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6/15/10

PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 10:21 pm
by Yoshi
I wanted to get 1 more trip to Dorney in before schools let out causing the waterpark to be packed even on weekdays.

I got to the park a little after 3:00 and went to Dominator first. The ops are now saying "enjoy your ride on Dominator Green" (or Red). I also saw one of the old storage bins from Steel Force is in the enclosed room where some of the ops sit. Both sides were 1 cycle waits.

Thunderhawk had 1 train running with a couple of rows closed off (not the rows chained off, but problems with the rows). 1 train wait.

Steel Force had 2 trains running and had a full station, 3 train wait for the last row.

Possessed was closed the entire time I was at the park. This is my 4th trip to Dorney this season and 3 of those trips the ride has been closed the entire time I was at the park and 1 trip the ride was closed part of the time I was there which is when I got my only ride this season.

Since the waterpark was closing in 2 hours I went there next, I won't list every slide but in those 2 hours I got 21 slides in. It gets tiring after a while climbing all those stairs with little to no lines, I estimated I climbed around 1300 - 1400 stairs today (Patriot's Plunge alone is 82 steps and I went on those slides around 10 times), not counting any stairs on the ride side of the park. I don't know if it was a coincidence or not but right at 6:00 when the waterpark closed, Semisonic's song Closing Time was playing.

The arcade is on a new token system, instead of 4 tokens for $1.00, it is 2 tokens for $1.00 and most games are still the same amount of tokens as they were last year so now everything costs a minimum of $0.50 to play and games that were $0.50 are now $1.00 to play.

After going back to the ride side, I went to Talon with a 1 train wait for the last row. I haven't ridden in the last row this season yet and forgot how much more forceful it is there. Hydra was also a 1 train wait and I rode twice, stopped at the Wild Mouse with a little less than a 10 minute wait and went back to Talon for 1 more ride.

Demon Drop had 1 car at the top of the lift and had 3 or 4 people working on the ride. The queue looks really short and I can see it filling up on more crowded days.

It was another good trip to the park with low crowds and I think I might like going to Wildwater Kingdom more than the ride side of the park.

Ride Count:
Talon, 2x
Hydra, 2x
Steel Force, 1x
Thunderhawk, 1x
Wild Mouse, 1x
Dominator Green, 1x
Dominator Red, 1x

Re: 6/15/10

PostPosted: Tue Jun 15, 2010 11:08 pm
by HK36
Yoshi wrote: I don't know if it was a coincidence or not but right at 6:00 when the waterpark closed, Semisonic's song Closing Time was playing.


No Coincidence happens Everyday.

Re: 6/15/10

PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 11:32 am
by AlwaysRidin
That's weird that Possessed has been closed that much. It was open and running just fine when I was there not a single minute of downtime.

Re: 6/15/10

PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 3:25 pm
by phillydude
I hear ya on the arcade prices going way up... and what's with almost every coin-operated "skill game" throughout the park having iPods instead of stuffed animals and sports balls? I do want to get one of those Domos this year, however... will be keeping my eye out for times when there are enough players on the water guns to get the decent sized one when I win. :D

Re: 6/15/10

PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 4:47 pm
by Dorneyman27
Possessed has been closed 2 out of 3 times I went this year.

Re: 6/15/10

PostPosted: Wed Jun 16, 2010 10:14 pm
by Yoshi
phillydude wrote:I hear ya on the arcade prices going way up... and what's with almost every coin-operated "skill game" throughout the park having iPods instead of stuffed animals and sports balls? I do want to get one of those Domos this year, however... will be keeping my eye out for times when there are enough players on the water guns to get the decent sized one when I win. :D


Yeah I hate those skill cranes with IPods and video game systems. They are impossible to win and Great Adventure has them as well. I have never seen anyone win at them because the item is either too heavy or not a good shape to be grabbed by the claw. I especially hate that in the arcade, they have that giant skill crane with empty PS3 boxes in them (I think you take it to the attendant if you win to get the actual system). It takes up a lot of room in such a small arcade as it is.

Re: 6/15/10

PostPosted: Thu Jun 17, 2010 7:55 pm
by bluewaves
Possessed was waiting for parts from Sweeden or god knows where that were delayed due to the volcano, its been working pretty well since it got the replacement parts though