Waldameer Park and Water World in Erie was an absolutely wonderful place to go with our family! My family and I spent a Saturday at the park this past week and had a great time. I was so impressed the family friendly atmosphere that you noticed the minute that you walked into the park. We decided to make our way to Water World so that we could cool off. There were plenty of lockers available and a convenient place to get changed. We started with the Lazy River and took a relaxing ride on tubes around as we listened to enjoyable music. Immediately after that we went into the heated relaxing pool, how awesome to just sit back and take it easy! My son loved the fact that he was able to go into a “hot tub” with us. The water slides were a lot of fun, there were just enough and they were not too overwhelming. My son was able to try them all while we sat poolside. We felt very safe letting him go up to the slides himself because we could see him while we sat and relaxed. By mid-afternoon we were ready to move on to the amusement park rides. I was so pleasantly surprised that there were many rides that were perfect for most of the family. Yes, you have your thrill rides (and plenty of them) but the majority of the rides were appropriate for the whole family! One of the best things about Waldameer Park is that you can purchase ride all day passes or pay to ride as you go. This makes it very nice for families to come into the park and allow the children to ride and not have to pay full admission if the parent didn’t ride. I saw many families picnicking in the many covered pavilions. The bumper cars were the big hit of the day for both of my children (my husband and my son!!). They enjoyed racing around trying to smash into each other. There is a very nice game room at Waldameer where we played skee- ball and video games and earned tickets to redeem for prizes. It was like taking a step back in time to when things were simple and family time was valued. Over all we had a wonderful day at Waldameer Park and Water World and we look forward to visiting again.