Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom
Allentown, PA

Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom is located just of Interstate 78 in Allentown, PA. It is the combination of a large amusement park and a water park. One price covers admission to both.

In 1992, the park was purchased by Cedarfair LP, the owners of Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio. After the purchase, major improvements have been made in every aspect of the park and more recently major rides have been added, such as Steel Force, Talon, Dominator and Hang Time.

The park has a nice balance of old and new as well as wet and dry rides. There is probably something for everyone.

To reach Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, follow Interstate 78 to the Hamilton Avenue (route 222) East Exit. The park is just past the exit. Follow the signs to the parking lot.

There is a fee charged for parking.

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
3830 Dorney Park Road
Allentown, PA 18104




The park has four major roller coasters and three smaller ones (not including Hydra). In 2001, Talon: The Grip of Fear was introduced as one of the best inverted coasters. Talon was produced by B&M. 1997 saw the introduction of Steel Force, the second hypercoaster from Morgan Manufacturing. This ride has jumped to the top of many coaster enthusiast lists as one of the best steel coasters. The park is also home to the 1924 Thunderhawk, a wonderful wood coaster designed by Herb Schmeck. In the late 1920s this ride was extended to become what it is today.  The fourth large coaster is the double looping Laser, a Schwarzkopf designed thriller added in 1986.

Click here to see photographs of previous attractions at Dorney Park.

The are quite a few food outlets in the amusement park and the waterpark with a good selection of items.

Click here For photographs of the park and many of it's rides including:

  • Dominator
  • Steel Force
  • Thunderhawk
  • Laser
  • Other rides
  • Talon Construction Photos are here

Talon is a trademark of Cedar Fair, L.P.

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