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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Steel Farce » Mon Jul 29, 2019 10:52 am

Went to the park on Saturday night and it was probably the worst Dorney Park experience of my life. Grand Carnivale looks very well done however that area of the park is not meant to house 25,000 people. It was a total clusterfuck. Also, I was blown away by how much weed I smelled throughout the night. I was an avid pothead till my late 20s, but I barely saw any security throughout the night. There was an instance where a group was in a circle passing around green like it was nothing. Just saying that its a family environment and not yet legal. The park needs to own this issue and ramp up security.

Also, food services usually hits its stride by this point in the summer, however it was worse than ever on Saturday night. I waited for a Chicken & Shrimp basket for 20 minutes with not a single person in front of me in line. Kid left the register after taking my order and began cleaning tables/the condiment stand. Came back and asked me what I was waiting for. The girl who was "preparing" food in the back of the stand just stared at the wall and wouldn't acknowledge me.

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Jul 29, 2019 11:09 am

Wait, there are actual people at Dorney?

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby YoshiFan » Mon Jul 29, 2019 1:48 pm

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Seeing pictures like that make me want to avoid summer weekends unless I was just going to ride coasters. Cars parked anywhere they could find space on Saturday even behind a Haunt building. I can't even imagine how bad WWK must have been.

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:48 pm

I'm starting to plan some coaster trips out for next year, and I have a question for the locals/regulars. When doesDorney Park begin weekday operation, typically? Do they have a set week that is the same every year, or is it more variable. Also, am I correct in saying that this isn't a park I need a full day to experience, given I'm not going to go to the water park? Thanks in advance!
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:02 pm

^ Can't help on the start of daily weekday operations, but you definitely don't need a full day. You can comfortably do everything (coasters, flats, and water rides) in a half day.
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:08 pm

Yeah, that's what I figured from what I'd read, and heard. Thanks!
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby YoshiFan » Sat Aug 03, 2019 9:57 pm

Daily operations always begin the Friday before Memorial Day weekend.

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:44 pm

Thanks for that info! That is helpful as I plan!
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby YoshiFan » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:10 pm

https://twitter.com/DorneyParkPR/status/1160261955778732033

The lots are completely full. I know it's a Saturday in the summer but I don't think I have ever seen the park post that before.

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby operative_me » Sat Aug 10, 2019 2:13 pm

Yoshi fan beat me to it, but here it is, The Twilight Zone:
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