2019 UPDATE: In an effort to provide the best service to our guests while keeping our guest’s safety a priority, we’ve revised the operating procedures of Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom’s attractions when it comes to lightning in the area.
Summer fun in the sun is always the preferred weather when visiting Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, but that’s not always the case as we have seen recently. When the dark clouds start rolling across the sky, it’s easy to get discouraged and think your day is over! Dorney Park has got you covered from the impending rain and storms headed our way.
Our Operations and Safety teams work together with WeatherSentry DTN, a weather monitoring app to help Dorney Park monitor severe weather, lightning, and rain.
When WeatherSentry alerts our team to an impending storm, associates across the park work together to hold our ride operations in three (3) different phases for lightening; 5, 8 and 10 miles.
The WeatherSentry system will clear our Operations team from a phase once we have gone 10 minutes without lightning within each phases storm watch radius. If no other activity is approaching the area, our ride locations will begin reopening procedures.