Friday, June 26, 2020

Dorney Park to Open July 8th + 4th of July Drive-In Fireworks Announced

Dorney Park has announced that it will open for the 2020 season on July 8th, for season pass holders only, then starting on July 11th for all guests.  Reservations to visit the park will begin on June 30th.

“We are very excited to share our park with our guests for the 2020 operating season.  Safety will always be Dorney Park’s number one priority, and that includes the health of our guests and associates,” said Michael Fehnel, vice president and general manager at Dorney Park. “Our new protocols align with CDC recommendations and have been shaped by information from company and industry health and safety experts, along with our state and local government officials.  With our new protocols in place, we are eager to bring some long-overdue fun.”

The park has not determined an opening date for Wildwater Kingdom just yet.

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Dorney Park has created a set of new safety and cleaning standards that are meant to protect guests, employees and vendors while at the park.  They include:

- A new online reservation system; each guest is required to have a reservation prior to their visit to enable capacity management;
- A requirement to complete a pre-visit health screening declaration 24 hours prior to admission;
- A touchless temperature screening prior to entering the facility for vendors, guests, and park associates;
- Requirements for all guests, associates and vendors to wear face coverings as directed by the protocols;
- Social distancing markers throughout the park, including ride queue lines;
- Limited guest/associate contact;
- Enhanced cleaning procedures, including additional deep cleaning and sanitization of restrooms, dining facilities and other busy areas;
- Additional hand sanitation stations; and
- Capacity management throughout the park.

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All visitors should download the park's app to help plan their visit and stay aware of necessary updates throughout the day.  As a reminder, Dorney Park season passes for 2020 will be valid for all of 2021 as well.

The park has posted hours of operation, which of course are subject to change at any time, which reflect a new operating schedule of being open from 11 am until 7 pm each day.  Daily operation continues until August 30th, then park has Labor Day weekend hours after which it is shown as closed the rest of September.  There are no hours currently posted for October.  Again, this is all subject to possible changes.

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Dorney Park has also announced that they will hold 4th of July Drive-In Fireworks, continuing the long tradition of a fireworks show at the park for the holiday.  For a donation of $10 (benefiting the Lehigh Valley Health Network's COVID-19 Emergency Fund) up to 1,500 cars can enter the parking lot for an awesome view of the show.  The fireworks will be synchronized to patriotic music, which can be tuned in on 95.1 FM WZZO.

The park will also have several food trucks on site for the event, and the lot opens at 7:30 pm.  To get your ticket and for more details, click here.