Dorney Park

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
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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. The park is a combination theme park and water park. Interestingly, the park was originally opened in 1884 as a trout hatchery and summer resort.

History

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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.

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 the waterpark remained closed the entire year.[2]

Roller coasters

Present (7)

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

Past (9)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Fate
Dragon Coaster Zamperla Powered 1988 2010 Relocated to Valleyfair!
Flying Dutchman Pinfari Sit-Down 1977 1988 Unknown
Hercules Curtis D. Summers Wooden 1989 2003 Scrapped
Kiddie Coaster B. A. Schiff & Associates Kiddie 1952 Unknown Unknown
Laser Schwarzkopf Sit-Down 1986 2008 Travelling Germany
Scenic Railway Fredrick Ingersoll Wooden 1903 1920 Scrapped
Steel First Allan Herschell Company Kiddie c.1986 2010 Unknown
Stinger Vekoma Shuttle 2012 2017 Scrapped
Wild Mouse B. A. Schiff & Associates Wild Mouse 1964 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
Cedar Creek Cannonball Unknown Miniature Railway 1993
Camp Bus Zamperla Junior Flying Carpet 2000
Cedar Creek Flyers Larson International Flying Scooters 2015
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 Zamperla 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
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

This list is incomplete, please expand it if you can.
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[3] 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
SkyScraper Gravity Works Booster 2000 2004 Relocated to Valleyfair!

References

  1. "Death group marks 100th anniversary with Dorney picnic", The Morning Call (August 14, 1989), pp. 24. Retrieved on October 23, 2020.
  2. "A Message from Michael Fehnel, Vice President & General Manager of Dorney Park". Kings Dominion. https://web.archive.org/web/20200806204533/https://www.dorneypark.com/park-update. 
  3. "The All New Flying Bobs", The Morning Call (July 1, 1973), pp. 107. Retrieved on October 23, 2020.