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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Steel Farce » Tue Aug 20, 2019 8:07 pm

I'm interested to see the 195 ft net bridge trail as that has not been included in the several pieces of artwork. Apparently Whitewater West makes ropes/net courses so I can only assume this is all them.

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:13 pm

I understand that Dorney has a reputation for not being very crowded as a general rule, but what are crowds like for Haunt, typically? Friday nights, specifically. My kids and I aren't really into the actual Haunts, so we'd primarily be concerned about the lines for the coasters, and other rides. Thanks in advance!
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Mike240SX » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:17 pm

I can't speak to Fridays, but Saturdays will be generally packed. That said, most of the crowd will be packed into the Haunt lines, so coaster lines (aside from Wild Mouse) should be totally reasonable.
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Sat Aug 31, 2019 5:43 pm

Cool, thanks for the info! I'm definitely looking to go either a Friday night, or Sunday non-Haunt day. So it sounds like we should be good to go either way!
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby jconsolmagno » Sun Sep 01, 2019 10:34 pm

DILinator wrote:I understand that Dorney has a reputation for not being very crowded as a general rule, but what are crowds like for Haunt, typically? Friday nights, specifically. My kids and I aren't really into the actual Haunts, so we'd primarily be concerned about the lines for the coasters, and other rides. Thanks in advance!


I went to Dorney's Haunt one time in Sept. 2016.

Haunt waits for 30 minutes for each Haunted House.

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:20 am

DILinator wrote:I understand that Dorney has a reputation for not being very crowded as a general rule, but what are crowds like for Haunt, typically?


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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Tue Sep 03, 2019 9:59 am

^I like the looks of that! :lol:
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Vonni » Sun Oct 13, 2019 9:32 am

Does Dorney put on a good Haunt?

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:20 pm

I really enjoy their haunt. It’s no HHN but it’s probably the best theme park haunt in the northeast aside from Lake Compounce and since it’s Dorney it’s also the least crowded theme park haunt in the northeast.
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Mike240SX » Sun Oct 13, 2019 6:37 pm

I second Bill's comments; Dorney's Haunt is better than the Halloween events at SFGAdv or Hershey, and the low crowds will generally mean a decent time. Haunt maze lines shouldn't get beyond the 30-45 minute mark, and of course ride lines will be super minimal.

That said, if all you're looking for is haunted houses, the region has some of the country's best. Check out the following:

Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary
Field of Screams
Pennhurst Asylum
Bates Motel
Fright Factory

Note that these are mostly, if not all, much more extreme than what you'd find at an amusement park. Namely, that you might have to sign a wavier and the scareactors will most likely be touching you.
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