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Wednesday, April 24th, 2013

DORNEY PARK-Allentown, PA (April 24, 2013)- Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is excited to enhance its dining experience for guests this summer as we welcome the brand new, full-service Chickie's & Pete's® Sports Bar, the #1 Sports Bar in North America as voted by ESPN.

Chickie's & Pete's® Sports Bar will be a full-service, air-conditioned restaurant located in the center of Dorney Park. In addition to World Famous Crabfries®, the new sit down restaurant and sports bar will serve an expanded menu of Chickie’s® favorites including Lobster Cheesesteaks and a variety of Pete-zza options that are available only at the new location. The restaurant will also feature several alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages unique to the Dorney Park location such as the Dominator and the Talon.

The former Game Day Grille location has been renovated and will feature memorabilia from the storied history of Chickie's & Pete's® which opened in 1977. The renovation also includes new theming and seating options. Guests will be able to enjoy their favorite sports games or get the day’s news while taking a break from the thrills of Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom to enjoy a meal from the menu of one of Philadelphia’s top restaurants.

The new restaurant and sports bar will be in addition to the two original locations opened in the park in 2011 when the partnership between Chickie's & Pete's® and Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom began. The Dorney Park stand location is located across from the Sea Dragon thrill ride and features Cheesesteaks, Chickie’s® cutlets, World Famous Crabfries®, and Crabby Sweets®. The Wildwater Kingdom stand location is located across from the original Wave Pool and focuses on the signature Crabfries®.

“We strive to provide our guests with the best dining experience possible and this partnership gives us the ability to do so with a local flavor” states Michael Fehnel, Vice President and Assistant General Manager for Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. “Guests really responded to the original locations and we look forward to expanding this partnership to provide an expanded menu of Chickie's & Pete's® classic items to our guests this summer.”

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom will also enhance the guest dining experience through a new partnership with Coca-Cola to bring their products exclusively to park patrons this summer. Guests can enjoy their favorite Coca-Cola product on a hot summer day with the park’s new souvenir bottle program offering free refills on the day of purchase and $0.99 refills all summer long with a 2013 souvenir bottle. Guests can also enjoy a new dinner buffet option with Snoopy’s Cookout, an All You Can Eat picnic buffet with character appearances by the PEANUTS™ gang. Snoopy’s Cookout available on select days throughout the season.

Dorney Park opens for the 2013 season on Friday, May 3rd. 2013 Season Passes are on sale now for just 6 payments of $18.50 when purchased online using the Easy Pay payment plan. This Season Pass offer is available through May 27, 2013. For more details on Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, visit for park hours, season pass benefits and more.

About Chickie’s & Pete’s
Chickie’s & Pete’s is a leader in stadium and other venues’ operations and feature their signature World Famous Crabfries® at over twenty locations throughout the region. Since their beginnings in 1977 Chickie’s & Pete’s hometown flavor has exploded across Philadelphia and New Jersey.

About Dorney Park
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company, a publicly traded partnership that is listed for trading on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “FUN.” In addition to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Cedar Fair owns and operates ten other amusement parks, five water parks, one indoor waterpark resort, and five hotels. Cedar Fair also operates the Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park in Gilroy, Calif. under a management contract.


Dorney Park
Michael Fehnel, Vice President and Assistant General Manager – (610) 391-7796,
Carrie Basta, Communications Manager – (610) 391-7720,

Chickie’s & Pete’s
Michael Baldini, Chickie’s & Pete’s Media Representative,

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