photos set to ‘Breath’ by Breaking Benjamin (great song!) on YouTube.
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