Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby DarienPoint » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:11 pm

How are Dorney's crowds during Haunt? I'll be going for the first time because I won tickets/fright lane through their PR. How even is Haunt? I've only been to Six Flags Fright Fest at several parks, but never a Cedar Fair Haunt.
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Mon Oct 14, 2019 4:35 pm

If only there was something in the two posts immediately before yours that could have answered every question that you just asked.

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby DarienPoint » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:40 pm

^ Didn't see those. Thanks.
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby anonymouscactus » Mon Oct 14, 2019 5:40 pm

If you have the time and want an INSANE haunt experience, go 34 minutes north. Seriously, we go everywhere for haunts, and it's the most interesting, interactive, funny, and fun haunt we've ever done, no question, hands down. (-- though we've never done BLACKOUT NYC to be fair)

The line gets HUGE so get there before opening.
If you have a group of 2, they will send in the two of you by yourselves. We've done it twice over the years.

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby YoshiFan » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:07 pm

Dorney added Columbus Day as an operating day around 2 months ago and didn't do much to promote that they were open like any e-mails sent out. With not many people knowing the park was open and operating hours of 11 - 7 with no Haunt, crowds were low even for Dorney standards. At one point Steel Force had a completely empty station around 2 hours before closing.

I was really impressed with Monster Jam Thunder Alley.

The course is where Stinger was and is 2 laps because the track is shorter than the versions from other Cedar Fair parks. 2 trucks are running, Megalodon and Grave Digger. Each truck seats 10 people plus the driver and usually 1 truck is running while the other is loading riders. It takes a while to load each truck and for everyone to get buckled in. Because of that, the capacity is extremely low. Even with the low crowds, it was still a 25 minute wait. The wait time sign even goes up to 150 minutes (probably from other Cedar Fair parks).

It was really fun and a much better use of the space compared to Stinger being there.

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Oct 17, 2019 3:33 pm

^ The course at Cedar Point gave two laps as well back on Memorial Day weekend. I'm glad I can now say I've been in a monster truck, but I wasn't a big fan of the experience. It seemed to be a major hit with kids though!

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby anonymouscactus » Fri Oct 18, 2019 4:57 am

^ they do give you a t-shirt to wear, but it went through all 3 layers anyways.

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