Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, PA

3830 Dorney Park RoadAllentown, PA 18104
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Dorney Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania

Overview

Experience extreme thrills at both Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, two parks for the price of one! With over 100 rides, shows, attractions, and family-friendly fun, there’s something for everyone to love at each park. Feel the wind in your hair on eight thrilling roller coasters or visit Planet Snoopy™ for endless rides for the little ones! Open seasonally each year, it’s easy to see why these two parks are among the most visited parks in the country.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Allentown Travel Experts
  • Visit the largest collection of kids rides in the country at Planet Snoopy™.
  • Enjoy 100+ rides, shows, attractions, and more.
  • Entrance to Wildwater Kingdom is included in park admission.
  • The entire park is smoke-free.
  • Lockers are available for rent throughout the park. An extra fee applies.
  • Park re-entry is available for guests who receive a hand stamp upon exiting.

Description

from Dorney Park
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom features two great parks for the price of one. There are more than 100 rides, shows and attractions, guests can enjoy including eight roller coasters, the largest collection of kids’ rides in Planet Snoopy™ and one of the country’s best-ranked water parks. Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is one of the most visited amusement parks in the United States and is the perfect combination of thrills and family fun. Dorney Park is open May through October and Wildwater Kingdom is open late May through early September.

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pat C
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
"Fun rides for toddlers"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 12, 2019 NEW
Took a 4 year old and 20 month old. Both enjoyed trip. Downside, only kids show was at 2. Should have had one earlier in morning.
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civwar54
"Season pass holder very disappointed this year."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed July 09, 2019 NEW
I changed my rating from 5 star to 3 star after experiencing the mediocre service and poorly trained staff so far this season. As a season pass holder and food card holder, I frequent the various restaurants around the park. Smaller portions, longer lines, less staff, etc. Security lines are spilling over into an active line of traffic, making a bad situation dangerous. Security told me that they follow the orders of the park; the park told me that they have nothing to do with security. Bottom line, the entire park has gone backwards, not forwards. Yes, getting foreign students to participate in the experience of working in the park is admirable, but not at the expense of your guests. If you counted on your guests not noticing, you were wrong.
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philipdQ6273RG
Salisbury, Maryland
"Wonderful Time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed July 02, 2019 NEW
Really had a great time. To start with it was free for military active and veterans (only between July 1-7) and up to six family members for $29 each. The park was not very crowded at all, was able to get right on every ride. The water park was great bring your flip flops and towels in and just get a $20 locker well worth it. The food and drinks are pricey but it’s expected at amusement parks. My three year old daughter had a great time with plenty of rides. Preferred parking is $25 which puts you right at the front gate, well worth the money. We will definitely be visiting the park again.
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C5339JDjeanb
Georgetown, Delaware
"First visit"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed June 25, 2019 NEW
We visited the park for a corporate event for the first time on Sunday. We have had season passes at Busch Gardens for about 10 years and were willing to drive the 4+ hours for an overnight stay. Today I canceled those passes and we are purchasing season passes for Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom. We spent the entire day at the park and enjoyed both sides of the park. All the staff was helpful and pleasant. The rides are great, we purchased the fast lane passes, so no battling lines. The facility was clean, with the exception of the lounge chairs and seating areas, which is why 4 stars. Also couldn’t find any food area that sold juices for kids, only options were soda or milk. They did have a kids food court with kids meals by the water park but no 2 year old beverage choices, it was way to hot for milk and she doesn’t drink soda. We all had a great time and enjoyed all aspects of the park. Highly recommend for small kids and older kids who like coasters and bigger rides. We also watched the Snoopy show and our granddaughter loved it.
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Shelly L
Westminster, Maryland
"Just a Beautiful Day"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed June 11, 2019
Not sure why others have rated so low. Maybe they had one bad incident and bash the rest. In any event, never being to this park and visiting a college nearby, we decided to visit the college, go to the Blue, Brews and BBQ festival in town and the park on Sunday. I can say that when we arrived...we walked in the gate, we did not pay to park, so cannot comment on that. However, though it looked like the park was getting full, the park was actually no where near full. We/my family and teens were able to get on the main thrill rides without a line and multiple times. We spent the day in the beautiful weather with no crowds on a Sunday in June. Assuming school is still in session in PA, most folks were probably traveling home. Mostly season pass holders. I am sure it does get busier on weekends during the official summer season. The park was clean, the staff was courteous and can I just say some of the cleanest, up-to-date bathrooms w/air condition around. Food is typical amusement park food. Yes, it's more than you'd pay somewhere, but that comes with the territory. June on a Sunday is perfect for a visit to Dorney. We would go again, if in the area.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dorney Park

What does my admissions ticket include?
Admission to Dorney Park includes all rides (see exceptions below), live shows and attractions, Wildwater Kingdom water park, and Planet Snoopy™- a theme park just for kids!

During the Regular Summer Season, your ticket also provides full access to the wet and wild fun of Wildwater Kingdom. The Regular Summer Season typically starts on Memorial Day weekend and offers daily operation of both Parks through Labor Day.

Please note that Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom have different season calendars and daily hours of operation. Dorney Park does not sell admission tickets exclusively for Wildwater Kingdom.

