Dorney Park Amusement Park Update

Park: 11 AM - 7 PM Waterpark: Closed View Hours
March 12, 2021 Update

Dorney Park will open to the general public on Saturday, May 22. Wildwater Kingdom waterpark will open Saturday, May 29. Daily tickets and 2021 Season Passes are now on sale, and guests can visit the 2021 schedule and calendar for Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom to plan their visit.

As a reminder, all 2020 Season Passes and add-on products have been extended through 2021. Also, unused 2020 park admission tickets are valid through September 6, 2021.

New for 2021
Wildwater Kingdom will debut a multi-level, beach-themed water play structure, Seaside Splashworks, this Memorial Day weekend. This new family attraction will be the largest structure in the water park and features more than 75 play elements to engage the entire family. Dorney Park is also excited to announce the return of Grand Carnivale in July.

Dorney Park continues to monitor the ever-changing conditions surrounding the pandemic and will continue to actively work with health experts and government officials to maintain the highest safety standards for guests and associates.  Guests are encouraged to visit www.dorneypark.com for the latest updates on requirements, policies and safety protocols for the 2021 season, as these details and guidelines may be revised.

Employment opportunities are available. More details can be found at www.dorneypark.com/jobs.

We are excited to announce Dorney Park’s Opening Day - May 22 - and we look forward to welcoming you back to a fun and safe environment. We continue to monitor state guidelines and work with industry and government officials to ensure our reopening plan meets all required health and safety regulations. 

To ensure you and your family enjoy the park safely, several operational changes will be in effect upon our reopening. To learn about enhanced health and safety measures, please visit the What To Expect When We Reopen section of our website which provides essential information for pre-arrival planning, what you'll see when you arrive and how to make the most of your visit while in the park. 

As a reminder, all 2020 PreK, Regular and Platinum Season Passes (as well as purchased 2020 Season Pass Add-On Products) have been extended through the 2021 Season, according to pass type. Unused 2020 park admission tickets are also valid through September 6, 2021. 

Stay tuned for additional park news and frequent updates in the months to come!

A Message from Michael Fehnel, Vice President & General Manager of Dorney Park

We have been thrilled to welcome guests back to the park this year. 2020 has truly been a unique season, and I thank our guests and associates for making Dorney Park a fun and safe place to visit. We appreciate everyone’s support and cooperation with the park’s new health and safety measures --- we are getting through this together. 

Because of the ongoing uncertainties surrounding COVID-19, we have had to make some difficult decisions regarding the remainder of 2020. Here are some updates we’d like to share:

  • Our last operating day of the 2020 season is expected to be Monday, September 7, 2020.
  • Our water park, Wildwater Kingdom, will remain closed through 2020.

Keep in mind that all 2020 Season Passes and add-on products have been extended through the 2021 season. 

We look forward to a great year ahead and can’t wait to show you a host of new ways to have fun, including our new beach-themed multi-level interactive play structure, Seaside Splashworks. This new family attraction has more than 75 play elements to engage the entire family for hours with six water slides, interactive spray jets and water cannons, an adventuresome net bridge for climbing, and a splash zone just for toddlers.  Season Passes for 2021 will be available for purchase beginning September 8, 2020.  

We all look forward to having fun safely for the rest of 2020 and beyond. There are many days left for summer fun, and we hope to see you in the park soon. 

Dorney Park to Open July 8, Initially to Season Passholders

Reservations required to help manage capacity, new hygiene protocols to be observed. Reservations begin on June 30.

ALLENTOWN, PA – Dorney Park amusement park is set to open for the 2020 Season on July 8 with stringent health, safety, and hygiene protocols in place to protect its vendors, associates, and guests. 

The park will initially open to Season Passholders exclusively, and subsequently to daily ticketholders on July 11. Reservations will be required for all guests visiting the park and begin June 30. 

“We are very excited to share our park with our guests for the 2020 operating season. Safety will always be Dorney Park’s number one priority, and that includes the health of our guests and associates,” said Michael Fehnel, vice president and general manager at Dorney Park. “Our new protocols align with CDC recommendations and have been shaped by information from company and industry health and safety experts, along with our state and local government officials. With our new protocols in place, we are eager to bring some long-overdue fun.” 

