Closing Weekend, 10/30/09 and 11/1/09

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Closing Weekend, 10/30/09 and 11/1/09

Postby Yoshi » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:19 am

I spent the entire weekend in the Allentown area so Dorney was where I spent closing weekend.

On Friday 10/30, I got to the park at 9:15, it didn't seem too crowded at first with Talon being a 1 train wait but I saw it was only the top part of the park that wasn't crowded. Hydra looked to have a long line so I went to the bottom of the park going through Pirate's Passage. It was on the tamer side which I thought was good for people who didn't want to be scared too much.

Both sides of Dominator had a huge line, so I stopped at the Whip with a 1 cycle wait. Possessed was into the first switchback which looked to be around 30 minutes so I went to Steel Force. The entire set of 1st switchbacks were filled. I have never seen that long of a line except when the ride first opened. It was a 25 minute wait with 2 trains running. I also noticed there was a guard watching the line the entire time looking for line cutters which was great.

Walking back I went through the Gauntlet which was also tame like Pirate's Passage, again not a bad thing. Dominator's Space Shot line was down to a little under 10 minutes so I stopped there and went to Hydra which was a 2 train wait.

I had only planned to spend a little over an hour in the park since I knew I was going back Sunday and possibly Saturday, and left with spending around 75 minutes in the park.

Saturday had bad weather and I figured it might be crowded anyway since it was Halloween so decided to skip it and go back on Sunday. I went to the park with my sister and got there around 3:45. The first thing I noticed was only 1 train running on Talon but it was only a 2 train wait. We walked onto Cedar Creek Cannonball and it was cool to see Thunder Canyon without water. I think Hydra was also only running 1 train because it looked to have a line past the stairs and the train was going through the circuit not enough to make it looks like 2 trains were running.

We stopped at the Whip, 1 cycle wait and Krazy Kars, 2 cycle wait. Thunderhawk also had 1 train running with a 2 train wait.

While riding Thunderhawk I saw Steel Force was running 1 train with a huge line. It looked to be at least 30 minutes. We both decided it wasn't worth the wait and skipped it this trip. It was a shame to see no coasters running 2 trains, especially since I have only seen Steel Force run 1 train on one visit, closing day 2006 which was due to weather. Possessed was a 2 cycle wait so I stopped for a ride there and we finished the day at the Carousel. It was another short trip at around 75 minutes again because we didn't have the time for a longer visit.

I was glad to get to the park twice this weekend to end the season and look forward to next season especially going to Wildwater Kingdom again.

Ride Count for the weekend:
Talon, 2x
Hydra, 1x
Steel Force, 1x
Possessed, 1x
Thunderhawk, 1x
Dominator, 1x
Cedar Creek Cannonball, 1x
Whip, 2x
Krazy Kars, 1x
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Re: Closing Weekend, 10/30/09 and 11/1/09

Postby cf4444 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:25 am

Steel Force had 2 trains on Sunday for the Haunt.
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Re: Closing Weekend, 10/30/09 and 11/1/09

Postby Tori_is_neat » Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:45 am

Well, they put it on a little before the Haunt started. With one train, though, the line kept fluctuating.
I was glad we had a security guard, too. :D
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Re: Closing Weekend, 10/30/09 and 11/1/09

Postby Yoshi » Tue Nov 03, 2009 2:33 pm

We must have just missed the 2nd train being added since it was around 5:00 when I saw the line was long with 1 train running.
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Re: Closing Weekend, 10/30/09 and 11/1/09

Postby cf4444 » Tue Nov 03, 2009 8:54 pm

Ah. Yea, I got transferred there from Screaming Swing around 7:00 ish. Shortly after that the second train was added.
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Re: Closing Weekend, 10/30/09 and 11/1/09

Postby SteelVenomFan » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:08 am

I thought Krazy Cars were closed for the year since they're inside Terror Square?
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Re: Closing Weekend, 10/30/09 and 11/1/09

Postby cf4444 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:58 am

^ They closed at 5:00PM on Saturday and Sunday. On Fridays, they didnt open.
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