Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


A Quick Guide To The Most Common Questions

The best deals on tickets are available online through our website. You will save big off the regular front gate price when you buy your tickets in advance, plus have access to special combo offers available only online.
Your admission to Dorney Park includes all rides (see exceptions below), live shows and attractions, Wildwater Kingdom water park, and Planet Snoopy™- a theme park just for kids! Your admission ticket does not include two paid attractions (Dinosaurs Alive! and Screamin' Swing), or events that require a separate admission

During the Regular Summer Season, your ticket also provides full access to the wet and wild fun of Wildwater Kingdom. The Regular Summer Season typically starts on Memorial Day weekend and offers daily operation of both Parks through Labor Day.

Please note that Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom have different season calendars and daily hours of operation. Dorney Park does not sell admission tickets exclusively for Wildwater Kingdom. Please CLICK HERE to view our Operating Calendar.

When visiting before or after the Regular Summer Season you can save on your Dorney Park only ticket by purchasing online. Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom's Walk-Up Gate Rate is constant all year. Purchase in advance online and save - click below to buy tickets now!

Dorney Park does not offer a non-rider discount. Dorney Park has a one-price admission since it is a multifaceted park, not just a ride park. Live entertainment abounds at the park with fun-filled shows and roving characters and performers. The park also offers a variety of gift shops, restaurants, a water park and much more - all included with park admission!
Admission tickets and Season Passes are non-refundable and non-exchangeable for any reason after the order transaction is complete at the Front Gate, online through our website, or other retail outlets. This includes weather related events. We do not issue rain checks. Please check local weather conditions prior to planning your visit.

Unprocessed Season Passes (those still in e-ticket or voucher form which have not been exchanged for a ID card) may be transferred to another individual.  All Season Passes, processed or unprocessed, expire without value on October 30, 2016 unless renewed for the next season.
Dorney Park offers a Junior / Senior discount ticket.

Seniors are considered anyone age 62 or older. Juniors are considered anyone under 48 inches tall in shoes.

Guests age 2 or younger are FREE and do not require an admission ticket.
Guests age 2 or younger are FREE and do not require an admission ticket.

Guests age 3 or older and under 48 inches tall in shoes are eligible for a Junior ticket.

Any guest 48 inches or taller will require a Regular ticket.

Yes! We offer a number of different group sale options, typically for groups of 20 or more people.

Please CLICK HERE to visit our Group Sales webpage.
No need to panic. Once you complete your online transaction, you will receive an email with your purchase receipt. If you are unable to print your tickets at your current location, you can open your email receipt and attempt to print them at a different location (for example, a public library or friend's house) without any problem.

If you are still unable to print your tickets, we will be happy to print your tickets for you at Guest Services. You will need the credit card you used to purchase the tickets and your confirmation number. 
VISA, MasterCard, Discover/Novus Card, American Express are accepted for the purchase of Admission Tickets and at most merchandise and food locations. Personal Checks are not accepted at any location in the park.

For your convenience, ATM machines are located directly outside the Park Entrance, near Center Stage Foods, in Wildwater Kingdom near Subway, outside of Good Time Gifts near Main Plaza, and near Cluck's and Frank's Main Midway food location.

Dorney Park's Beagle Bucks are accepted toward the purchase of gate-rate admission tickets, parking, food, merchandise and games at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom (arcade games and vending machines excluded). Beagle Bucks are also accepted at all other Cedar Fair Entertainment Company parks. Please check with each individual park regarding rules of acceptance.

Beagle Bucks work just like cash and are available in $1.00 & $5.00 increments. Beagle Bucks may be purchased in advance by contacting Group Sales at 1-610-395-2000, or online in the MARKETPLACE. You may also purchase Beagle Bucks in-person at the Park at the Group Sales Window, Guest Services Office at the Main Gate, and at the Family Care Center in Planet Snoopy.
There are several ATMs located throughout the park for your convenience, including:
  • Directly outside the Park Entrance near the Season Pass Processing Center
  • In Dorney Park near Center Stage Theater, Clucks and Franks, and Good Time Gifts
  • In Wildwater Kingdom near Trade Winds Gift Shop
In Dorney Park, shirts, shoes and shorts are required upon entry and exit and at all times except when actively riding Thunder Canyon or White Water Landing. Bikini tops are acceptable, but bikini bottoms must be covered. Shorts/pants must be worn so as to show no more than the waistband of any undergarments.