The new protocols to ensure a safe and clean environment will include:

  • A new online reservation system; each guest is required to have a reservation prior to their visit to enable capacity management;
  • A requirement to complete a pre-visit health screening declaration 24 hours prior to admission;
  • A touchless temperature screening prior to entering the facility for vendors, guests, and park associates;
  • Requirements for all guests, associates and vendors to wear face coverings as directed by the protocols;
  • Social distancing markers throughout the park, including ride queue lines;
  • Limited guest/associate contact;
  • Enhanced cleaning procedures, including additional deep cleaning and sanitization of restrooms, dining facilities and other busy areas;
  • Additional hand sanitation stations; and
  • Capacity management throughout the park.

The park will initially open exclusively to Season Passholders, with limited capacity and operating hours. Dorney Park will be sending emails to Season Passholders, inviting them to begin making reservations. All guests are asked to download Dorney Park's free mobile app to make a reservation and facilitate their park visit. 2020 Season Passes have been extended through the entire 2021 season. An opening date for Wildwater Kingdom waterpark has yet to be determined.

Prior to park opening, Dorney Park is offering a limited-capacity, Fourth of July Drive-In Fireworks Show on Saturday, July 4. The fireworks display will be accompanied by a patriotic soundtrack. For a $10 donation per car, guests are invited to park in the main parking lot for a close-up view of the display. All ticket proceeds will benefit the LVHN COVID-19 Emergency Fund. The show is limited to the first 1,500 vehicles. Fireworks show ticket sales launch today at 10:00 a.m. For more information visit www.dorneypark.com.  

Employment opportunities are currently available throughout the park, and a virtual hiring process has been implemented so applicants can apply and interview remotely. Openings can be found at dorneypark.com/jobs.

A Message from Michael Fehnel, Vice President & General Manager of Dorney Park

As the coronavirus (COVID-19) matter remains a part of our daily lives, the team at Dorney Park continues to work with health and safety experts as we plan for increased safety measures and operational changes throughout our park. We are in constant communication with our state and federal governments and are looking forward to welcoming you back just as soon as it is safe to do so. Although our reopen date is still uncertain, here are a few things we can share:

  • We continue to update and enhance our park by remodeling Center Stage, adding more green space, and resuming construction on our new beach-themed multi-level family attraction Seaside Splashworks in Wildwater Kingdom
  • Grand Carnivale, the immersive evening parade and international street festival, is unfortunately being postponed to 2021
  • Likewise, the new Summer Nights evening block party is being postponed to 2021

As previously announced, we have extended the validity of all 2020 Season Passes and Season Pass Add-On Products through the 2021 season, plus we have paused Easy Pay billing while the park is closed*. Likewise, we will continue to work with guests who may have prepaid single-day tickets valid for days during our temporary park closure. Ticket inquiries may be directed to https://www.dorneypark.com/contact

The safety of our guests and associates has always been and will always be our top priority.  We want to assure you that when we do open, Dorney Park will continue to be a safe and fun environment for all. Our team is 100% committed to this promise. And we are working alongside industry experts and government officials toward this shared goal. We will keep you updated as we move forward; in the meantime, we thank you for your loyalty and continued support.

*2020 Season Passes and purchased 2020 Season Pass add-on products (if applicable) will be valid through the 2021 Season according to pass type. Pre-K Passes will be valid for 2020 only. For 2020 Season Passholders participating in our Easy Pay Program, monthly billing has been suspended, and will remain suspended while the park is closed. When the park reopens, billing will resume. Passholders will need to be current on payments to receive both 2020 and 2021 Season Pass admission and associated benefits.

A Message from Michael Fehnel, Vice President & General Manager of Dorney Park

As we face these unprecedented circumstances, I want to thank you for your support of Dorney Park. We continue to monitor and follow local and national health directives while preparing to open our park as soon as it is safe to do so.  

In the meantime, I want to share information on how we will manage 2020 Season Passholder benefits:

  • 2020 Season Passes and purchased 2020 Season Pass Add-On Products (if applicable) will be valid for the remainder of 2020 when our park is able to reopen.  
  • Additionally, we will extend the validity dates for current 2020 Season Passes* (as well as purchased 2020 Season Pass Add-On Products) through the 2021 Season according to pass type.
  • For 2020 Season Passholders participating in our Easy Pay Program, monthly billing has been suspended as of April 8, 2020, and will remain suspended while the park is closed.  When the park reopens, billing will resume.  Passholders will need to be current on payments to receive both 2020 and 2021 Season Pass admission and associated benefits.

