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Steel Force Simulation Now Open!

Well, it took quite a bit longer than anticipated, but the Steel Force simulation is now open!

Head on over to the Simulations page to start playing now. Stay tuned, the next Dorney Park attraction to get the simulation treatment will be revealed soon.



Here's the full details from Dorney Park Online's partner, Themagical.nl:

The wait is over! Dorneyonline.com and Themagical.nl are happy to present the long planned, much anticipated Steel Force Simulation.

The simulation development team at Themagical.nl has created many unique, detailed simulation games which place players in control as the operator of Disney theme park attractions. In partnership with Dorneyonline.com, the team now presents a new simulation based on the Steel Force roller coaster at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, PA USA.

In the process of development new milestones and hurdles were overcome, including all new coding based on Adobe Flash's Action Script 3.0 language. Special features not featured in the team's previous projects include a new visitor engine which allows operators to control the queue lines to best fit crowd size, and a train status panel to display the location of each of the ride's three trains.

Be sure to head to Dorneyonline.com to start playing, and stay tuned. The next simulation for Dorneyonline.com will be created using HTML5 instead of Flash. Details on the attraction to be featured will be revealed soon!

Posted on Sunday, April 29, 2012 by dptalon135


Planet Snoopy Announced for 2011

Dorney Park announced plans to renovate Camp Snoopy into Planet Snoopy for the 2011 season. Planet Snoopy will see new rides, a new theater, and more.

Photos from the announcement.
Official Planet Snoopy page.

Official Press Release:

DORNEY PARK, Allentown, PA (August 8, 2010) - Hundreds of kids and their families turned Camp Snoopy at Dorney Park into a festive arena as they helped celebrate the 60th anniversary of Snoopy and the rest of the gang. The festivities were topped off when Dorney Park presented America's favorite beagle with a seven-foot-tall gift box with an $8 million present inside: plans for the Planet SNOOPY kids' theme-park slated to open at Dorney Park in Spring 2011.

Planet SNOOPY is an $8 million concept that will become reality for next Spring. The project will transform the existing Camp Snoopy into a self-contained theme park for kids. The new Planet SNOOPY will encompass nearly three and one-half acres of land centrally located in Dorney Park and is set to feature the largest collections of kids' amusement rides on the East Coast.

One of the gifts presented to Snoopy on Sunday was an aerial rendering of Planet SNOOPY. The illustration shows how seven new rides, an all new PEANUTS™ Showplace amphitheatre, a Snoopy Boutique souvenir store, and a Soda Pop Shop featuring Root Beer Floats combine with nine existing re-themed rides to make an out-of-this-world, kid-fun and family-friendly immersive experience.

The headlining attractions of Planet SNOOPY will be the new 40-foot-tall Flying Ace Balloon Race, the Linus Launcher ride where riders lay face down for their soaring trip, and Snoopy's Sky Ride, an aerial monorail with themed passenger cars. Each of the rides in the Planet SNOOPY universe is designed for kids and parents to be able to ride together. The Planet SNOOPY kids' park will also feature a new family care facility where parents can tend to the needs of infants and toddlers. The facility will be staffed and fully equipped with changing stations, feeding rooms, and play and nap areas.

In recognition of the special position Snoopy and the PEANUTS™ gang hold in America's heart, Planet SNOOPY will also feature extensive scheduled interaction between the kids and Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and others of the PEANUTS™ gang. The schedule includes shows in the PEANUTS™ Showplace amphitheatre as well daily meet and greet sessions.

Dorney Park plans to break ground on the project at the end of the upcoming 2010 Halloween HAUNT season. When Planet SNOOPY opens in spring of 2011, admission will be included with any Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom 2011 Season Pass or Admission Ticket. Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom now offers three great Parks for one low price! The addition of the new attractions brings the Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom experience to an incredible fifty-seven rides while Wildwater Kingdom has an additional two-dozen including two-giant wave pools, two lazy rivers, and an astounding twenty-two water slides.

Families can save even more by purchasing their Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom 2011 Season Passes when they go on-sale at the Park Season Pass Office on Saturday, September 4th. Early purchasers enjoy the lowest prices available of only $89.99 for Regular and $59.99 for Juniors under 48" tall in shoes. The Season Pass Office will continue to be open for 2011 Pass purchases during all scheduled Park operating hours throughout the fall.

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol "FUN." In addition to Dorney Park& Wildwater Kingdom, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, six water parks, one indoor water park resort and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, Calif. under a management contract.

Posted on Sunday, August 8, 2010 by dptalon135


New Site Released

After months of design and development, I am pleased to reveal the new design of Dorney Park Online. The design features a clean, user-friendly interface and a color scheme based on Steel Force.

The design also brings the addition of the Simulations page, which will soon feature custom ride operation simulation games based on Dorney Park attractions, in partnership with Themagical. Stay tuned for more details on the Steel Force simulation!

Posted on Thursday, July 29, 2010 by dptalon135