Monday, February 25, 2008

I'm Excited: The Haunt at Dorney Park 2008

Here's the official press release!

The HAUNT at Dorney Park Features Major Expansion to Halloween Program

ALLENTOWN, Pa – Dorney Park announces THE HALLOWEEN HAUNT AT DORNEY PARK, the largest expansion in their Halloween special event since the inception of HalloWeekends eleven years ago. Brave souls who dare to enter THE HAUNT AT DORNEY PARK will encounter more gruesome haunted attractions, petrifying thrills, and fearsome fun than ever before. Fall 2008 raises the bar on scary with all new attractions like Club Blood, a popular nightclub of the vampire underground and CornStalkers, an outdoor maze where guests find that they are all that stands in the way of the ghosts of Solomon’s farm who have returned to reclaim their fields.

THE HALLOWEEN HAUNT AT DORNEY PARK also will frighten souls with Terror Square, a giant new Scare Zone. Upgrades also include never before seen props, hundreds more employees to run the show with dozens of new costumes. From the terrifying haunted houses and the spine-chilling Fright Zone, to upgrades on other past favorites, the park will be overrun with gory ghosts, ghouls and goblins.

“Dorney Park is joining the team of other Cedar Fair Parks who host a HALLOWEEN HAUNT. This award winning program is setting the standard for Halloween programs everywhere.“ states Jim Yeager Dorney Parks Vice President and General Manager. “Dorney Park is now on-board as the premier regional destination for Halloween, with unmatched selection and variety of attractions, event theming, scares, monsters, and special effects.”

THE HAUNT AT DORNEY PARK is now the perfect blend of daytime kid-friendly fun combined with thrilling scares and gory glares as the day goes on. Kids will enjoy the park including Trick-or-Treat Street and Mask Making, both open until 6 p.m., as well as The Magical House on Boo Hill funhouse and Camp Spooky. Scare-seekers can look to the favorites like Fright-Zone, ScreamWorks, and Doctor of Doom, and then stop in for a bite at Club Blood, and take on a scarecrow in Corn Stalkers. Scare attractions are at peak operation during evening hours and are not recommended for children under age 13 after 6 p.m.

Schedule of attraction availability is to be determined. HAUNT attractions may restrict availability of some rides. HAUNT scare attractions are not recommended for guests with pacemakers, claustrophobia, heart conditions, seizures, asthma, or any other condition that could be aggravated by the special effects and scares used throughout the park.

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom will be open for it’s first annual HAUNT on Friday evenings from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Saturdays from Noon to 11 p.m. and Sundays from Noon to 8 p.m. from September 27, through November 1, 2008. For more Park information log-on to or call 610.395.3724.

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Dorney Park, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, six water parks, one indoor water park resort, and six hotels. Cedar Fair also owns and operates Star Trek: The Experience, an interactive adventure located in Las Vegas, and operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, CA. under a management contract.


Anonymous said...

Ahhh that's really exciting!

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