Likewise, we will continue to work with Guests who have prepaid single-day tickets during the time period of our temporary park closure. Ticket inquiries may be directed to www.dorneypark.com/contact.

We want nothing more than to reopen our park and welcome you back, but our priority for now is to keep everyone safe.  This is a challenging time for us all, and we thank you again for your understanding and loyalty to Dorney Park.

*2020 Pre-K Pass will be valid during 2020 only.

At Cedar Fair, the safety and well-being of our Guests and Associates are always our top priorities.   

We have been continuously monitoring and following regional and national health directives related to COVID-19 and we want to keep you informed on how these events will impact our park schedule. Currently, it is our hope to open Dorney Park mid-May or as soon thereafter as possible. We believe this decision is in the best interest of our associates, our guests, and our communities.

We will work with Guests who have prepaid single-day tickets during the time period of our park closure. You may contact us at www.dorneypark.com/contact.

For 2020 Season Passholders, we will be adding days to the park’s operating calendar to accommodate for the days the park is temporarily closed (against original 2020 operating calendar). Additionally, 2020 Season Passholders will enjoy added-value benefits to be announced at time of park opening.

We appreciate the support and cooperation of our Guests and Associates during this ever-evolving situation. Your loyalty to our park is invaluable. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Sincerely,

Richard Zimmerman
Chief Executive Officer
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

At Cedar Fair, there is nothing more important than the safety of our guests and associates. This is our highest priority now and always.

As we continue to monitor developments surrounding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), we want to provide you with another update regarding our parks. We will be temporarily closing Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, CA and both Schlitterbahn Waterparks in New Braunfels and Galveston Island, Texas effective Saturday, March 14. The parks will remain closed until the end of this month. In addition, we will also be postponing the opening of California’s Great America in Santa Clara, CA, Kings Dominion, in Doswell, VA and Carowinds in Charlotte, NC until the first weekend of April. We believe this decision is in the best interest of our associates, our guests, and our communities.

All our hotel properties will remain open as scheduled. We will work with our guests who have prepaid single-day tickets or booked hotel rooms during the time period of our park closures. Please reference our individual parks websites for information on how to contact Guest Services with your inquiries. We are committed to responding to questions and requests over the days and weeks ahead and we ask for your continued support and patience as we work hard to address all guest concerns.

We continue to implement preventive measures as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as our own health and hygiene protocols. Additionally, we are maintaining close relationships with local, state, national and international public health authorities and are taking their guidance as additional preventive measures are deemed necessary.

Our guests and associates are considered family. We have their well-being at the forefront of our decision-making. We appreciate the continued loyalty and trust in Cedar Fair and our family of parks and resorts.

Sincerely,

Richard Zimmerman
Chief Executive Officer
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

Cedar Fair's highest priority is always the safety of our guests and associates. We know you continue to hear and see news reports about the coronavirus, or COVID-19, and some of its effects around the world. The Cedar Fair team is closely monitoring this evolving situation and are in regular contact with health agencies for information and guidance.

All Cedar Fair properties intend to welcome guests in accordance with our published schedules, and we continue to implement preventive measures as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as our own health and hygiene protocols. All our parks and resorts have high standards of cleanliness, which assists with illness prevention. We employ rigorous sanitation standards and robust cleaning procedures, including:

  • Extensive and ongoing training for associates on maintaining a safe and hygienic workplace and environment for our guests;
  • Specified intervals for frequent sanitization of targeted areas throughout the day;
  • Numerous and accessible handwashing facilities and hand sanitizer locations;
  • Quick response to spills, trash and other situations;
  • Daily and frequent sanitation procedures for restrooms, kitchens, dining surfaces, benches and trash cans;
  • Daily and frequent cleaning and "wash down" of outdoor locations, including walkways and queue lines

The leadership team is communicating with our associates about illness prevention; this includes guidance issued by the CDC. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs. The CDC provides more detailed coronavirus information on its website at www.cdc.gov.

As always, we maintain close relationships with local, state, national and international public health authorities. We take their guidance when additional preventive measures are deemed necessary.

Thank you for your continued support and trust in Cedar Fair's family of parks and resorts.

Sincerely,

Richard Zimmerman
Chief Executive Officer 
Cedar Fair Entertainment Company

Season Pass and Pre-K Pass Frequently Asked Questions

All single-day tickets for 2020 will be valid for any regular operating day through Labor Day, September 6, 2021. 

