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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby alilstronger » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:02 pm

We're all entitled to our opinions. I personally do not like Busch Gardens (Williamsburg) much. The only reason I go is because the food is good but I don't find their rides all that fun.

I can understand though why I got them reactions lol
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Postby anonymouscactus » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:45 pm

ScreaminNewEngland wrote: Any tips or advice on what not to miss out on?



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Even if you're not a fan of drop towers, Demon Drop is awesome. Don't let the size fool you.

Edit: oh, I misread and thought you haven't been here before. Still... Demon Drop is awesome :-P

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:50 pm

ScreaminNewEngland wrote:Any tips or advice on what not to miss out on?


I was a fan of Blood on the Bayou, Cornstalkers and Urgent Scare last year (which has been renamed so people don't get offended but is probably the same thing). Blackout, Trick or Treat and Chamber of Horrors are terrible. Tourist Trap is new and if it's anything like the maze it replaced it's probably very long and very good, I haven't been through it since the change though.

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Rai Fox » Thu Oct 05, 2017 3:41 pm

How are the lines generally for the haunts? I know the park never has lines for normal rides, but I've never been for Halloween. Thinking of hitting it next weekend if I head down that way for Knoebels like I'm thinking about.

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:12 pm

The haunts can get lines but they're nothing like what some parks get. If you go on a Friday night you'll have the place to yourself. On a Saturday I wouldn't be shocked by an 45-60 minute line for Urgent Scare and Tourist Trap but if you want a break from the lines you can go ride Hydra which will be rolling half empty trains like it's an olympic sport. :lol:

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Physical » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:18 pm

anonymouscactus wrote:
ScreaminNewEngland wrote: Any tips or advice on what not to miss out on?



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Even if you're not a fan of drop towers, Demon Drop is awesome. Don't let the size fool you.

Edit: oh, I misread and thought you haven't been here before. Still... Demon Drop is awesome :-P


I'm totally biased, but after over 300 rides on Demon Drop, it's still my favorite drop tower. It's the only tower I've ridden that gives a true sensation of freefall. Just leave some room in your harness, the more the better!

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Thu Oct 05, 2017 8:49 pm

^ Oh the heartbreak. Only ride at Dorney that was down the whole day I was there.

Yeah, as far as Cedar Fair parks go, it's not that bad. I enjoyed my time there. The coasters were a bit lackluster, but several of the flats were good, especially the whip, and they've got one of the best log flumes anywhere. Could be a lot worse, really.
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Genx24 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:54 am

Dorney is a fine park that serves a good purpose; a nice change of pace from Great Adventure, with decent coasters that get no lines. The park gets bonus points from me for having a good Whip, a nice flume and Demon Drop. And there's a Waffle House approximately 10 minutes away.

I don't think the park gets "bashed", it's just lacking when compared to other parks in the region.
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:12 am

ScreaminNewEngland wrote:I'll never understand why this park gets bashed on here so much. It's so much better than Valleyfair and MiA in the chain.


I've never even been to Dorney, and I have been to the other two parks (including regularly to MiA), and I'd have to agree with this statement! :lol:
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby DorneyKid14 » Fri Oct 06, 2017 9:55 am

coasterbill wrote:The haunts can get lines but they're nothing like what some parks get. If you go on a Friday night you'll have the place to yourself. On a Saturday I wouldn't be shocked by an 45-60 minute line for Urgent Scare and Tourist Trap but if you want a break from the lines you can go ride Hydra which will be rolling half empty trains like it's an olympic sport. :lol:


Supposivly some of the haunts were pulling upward of 2 hour waits last weekend.
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