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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Lunablanca3
"Bas food and service"
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed May 19, 2019 NEW
I came here in May 2019,and I would say it's ok the water park was not fully opened yet. The bad thing is it lacks shows and live entertainment and the food is bad and lines horrible...
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dave911nj
New Jersey
"Highly surprised "
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed May 18, 2019 NEW
Highly surprised. Saw many reviews saying dirty and lines, and saying rude employees. NONE of these I experienced...quiet the opposite for me. We had an awesome experience. I do think this place needs a few more rides though. Also...if you got the dough, dont be cheap and buy the fast lane passes...you wont regret it.
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the12thnight
"First aid customer service"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed May 10, 2019 NEW
When I walked into first aid, the people working there were super friendly. William who was helping me made the atmosphere feel relaxed and the other employees were really efficient! Awesome customer service.
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allsetvacations
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Adult diapers. It depends."
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed May 06, 2019 NEW
Glad I got your attention this time. It's true though. I have been coming to this park since I was a teenager myself. And yes they have definitely upgraded the rides but actually haven't upgraded the rise in a very long time. And it really does depend on when you go and what time of day you go as well. We have purchased season passes in the past as well so I can speak about this place as a sort of expert. You might be better served by going to a cleaner Park like Hershey or even Knoebels for a whole different experience. If you get season passes and can get to the park super early you'll be rewarded with clean walkways lower crowds and cleaner people overall. by the end of the morning and early afternoon you can barely move the lines are long the people are rude and so are many of the staff who have to put up with the rude people. However if you go in the evening you might actually catch a break because a lot of the bus trips have left and a lot of the otherwise angry people have also left for the day. I also work in the area and know a lot of the employees. What they won't tell you officially anywhere online is how miserable they are working for this place. It shows. we were on the meal plan as season ticket holders and got some of the worst quality food you could ever imagine. It's like when you tell them you're on the season pass meal plan you got the leftovers from the pile from earlier the day and just reheated. Hardly ever fresh food. Unless you go to the one premier restaurant you're really not going to get anything special. But you'll definitely pay for it like it's a special price and special food. Talon is still one of the best rides and smoothest coasters I've ever been on and still Forest is still great for a first drop gut-wrenching field. But they haven't really updated anything else. the waterpark can be a pretty nasty place and even though we had a cabana at the waterpark there were three different times that they had to get everyone out of the water in one day to clean out poop. And the way they do it is amazing. They get everyone out and then they hit it with so much chlorine that a toxic cloud comes up and you cough and eyes tear. And then everyone goes back in the water. I'm sure that's the best way to do it quickly but wow isnt all that chlorine harmful as well? anyway we're done coming here and have found other options for our family Dollar. We wish you well.
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N2273JBjosephc
"always as the first time"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed April 16, 2019
i went at Forney so many times with my son and family and now after 16 years I went back again. always like the first time I went there, the only missing part wad my beautiful son he was 5 now 16. the park is awesome especially the 6 foot high waves pool which o always enjoyed. prices are on the upper hand but worth the price. staff is pleasant and a must go with your family. 5 stars.
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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.