If you have a Group Sales specific day admission ticket that cannot be rescheduled, we will refund the specific day admission ticket amount.

The above policy also applies to specific day Fast Lane Pass purchases, as well as specific day non-admission purchases and any specific day VIP Experience purchases.

All single day tickets for 2020 will be valid for any regular operating day through Labor Day, September 6, 2021.

If you are part of a planned group visit to the park or have Group Sales tickets, contact your group organizer/leader for details. Group organizers/leaders should contact their park sales representatives directly.

Cedar Fair's highest priority is always the safety of our guests and associates. We continue to implement preventive measures as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as our own health and hygiene protocols. All our parks and resorts have high standards of cleanliness, which assists with illness prevention. We employ rigorous sanitation standards and robust cleaning procedures, including:

  • Extensive and ongoing training for associates on maintaining a safe and hygienic workplace and environment for our guests;
  • Specified intervals for frequent sanitization of targeted areas throughout the day;
  • Numerous and accessible handwashing facilities and hand sanitizer locations;
  • Quick response to spills, trash and other situations;
  • Daily and frequent sanitation procedures for restrooms, kitchens, dining surfaces, benches and trash cans;
  • Daily and frequent cleaning and "wash down" of outdoor locations, including walkways and queue lines

The leadership team is communicating with our associates about illness prevention; this includes guidance issued by the CDC. The CDC recommends everyday preventive actions to help stop the spread of germs. The CDC provides more detailed coronavirus information on its website at www.cdc.gov.

As always, we maintain close relationships with local, state, national and international public health authorities. We take their guidance when additional preventive measures are deemed necessary.

General Frequently Asked Questions

2020 Season Passes and 2020 Season Pass Add-Ons (if applicable) Valid Through the 2021 Season

  • 2020 Season Passes and purchased 2020 Season Pass Add-On Products (if applicable) will be valid for the remainder of 2020 when the park opens. Additionally, 2020 Season Passes and Platinum Season Passes (as well as purchased 2020 Season Pass Add-On Products) will be extended through the 2021 Season, according to your pass type*.
  • Your payments must be in good standing for the Season Pass to be extended through 2021.

  • No other action is required from you.

Yes – all 2020 Season Passholders who are in good standing will have their Season Pass and Season Pass Add-ons (if applicable) extended into 2021, regardless of when the purchase was made.  

  • The benefits and entitlements will be the same in 2021 as they are in 2020.
  • 2020 Platinum Passes will be valid at all Cedar Fair parks through the 2021 Season.
  • All payments must be current by the time the park opens in 2021 in order for your pass to be extended through 2021.
  • If any attempted payment fails, all Season Passes and Season Pass Add-Ons on that order will be deactivated until the payment is made in the online Payment Portal.

All 2020 Season Passes and purchased Season Pass Add-ons will be valid for the remainder of the 2020 season, plus the entire 2021 Season.

When the park is open, Season Passes can be upgraded at the park for the 2021 season; Season Passes cannot be upgraded online. If you have a 2020 Season Pass, you can currently purchase 2021 Season Pass Add-ons such as All Season Dining and Drinks online that will be valid for the 2021 season.

The Season Pass Auto-Renewal program will not be in effect for the 2021 Season. Your 2020 Season Pass will not auto-renew to a 2021 Season Pass this September because your 2020 Season Pass and Add-Ons will be extended through the 2021 Season. No action is required of you at this time.

Yes, all valid 2020 Pre-K passes that have been activated in 2020 will automatically be extended through the 2021 season.

If you purchased Season Pass Add-ons for your 2020 Pre-K Pass, the purchased Add-Ons will be extended through the 2021 season.

All 2020 Pre-K Passes that have been registered or activated in 2020 will be automatically extended through the 2021 season.

Monthly Easy Pay payments resumed on 6/30/2020. Now that billing has resumed, you will be billed the normal monthly amount for however many months remain to finish paying your full balance due. 

Payments will continue to occur on the same date of the month as in previous months. You can log into the Payment Portal online with your order number and the email address you used during the initial purchase to confirm the upcoming payment dates and amounts.

As long as you remain current on attempted payments, your Season Pass and associated Season Pass Add-Ons will remain active.

If you’d prefer to make a single catch-up payment, you can log into the Payment Portal and select “Make a Payment” in the portal to pay all the payments that have been missed. Or, you can pay the full balance at any time.