Dorney Park will open without its Boomerang roller coaster, which was removed

Posted Thursday, January 18, 2018 7:19 PM | Contributed by Bobbie1951

When Dorney Park opens its gates on May 4, Stinger, which came from sister park California's Great America five years ago, will be absent from its roller coaster lineup.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 10:42 AM

Dorney has history, and was the “local” park for generations- every city had at least one. And we all know what happened to most of those.
I’m grateful that Dorney has survived and that a major company thought it was worth growing into a regional player. We joke, but I think Dorney is a nice park and just fine.
I think that east coast, Lehigh valley area certainly has the population to support a couple of parks, and Dorney seems to have found its spot as a popular water park.

As far as non-enthusiast, once-a-year types are concerned, I just look at Ohio. I know a lot of people here who choose Cedar Point for their trip, but then hit Kings Island the following year just to keep it “new”. Plus, anymore those parks seem to alternate years with their major additions and I think that’s always a driving factor. For 18, CP will likely be where it’s at for a lot of people. Maybe in 19 KI will come up with something great to bring em back.
And both parks will stay plenty busy anyway, so the market can surely bear it.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 11:18 AM

I still think Dorney is a perfect example of what a Cedar Fair operated Geauga Lake could (and likely would) have been like if the Worlds of Adventure expansion had never occurred.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 12:40 PM
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I dunno... GL was "perfect" when it was a large water park with three or four coasters. It was getting too big even before Six Flags bought the SeaWorld property.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2018 2:13 PM
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Agreed. That park should have had the three wooden coasters and double loop and the kiddie. Mmmmaybe the SLC at some point but three well Maintained woodies and a classic arrow and it would have been fine with its waterpark. Heck, maybe buy the SeaWorld side, rebrand, and keep it separate.

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Sunday, January 28, 2018 7:49 PM
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Dutchman said:

This is what Knotts is replacing their Boomerang with, wouldn't be surprised if this is in store for Dorney.

More than likely yes, in about 10 years once Knott's decides to remove it.

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Last edited by TheMillenniumRider, Sunday, January 28, 2018 7:50 PM

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