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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Fri May 03, 2019 4:13 pm

DorneyKid14 wrote:Dorney disabled the holding break on Possessed because it cost them too much electricity and power to run it.

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Fri May 03, 2019 4:37 pm

so glad I got to ride it with the "hold" when we were there a few years back.

it made the ride for me.
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby BDD27 » Fri May 03, 2019 7:10 pm

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.
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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
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Thunderhawk in the back row is actually a really fun ride and I love the newer sleek trains on it
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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
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Hydra is a pretty good ride, not as good as Talon, but definitely a unique fun floorless coaster
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The jo-jo roll is definitely a unique element
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Talon is a great ride, my third favorite invert behind Banshee and Alpengeist
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Possessed is a super fun ride and now the only way I can get a volcano like taste, but alas great launches
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The trout pond is a nifty little spot in Dorney worth a look, you can find it next to Demon Drop
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At the end of a nice opening day, no lines and no rain makes for a great day!

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Fri May 03, 2019 7:14 pm

That Posessed station photo is the Dorneyest thing ever. :lol:

Look at that line...

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby BDD27 » Fri May 03, 2019 7:22 pm

coasterbill wrote:That Posessed station photo is the Dorneyest thing ever. :lol:

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 :lmao:

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby CaptainUnknown » Fri May 03, 2019 8:57 pm

boldikus wrote:Valley Fair posted a video on their FB today showing off their holding break working again. Come on Dorney, get your sh*t together.


Rumor I heard was Valleyfair got the part(s) to get theirs working again from Dorney. So, they gave their sh*t to Valleyfair.
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Sun May 05, 2019 4:34 pm

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.

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun May 05, 2019 5:46 pm

I can only imagine how short WinterFest lines get at Dorney based on their summer lines.
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon May 06, 2019 6:53 am

:lol: I don't know, I feel like since it's Cedar Fair and they'll probably only run Talon (because... reasons) and maybe the mouse with it's awful loading system it should be on par with every other day.

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Hershey_flags » Sat May 11, 2019 5:08 am

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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