Dorney Park, May 27

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Sunday, May 28, 2000 5:45 AM
Temp was supposed to only go up to 70, but I didn't know that until after we got there. Weather has been mid-70's all week, so I pulled on my favorite (and only, for that matter) Millennium Force T-shirt, a pair of shorts, and headed out to the park.

Kathey, Lexi and I already had our receipts for our season passes, but Lexi's friend Megan (who is coming to CP with us in June) didn't have one. It will still be cheaper to buy Megan a season pass for 90 beans, rather than pay for Dorney today and five days at the Po!nt next month.

Got in line for the season passes, and it was moving as slowly as you'd expect for their first busy day of operation. It took about a half hour to process five families before I got to the head of the line, and then due to a computer glitch and/or new employee, another 10 minutes went buy before I had Megan's pass in hand.

I had sent the girls to the photo line about 10 minutes before I got to the head of my line, and that turned out to be a good move. When I came over with Megan's pass, we were next in line for the pass photos.

Got into the park and the first change we noticed was the Wild Mouse just to the right of Coaster's, as you look into the park. We all decided to hit it first, and add another coaster to our list. Am I the only one who counts the Wild Mouse as a separate coaster regardless of which park it's in? So far, Hershey Park, ValleyFair, and now Dorney. That's three.

Wait for the Wild Mouse was a little over a half hour. No doubt, this was due to the proximity to the entrance of the new ride. While in line, I noticed that they've lined the midway opposite Coaster's with games and shops. Unfortunately, they're a bit "out of the way" of most foot traffic, so they weren't doing an awful lot of business. Seems to me that games should be on the way from Point A to Point B, since you're more likely to stop on a whim, rather than making that area your destination.
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Next, it was time for the reason that people go to Dorney -- Steel Force! Lexi (age 11) knows all about the ejector seat on Magnum, so she wanted the same seat here. Alas, this is a Morgan, and so it's different and 1.3 is like any other seat on the train. However, the hops were hoppin', and there was air, air, everywhere. We grabbed two great rides on SF before heading back for the car to get lunch.

I went back to the car to grab the cooler, while the girls hit Thunderhawk on the way back. We timed it just right, as we were both getting to the picnic pavilion at the same time. I'm guessing about a 10 minute wait on Thunderhawk, which would put it on par with Steel Force.

Lunch was sandwiches, Pringles, Fruit Roll-ups and sodas, for those who care. :)

Loaded the cooler back into the car, then decided to hit Dominator. We did the drop first, and the space shot second. Personally, I'm still torn on which of the two I prefer. Space Shot really gives you both sensations of being rocketed upward AND dropped, but you miss the anticipation of sitting 200 feet above the midway not knowing exactly when you're going to fall.

Dorney has put in a new "extra cost" attraction this year called "Skyscraper". It's a little difficult to explain, but imagine a ferris wheel with only two cars and two spokes. You sit in a bench seat (either one or two people) and are spun very quickly up approximately 150 feet and back down again within the span of 5 seconds. It's fast, and your car is flipping with the momentum. Cost for a single rider is $19.05 plus tax, and double riders are $33.03. We passed. Next to the Skyscraper, across from the kiddieland rides in the ravine, is a new Monster.

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Sunday, May 28, 2000 8:46 AM
Great TR, Duane! Good to see you over here on CoasterBuzz. Now when are you going to do your track record so we can see what you've been up to? ;)

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Sunday, May 28, 2000 6:33 PM
I agree with everything you said, and my day went pretty similar. Did you take any notice to the flags in the field for the new coaster. They extend into Thunder Canyon and even on to the waterpark property behind the concession stands. I can't wait. This is going to change the park forever. LATER!
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