Dorney Park

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating
Opened 1884
Owner Cedar Fair
Area 200 acres (80.9 hectares)

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is a theme park owned by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company located in Allentown, PA. 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.


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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 2005 Operating
Possessed Intamin Inverted 2008 Operating
Steel Force Morgan Hyper 1997 Operating
Talon Bolliger & Mabillard Inverted 2001 Operating
Thunderhawk Herbert Paul Schmeck Wooden March 30, 1924 Operating
Wild Mouse Maurer AG Wild Mouse 2000 Operating
Woodstock's Express Zamperla Kiddie 2000 Operating

Past (9)

Name Manufacturer Type Opened Closed Relocated
Dragon Coaster Zamperla Powered 1988 2010 Valleyfair!
Flying Dutchman Pinfari Sit-Down 1977 1988 Unknown
Hercules Curtis D. Summers Wooden 1989 2003 -
Kiddie Coaster B. A. Schiff & Associates Kiddie 1952 Unknown -
Laser Schwarzkopf Sit-Down 1986 2008 Travelling in Germany
Scenic Railway Fredrick Ingersoll Wooden 1903 1920 -
Steel First Allan Herschell Company Kiddie 1990 2010 -
Stinger Vekoma Shuttle 2012 2017 -
Wild Mouse B. A. Schiff & Associates Wild Mouse 1964 1965 Bushkill Park



Name Manufacturer Type Opened
Antique Carousel Dentzel Carousel 1995
Apollo Soriani & Moser Ramba Zamba/Swingaround 1984
Cedar Creek Cannonball Crown Metal Products Miniature Railway 1993
Cedar Creek Flyers Larson International Flying Scooters 2015
Dodgem I.E. Park Dodgems 2017
Demon Drop Intamin Freefall 2010
Dominator S&S Worldwide Drop Tower 1999
Enterprise HUSS Enterprise 1984
Ferris Wheel Chance Rides Ferris Wheel 1991
Kaleidoscope HUSS Troika 2017
Meteor Zamperla Ranger 2002
Monster Eyerly Aircraft Company Polyp 1995
Musik Express Mack Rides Superbob/Musik Express 1984
Revolution Chance Rides Frisbee 2004
Road Rally Morgan Track Ride 1994
Scrambler Eli Bridge Company Scrambler 1970
Sea Dragon Chance Rides Pirate Ship 1980
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


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 Amusement Ride 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 Gallopers 1932 1983 Destroyed by fire
Hang Time HUSS Top Spin 1998 2015 Scrapped
Joker Zamperla Rainbow/Ali Baba 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!


  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. 
  3. "The All New Flying Bobs", The Morning Call (July 1, 1973), pp. 107. Retrieved on October 23, 2020.