Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby SLCHeadache » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:31 pm

I didn't find Stinger that bad, I preferred it over Flying Cobras and Mind Eraser (SFA, crappy old trains).
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby YoshiFan » Fri Apr 20, 2018 1:38 pm

Besides the issues of having to worry you could get stuck on the lift for 90 minutes or the ride valleying (it happened more often compared to other boomerangs), I hated the restraints because I felt they pushed into my shoulders and I found the ride to have too much headbanging, especially in the cobra roll.

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Physical » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:05 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:It was really painful, like T3 and Ninja painful.


I had the chance to ride Stinger quite a bit when I lived 10 minutes from the park, honestly it was only truly horrible if sat in the very front, or the very back. Stinger was the only ride I can think of that provided the best it had to offer in the middle. I maintain sitting in car 4 (the exact center of the train) was a smooth, enjoyable, and extremely forceful experience.

I have mixed feelings about Stinger being removed. It definitely wasn't a great ride, by any means. However it still gave a pretty fun ride (and an assured grey out) in car 4. I can definitely see myself at Dorney in 2018 going "Man, I really want to ride Stinger."

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby joelwee » Fri Apr 20, 2018 8:42 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:It was really painful, like T3 and Ninja painful.

I haven't yet ridden either of those, so I still don't know what you mean. :lol: Was it typical Vekoma headbanging, or did it have other issues?
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:22 pm

Physical wrote:
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:It was really painful, like T3 and Ninja painful.


I had the chance to ride Stinger quite a bit when I lived 10 minutes from the park, honestly it was only truly horrible if sat in the very front, or the very back. Stinger was the only ride I can think of that provided the best it had to offer in the middle. I maintain sitting in car 4 (the exact center of the train) was a smooth, enjoyable, and extremely forceful experience.

Huh, weird. Yeah, I sat in the front because it was a walkon because Dorney.
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Physical » Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:42 pm

ytterbiumanalyst wrote:
Physical wrote:
ytterbiumanalyst wrote:It was really painful, like T3 and Ninja painful.


I had the chance to ride Stinger quite a bit when I lived 10 minutes from the park, honestly it was only truly horrible if sat in the very front, or the very back. Stinger was the only ride I can think of that provided the best it had to offer in the middle. I maintain sitting in car 4 (the exact center of the train) was a smooth, enjoyable, and extremely forceful experience.

Huh, weird. Yeah, I sat in the front because it was a walkon because Dorney.


I can understand that logic. First time I rode it I too chose the very front car.

Just because Stinger occasionally gave a good ride in a specific car on a lottery of specific days, doens't make it a good ride. Just means I have some fond memories of a ride :)
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Steel Farce » Mon May 07, 2018 8:40 am

No one hit up the season pass event yesterday? Damn, was expecting a little rundown of infrastructure upgrades. Hopefully newsplusnotes captures something.

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Mon May 07, 2018 8:49 am

Steel Farce wrote: Damn, was expecting a little rundown of infrastructure upgrades.


They put in a brand new lawn next to Possessed. It's quite an upgrade.

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby DorneyKid14 » Mon May 07, 2018 10:46 am

boldikus wrote:
Steel Farce wrote: Damn, was expecting a little rundown of infrastructure upgrades.


They put in a brand new lawn next to Possessed. It's quite an upgrade.


Also added a new 'Dorney Park' sign in the flower bed in front of apollo.
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Mon May 07, 2018 6:34 pm

boldikus wrote:
Steel Farce wrote: Damn, was expecting a little rundown of infrastructure upgrades.


They put in a brand new lawn next to Possessed. It's quite an upgrade.

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