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Coaster Madness at Dorney Park

Coaster Madness

October 7, 2018

Mark Your Calendars Roller Coaster Fanatics! Coaster Madness will take place Sunday, October 7th, 2018. This year, Coaster Madness will feature exclusive access to ThunderHawk for a restricted area photo-op, an “Inside the Brains of Possessed” Tour, ERT on Steel Force, ThunderHawk and Demon Drop, and so much more!

Coaster Madness Admission

Pre-purchase your ticket online now through October 4, 2018:

Coaster Madness event tickets are $40 for Passholders, and $50 for non-Passholders. Purchase tickets at these reduced rates through October 4, 2018 at 11:59 PM EST.

Buy event tickets at the park day of event for a premium price:

Tickets will be available the day of Coaster Madness for $60 (Passholders & non-Passholders).

All pricing subject to taxes and fees.

Event Ticket Includes:

Single-day admission valid for October 7, 2018 only, (2) meals – an exclusive lunch and access to Fright Feast, a Single Day Souvenir Bottle, Fright & Fast Lane Pass, Parking and Access into all the Coaster Madness events throughout the day. Tickets are per person. Participants must purchase the appropriate event ticket. Admission tickets other than season passes are not valid for this special event.

Guests for this event must have valid membership to a recognized roller coaster or amusement industry club to participate.

How to Participate in Coaster Madness 2018

Step 1:      Purchase event ticket by 11:59 PM EST on Oct 4, 2018 to obtain the reduced rates.

Step 2:     Register for Coaster Madness after purchasing your ticket. Participants who register online will receive a Dorney Park t-shirt!

                  (Do not submit multiple registrations; your information will be collected the first time.)

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Event Itinerary

9:00 AM: Parking Lot Opens

  • Parking is included with online registration, present ticket at toll booth.
  • Event registration will be at Guest Services

10:00 AM – 10:30 AM: Photo Opportunity

  • Coaster Madness guests gain access to the turn-around of ThunderHawk for an exclusive photo opportunity.

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM: “Inside the Brains of Possessed” Tour (2 – 30 minute tours, plus Q&A time)

  • Brad Nesland, Dorney Park’s VP of Maintenance and Construction takes you behind the doors of Possessed to show you induction at its finest.

10:30 AM – 11:00 AM: ERT on Steel Force, ThunderHawk and Demon Drop

  • Your early park entry allows you to enjoy exclusive ride time on Steel Force, ThunderHawk and Demon Drop.

11:00 AM – 11:00 PM – Enjoy a full day of fun at Dorney Park!

  • The Great Pumpkin Fest will be held in Wildwater Cove from 12:00 – 5:00 PM
  • Dinosaur’s Alive closes at 5:00 PM
  • Planet Snoopy and children’s activities will close at 6:00 PM
  • Dorney Park transitions into Haunt at 6:00 PM
  • The Overloads Resurrection kicks-off Haunt in Hydra Plaza at 7:00 PM
  • Haunt Attractions open at 7:30 PM

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM: Lunch and Raffles at Parkside Pavilion (located by Hydra)

  • Enjoy a carefully crafted lunch by our Foods Team, and Coca-Cola Beverage.
  • Menu TBA

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM: Q&A with Mike Fehnel

  • Stay put at Parkside Pavilion for a Q&A with Mike Fehnel

2:00 PM – 2:30 PM: Behind the Scenes Tour

  • Meeting Location & Tour Specifics TBA

6:00 PM – 7:30 PM: All-You-Care-To-Eat Dinner

  • Fright Feast Dinner (Monsters included).
  • Located at Parkside Pavilion, by Hydra

7:00 PM – 11:00 PM: Halloween Haunt

  • Use your Fright & Fast Lane Pass to check out all of our frights, including new attraction Necropolis, plus all the Fast Lane rides and attractions!

*Itinerary is Subject to Change.

Clubs and Organizations Eligible to Participate

  • The American Coaster Enthusiasts
  • Club Theme Park Review
  • CoasterBuzz Club
  • Coaster Crew Platinum
  • Coaster Zombies
  • Florida Coaster Club
  • Great Ohio Coaster Club
  • European Coaster Club
  • MACC (Mid Atlantic Coaster Club)
  • The Western New York Coaster Club
  • Roller Coaster Club of Great Britain
  • CJ's Crazy Coaster Crew

Photo Contest

Submit your Dorney Park photos taken during the Coaster Madness event to the post in the Coaster Madness Facebook group about this contest. You must include #CoasterMadness2018 and “Enter me” with your post.

Coaster Madness Social Media Rock Star

The attendee who is most engaged on social media (Twitter/Facebook/Instagram) will receive a special prize. Don’t forget to use the #CoasterMadness2018 hashtag and post to the Facebook group!

Scavenger Hunt

  • Post a photo of you with a PEANUTS™ character to the post in the Coaster Madness Facebook group about this contest. You must include #CoasterMadness2018 and “Enter me” with your post. 
  • Post a photo of you with a new person you met at Coaster Madness to the post in the Coaster Madness Facebook group about this contest. You must include #CoasterMadness2018, where the new person you met is from and the coaster club/organization they registered under with your post.
  • Post a photo of each of the 7 roller coasters at Dorney Park to the post in the Coaster Madness Facebook group about this contest. You must include #CoasterMadness2018 with each photo and “Enter me” with your post.
  • One winner who completes all of these tasks will be chosen at random near the end of the event.