Admission: Free to enter Amusement Park and there are many purchase options to use our rides. Everyone must pay to enter Water World. Guests who are wheelchair-bound and cannot use the water attractions and infants under 1 year old (who are not going to use water areas) do not pay admission.
Buy Your Tickets Early: It is probably a good idea to buy your tickets online and get them early. That way you'll get the best price. Buy your tickets online right now!
Carry In Items/Food & Beverages: You can bring your own food and drinks into Waldameer & Water World. Personal portable grills cannot be used directly on picnic tabletop/counter-top surfaces or in Water World. Beer only permitted in picnic areas of amusement park, not on the Midway or in Water World. (NOTE: no alcohol of any kind allowed in/on Park property during Firework Days & Holidays) For the safety of our Guests, we reserve the right to inspect all coolers, picnic baskets and other containers brought into either the amusement park or Water World. No glass containers permitted. No loud boom boxes/stereos permitted in Waldameer & Water World.
Cashless: No cash is accepted inside park. All in park spending must use Credit/Debit card, Gift Card or Wally Card. Cash is accepted only at Merry-Go-Round Ticket Booths, Guest Services, Arcade and Wally Card Kiosks. Click Here for more info!
Credit Cards & ATM’s: Waldameer accepts VISA/MasterCard/Discover – Guests may use these cards for purchases at all Ticket Booths, Gift House, Swim Shop and all Food Stands. We do not cash or accept personal checks. Two ATMs are available, located in our SkeeBall Alley and main Gift House.
Dress Code (Waldameer): Shoes, shirt and pants are required for entry into Waldameer. Bikini swimsuits must be covered by a shirt and shorts when worn in Waldameer. Clothing with rude, vulgar or inflammatory language or graphics is not permitted. No bathing suits are allowed on amusement rides.
Dress Code (Water World): Approved swimwear must be worn and must be modest in design, properly lined and gender appropriate per PA Health Dept. Regulations. No revealing swimsuits allowed. Swimsuits with rivets or sharp pieces are not allowed. Swim shoes or aqua socks are allowed (must have a heel strap and stay on your feet) an water slides. Sunglasses and glasses must be taken off or secured by a glasses strap (available in our Swim Shop). Children in diapersmust wear swim diapers (available in our Swim Shop). Guests must change into street clothes (shoes, shirt and pants) before returning to Waldameer. Showers and changing rooms are provided and rental lockers available. Casts are not allowed on water slides or the Endless River.
Entertainment – FREE: Daily Musical Shows at the Showtime Theater and Holiday Fireworks. Our three new Shows for the 2013 Season are:
The Heart of Country: Head on over to the Showtime Theater and get ready to be entertained with some of the greatest country and western music hits of all time! From legendary hits to contemporary favorites, every Guest will have a tune to hum and a boot to stomp!
A Pirate Adventure Starring Wally and Wendy Bear: A'hoy ye scally wags! Captian Wally, Wendy, and their scurvy crew have just dropped anchor at Lake Erie in search of the long, lost Waldameer treasure! All aboard as our hilarious puppets tell a story of pirates, adventure, sword fights, and of course...buried treasure!
Stay Tuned: Join us at the Showtime Theater for a unique show that highlights your favorite television theme songs of all time! From classics programs such as "The Brady Bunch" and "Laverne & Shirley" to hits such as "American Idol", this all live spectacle will take you on a broadcasting journey through time!
First Aid: Two locations, in the Park Office (gray building next to Paratrooper) for the amusement park and the waterpark office located on the backside of the Bath House adjacent to the Comet in Water World.
Food Allergies: All fried food is cooked in 100% Soy Vegetable Oil. French Fries in the Main Grill and Potato Patch are cooked in "French Fry Only" fryers - other foods like Chicken Nuggets or Onion Rings are done in a separate fryer (Note: the Curly Fries in the XScream Snack Shack are fried with other products in the same fryer). Nuts or Peanuts are used or are present in the following stands; all Dippin' Dots, X-Scream Food, Lemonade Cart, Ice Cream Stand, Candy Stand, Elephant Ears, Cookie House, Potato Patch and the Fudge House.
Guest Services: Located across from the Fudge Kitchen adjacent to the Carousel ride. Please visit to have many of your questions answered and concerns addressed.
Height Restrictions: Guests will be measured with their shoes on at the Merry-Go-Round Ticket Booths. Please notice all height restrictions before entering the queue line of a ride. A wristband does not guarantee access to a ride due to height restriction. Guests with wristbands will still be measured at the ride locations to ensure consistency.
