Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

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Re: Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterRollin » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:22 am

Yep, I will be posting pictures later (today? Idk). I made sure to ride it first thing when the park opened because I had a feeling something like this would happen. Demon drop is having problems too. This might be the 2nd year it eludes me. On the other hand, operations on the working rides are great. Steel force is running all 3 trains and the ops are like lighting. I got 4 rerides.
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Postby YoshiFan » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:36 am

Twice in one week? This is getting ridiculous. Were there riders on the train when it happened?

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Postby CoasterRollin » Sat Aug 04, 2012 12:19 pm

If it did, it was already evacuated when I saw it.
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Postby simaticable » Sat Aug 04, 2012 4:29 pm

I don't know what's more reliable: a GIB or Stinger at this point.
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Re: Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby molemaster43 » Tue Aug 14, 2012 4:51 pm

So, I am going to Dorney on Thursday. Any tips and ride advice I should know before going? Thank you!
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Re: Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby scbt » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:00 pm

^ Lines shouldn't be bad, but just go to talon as that's usually a good gauge of how long the lines will be. Also, get in your rides on thunderhawk as soon as possible because i have only seen them run it with 1 train and the line can get massive.

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Re: Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterRollin » Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:52 pm

If it's anything like the Saturday I went 2 weeks ago...

Do the back half of the park first. If it's a sunny/hot day, most people will stick to the front of the park and Wildwater Kingdom. Get on Stinger first if you want the credit and avoid possible breakdowns. If Steel Force is running 3 trains, you'll get rerides like no other. Every time I've visited, Dorney has proved to have stellar operations on most rides. Thunderhawk and Possessed will get longer lines later for the aformentioned 1 train operations. Between 10am and 12:30pm, my ride count was

Stinger: 1 (that was one of the days it valleyed)
Possessed: 3
Revolution: 2
Thunderhawk: 2
Steel Force: 6
Dominator: 1

And that was all in between taking tons of photos.

If you want Talon and Hydra without long waits, then yes, go there first. Their lines can get lengthy pretty early. I only got 1 ride and Talon and Hydra each after 1pm (and Steel Force 2 more times), but that's because I had to leave at 4pm.

If the week day crowds are anything like or less than the weekend crowds I've experienced, you'll have no problem doing everything.
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Re: Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby jedimaster1227 » Mon Sep 03, 2012 8:37 pm

http://www.dorneypark.com/events/things-to-do/halloween-events/Zombie-Invasion-II

Living and undead alike are invited out to Dorney Park for Zombie Invasion II, the second annual takeover by zombies and costumed beings of all kinds!

When: Friday, September 14, 2012

What: This year’s event will be a preview of terrors to come during our Halloween season and allow guests to experience the event in costume, a HAUNT first. While our home-grown monsters will not be lurking around the midways just yet, guests will get a sneak peek at what HAUNT V will have in store for fear seekers this fall. Guests can come in make up or be zombified by professional make up artists at the park. In addition, guests will have access to our always thrilling ride attraction line up.

Who: Zombies, Vampires, Mummies, Mutants, Clowns, Ghosts, and costumed guests of all kinds! This year's event will be open to the public, including Season Passholders and all guests who dare to be part of the Invasion.

Tickets: $25.00
**Season Passholders can bring up to 4 friends to this event for just $14.99 per ticket!
**Bring A Friend tickets available at Ticket Booths on day of event only.
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Re: Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Myself » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:39 pm

I know I'm not the first one to mention this, but since Google Maps has updated their aerial image of Dorney Park, I figured I'd throw in my MS Paint skills into the mix...
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With the opening of Stinger, this large concrete circle has appeared. I had a look at Cedar Point, which Google Maps has also updated, and wouldn't you know the match is perfect...
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Took me about ten minutes to whip up. Since Cedar Fair has begun making its announcements for 2013, I wouldn't be surprised to see this happen...

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Re: Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby PhantomNick » Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:55 pm

Interesting! It does seem to conveniently fit right in there.....

Although, let's be honest, this IS Dorney we're talking about......Cedar Fair will install a Windseeker there around 2040, once the one at Cedar Point has reached the end of its useful life and they want to replace it. Then they can market it accordingly - NEW for 2040, it's the Windseeker! Hop aboard these new swings that take you to heights of nearly 300 feet! With this installation, Dorney Park maintains its world record for most relocated and recycled rides!! ;)
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