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How much do the fries cost tho...

 

I haven't had them in a bit so don't remember the exact cost but they give you a decent amount and they're amazing so its worth it. Best food @ Dorney.

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How much do the fries cost tho...

 

I haven't had them in a bit so don't remember the exact cost but they give you a decent amount and they're amazing so its worth it. Best food @ Dorney.

 

I second that! They are somewhere around 8ish dollars I think.

 

Now I need to make plans for a trip to Philly's Chickie & Pete's!

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We were allowed to ride 4 rides without having to re-enter the ride.

 

The big boat that splashes, demon drop, and 2 of the roller coasters.

 

"Chickie & Pete's french fries and beer are all you need to get through this park...whether you're vegan or a carnivore. "

 

We were there for 10 hours, so while the fries worked for lunch, we needed a better dinner.

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I do get the allure of Chickie and Pete's. To me its just fries with old bay.

 

The park is great but the food options are terrible. I tend to want to eat more healthy and there are barely any options at this park. I tend to eat at Smokehouse Barbecue, Coasters Drive In, or Subway. I wish they had a Go Fresh type place like Six Flags offers. I do LOVE that they have SweetFrog, Cinnabon and Rita's though for the off chance I want something sweet. Most parks do not offer them options.

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I tried the standalone Chickie's and Pete's a few times (Parx Casino and 20 minutes away from Atlantic City) and thought it was just ok. At Dorney, I usually go to the location by Sea Dragon since it's on the dining pass and it's the closest I can get to a Philly style cheesesteak anymore since at the places that serve them in Northeastern PA, it just isn't the same. The table service location near Whitewater Landing just has chicken cutlets and salads on the dining pass.

 

Otherwise I find the choices limited as well. I tried the grilled chicken sandwich at Coasters earlier this year and it wasn't nearly as good as what Great Adventure has (the chicken at Dorney was all dried out and the fries were overcooked and too greasy). I sometimes get the pizza since it's not that bad. They changed it this year from an individual pizza to 2 slices with breadsticks and also raised the price to $12.99.

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At SeaWorld and Busch Gardens, at the time when I worked there, the Re-ride policy was one re-ride allowed, then go back around. Had nothing to do with counts (Manta and Kraken the controls person did counts on each exiting train... no turnstiles... and Gwazi had a turnstile but didn't seem to care that much about super accurate numbers w/ re-rides). Some nonsense about people getting sick / possible problems with the forces of the ride repeatedly acting on the rider and to give the body a 'break'. I don't remember the exact wording. Seems silly but that's what it said in the SOPs at the time. Not sure if the policy is still the same.

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Kinda not surprised this was not posted in here, but the front of the new haunt going in looks about done.

 

And it is something that none of the other parks in the company have. (I believe)

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Hoping to get some suggestions from the Dorney park experts on the best day to visit. We will be in the area in about 2 weeks and will be able to attend on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday. We're assuming Saturday will be the most crowded. How do Fridays and Sundays usually look?

 

Thanks for any suggestions.

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^ At Dorney Park the waterpark is the main draw, so there's pretty much no lines on the dry side of the park no matter which day you go, until the waterpark closes. I don't go to the waterpark, but I've heard that the lines there can be quite long.

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Kinda not surprised this was not posted in here, but the front of the new haunt going in looks about done.

 

And it is something that none of the other parks in the company have. (I believe)

 

 

That looks really cool! Has the theme for the haunt been announced yet?

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Kinda not surprised this was not posted in here, but the front of the new haunt going in looks about done.

 

And it is something that none of the other parks in the company have. (I believe)

 

 

That looks really cool! Has the theme for the haunt been announced yet?

 

Not yet Probably will have something mid august.

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I took my second trip to Dorney Park last week and wrote up a trip report about it! While some of my experience there was a little crazy and unusual when compared with my first visit, I still had a blast. Dorney really does have a nice selection of rides and is a great park. It was a fun way to spend a couple hours.

http://thrillsawait.weebly.com/trip-reports/crowds-craziness-and-coasters-dorney-park-715

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Awesome review!! Unfortunately you picked the most busiest day to go. There was a group from Philly there that had around 10,000 presold tickets. They are the absolute worst, as you saw first hand.

 

Happy you enjoyed the park though!!!

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Thank you! Ahh well that would explain it. It definitely was pretty crazy, but I still had fun. Dorney really is a nice park!

 

It is a beautiful park. Landscaping has gotten better over the last few years. Other than the hills, park is very nice.

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Rather than pay extra for a gym membership, I just walk around Dorney when I want a workout.

 

Walking up cardio hill is equal to walking up 4 flights of stairs!!!

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Rather than pay extra for a gym membership, I just walk around Dorney when I want a workout.

What if Dorney is the first "workout amusement park"? Think about it:

- Giant hills to walk up and down

- Magnetic gates that must be pushed open (as opposed to air gates)

- Tons of empty switchbacks to run up and down

- No-reride policy (you have to walk back around to the front and walk through the queue to reride)

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Yeah, but they sell Crab Fries.

Post-workout snack? Is that a thing?

 

Potatoes are vegetables.

 

Can't comment on the "cheese" dip tho.

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Just in case anyone in here is looking for a little bit of 80's Dorney memories, I came across this footage of the Flying Dutchman on Youtube earlier. The only Pinfari I will ever have (admittedly probably misplaced) nostalgia for.

 

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NEW FREE SEASON PASS FOR CHILDREN - THE PRE-K PASS - COMING TO DORNEY PARK & WILDWATER KINGDOM IN 2018

 

New café along with Pre-K Pass provides more options for family entertainment

Allentown, PA (August 16, 2017) – Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom will launch a new type of season pass specifically for young children for 2018. The Pre-K Pass grants free admission to children three to five years of age for the entire 2018 season as well as the remainder of 2017.

 

Dorney Park vice president and general manager Mike Fehnel said, “We’re introducing the Pre-K Pass to help families with young children more easily and affordably enjoy everything that Dorney Park has to offer, in a way that considers the unique needs of this age group. The Pre-K Pass allows parents to save money as the entire family experiences not only the kid’s rides in Planet Snoopy™ but also roller coasters, thrill rides, shows and our fantastic water park.”

 

Online registration and in-park activation is required for the Pre-K Pass; guests who register and activate between August 16 through October 29, 2017 will receive unlimited park visits for the remainder of 2017 as well as all of 2018. To register, go to www.dorneypark.com, select Season Passes and then select the Pre-K Pass. Follow the directions to submit and activate the pass.

 

Also new for 2018 is the Tidal Wave Café, opening in Wildwater Kingdom. The nautical themed restaurant will feature popular fare such as hand-battered fried shrimp, rotisserie chicken, hand-breaded chicken tenderloins, and house-smoked pulled pork.

 

Guests can purchase their 2018 Season Pass at the lowest price of the year now through October 29, 2017. In addition to enjoying unlimited visits to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, free season-long parking, exclusive passholder events and discounts on food and merchandise in 2018, passholders can enjoy one free visit this fall to experience Halloween Haunt or The Great Pumpkin Fest. See www.dorneypark.com for full details.

 

About Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom features “two great parks for the price of one,” with more than 100 rides, shows and attractions. Guests can enjoy eight roller coasters, the largest collection of kids’ rides in Planet Snoopy™ and one of the country’s best-ranked water parks. For more information, see www.dorneypark.com. Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a publicly traded partnership and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, two outdoor water parks, one indoor water park and five hotels. For more information, see www.cedarfair.com.

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