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"This fun mystery will keep readers engaged to the very end! Highly recommended for upper elementary and middle students.” - Donna, librarian


"The author has created fun and diverse characters that makes this story enjoyable to read. ​​​​​​" - Amazon reviewer


Summary: What starts as a normal day at Waldameer ends with Seth and Julia falling down a bizarre rabbit hole. A social media star named Lux makes three wild claims: 1) Aliens are at Waldameer, 2) the Mega Vortex ride is their spaceship, and 3) they gave him Skee-ball superpowers. Lux has his skeptics, but no one can deny his uncanny arcade abilities. With Waldameer’s reputation at stake, Seth and Julia race to separate fact from fiction. Could aliens really be at Waldameer? Does Lux have superpowers, or is he just a skilled cheater? Find out in this fast-paced mystery about using critical thinking!


Ages: 8-12

Themes: Critical Thinking, Internet Smarts

Featured Ride: Mega Vortex


About the Series: The Waldameer Mystery Files children's book series, set at Waldameer & Water World in Erie, Pennsylvania, was written with teachers in mind. The children's books teach empathy and diversity by including multicultural characters and immigrant and refugee characters who are learning English. 

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