In Wildwater Kingdom, proper swimming attire is required and is defined as a properly fitting and covering, one or two-piece swimsuit or shorts that stop above the knee. Swimwear must be without abrasive buttons, rivets, zippers or snaps. Thong suits are prohibited. Diaper covers are required for all diapered children and are available at Trade Winds Gift Shop near the entrance to Wildwater Kingdom. Shoes are not allowed on any water park attractions.
Most rides and attractions remain open during rain. Some attractions will close when inclement weather prohibits their safe operation, but will reopen as soon as it is safe to do so. Please enjoy a show, meal or shopping until such weather passes. No rain checks or refunds are issued once you have entered the Park.
For everyone's safety, guests are not permitted to bring coolers or outside food or beverages into Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom with the exception of one factory sealed bottle of water per person. Picnic tables are provided in select locations of the parking lot for outside food consumption. Grills and open fires are not allowed.
Stop by Ride Services, located next to the main gate, to speak with an associate about your visit and receive our Guest Assistance Guide, which outlines the rules and requirements for guests with disabilities. For more information prior to your visit, please visit our Guests with Special Needs section.
Smoking is not permitted anywhere on Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom property with the exception of several designated smoking areas, which can be located on our park map.
Wheelchair rental is available at the Stroller/Wheelchair Rental Center near the Main Entrance. A limited supply of motorized wheelchairs are also available for rent.

Please CLICK HERE and see Wheelchair Accessibility and Rental for additional information.

Yes, locker rentals are provided in a variety of locations in Dorney Park.  We offer both hourly and all day locker rentals.

Please CLICK HERE and see Lockers for additional information.

Dorney Park recognizes the different dietary restrictions many of our guests have, and strive to accommodate all needs.

Please CLICK HERE for further information on special dietary needs and the food within the Park.
Guests must be at least 21 years of age to purchase, possess or consume alcoholic beverages at Dorney Park. A valid state-issued identification or driver's license is required for each person purchasing, possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages.

Alcoholic beverages must be fully consumed or discarded on the premise where served. Alcoholic beverages are not permitted on the midways or while in line for any ride.
Re-entry hand stamps are available at the exit turnstiles when leaving the Park. Hand stamp re-entry is not permitted after 6:00pm during our Haunt season.

If leaving and re-entering the parking lot, display your parking ticket on your dashboard.
Your Season Pass ID card is required for park admission.  If a Season Pass ID card is lost, stolen, or forgotten, a regular park admission ticket may be purchased or the ID card can be replaced for a $15 non-refundable replacement fee.  A complimentary ticket is provided to each passholder for one visit per season without paying the replacement fee.  Once this complementary ticket has been used, the pass holder will be required to pay the replacement fee on the next visit that they do not have their Season Pass ID card.  Passes can be replaced at Guest Services.
 All drones (Unmanned Aerial Systems) are prohibited at (in) all Cedar Fair parks, including Dorney Park, and any unauthorized drone(s) observed over Dorney Park will be reported to the FAA and local law enforcement, regardless of its point of origin or operation. Drones may pose a potential safety risk and may violate Federal Aviation Administration guidelines.
 Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is committed to providing a safe environment for all of our guests and associates and has implemented several enhanced security procedures at the front gate, which may result in slight delays while entering the park. As a part of this process:

• Guests arriving at the park may be subject to being electronically scanned by walk-through metal detection.
• All bags, purses, backpacks, waist packs, etc. may be subject to a brief examination prior to entering.
• Outside food or beverages, large or soft coolers, glass containers, sharp objects (including pocket knives and metal chains), firearms, or other items that could be considered a weapon are strictly prohibited. We encourage guests to leave any unnecessary items at home or secured within your vehicle.
o Exceptions are made for guests with special dietary needs to include food allergies and baby food/formula. Guest should contact Guest Services or Park Security upon arrival for approval to bring in these special dietary foods.
• Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom uses a combination of methods to patrol the Park on a daily basis, which include a team of uniformed officers as well as other plain clothes officers that walk the property, in addition to video surveillance monitoring.