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Did you read when I wrote about what is coming up at Dorney Park? Ever since hearing about what is coming up at the park, I couldn’t wait to take the family to see what was new.
I have been going to Dorney Park since I was a kid. I have loved seeing all of the changes over the years. In the past few years, we haven’t been going as much as I had when I was younger. When we went this time, it was the first time some of the kids had been there, and it has been years and years since Don has been. Let me just say, the kids were so excited. I don’t know the last time I have seen them this excited to go on a trip.
The first thing we did heading into the park was go straight to a roller coaster. It was the first time the 2 older girls were on a roller coaster and they couldn’t wait. We lucked out and the lines were not that long for us when we got there. I am thinking that is because it was over 90 degrees and everyone was visiting the water park side. I heard one customer say as they went by that they were so glad they had the Fast Lane pass because of the water park lines.
Steel Force is one of the best roller coaster for a first timer. It has just enough of everything that doesn’t scare you away from a roller coaster, but you do not walk away thinking what was the big deal. It certainly was enough to turn the older girls into thrill riders. They spent the rest of the day going from coaster to coaster, along with other thrill rides. They ended up hitting 18 rides and playing in the water park.
Donny and Olivia went off on their own too. They spent the day hitting all roller coaster rides in the park, at least 3 times. It was Donny’s first time at the park, and his first time on coaster. Needless to say, he wants to go back as soon as possible.
While our older kids were off having a great time, we were able to have our own fun time with the littlest of the crew. While we did spend some time on the smaller of the bigger rides like the Enterprise and the Sea Dragon, Willow enjoyed playing in Snoopy Land. With rides designed just for her size, under 44 inches, Willow didn’t have to deal with the frustration of not having rides that she could make the height requirements on.
Wildwater Kingdom features water slides, a lazy river ride and the best of all, the wave pool. The wave pool seems like any other great place to splash around in, then you hear the siren go off. That signals that the waves will be started. Just like being in the ocean the waves come and crash to the front of the pool. Unlike the ocean, the wave are not so large and they do not knock you over when the crash slightly at the end of the pool. If kids are not ready for waves, simply stay at the front end of the pool and it resembles when someone if jumping on the other side of the pool. Just like in the Dorney Park side, there are larger thrill rides like fast slides and water rides.
Wildwater Kingdom even has its own sections that are meant just for kids. There are several places that are perfect for kids who are too small to go on rides, not too comfortable with deeper water and just want to splash. I love when I know that no matter how small my kids are, they can still have safe water fun.
Whether the kids wanted to get wet, ride on thrill rides, hang out with the parents on family rides, or a place for the smaller kids to ride, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom had something for all of us to do. No matter if it was the #DorneyFirstTimer or one of us who had visited before.