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Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
3830 Dorney Park Road Allentown, PA 18104
610-395-3724
https://www.dorneypark.com/
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Roller Coaster Photos
Dragon Coaster
(Closed)
Hydra
Laser
(Closed)
Possessed
Steel First
(Closed)
Steel Force
Stinger
Talon
Thunderhawk
Wild Mouse
Woodstock Express

Other Ride Photos
Antique Carousel
Apollo
Bavarian Wave Swinger
Cedar Creek Cannonball
Cedar Creek Flyers
Chance Carousel
(Closed)
Demon Drop
Dodgem
(Closed)
Dominator
Enterprise
Ferris Wheel
Hang Time
(Closed)
Kalidescope
(Closed)
Krazy Kars
(Closed)
Meteor
Monster
Musik Express
Revolution
Road Rally
Scrambler
Sea Dragon
Swan Boats
(Closed)
Thunder Canyon
Thunder Creek Mountain
Tilt-A-Whirl
Whip
White Water Landing
Zephyr

Theme Park Review Photo Updates
USA 2016 - Robb & Elissa Traveling Around Riding Stuff
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Theme Park Review's 2008 East Coast Trip
Photos From Robb & Elissa's "July 4th 2004 Trip"
Photos From Robb & Elissa's "June Trip" - 2001
General Park Photos

TPR Member Photo Trip Reports
July, 2014 by cfc
June 22nd, 2014 by ECZenith
May 28th, 2010 by Philrad71
August 16th, 2008 by Hhappy
May 31st, 2008 by nay
May 25th, 2008 by Groteslurf
June 9th, 2007 by cfc

Attractions
It is fairly easy to ride all the major coasters at Dorney fairly quickly if you get to the park at opening. Although it sounds silly, ride the notoriously slow loading Wild Mouse first. Then head to the park's shuttle coaster Possessed, before riding Steel Force, Thunderhawk, Hydra and Talon. You should be able to get them all out of the way before people start heading from the excellent waterpark into the amusement park side.

Thunder Creek Mountain is a nice log flume that follows the contour of the land. The park's other water rides offer the potential to get drenched.

The park has a nice collection of intense flat rides with Dominator (S&S Double Shot Tower), Revolution, Meteor, Hang Time and an Enterprise.
Food
Chickie and Pete's is the only table service down eatery and also serves the best food (cheeseteaks and fries). Elsewhere in the park you can find burgers, hot dogs, salads, sandwiches (Subway), veggie burgers or tacos.
Operating Season
The park generally opens in May with weekend operations, with weekday operation starting after Memorial Day and continuing until Labor Day. Weekends operations then continue through Halloween. Please consult the park's website for specific hours and water park info:
http://www.dorneypark.com/
Established Seasonal Events
Halloween Haunt is celebrated Friday - Sunday from late September to Halloween. Please consult the park's website for specific hours and water park info:
http://www.dorneypark.com/
Access & Location
By Car: Set your GPS to 4000 Dorney Park Road, 18104 or follow these directions

60 minutes or less from most points in PHILADELPHIA
90 minutes or less from most points in SOUTHERN NEW JERSEY
Take I-476 North (PA Turnpike Northeast Extension) to the Lehigh Valley Exit (Exit 56/Formerly Exit 33)
Then Route 22 East, to Route 309 South, to I-78 East to Exit 54

90 minutes or less from many points in NEW YORK CITY
90 minutes or less from most points in NORTHERN and CENTRAL NEW JERSEY
Take I-78 West to Exit 54-B


30 minutes from most points in READING
90 minutes or less from most points in LANCASTER
Take PA Route 222 North

90 minutes or less from most points in HARRISBURG and CENTRAL PENNSYLVANIA
Take I-81 North to I-78 East to Exit 54

60 minutes or less from most points in WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON
Take I-476 South (PA Turnpike Northeast Extension) to the Lehigh Valley Exit (Exit 56/Formerly Exit 33)
Then Route 22 East, to Route 309 South, to I-78 East to Exit 54
Nearby Lodging
A Holiday Inn Express is directly across the street (Hamilton Parkway) from Dorney Park. Also close by within 1.2 mile along Hamilton Parkway are a Comfort Suites, Howard Johnson and Wingate by Wyndam. Within one or two exits along I-78 are many other options.
Virtual Queue Options
Dorney Park offers two level of "Fast Lane" (skip the line) service.
Shows
Snoopy and friends provide most of the live entertainment for kids. The park generally also hosts a musical and/or dance show with classic songs.

Shows do not generally start until mid to late June, so please consult the park's website:
http://www.dorneypark.com/public/inside_park/shows/index.cfm
Videos
Coaster Expedition Volume 1 DVD
Talon Roller Coaster POV
Hydra Roller Coaster POV
Steel Force POV
Laser Roller Coaster POV
Hercules Wooden Roller Coaster POV

Nostalgia
1994 Park Brochure
1993 Park Brochure
1992 Park Brochure
1991 Park Brochure
1990 Park Brochure
1989 Park Brochure
1988 Park Brochure
Mark's Postcard Paradise

Park Maps
2012 Park Map*
2010 Park Map
2008 Park Map
2007 Park Map
2005 Park Map

Discussion
Dorney Park Discussion Thread

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