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Allentown, PA (Abbreviation: DP)
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Park News - (5/4/15) Good news from Dorney Park... kinda... as shortly after I posted my special Saturday morning update, the park did indeed open Stinger once again. (Though I'm told it closed down again a short time later due to an error, but was able to reopen again before the end of the day. On the downside however, another park coaster, Possessed, ended up being closed all day long instead, and a worker was seen up in a bucket-truck lift working up on the tower near the holding brake.
(5/2/15) Dorney Park opened for the season this morning, but according to one reader at the park right now, Stinger is still closed from last season. They were seen testing it however and working on it, so it could reopen soon.
(4/17/15) Dorney Park has confirmed on Twitter just what I had predicted last week, that the new building (now approved) they want to build will be use for a new haunted house for Halloween Haunt this fall, and for the rest of the year it will be used as a storage facility. The park has not determined what the theme of the new haunt will be just yet, but will begin construction early this summer.
In other news, Dorney Park has also confirmed that they will add Smokehouse Barbecue to the park, taking over the current Patio Pizza space. The new location will serve beef brisket, pulled pork and hush puppies.
(4/9/15) The local news reports that Dorney Park has submitted plans seeking permission to put up a new building just north of the overflow parking area. They describe it as a single story 3,200 sqft structure. Based on the size and location, which I believe would put it somewhere just past Stinger, I'm guessing we're looking at a small storage style building that can be used as a new indoor haunt location in the fall.
(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.
2015 - Cedar Creek Flyers - (4/23/15)
One of our readers was inside Dorney Park the other day during an Autism fundraiser and took a picture of the new Cedar Creek Flyers ride, which has been placed in front of the Asylum haunt, near Stinger.
(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.