Saturday, January 14, 2017

Dorney Park's 2017 Expanded Catering Area Making Progress

One of Dorney Park's major additions for 2017 is a brand new catering facility, to be known as Parkside Pavilion, and it's already made significant progress already this off-season.  The park's general manager shared this photo of the work site:

© Mike Fehnel
The photo was taken from the top of White Water Landing, the splash ride located next to the development.  As you can see there is already steel going up for the back set of buildings, with plenty of footings, sewer lines and more also underway.  Parkside Pavilion will be quite large - the two buildings being framed will be joined by a center building to the left, then two more large pavilions as well - able to handle 2,000 diners at a time.  More details on Parkside Pavilion's offerings is available in this recent news story.

© Bing
For those not familiar, this is the site for Parkside Pavilion.  The land was previously a backstage area that housed a couple maintenance areas and also storage.  The setting will be perfect for a new catering area, out of the way from the bustle of the park but still centrally located.

The park is also adding two new rides in 2017, Dodgem and Kaleidoscope, a new Cirque Imagine live show and making improvements in Wildwater Kingdom.


JohnRoach5 said...

I think the REAL question in this is what does DorneyParkPR Park do with the old catering area? That is a rather large and central piece of real estate that could be used for a new ride or two. Watch for a 2018 announcement.