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Allentown, PA (Abbreviation: DP)
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Park News - (2/24/15) The Hang Time (Top Spin) ride from Dorney Park has not only been removed already, but the flat ride apparently was simply scrapped entirely. Photos of the ride's pieces were posted to Facebook.
(1/30/15) Dorney Park has responded against the claims of an OSHA Safety Violation by claiming that they do followed all OSHA guidelines, as well as give their staff extensive safety training, including one on Heat Illness Prevention. "We take great pride in creating a safe working environment by educating our valued employees on how to recognize the signs of any heat related illness and arm them with the knowledge of when to take frequent water breaks plus shaded breaks. Safety is at the heart of everything we do and we will continue to partner with the Allentown OSHA office to ensure the best day of summer for our guests and our employees."
(12/30/14) Dorney Park finds itself in hot water this week as Federal regulators claim that the park didn’t do as much as they could to protect the worker from extreme heat after a teenage girl collapsed near a deep fryer and was burned. From the sound of things there may also be issues with the amount of shade given to those working outdoor vending stands as well and a fine is being discussed.
(10/13/14) Dorney Park tried to pay homage of the founding family of the park by using the Plarr family name as part of one of this year’s new haunt attractions for Halloween, calling it Madame Plarr’s Chambers of Horrors. Unfortunately some of the surviving members of the Plarr family found out about it and raised a little hell of their own about it, causing the park to remove the name very quickly. Fortunatly, not all of the Plarr family were upset about it, as a letter posted to the local paper from Debbie Plarr Weinstein said that she was proud that the family name was remembered and their grandmother was honored, and hoped that Dorney Park would try to use the name again elsewhere in the park instead.
On a similar note, Carowinds payed an homage of their own to the Taft company who helped develop Carowinds and sister parks Kings Island and Kings Dominion before they were all sold to Paramount Parks, by naming the building fašade for their new 7th Ward haunt as the “Taft Memorial” building.
(8/11/14) Dorney Park announced their lineup for Halloween Haunt VII with a special event the other day. According to a report from Coaster-Net, six mazes from last year will return: Mansion House Hotel, Blood Shed, CornStalker, Grave Walkers, The Asylum and Desolation. Three scare zones will also return: Cut Throat Island, Age of Darkness and Head Hunters.
New this year will be Chamber of Horrors (a new indoor haunt), CarnEvil (scarezome) along with a new outdoor entertainment act called Skeleton Crew. There will also be a Fright Lane exclusive maze called Blackout. The Skeleton Key program that launched at Knott’s Scary Farm last year will also come to Dorney, by allowing those who purchase it access into an exclusive extra room in select haunts.
(8/6/14) A guest sent in a new picture from Dorney taken on Monday, showing off the Stinger train hanging out of the station a little bit, with a big yellow strap attached to the front. I’m guessing they are using it to pull the train around, while they test whatever repair work was done in the station.
2015 - Cedar Creek Flyers - (1/5/15) Parts and pieces for the new Cedar Creek Flyers ride at Dorney Park can now be seen in the parking lot. Make the jump over to CoasterTalkNoBSZone to see the pictures.
(11/11/14) The pieces for the new Flying Scooters ride going to Dorney Park have already arrived on site, according to pictures posted to AllAmericanThrills.
(10/31/14) Dorney Park has announced that the park will open the Cedar Creek Flyers in 2015, a new Larson Flying Scooters flat ride. The park will also replace Patio Pizza with a new restaurant called Smokehouse Barbecue that will feature smoked beef brisket, pulled pork and hush puppies.