Memorial Day 2013?

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Memorial Day 2013?

Postby weluvdorney » Tue May 21, 2013 9:12 am

We have our season passes but haven't been to the park yet this year. We're thinking about going on Monday - Memorial Day. Typically, how are the crowds on Memorial Day? Thx!
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Re: Memorial Day 2013?

Postby Yoshi » Tue May 21, 2013 10:27 am

I've never been to the park on Memorial Day but I have gone on Labor Day before (I would think crowd levels would be similar) and it wasn't crowded at all.
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Re: Memorial Day 2013?

Postby djw44 » Tue May 21, 2013 6:39 pm

The best thing about Dorney is that it is hardly ever crowded.
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Re: Memorial Day 2013?

Postby weluvdorney » Tue May 21, 2013 7:12 pm

With my luck it'll be packed on Monday. We only have a few hours so I probably wouldn't bother if it is a typically busy day. Thanks Yoshi - that's what I was hoping to see!
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Re: Memorial Day 2013?

Postby coasterluver » Wed May 22, 2013 2:55 pm

If there are too many crowds, you can always buy a Fast Lane pass!
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Re: Memorial Day 2013?

Postby weluvdorney » Wed May 22, 2013 3:57 pm

Honestly, I may be too cheap to buy a fast lane pass for a 4 hr visit. Maybe in July or August I'd spring for one if it were really crowded.
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Re: Memorial Day 2013?

Postby nathanaelerik » Wed May 29, 2013 12:23 pm

Honestly I would not even bother with the fast lane. Its a waste of money because you never wait long at dorney anyway. Only on rides like the wild mouse which are forgettable experiences.


Anyway, How was memorial day?
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Re: Memorial Day 2013?

Postby weluvdorney » Thu May 30, 2013 11:06 am

We did end up going for a few hours on Monday. I'm glad we did. Crowds were very manageable - walked on to most rides (except, of course, the Wild Mouse). Weather was perfect. We were only bumped once on the Hydra by Fast Pass folks while we were waiting to sit in the front row. I'd absolutely go again on Memorial Day.
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Re: Memorial Day 2013?

Postby N_Dub04Gli » Thu May 30, 2013 1:45 pm

I also popped in to Dorney on Memorial Day. I rode my motorcycle from good ole North Wales through Quakertown and Lehigh to get there. I arrived at the park around 12:30pm. The new security check point was interesting and it slowed me down a bit. I first went to Talon and waited only three cycles to get the front row. I then walked over to Hydra and waited two ride cycles for the back row. Next, I powered over to Thunderhawk and waited one ride to get the first row of the second car. Finally, I headed to Steel Force and was shocked when I hit the top of the steps to see that the line was long enough to hit two rows of the up and backs. I couldn't tell you how long the wait was but it was by far my longest wait for SF in at least five years. I rode the back row, walked back to my shiny two wheeler and took the long way home to N Dub. It was a pleasant trip that took maybe a hour.
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