Went to the park today for opening day, it ended up being a nice day. The park was completely dead, but then again I feel like Dorney normally is. All the coasters were running well, although it felt a bit bittersweet riding possessed after the death of volcano. I will say I enjoy visiting Dorney as I don't have to rush around the park to hit every ride, but I can take my time and enjoy rerides and experience everything including a great collection of flats.
While not the best hyper, I do genuinely enjoy steel force and find it to be the best of the Morgan hypers that I have experienced
Thunderhawk in the back row is actually a really fun ride and I love the newer sleek trains on it
I hope to never see this ride leave, first gen drop towers are amazeballs, sadly I only got one ride as it was down for most of the day
Hydra is a pretty good ride, not as good as Talon, but definitely a unique fun floorless coaster
The jo-jo roll is definitely a unique element
Talon is a great ride, my third favorite invert behind Banshee and Alpengeist
Possessed is a super fun ride and now the only way I can get a volcano like taste, but alas great launches
Love the sound of the LIM's
The trout pond is a nifty little spot in Dorney worth a look, you can find it next to Demon Drop
At the end of a nice opening day, no lines and no rain makes for a great day!
coasterbill wrote:That Posessed station photo is the Dorneyest thing ever.
Look at that line...
This was every ride in the park all day. The only ride that had even a minor wait was Thunderhawk because of 1 train ops, but hey I'm not gonna complain about how dead Dorney is. I enjoy front row walk ons
NewsPlusNotes posted some opening day pictures and it looks like the park is making a ton of electrical upgrades to the front of the park. In the short term this is for their Grand Carnivale event but it seems like an impressive infrastructure upgrade for a 3 week event and nothing else.
It should be noted that the other 3 parks that are getting this event already have similar infastructure in place for Winterfest. Kings Dominion had panels like this absolutely everywhere.
Draw your own conclusions but I don’t believe for a second that Dorney isn’t thinking ahead with this. The fact that it’s all right in the front of the park serves to make it even more obvious.
The only other major Christmas event I can think of in the area is Winter Light Spectacular at the Lehigh Valley Zoo. That place gets slammed for that event with long waits to just get into the parking lot. I have no doubt that Winterfest would be a success at Dorney Park!
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