Is a non-rider admission ticket available?
No.

At what age are kids required to purchase a ticket for park entry?
Guests ages 2 and under are free. Guests ages 3+ must purchase a ticket to enter the theme park.

Does the park have ATMs?
Yes. There are several ATMs located throughout the park for your convenience, including:

  • Directly outside the Park Entrance near the Season Pass Processing Center
  • In Dorney Park near Center Stage Theater, Clucks and Franks, and Good Time Gifts
  • In Wildwater Kingdom near Trade Winds Gift Shop

What should I wear to Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom?
In Dorney Park, shirts, shoes, and shorts are required upon entry and exit and at all times except when actively riding Thunder Canyon or White Water Landing. Bikini tops are acceptable, but bikini bottoms must be covered. Shorts/pants must be worn so as to show no more than the waistband of any undergarments.

In Wildwater Kingdom, proper swimming attire is required and is defined as a properly fitting and covering, one or two-piece swimsuit or shorts that stop above the knee. Swimwear must be without abrasive buttons, rivets, zippers or snaps. Thong suits are prohibited. Diaper covers are required for all diapered children and are available at Trade Winds Gift Shop near the entrance to Wildwater Kingdom. Shoes are not allowed on any water park attractions.

What happens if it rains during my visit?
Most rides and attractions remain open during rain. Some attractions will close when inclement weather prohibits their safe operation but will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. Please enjoy a show, meal or shopping until such weather passes. Admission tickets and Season Passes are non-refundable and non-exchangeable for any reason after the order transaction is complete at the Front Gate, online through our website, or other retail outlets. This includes weather-related events. We do not issue rain checks. Please check local weather conditions prior to planning your visit.

Can I bring my own food and drinks into the park?
For everyone's safety, guests are not permitted to bring coolers or outside food or beverages into Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom with the exception of one factory sealed bottle of water per person. Exceptions are made for guests with special dietary needs to include food allergies and baby food/formula. Guest should contact Guest Services or Park Security upon arrival for approval to bring in these special dietary foods. Picnic tables are provided in select locations of the parking lot for outside food consumption. Grills and open fires are not allowed.

Can I smoke in the parks?
No.

Can I rent a wheelchair?
Wheelchair rental is available at the Stroller/Wheelchair Rental Center at Good Time Gifts near the Main Entrance. A limited supply of motorized wheelchairs are also available for rent. A rental fee will be charged as well as a refundable deposit that will be returned at the end of your day when you return the vehicle.

Are lockers available for rent?
Yes. Locker rentals are provided in a variety of locations in Dorney Park.  We offer both hourly and all day locker rentals at the following locations throughout the park:
  • On the left side of Main Midway near Kaleidoscope
  • Near Wildwater Kingdom water park main entrance 

There is a limited supply of locker units available only on a first-come, first-served basis.

Extra-Large items that can not fit in a locker may not be left unattended and cannot be checked or held by the Park. Please utilize the Main Gate's hand stamp re-entry to bring these items out to your vehicle for storage.

Can I exit and re-enter the park?
Yes. Re-entry hand stamps are available at the exit turnstiles when leaving the Park. Hand stamp re-entry is not permitted after 6:00 pm during our Haunt season. If leaving and re-entering the parking lot, display your parking ticket on your dashboard.

Does the park have security precautions and processes implemented?
The safety of our guests and associates is our number one priority, and we have implemented several enhanced security procedures at all entrance gates. As part of the process:
  • Guests arriving at the park will go through metal detection every public operating day. 
  • All bags, purses, backpacks, waist packs, etc. will be examined prior to entering.
  • Sharp objects (including pocket knives and metal chains), firearms, or other items that could be considered a weapon are strictly prohibited and should be left at home or secured in your vehicle.  
  • Please see our separate FAQ on outside food and beverages.
  • We use a variety of methods in securing our parks including uniformed and plainclothes officers, and video surveillance monitoring. 

Dorney Park does not tolerate guests who fight and/or harass other guests while on our property. People who engage in this behavior are subject to being ejected and potentially banned from the park, and may be subject to arrest by local police.

What is the Boarding Pass Program?
The Boarding Pass Program allows guests with mobility restrictions or Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) to access rides at specified times via the exit ramp in order to avoid crowds and waiting in the regular queue lines. To use this program, follow these steps:
  • The guest with a mobility impairment or ASD should visit Guest Services upon his/her arrival at the park to express his/her inability to wait in the regular line. Some questions are asked to ensure that the rider has the required physical criteria in order to safely experience rides, and a Boarding Pass is issued for the guest in question and up to 3 riding companions. 
  • In addition to a Boarding Pass, the guest with a mobility impairment or ASD will receive a “Rider Access Form” that lists the rides that the guest with a disability can safely enjoy.
  • The rider (or a member of their party) obtains a boarding time from the ride associate at the Alternate Access Entrance, equivalent to the length of the ride line. The rider can then wait comfortably away from the queue area.
  • The guest listed on the Boarding Pass must be present as a rider when a Boarding Pass is being utilized. 
  • Guests may not accumulate more than one boarding time at a time. 

Do rides have specific height and weight restrictions?
Yes. The restrictions for each ride are posted outside of the respective attraction’s line queue.