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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belwoodzzzz
Dromore, United Kingdom
"All-Round Great Theme Park"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed September 05, 2019 NEW
Dorney Park is as good as any theme park gets! Ample rides, not very long queues and great choice of food. Whitewater Kingdom is the best water park I've ever bee to - bar none!
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nakeah2016
Baltimore, Maryland
"Fun amusement and water park"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed September 03, 2019 NEW
We used a Wendy’s coupon to get $15 off admission. Tickets were about $47 after coupon. Parking is $20 at the gate. It was $18 online. The water park is in the park so no separate fee. I believe the park is smaller than Hershey but it was still fun. There were some good rides for us thrill seekers and a decent amount of slides and water rides. Food and drink is pricy as is all amusement parks. I had the chicken and shrimp combo which was $14. Actually the food was pretty good for park food.
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310drewr
"First and last visit."
TripAdvisor user rating 2 out of 5
Reviewed September 02, 2019 NEW
We went with 2 kids 6yo and 11yo. From our entrance to our exit, it seemed to be difficult to do anything. Rides allowed people without fast lane bracelets to cut in front of people waiting in line. No one said anything and we constantly had to tell people to move to the back of the line (worse was parents were telling their kids to cut!). We went to Chickies and Pete’s, despite having a restaurant full of empty tables, we were told by someone wearing a “leadership team” sweatshirt that there were no tables for 2. We changed to 4 people and were told “wait a minute while we clean a table” and 4 groups who walked in after us were seated. When I inquired why, the woman asked if I had ever checked in. Total disorganization. We will never come back. We went for the whole day: 10am-8pm and only went on about 6 rides. Hershey is much better organized... go there instead!
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Amusementparkguy
Pataskala, Ohio
"Great park; better visit this time around"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed August 27, 2019 NEW
I always visit Dorney Park at least once a year as I have a friend who lives in Philadelphia. This year, I got to visit the part twice as I was traveling with another friend on a vacation. Both visits went well. The employees were nice, and the park grounds were clean. The rides were in good condition, although several rides were down part of the day on both visits this year. I understand that safety comes first, but I found it odd that some of the same rides were down both visits. Some queue line cutting with nothing being done about it got very frustrating after a while. Food inside the park is okay, and it is very expensive, like most amusement park food. Souvenir selection was good. Overall, a good day on both visits.
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ashlee6983
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
"Fun Amusement Park"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed August 26, 2019 NEW
This is a great place for people of all ages! They have Snoopy Land for the little ones and roller coasters and thrill rides for the rest of the family. Also, you get two parks for the price of one.
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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.