Dorney Park adding flyers and new BBQ

Posted Tuesday, November 4, 2014 9:25 AM | Contributed by RCPete

Described as a family ride, The Cedar Creek Flyers is slated to make its debut at the park this spring, according to a news release. The ride features eight, two-person carriages that send guests flying 28 feet over the midway. In addition to the new ride, Smokehouse Barbecue will join its restaurant lineup next year.

Read more from The Express-Times.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 9:48 AM

Where are they getting this from? I don't recall another park taking one out.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 11:05 AM

It's presumably new.

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Tuesday, November 4, 2014 11:18 AM

Only Carowinds gets relocated flyers.

:-D

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Wednesday, November 5, 2014 7:27 PM

While I love any type of flyers, I just think that 8 gondolas is going to be low capacity for a park like Dorney.

I am also expecting short cycles.

Most of Dorney's food options are not 5-star, so I hope that those who enjoy barbeque syle meals like this.

(Sigh....) It's officially off-season for me. (Sigh.....)

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 9:38 PM

I agree the ride cycle will probably be short. Other flat rides at the park seem to have ride cycles that are over right away. The Whip barely runs for a minute and Enterprise only does a few full rotations when the arm is raised at the highest level before it starts to lower again.

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Thursday, November 6, 2014 10:11 PM

And my observation is that's a hallmark of flat rides at CF parks since the beginning of time, starting back in the day with Cedar Point. I've often said "Long wait, short ride".

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Friday, November 7, 2014 2:16 PM

That's what she said.

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Friday, November 7, 2014 2:19 PM

I think this may be the new normal for flat rides. We were at Darien Lake for their final day of operation last month, we clocked the Scrambler at roughly 5 minutes and 30 seconds from the time people were let on, until the gate opened for the next group. Of those 330 seconds, the ride was actually in motion for about 60 seconds. We went even further... From the time the ride started moving until the motor was disengaged and the ride started to slow down, was barely 40 seconds.

No, I don't normally track such things. But when my 5 year old son starts to notice short ride cycles and long dispatch times, it gets me curious.

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