Dorney Park will be getting a new Dinosaurs Alive! attraction for 2012. Created by Dinosaurs Unearthed, the attraction will feature up close and personal interaction with a cast of more than 35 life size animatronic dinosaurs. If you want to see more about the company bringing this new attraction to life at Doreny Park, check out the Dinosaurs Unearthed website here.
Dorney Park’s new-to-them ride, Stinger, has completed basic construction and now they are working on the station. NewsPlusNotes has a really nice update on
their blog here. The Stinger used to reside on the West Coast at California’s Great America. It was built in 1998 by Vekoma and was removed from that park in 2011. Stinger will open at Dorney Park for the 2012 season.
You can find the details of this ride, and everything else you might want to know about anything amusement park related, on Wikipedia in their Amusement Parks Portal here.
This has been all over the local news. Cedar Fair (owners of Dorney Park and Wildwater) made a bid to Lehigh County for the 7 acres adjacent to the park. The bid was accepted. You can see one news article about the deal here.
My hope is that Dorney will get a chance at some new rides of its own since lately all its been getting is hand-me-downs. OK, they did get brand new Planet Snoopy and I love the beagle so I can’t knock that overhaul, but adults might appreciate something new too.
The online website SouthWhitehallPatch has reported that the local authorities have approved the plan for Dorney Park to add a new inverted coaster in 2012.
The coaster is reportedly going to be the Invertigo coaster formerly operated at California’s Great America park. Information on California’s Great America’s website here supports this statement without directly saying where the coaster will be going. Nothing is posted at Dorney Park’s public website yet.