Share the experiences of your latest trip to Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom

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Postby Yoshi » Mon Jul 21, 2008 8:46 pm

I has been just over a month since I was last at Dorney, the longest amount of time I have gone without going to the park in the past 3 seasons (not counting the offseason of course).

We got there at around 10:45, the lot wasn't that crowded but the waterpark already had long lines. When entering the parking area, I saw Voodoo was running with empty rows so we went their first. I got 2 rides and it is growing on me, I was really against the ride when I first heard it was rumored to come to the park but it is more fun than I exepected especially after riding it on a 2nd visit.

With Laser leaving this year, I wanted to get a few rides in. 1 train wait. Nice and forceful. While on the lift hill I saw Kinzel and some other guys in dress shirts walking around near the first drop of Laser/Screamworks. I also got 2 rides in and went to Steel Force where I saw Kinzel and the other guys again. 1 train wait also for Steel Force and again I got 2 rides in.

Thunderhawk was a 1 train wait, Thunder Creek Mountain was about 20 minutes, too long of a wait for me. Dominator Space Shot was a 1 cycle wait. Hydra had the fullest station of the day, but was still a 1 train wait for the middle of the train. Talon was the same but I waited 3 trains for the front.

We headed into Wildwater Kingdom which was where everyone in the park was. Aquablast looked to be around 30 - 40 minutes, Aqua Racer looked to be 20 minutes.

The 2nd lazy river was finally open, but it wasn't nearly as good as the newer one. The old one is short and has bad loading system since people can go around more than once, it's basically a free for all to get a tube.

I also noticed the swim game is gone and is now a VIP pool. I'm not sure if it was for the Cabana rental people or something else but I saw it empty every time we passed by it.

We stuck to the slides with shorter waits and never waited more than 10 minutes for anything (thankfully we went to Aqua Racer when the line got shorter). Patriot's Plunge was completely down the stairs and into the walkway leading up to the stairs something I have never seen before.

Overall it was a great trip with short lines for everything.

Ride Count:
Voodoo, 2x
Laser, 2x
Steel Force, 2x
Thunderhawk, 1x
Hydra, 1x
Talon, 2x
Dominator Red, 1x
Wildwater Rapids Orange, 2x
Wildwater Rapids Blue, 2x
Wildwater Rapids Yellow, 1x
Aqua Racer, 1x
Jumpin Jack Splash Yellow, 1x
Speed Slides, 1x
Cascade, 1x
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Re: 7/21/08

Postby HauntfanDP » Tue Jul 22, 2008 10:17 am

I wonder if Kinzel and the other dressed up guys were talking about whats new for 2009 once laser leaves?

Re: 7/21/08

Postby MozzMarr86 » Tue Jul 22, 2008 5:17 pm

Doubt it. Kinzel and company tour all the Cedar Fair parks every season. There's nothing special about this trip.
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Re: 7/21/08

Postby HauntfanDP » Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:06 am

This doesnt really have to do anything with the trip report but I was at the park yesterday and saw a little orange constructuion fence around a dug up part of a landscape island across from the guessing game near zephyr station. It looked to have a square concrete base on it, kind of like a footer, but shaped like a square and wider. It looked big enough to hold something small like a small stand along that midway. Does anyone know what it is or could be if any of you saw if and know what im talking about?

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