WaldameerParkIoA[Book: Jim Futrell – 2013 – 17x24cm – 130 Pages – Many B&W photos]. Waldameer Park (Erie, Pennsylvania) opened in 1896 and is one of the last surviving “trolley parks” in America. Originally, the park’s main attraction was its beach on the lake. Over the years, rides like Dip the Dips, Ravine Flyer, and Mill Run grew to be the main attractions. Today’s visitors may cool off in the Water World water park and enjoy thrill rides like the Comet, Steel Dragon, X-scream and Ravine Flyer II. Chapter Points: Foreword (by Paul Nelson); Acknowledgements; Introduction; Woods by the Sea 1896-1919; Highs and Lows 1920s-1930s; The Joy Spot of Erie 1940s-1970s; A Small Park Grows Up 1980s-1990s; Flying to New Heights 2000s-2010s; About NAPHA (National Amusement Park Historical Association). ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Recommended.