Whacky Shack at Waldameer Park - Erie, PA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member uccacher
N 42° 06.496 W 080° 09.435
17T E 569676 N 4662141
Quick Description: Scary, but not too scary
Location: Pennsylvania, United States
Date Posted: 8/29/2011 11:24:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMCEN8
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Bryan
Views: 16

Long Description:
The "Whacky Shack" located in Waldameer Park, Erie PA is a wonderful example of a Bill Tracey designed ride. Waldameer wanted to replace an earlier Dark Ride, "Fun in the Dark". The "Whacky-Shack" was one of three of Mr. Tracey’s most popular and haunting fronts. This ride is very well known by enthusiasts for its decreasing hallways, the Giant Rat stunt, and the Skull Stunt. The Whacky Shack was built in 1971 and has changed little over the years.

The Whacky Shack and Pirate's Cove, another Bill Tracey designed attraction, have won numerous darkride awards from DAFE.org. Both attractions have consistently ranked in the top 10 for their respective categories (Classic Darkride and Walkthrough).

Awards:
Voted favorite classic darkride by DAFE in 2001.
Voted #3 favorite darkride by DAFE in 2006, and 2008.
Voted #4 favorite darkride by DAFE in 2003.
Voted #6 favorite darkride by DAFE in 2005.
Voted #7 favorite darkride by DAFE in 2007.
Voted #8 favorite darkride by DAFE in 2004.

Waldameer is open from Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day daily except for Monday.
Dates of Operation: From: 5/25/2011 To: 9/1/2011

Regular Hours of Operation: From: 12:10 PM To: 10:00 AM

Entry Fee: 3.00 (listed in local currency)

Minimum Age: 0

Physical Address:
3100 West Lake Road
Erie, PA USA
16505


Web Address: [Web Link]

Type of Attraction: Haunted House

Phone Number: Not listed

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