Knoebels and Hersheypark building new roller coasters for 2015, what about Dorney?

Posted Monday, August 18, 2014 8:48 AM | Contributed by Jeff

It seems 2015 will be the year for some unique new roller coasters in Pennsylvania. Hersheypark announced last week it will build a combination dark ride and roller coaster next year that will have elements of a fun house. Knoebel's amusement park, known for its wooden coasters, has said it will build a steel roller coaster with four inversions. So far, Dorney Park isn't giving hints about new rides for 2015.

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Monday, August 18, 2014 9:20 AM

Ha! Trick question! Nothing Dorney builds is actually "new."

What I want to know is why Michigan's Adventure is being silent...

Monday, August 18, 2014 9:21 AM

Isn't Dorney still working on getting their last new (to Dorney at least) coaster working?

Monday, August 18, 2014 10:54 AM

Slow news day...

Monday, August 18, 2014 11:27 AM

As with any other year...if you want to know what Dorney is getting, look at what the other CF parks are removing.

Maybe recycling bins?

Monday, August 18, 2014 12:34 PM

SLFAKE said:

Isn't Dorney still working on getting their last new (to Dorney at least) coaster working?

Yes, Stinger has been closed the entire season except for part of opening day with no sign of it opening anytime soon.

Monday, August 18, 2014 1:20 PM

Perfect! Get it running and it can be the new for 2015 attraction!

One "new this year" ride, successfully not operated each year, could be a park's new attraction each year for a decade or more. :-p

Last edited by slithernoggin, Monday, August 18, 2014 1:20 PM
Monday, August 18, 2014 1:42 PM

I thought Dorney was getting a "new" TOGO stand-up coaster, newly re-named "Great North Skyrider"? Or are they holding out on a stand-up for when CP removes Mantis?

Monday, August 18, 2014 2:21 PM

If CP sent Mantis to Dorney, it will be one of the few times anyone will ever see my head spin around 365 degrees, and I'll projectile vomit green pea soup. I don't usually get angry about an addition to my home park, no matter what it is, but that one would definitely make me twitchy. Another waste of what little land Dorney has left? NO.

I'm calm now, I promise.

Monday, August 18, 2014 4:12 PM

Carowinds just took their falling star out so...

Monday, August 18, 2014 5:02 PM

I wouldn't mind getting that. Dorney used to have a flat ride very similar, and I like the 1001 Nacht ride (NO, I don't LOVE it like some ladies do) at Knoebels, so...actually, that would be a nice reboot for DP.

Monday, August 18, 2014 6:24 PM

Is Dorney a candidate for a GCI somewhere down the road?

Monday, August 18, 2014 6:35 PM

Depends on which park is getting rid of theirs.

Monday, August 18, 2014 8:31 PM

I have heard more than one rumor that a GCI is in the works for 2015, actually, but they're all from not-so-important people, so really I've heard no reliable sources spill any beans. Still, I think a GCI would be a perfect fit for the park, and I'd put money on this quicker than any other type coaster.

Monday, August 18, 2014 9:27 PM

There's a used GCI that might be available up in the Ozarks....

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 2:43 PM

What am I missing here? Does Dorney have any recycled coasters other than Possessed and Stinger? So maybe this park is willing to take on other parks' castoffs but I nevertheless think that Dorney is delightful and Talon is probably one of the best inverts in existence.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 3:34 PM

Quick, somebody jump up and catch that joke before it hurts somebody.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 4:12 PM

The carousel was relocated, as was Demon Drop. I believe the Lemon Chill stand may also have been brought in from another park... :~P

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 4:16 PM

Gator, I didn't know the carousel was relocated. I always wondered why Dorney ended up with two carousels, and now I know. Huh...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 6:03 PM

That Dorney GCI has been rumored for as long as GCI has existed.


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