7/11/10

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7/11/10

Postby Yoshi » Sun Jul 11, 2010 9:57 pm

After a horrible trip to the park on a Sunday in August in 2006 and hearing about the bad crowds on weekends and especially on Sunday's in the summer, I was a little hesitant to go to the park today but since I haven't been to Dorney in almost a month, I decided to take the chance and go.

I got there around 5:45 and the main lot was packed, cars were parked on grass and the overflow lot was at least half full. WWK looked like lines were 20+ minutes for all the slides so I planned to skip it today. Parking has been raised $2 and is now $12.

I was looking forward to trying Demon Drop, but it was closed with 1 car almost at the top of the lift so I went to Voodoo instead. Just over a 10 minute wait, the launch felt a little weaker today. Steel Force was next with 2 trains running and only a 1 train wait for the first row of the last car.

From Steel Force's lift it looked like crowds were thinning out in WWK and even though I would have barely an hour before the 8:00 closing, I figured I would go and try to get as many slides in as I could. I ended up riding Patriot's Plunge 6 times, Wildwater Rapids 7 times and Jumpin Jack Splash 6 times, 19 slides in 70 minutes total. I never expected to be able to get so many slides in with the park so crowded but I guess after later in the day, people leave to eat dinner or go to the rides side of the park.

After that I was kind of tired and decided to leave especially since Talon looked like it had a long line and I figured all lines were going to be bad because the lot was still packed and the WWK crowds would be heading into the rides side of the park.
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Re: 7/11/10

Postby dp45879 » Wed Jul 21, 2010 1:32 pm

Just wanted to let you know, in case you didn't already, parking is only $12 on Saturdays and Sundays...the $10 still applies on weekdays.
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Re: 7/11/10

Postby Yoshi » Wed Jul 21, 2010 11:09 pm

I didn't know that, I guess they figure they can get away with more on the weekend since they have no trouble filling the regular and most of the overflow lot on the past 2 Sunday's I was there. I'm glad parking is included with the season pass.
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Re: 7/11/10

Postby PepsiFan01 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 7:09 am

I think Friday is also $12. Mon-Thurs $10.
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Re: 7/11/10

Postby dp45879 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:17 am

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Re: 7/11/10

Postby PepsiFan01 » Thu Jul 22, 2010 8:08 pm

Oh ok, my bad. I swore I looked not to long ago and Friday was included in the $12. Sorry!
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