Anyone use the Dorney Dining Deal?

Friday, July 15, 2011 8:19 PM

It's only $5, and it includes entree/side/soda and dessert:

Entree Choices:
6” Subway Sub, Chips & Soda
2 slices of Pizza, 2 Bread Sticks & Soda
Chicken fingers, fries & Soda

Dessert Choices:
Regular Dish of Dippin Dots
Cinnabon
Rita’s Italian Ice

Sounds like a great deal to me, considering just a side of fries alone could be $5 at Six Flags. Anyone use the Dorney Dining Deal before?

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Friday, July 15, 2011 8:34 PM

For $5? Isn't a Pepsi normally $5 at Cedar Fair parks? Seems like a no-brainer if that's accurate.

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Friday, July 15, 2011 8:38 PM

Wow. I'll take four, just for myself! :)

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Friday, July 15, 2011 11:04 PM

The catch is you have to pay the full gate price of $45.99 (not including the $5 cost to add the dining deal) to take advantage of the offer, so it's $50.99 total. With discounted tickets everywhere it isn't much of a deal. Costco for example has tickets for $32.99 so it's like paying $18 for the food there.

Last edited by YoshiFan, Friday, July 15, 2011 11:04 PM
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Saturday, July 16, 2011 12:38 AM

I'm pretty sure a 6" Subway sub at Cedar Fair parks is around $37.99, so $18 still sounds like a good deal.

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Saturday, July 16, 2011 1:03 AM

kpjb said:
I'm pretty sure a 6" Subway sub at Cedar Fair parks is around $37.99, so $18 still sounds like a good deal.

Oh wow! So they've lowered prices this year?

Last edited by Lord Gonchar, Saturday, July 16, 2011 1:23 AM
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Saturday, July 16, 2011 7:48 AM

I say this with strong passion that dining at Dorney Park is nothing to write home about.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011 8:44 PM

I am curious if anyone here has used Dorney's bar-b-que dinner or whatever they call it.

I think it's about 15 bucks and open to anyone who is already in the park...not just at the gate.

I am looking for comments about quality and quantity.

Thanks!

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Sunday, July 17, 2011 9:12 PM

Is Dorney's an all u can eat place for the $15? If it is then it is of the value the rest of the CF parks' are dishing out. It's crap and there is alot of it. Bring your own food and eat in the parking lot, that's what most of us on here do at most parks we visit.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011 10:27 PM

Corkscrew Follies said:
Bring your own food and eat in the parking lot, that's what most of us on here do at most parks we visit.

Speak for yourself.

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Sunday, July 17, 2011 10:47 PM

As cheap as I am, I agree with Gonch.

That's what most of us here do at most parks.

...How do you know that? lol

Anyways, the park website says this...

Single Day Regular Admission PLUS an Unlimited All-You-Can-Eat Picnic. You choose the date of validity at the time of purchase. Meal served from 6-7:30pm. Choose from most of the public operating days of 2011 Season.

The price is $42.99.

My problem with this dining situation would be that it is only available at a certain time of the day. For about the same price, you could eat whatever meal you wanted to eat at the park, whenever you want, so that might account for something.

As for quantity, it's all-you-can-eat in an hour and a half. As for quality, it is Cedar Fair, but I have had many chicken dinners catered by Cedar Point, and if it is anything like that, it's pretty good if you don't mind eating real, non-processed chicken.


Edited due to common dyslexia.

Last edited by LostKause, Sunday, July 17, 2011 11:08 PM
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Sunday, July 17, 2011 11:19 PM

YoshiFan said:
The catch is you have to pay the full gate price of $45.99 (not including the $5 cost to add the dining deal) to take advantage of the offer, so it's $50.99 total. With discounted tickets everywhere it isn't much of a deal. Costco for example has tickets for $32.99 so it's like paying $18 for the food there.

It's $44.99 if you buy it online. It includes park admission and a meal. so buying online gets you a free meal and a dollar off.

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Monday, July 18, 2011 4:37 PM

Guess I was mistaken. Must not be no other coaster enthusuiasts eating their luches in the parking lot with me.

And Travis, I know because I read alot of other threads on here telling other people that's what they do.

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Monday, July 18, 2011 4:44 PM

You're just reading the wrong people's TR's. ;)

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Monday, July 18, 2011 10:01 PM

I'm going to teach you a harsh lesson, not because I am a jerk, but because I want to make a friendly example of you. This is friendly, and if you knew me in person, you'd know that for sure...

You can't say "most people" in that kind of context, and be totally honest. It is your opinion, and should be worded that way. You could say, "I believe that most people eat bugs", and it might be a totally true statement allowing you to keep your integrity, because of the phrase, "I believe that."

...Friend.

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Monday, July 18, 2011 11:15 PM

It's OK, not all of us can live life in the lap of chicken-finger luxury.

Bringing food is a total pain in the ass, to be honest.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2011 9:34 PM

Anyone remember the days when the big parks actually had picnic area's you could sit down and eat your lunch?

I remember my father usually wanted to get to SFGADV early not so we could get in the park before it was too crowded, but so he could get a parking spot close to the picnic area.

I believe Dorney may have had one also near the speedway?

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 5:16 PM

^^ I take it some people and you people are out too?

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Wednesday, July 20, 2011 11:41 PM

67440Dodge said:
Anyone remember the days when the big parks actually had picnic area's you could sit down and eat your lunch?

I remember my father usually wanted to get to SFGADV early not so we could get in the park before it was too crowded, but so he could get a parking spot close to the picnic area.

I believe Dorney may have had one also near the speedway?

I'm not sure if it was the same one or not but Dorney had one where the Ice Skating show is, it was removed I think at the end of the 2008 season.

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Thursday, July 21, 2011 11:39 AM

SFoT still has a picnic area and I think you can even store your lunches in a little building they have next to it.

For a long time, it was worth it for me to sneak out of the park and eat my sandwich in the parking lot. $15 used to be a lot of money. Then I got a job and kids and that $15 compared with the effort of dragging everyone out and then back in seemed like a solid value.

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