Hershey, Dorney, of Dutch Wonderland?

Friday, October 12, 2001 3:18 PM
Ahoy there!

My family and I are planning a trip to Pennsylvania next weekend, and we are going to go to one of these three parks:

Hersheypark

Dorney Park

Dutch Wonderland

I have'nt been to Hershey or Dorney, but the last time I went to Dutch Wonderland was nine years ago. Which park should I go to?

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Friday, October 12, 2001 4:45 PM
In my opinion head to Hershey Park as it has a better overall coaster selection and theming the Dorney park. I just cannot get enough of lightning Racer, one of my favorite woodies. If you like wooden coasters definitely head to Hershey since they also have two more incredible wooden coasters besides Lightning Racer. Dorney's wooden coasters really are not comparable. Both parks have excellent and original B&M inverts, I prefer Talon over Great Bear but both are pretty thrilling rides. Dorney has Steel Force which is a good ride but not in the same class as Intamin and B&M hyper coasters. Overall, Hershey is just better themed and has a more rounded collection of coasters especially woodies. Hershey has a great family atmosphere and the park seems more relaxed then Dorney.
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Friday, October 12, 2001 5:40 PM
Yes, lightning racer is worth the trip to Hershey alone.
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Friday, October 12, 2001 7:39 PM
I prefer Hershey, but it doesn't have any kiddie coasters.  It does have other kiddie rides.  If you want kiddie coasters Dorney or Dutch Wonderland is better.  Dutch Wonderland doesn't have anything much for adults though.
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Friday, October 12, 2001 8:09 PM
True, Hershey doesn't have a dedicated "kiddie" coaster, but since when did this become such a necessity? I know growing up near SFGAm the closest we had to a kiddie coaster was the Whizzer (a Schwarzkopf as a *starter* coaster?). But kids still rode it. There are a lot of kids @ Hershey that ride Comet and Trailblazer.

If you've never been to either, I'd say go to Hershey as I guran-DAMN-tee that you will enjoy yourself :)
jeremy
--*still* Hersheypark Happy, but tring to hit Dorney next week ;)

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Friday, October 12, 2001 8:29 PM
If you go to Hershey next weekend only certain sections of the park will be open.  The midway where Wildcat and Lightning Racer are located will only be open for the laser show at the end of the night and none of the rides put there will be operating.  The only coasters that will be open will be Comet, Looper, Great Bear, Trailblazer, and Sidewinder.  Hope this helps.
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Saturday, October 13, 2001 1:35 AM
Hi!  Dorney Park closes this weekend.
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Saturday, October 13, 2001 3:38 AM
If Dorney is closed, go to hershey!!!! why would you go to dutch wonderland??? I've not yet benn to Dutch or Hershey, but isn't wonerland supposed to be a kiddie park?

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Saturday, October 13, 2001 4:27 AM
Whoa! Thanks for the Heads up amob!!!!
lata,
jeremy
--who feels like a real dunderhead now...
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