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Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby GAcoaster » Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:02 am

Hey everybody!

This thread is simple! Rather than having a million little threads about everything that goes on at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, this thread is designed to consolidate it all into one user-friendly thread. Feel free to use it to post updates, trip reports, questions, comments, and of course, general discussion. For pictures and videos of the park as well as past updates, see TPR's Park Index Page.

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Below are some links to past updates from the park, you may be interested in. Enjoy!


February 20, 2005 - Hydra construction photos (SEE BELOW)
November 17th, 2005 - Park to demolish its oldest building- Mansion House Hotel

September 22, 2007 - signs appear for new impulse coaster VooDoo (Steel Venom from Geauga Lake)

May 3rd, 2008 - VooDoo opens
June 3rd, 2008 - Laser is for sale

November 26th, 2009 - Demon Drop arrives at Dorney

January 25th, 2010 - Demon Drop formally announced
July 12th, 2010 - Demon Drop opens
August 25th, 2010 - Planet Snoopy to replace Camp Snoopy in 2011

February 3rd, 2011 - Invertigo moving from California's Great America to Dorney
June 10th, 2011 - Dorney purchases an additional 6.75 acres
September 22nd, 2011 - Dinosaurs Alive announced for 2012
October 15th, 2011 - Stinger (formerly Invertigo) construction update
December 9th, 2011 - Stinger construction update posted!

April 23rd, 2012 - Fast Lane rides announced
September 3rd, 2012 - 'Zombie Invasion II' Halloween event announced!

October 31st, 2014 - Cedar Creek Flyers announced for 2015

July 22nd, 2015 - Christmas in July Toy Drive, July 25-26!

August 18th, 2016 - New rides (Troika and Bumper Cars), show Cirque Imagine) & water park enhancements announced!

August 16th, 2017 - Pre K being introduced at Dorney Park
December 15, 2017 - Stinger is being removed

August 19th, 2019 - Seaside Splashworks water play structure announced!

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The other day I took the hardhat tour of Hydra (and the rest of Dorney) and took a bunch of construction pictures I thought I'd share. :bigsmile:

Hydra overall looks fun but really small. I have a feeling people are going to be somewhat let down by this one when they see it in person. To me, it made Batman the Dark Knight look huge... :roll:

Take a look for yourself (I have more pictures of Hydra and the rest of Dorney Park in Winter on the Dorney page of my site):
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View from the lake
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The "Jojo Roll" (!)
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Nice looking air pop over the station!
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The twisted coils
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Nice looking helix
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Sunset over Steel Force as I was leaving
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Postby Wouter.CC » Sun Feb 20, 2005 9:09 am

woah...awesome pictures! I like that new element, not sure how it was called

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Postby Hattuchili » Sun Feb 20, 2005 10:47 am

Damn good pictures. It looks like a nice ride. I think I´ll get a quick tour on your site.

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Postby robbalvey » Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:04 pm

Hey there! I just want to say thanks to GACoaster and for posting those!

Those are awesome pics!

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Postby SharkTums » Sun Feb 20, 2005 12:08 pm

^Only if by 'get to Dorney' you mean run in for 15 minutes get on Hydra and leave to go to Knoebels!

Nice pictures...I just don't know though, I'm not excited by this ride for some reason.

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Postby CoasterEricHP » Mon Feb 21, 2005 10:23 pm

I'm getting a little worried about the "forceless" B&M's Robb's talking about. Thinking Hydra may fall into this category.. looks really fun though. Has some nice airtime hills at least!

I wonder how much loose change Dorney will make under the JOJO roll.


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Postby CoasterCrazy » Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:28 pm

Awesome pictures, I think the Jojo Roll is going to be the best part of the ride.

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Postby Dr Freeze » Tue Feb 22, 2005 12:52 pm

They should still have Hercules if they are going to name something "Hydra." But maybe they are saying Hydra got its revenge by getting rid of Hercules? If so, this park is *really* into mythology.
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Postby Shadowforce » Tue Feb 22, 2005 2:23 pm

^ I think they just used it as an excuse. Hercules weren't exactly a great coaster, right? :?

When i saw the movie they released in the begining, this thing got me really excited. It looks insane, and very much out of the ordinary, for B&M atleast. However, something about it, and I admit i don't know what, puts me off. Maybe the color scheme? Maybe the weirdness? The world might never know.

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Postby Real » Tue Feb 22, 2005 5:17 pm

Forceless or NOT, its GOING to have fast rotations. To me, thats what really makes or breaks some B&M's is the speed of rotation. And btw, you can have fast rotations without alot of force.

But Im lovin Hydra, it looks like a very cool ride. So far on my recreation (which is comin along pretty close to spec, almost scary how close) its not going to be a super G ride but its not going to be boring either.

The Straight drop looks great and so does the twisted cobra.

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