Dorney Park

Amusement park in the United States


Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Location
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating
Opened 1884
Owner Cedar Fair
Area 200 acres (80.9 hectares)
Website http://www.dorneypark.com

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is a theme park owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. The park is a combination theme park and water park. The park originally opened in 1884 as a trout hatchery and summer resort.

History

A large fire in 1983 destroyed the Bucket O' Blood, Flying Bobs, Grande Carousel, skee-ball alleys, a shop, and an open-air theatre.[1]

In 1992, Dorney Park was acquired by Cedar Fair for $48 million.[2]

The opening of the park was delayed in 2020 due to challenges associated with the coronavirus pandemic. The season was cut back to July to September and Wildwater Kingdom remained closed the entire year.[3]

Roller coasters

Under construction

Class Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Roller Iron Menace Bolliger & Mabillard Floorless
Diving
May 10, 2024 Under construction

Present

Class Name Manufacturer Type Opened Status
Roller Hydra The Revenge Bolliger & Mabillard Floorless May 7, 2005 Operating
Roller Possessed Intamin Inverted
Launched
Shuttle
May 17, 2008 Operating
Roller Steel Force Morgan Hyper May 30, 1997 Operating
Roller Talon Bolliger & Mabillard Inverted May 5, 2001 Operating
Roller Thunderhawk Herbert Paul Schmeck Wooden March 30, 1924 Operating
Roller Wild Mouse Maurer Söhne Wild Mouse May 6, 2000 Operating
Roller Woodstock's Express Zamperla Kiddie May 6, 2000 Operating

Past (9)

Class Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Powered Dragon Coaster Zamperla Kiddie 1988 2010 Relocated to Valleyfair!
Roller Flying Dutchman Pinfari Sit-Down 1977 1988 Unknown
Roller Hercules Curtis D. Summers Wooden 1989 2003 Scrapped
Roller Kiddie Coaster B. A. Schiff & Associates Kiddie 1952 Unknown Unknown
Roller Laser Schwarzkopf Sit-Down 1986 2008 Travelling Germany
Roller Scenic Railway Fredrick Ingersoll Wooden 1903 1920 Scrapped
Roller Steel First Allan Herschell Company Kiddie c.1986 2010 Unknown
Roller Stinger Vekoma Inverted
Shuttle
2012 2017 Scrapped
Roller Wild Mouse B. A. Schiff & Associates Wild Mouse 1958 1965 Relocated to Bushkill Park

Attractions

Operating

Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Antique Carousel Dentzel Carousel Company Carousel 1995
Apollo Soriani & Moser Ramba Zamba/Swingaround 1984
Camp Bus Zamperla Junior Flying Carpet 2000
Cedar Creek Cannonball Funk Manufacturing Co. Miniature Railway 1993
Charlie Brown's Wind-Up Zamperla Junior Waveswinger 2000
Dodgem Bertazzon Dodgems 2017
Demon Drop Intamin Freefall 2010
Dominator S&S Worldwide Drop Tower 1999
Enterprise HUSS Enterprise 1984
Ferris Wheel Chance Rides Ferris Wheel 1989
Flying Ace Moser's Rides Junior Pirate Ship 2000
Flying Ace Balloon Race Zamperla Balloon Tower 2011
Kaleidoscope HUSS Troika 2017
Kite Eating Tree Zamperla Junior Drop Tower 2000
Linus Launcher Zamperla Kite Flyer 2011
Meteor Zamperla Ranger 2002
Monster Eyerly Aircraft Company Polyp 1995
MT Buckets Larson International Flying Scooters 2015
Musik Express Mack Rides Superbob/Musik Express 1984
Peanuts 500 Zamperla Junior Whip 2011
Peanuts Road Rally Zamperla Track Ride 2000
Revolution Chance Rides Frisbee 2004
Road Rally Morgan Track Ride 1994
Sally's Swing Set Zamperla Happy Swing 2011
Scrambler Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 1970
Sea Dragon Chance Rides Pirate Ship 1980
Snoopy's Junction Zamperla Junior Railway 2011
Snoopy's Rocket Express Zamperla Monorail 2011
Thunder Canyon Barr Engineering River Rapids 1994
Thunder Creek Mountain Barr Engineering Log Flume 1982
Tilt-A-Whirl Sellner Manufacturing Tilt-A-Whirl 2002
Wave Swinger Zierer Waveswinger 1985
Whip W.F. Mangels Whip 1920
White Water Landing Arrow Dynamics Shoot The Chute 1993
Woodstock Whirlybirds Zamperla Junior Teacups 2011
Woodstock's Wagon Wheel Zamperla Junior Ferris Wheel 2000
Zephyr Local Engineer Miniature Railway 1935

Closed

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Balloon Race Zamperla Balloon Race 1988 2010 Unknown
Bucket O' Blood Pretzel Company Tracked Dark Ride 1937 1983 Destroyed by fire
Flying Bobs Allan Herschell Company Matterhorn 1973[4] 1983 Destroyed by fire
Grande Carousel Philadelphia Toboggan Company Carousel 1932 1983 Destroyed by fire
Hang Time HUSS Top Spin 1998 2015 Scrapped
Joker Zamperla Rainbow 1988 2004 Scrapped
Journey to the Center of the Earth Philadelphia Toboggan Company Scenic Boat Ride 1927 1992 Scrapped
Meteorite Philadelphia Toboggan Company Crazy Daisy 1940s 1993 Scrapped
Palacio de Cristal Bertazzon Mirror Maze 1975 Unknown Unknown
Ranger HUSS Ranger 1984 1984 Unknown
Screamin' Swing S&S Worldwide Screamin' Swing 2005 2015 Scrapped
SkyScraper Gravity Works Booster 2000 2004 Relocated to Valleyfair!
Sky Ride Unknown Ropeway 1960s or earlier 1998 Unknown

References

  1. "Death group marks 100th anniversary with Dorney picnic". The Morning Call. August 14, 1989. p. 24. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
  2. "Dorney Park is sold $48 million deal completed after months of talks".
  3. "A Message from Michael Fehnel, Vice President & General Manager of Dorney Park". Kings Dominion. {{cite web}}: Unknown parameter |archive= ignored (help)
  4. "The All New Flying Bobs". The Morning Call. July 1, 1973. p. 107. Retrieved October 23, 2020.
Amusement parks operated by Cedar Fair