Dorney adding 2nd Wave Pool in '06

Saturday, July 23, 2005 1:16 PM
They're placing it in the season pass parking lot/turn around drop off thing by the main entrance.

The article is on mcall.com, business section.

A good move, me thinks.

Mike *** Edited 7/23/2005 5:18:56 PM UTC by MHammer82***

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Saturday, July 23, 2005 1:28 PM
Why would they build a new wave pool 1/3 the size of the current one that isnt even that big?
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Saturday, July 23, 2005 1:55 PM
The new wavepool is 1/3 smaller than the existing one, which means it's 2/3 the size of the existing one. It's not meant to replace the existing one, but work with it. In theory it's kind of like building an addition on the exising one.
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Saturday, July 23, 2005 2:26 PM
Maybe it will help a little with the crowds at the waterpark. I know one reason I stay away from DP is that the waterpark is always so busy.
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Saturday, July 23, 2005 8:02 PM
Interesting that DP is adding another one while VF refuses to build one. Poor 'Playa, they be hatin' up there. ;)

Is that all they are going to get in 2006? I would think that adding something you already have would be hard to market as "new" in that area. It worked for HW, but this is not HW.

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Saturday, July 23, 2005 11:01 PM
let them build it, im gonna be upset to lose the season pass parking. but the way i see it, the more people in the waterpark means less in line for the coasters :)
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Sunday, July 24, 2005 12:39 AM
Capacity rules the waterparks, and wavepools and lazy (or not-so-lazy) rivers are really the ONLY things that can handle crowds well....

Swoosh....agreed re: marketing strategy. I'd bet on a flat. Maybe they'll follow HW's lead again and get a Sally-brand interactive...;)

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Sunday, July 24, 2005 9:32 AM
I wouldn't bet on the latter Bill. When was the last time CF put in a dark ride anyway? I really need to give Dorneys waterpark a try. We were up last week at the park and decided to skip it due to the rather massive crowds allready in there. I'm definitely up for whatever will help handle the crowds in the waterpark or continue to take people away from the ride park. Talon was a front seat walk on at 1 pm.:)
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Sunday, July 24, 2005 10:43 AM
Swoosh: Two things. First, yo Momma.

Second, while there's only one wavepool in Minnesota, it's run in a fashion no corporate, lawyer-lovin', asset-havin' CF park would ever dare. Evah.

-'Playa

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Sunday, July 24, 2005 11:06 AM
^I guess I am not familiar with that one, where is it located?

No, yo Momma! ;)

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Sunday, July 24, 2005 11:15 AM
Go aks Yo Momma, I took her there last week! ;)
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Sunday, July 24, 2005 6:04 PM
I honestly don't get why they built Hydra when their waterpark has such awfull capacity. They could double the size of the waterpark and still not make a dent in the lines. They need this...bad IMO.
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Sunday, July 24, 2005 6:33 PM
When I first heard about a 2nd wavepool I was skeptical, but as I think (and learn more) about it, it seems like it will probably be a good move.

Besides it fits in with the rumors I have been hearing about future expansion of late.

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Sunday, July 24, 2005 11:41 PM
My Momma don't know she said go to talk to dat thug from up thar. LOL! I can't talk like that CO, you know I be a white boy. ;)

Seriously where is the wave pool in MN?

Also MiG be invading yer hood on Sept 24th. Watch ya back :)

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Monday, July 25, 2005 12:20 AM
If the waterpark at Dorney is that packed, then this is a good addition IMO.

I hadn't been to a waterpark in years but decided to hit Waterworld in Denver this last week to escape the continuous 100+ weather. They have two wavepools and they compliment each other nicely. Both had good crowds all day long and I'd hate to see how packed it would be with only one. Waterworld was in a different position though, their older, smaller pool is one of the oldest in the U.S. and they definately neededa bigger one considering the crowds that place pulls in.

Playa, you might have another convert here. Not that I didn't like waterparks to begin with, just a little self-conscious with the physique and all. One dark t-shirt and a full day of water-logged goodness and I don't think I'll be passing up Splashin' Safari next time I visit HW. :)

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Monday, July 25, 2005 12:38 AM
8.3, It's not that the waterpark has poor capacity, it's that it's very very busy at times. It's a hugemongous waterpark; I think it's the largest in PA.

I don't get why the crowds aren't more spread out between the two sides of the park. I think that maybe they were trying to get more people to visit the ride side, and away from the waterpark when they built Hydra.

I spent half a day at the waterpark and only got to ride 2 slides and the lazy river (once each). It was one of the first days the waterpark was open for the season, I think. I visited the ride side for the second half of the day and rode everything in a few hours.

I have no idea what they could do to reduce crowds. A second wave pool might help a teeny tiny bit.

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Monday, July 25, 2005 3:10 AM
LOL, dex...that's the thing. You don't reduce the crowds in the waterpark, you just BUILD more... :)

Heath....good call on the dark rides from CF....they have torn down quite a few, built none. Probably afraid their *rowdy thrillseeker* guests would destroy them, LOL. Plus, they ARE almost as bad as waterpark rides as far as capacity. (Nice segue, huh?)....;)


Swoosh....check yer PMs, not sure if we might hook up in PA/Northeast.

bill, visiting Dorney...August 5. Not the waterpark...just a morning stop on my way to Knoebels, where the Schmeck runs WILD... :)

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Monday, July 25, 2005 7:51 AM
*voice of Moosh*

Google is your friend, Swoosh--cuz Yahoo don't like you so much.

And notice yo Momma didn't act like she didn't know me :)

-'Playa

*** Edited 7/25/2005 1:49:56 PM UTC by CoastaPlaya***

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Monday, July 25, 2005 8:01 AM
That was one thing that did blow me away at Dorney. It wasn't even that hot the day I visited, but I was able to ride every coaster with less than a 15 minute wait (including quite a few near walk-ons.) Go over to the water park, and the place was packed. But then we started walking, and there was more water park. And down the hill we started walking...and more water park. It just went on and on.
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Monday, July 25, 2005 8:17 AM
*Voice of my Momma*

Oh no you didn't! ;)

Ok, I Googled it and found out where it was. I can't believe you brought poor Matthew into this. *sheesh* ;)

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