Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Genx24 » Tue May 08, 2018 4:18 pm

Although I liked the holding brake, I prefer Possessed without it.
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Tue May 08, 2018 4:26 pm

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Canobie Coaster wrote:Dorney's impulse is the only one I've ever seen a holding break active on and I actually really enjoyed it.

I experienced the holding brake on Valleyfair's impulse, and thought much more of it than of Dorney's (which wasn't running it when I rode it) because of it.

Same here. Those Intamin inverted impulse coasters are all great, but Steel Venom is the best of the bunch.
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Postby cal1br3tto » Tue May 08, 2018 4:46 pm

The holding brake really added to the experience on Steel Venom for me. It felt old hat on Possessed, but I'm still in favor of them. I wish the one at SFGAm worked, but I don't even miss the one at SFDK anymore because the different layout makes up for it. I don't wish for it on Wicked Twister, either, since that one also has uniqueness in its favor.
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Steel Farce » Wed May 09, 2018 1:26 pm

So was there a fence or anything worth noting down at the old Stinger site? They should setup the old skyride to get people out to the Flying Eagles considering how empty that area is. Turdville.

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby SkyToro » Wed May 09, 2018 7:11 pm

Steel Farce wrote:So was there a fence or anything worth noting down at the old Stinger site? They should setup the old skyride to get people out to the Flying Eagles considering how empty that area is. Turdville.

Nope, just new normal park fencing where the entrance was and all the same old fencing around the rest of where Stinger was. It's a bit odd that the Cedar Creek Flyers weren't relocated to where the Chance Carousel or Snoopy's Bounce House were. Where it's at now, they may as well just close it to save on staffing.
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Physical » Tue May 15, 2018 6:02 pm

DorneyKid14 wrote:
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DorneyKid14 wrote:The holding brake on possessed will never work again.


Can you (or anyone affiliated w/ the park) confirm if its because of budget/how much power it sucks up, or because its broken and somehow irreparable? I've heard both excuses. Either way its lame.


I was told by both a few ride supervisors and a few people from maintenance that it is because it uses so much electricity to run.


seconding this. My information comes from one of the maintenance foremen.
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby ScreaminNewEngland » Thu May 17, 2018 1:21 pm

Does anyone know if demon drop algae been running this season? Going tomorrow and it was closed a lot st the end of last season. Hoping it’ll be up and running!
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby DorneyKid14 » Sat May 19, 2018 10:46 am

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby grsupercity » Sat May 19, 2018 11:40 am

I wonder if most Cedar Fair parks will get dorms since most of them seem to be struggling with staffing issues
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby SkyToro » Wed May 30, 2018 3:24 pm

Stopped by the park for a few hours today, and here's a few things worth noting. Kaleidoscope definitely wasn't running as intended last year. This year it is noticeably faster and just seems to be operating more normally, for a much better ride (I haven't ridden KD's troika in a while, but from what I remember Kaleidoscope may even be running a bit faster than that now). Also, behind the old Stinger maintenance shed, there are a bunch of trees and other foliage in planters. I'm assuming this is what will be taking over Stinger's grass area (how exciting). I also got my first ride on Thunderhawk this season. The final turnaround is definitely noticeably smoother, but the ride still sucks with the new trains.

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