Line Jumping: You must enter the line at the end. Guests are not allowed to: leave and return for any reason; hold a spot for someone else; join someone already in line; jump any fences or chains; nor cut through the line. Violations of these rules may result in your loss of ride and slide privileges or expulsion. Please respect others and don't line jump.
Lockers for Guest Use: Self-Serve Single Turn Lockers – located in the first booth north of SkeeBall Alley in the amusement park and in Water World on the west end of Bath House. All Day Rental Lockers – located in the amusement park outside of the Swim Shop and in Water World on the south side of the Bath House.
Lost Children: Visiting with small children? If you're carrying a cell phone during your visit, please pick up free Phone Find wristbands (at Guest Services) for them to wear. Simply print your cell phone number on the wristband and instruct your child to got to a Waldameer Employee if he or she gets separated from you. We'll call you and get you and your child reunited.
Lost & Found: Two locations, in the Park Office (gray building next to Paratrooper) for the amusement park and the waterpark office located on the backside of the Bath House adjacent to the Comet in Water World. Waldameer is not responsible for any lost or stolen items
Not Allowed into Park:
- No Glass Containers
- No Liquor or Wine
- No Weapons or Sharp Objects
- No Clothing with inappropriate language or graphics
- No Profanity, Unruly Behavior, Running
- No Bikes, Skateboards, Rollerblades, Wheeled Shoes
- No Bare feet (except Water World)
- No Smoking (except in designated areas)
- No loud boom boxes/stereos
Paging Policy: We do not page for Guests.
Parking: All Parking is Free! We ask that you please do not leave any valuables in your car. Waldameer will not be responsible for damage or loss to personal property.
Pets: Your furry friends are permitted only in the Amusement Park (not Water World) on a short leash (under 6ft) and kept in control. You must clean up any pet messes. Please remember to give your Pet plenty of water during your visit and NEVER leave Pets in a hot vehicle unattended! Service Animals are permitted in both the Amusement Park and Water World.
Rain Policy & Inclement Weather: Some rides and slides may close temporarily during periods of heavy rain, high winds or lightning. These attractions re-open once the weather has cleared. Rain Checks are not offered.
Rest Rooms: The amusement park has four restroom locations: under the Park Office, next to the Dodgems, by Middle I picnic grove and inside Rainbow Gardens. Water World’s restrooms are located inside the Bath House. (NOTE: the Restrooms inside Rainbow Gardens and next to Middle I grove are only open on busy days)
Rider Safety Guidelines: Pennsylvania State laws and ride manufacturers regulate attraction’s accessibility. Restrictions are based on height and size requirements as well as health guidelines. Please follow these rules to ensure a safe experience for you and others. Observe the rider requirements posted at each ride. Please observe the ride in operation to decide if the ride is suitable for you or your family. Click here for list of height restrictions.
Rider Responsibility: Pennsylvania Law states that riders of amusement and waterpark attractions are responsible for obeying rules and acting responsibly. Click here for the PA Amusement Rider Safety and Liability Act.
Riders – Disabled/Physically Challenged Guests: Most attractions and facilities are accessible. In order to go on an attraction, you must be mentally alert, able to hold on as required without any assistance and be able to enter and exit a vehicle without any help from Waldameer staff. Attractions have restrictions based on height and/or size as well as physical or medical conditions. Signs are posted at the entrance to each attraction that gives you guidelines about restrictions and safety. Please follow these rules to ensure a safe experience for you and others. Decide before your ride. Watch the ride in operation and read all warnings before you determine whether a particular ride is suitable for you.
Read our Accessibility Guide.
Smoking Policy: Waldameer is Smoke Free, including ecigarettes, except in four designated areas: next to the Steel Dragon, in front of the Ali Baba, and across from the corner of the Bath House in Water World. View our Park Map.
Strollers, Wheelchairs & Wagons: Adult strollers, wheelchairs and convenient pull-behind carry wagons are available for rent at the Balloon Dart and Lily Pond midway games located behind the Merry-Go-Round Ticket Booths.
Wally Cards: Waldameer's currency is called Wally Points. You can purchase Wally points for $1.00 each. The points get loaded on to a Wally Card that you can spend everywhere in the Park (except for ride & slide wristbands). You can purchase Wally Cards at our Ticket Booths, Guest Services and any of our 12 Yellow Wally Card Kiosks locations throughout the park. Click Here for more information.