You must purchase tickets or Season Passes in advance before you visit the park.
Dorney Park Reopening Protocols
When Dorney Park opens, we want you to have an AMAZING day and feel safe when visiting, so we developed an extensive coronavirus reopening plan – new processes and enhanced procedures throughout the park to help reduce the spread of germs. We’re all in this together and by working together you can safely and confidently enjoy the thrills, giggles, and endless smiles that only Dorney Park can deliver.
This page provides you with essential information for what you will need to do before you arrive at Dorney Park, what you’ll see and experience when you arrive, and how to make the most of your visit—safely—when you get here.
Changes from Last Season:
- Reservations will no longer be required for any guest, but guests must purchase tickets and Season Passes in advance before arriving at the park.
- Temperature checks for guests have been discontinued at the front gate.
- There will be no limitations to ride capacity.
What You Can Expect
No Reservations Required
Face Coverings Required
Use of Location Services
Before You Leave Home
Dorney Park is open with limited capacity in the park. Reservations are no longer required for any guest, but you will need to purchase tickets or Season Passes online in advance for your visit.
While planning your trip to the park, please take a moment to self-assess for any potential COVID-19 symptoms. Please reschedule your visit for another day if you or anyone in your group has been exposed to or experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 10 days.
What to Pack Before You Arrive
- Your Season Pass, mobile, or printed tickets.
- A face covering for each guest. All guests age 2 and older who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear face coverings while indoors unless actively eating and drinking. Face coverings for guests who are fully vaccinated are recommended but not required. Face coverings should completely cover the nose and mouth, and not have exhalation valves or vents, which allows virus particles to escape.
- Contactless payment method (other than cash) such as credit card, Apple Pay, or Google Pay.
- A mobile phone with the Dorney Park app downloaded and "Location Services" enabled. It is recommended that at least one person in your group should have the app downloaded to their mobile device.
When You Arrive
Our reopening plan calls for new arrival processes to prepare everyone for a safe and successful day at the park. Here’s what you’ll see and experience when you arrive at Dorney Park:
- At the Dorney Park parking toll booth, we will ask you for proof of parking payment. If you do not have a parking voucher, you may pay with a credit card to limit contact.
- At the gate, our Dorney Park bag policy remains in place.
- At our touchless turnstiles, scan your Season Pass or single day ticket inside the mobile app and let the fun begin!
When You’re in the Park
You’re here and that means it’s time for AMAZING! To help you enjoy your day, here’s what you’ll see and experience inside the park.
The coronavirus has created a new way of life for everyone. Here are some reminders and protocols to keep in mind when you visit the park:
- Wash your hands frequently for at least 20 seconds. We have many hand sanitizer stations all through the park.
- Avoid touching your face.
- All guests age 2 and older who are not fully vaccinated are required to wear face coverings while indoors unless actively eating and drinking. Face coverings for guests who are fully vaccinated are recommended but not required. Face coverings should completely cover the nose and mouth, and not have exhalation valves or vents, which allows virus particles to escape.
- Be in the know about all things Dorney Park with our mobile app. You can find nearby hand sanitizer stations, restrooms, open dining locations, and available attractions and rides.
- Use contactless forms of payment, including credit cards, Apple Pay, or Google Pay.
- For the comfort of all guests, Dorney Park is non-smoking. There is a designated smoking area located outside the main entrance in the plaza.
Everyone knows restrooms can be a source of germs, so we want you to know we are following strict guidelines to help you have a safe experience. We are:
- Sanitizing restrooms routinely throughout the day.
- Restrooms will be staffed to meter traffic in and out of the facility.
Because we’re all in this together, please make sure to wash your hands after using the restroom.
We know delicious, fun food is a special part of the Dorney Park experience and we’ve got you covered. Here’s what you’ll see and experience when enjoying our scrumptious food and beverages:
- A face covering is required for all guests age 2 and older who are not fully vaccinated when entering and exiting all indoor dining locations. Face coverings may be removed while guests are actively eating or drinking.
- All disposable products, including pre-wrapped utensils.
- Plastic barriers between guests and associates.
- Contactless payments, including credit cards, Apple Pay, or Google Pay are encouraged.
Shops, Merchandise, and Games
- It’s very important to continue wearing your face covering in indoor locations if you are age 2 or older and are not fully vaccinated.
- Contactless payment is encouraged where possible.
- Some of our indoor merchandise locations have been closed.
Frequently Asked Questions
Before You Leave Home
Protocols are set based on knowledge gained from multiple sources. To set our final operating procedures and protocols, our operating guidelines are influenced by the State of PA combined with the recommendations from the CDC and our own medical experts.
Unfortunately, no. Currently, we must limit the number of guests at the park. You must purchase your Season Pass or ticket online or on the Dorney Park mobile app prior to visiting the park.
Reservations are no longer required for any guest.
Sorry, there are no rain checks, refunds or exchanges. Tickets are valid through September 6, 2021.
Platinum Passholders wanting to visit other Cedar Fair parks should visit the website of the park they want to visit to view their visitation policies/make a reservation.
No, you will not be able to purchase Season Passes or tickets at the park. Please purchase your Season Pass or ticket online or on the mobile app prior to visiting the park.
As a new Passholder without a Season Pass card, you will need to process your Season Pass. To make this easier and contact-free, you can now handle this online.
Simply create or login to your Dorney Park website account, click “Manage Passes,” click “ADD MY PASS” and enter the Ticket ID you received when you purchased online along with any other outstanding profile information. Once you’ve completed adding your pass, you’re all set to visit. You can even add your pass to the mobile app for quick and convenient entry into the park.
It is not required, but it is strongly recommended that you purchase parking in advance online before visiting the park.
Season Passes include parking so you just need to have your Season Pass available to be scanned at the parking tollbooth.
Some ticket packages include parking, so you will need to have the barcode for that package available to be scanned at the parking tollbooth.
Otherwise, please purchase a parking voucher online. One voucher is needed per car. This will be scanned at the parking tollbooth.
No. However, face coverings are still required for guests aged 2 and older when visiting park, unless fully vaccinated. In addition, face coverings are still recommended while on rides.
Any of the following symptoms that are not caused by a known chronic health condition:
- Fever (100.4°F / 38°C or higher)
- Difficulty breathing
- Unusual fatigue
- Cold or flu-like symptoms
- Repeated shaking / chills
- New loss of taste or smell
- Muscle pain
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
Additionally, you could be contagious if you have been in direct contact with a close relative, roommate or neighbor who has been diagnosed with the coronavirus or been told by a health care professional or employer you may have been exposed to the coronavirus.
You do not need to complete a health assessment questionnaire prior to arriving at the park. While planning your trip to the park, please take a moment to self-assess for any potential COVID-19 symptoms. Please reschedule your visit for another day if you or anyone in your group has been exposed to or experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 10 days.
If everyone in your family or group has been exposed to the person who has symptoms, it’s best if everyone in your party stay home and reschedule your visit.
When You Arrive
Guests will not be required to complete a health screen questionnaire. While planning your trip to the park, please take a moment to self-assess for any potential COVID-19 symptoms. Please reschedule your visit for another day if you or anyone in your group has been exposed to or experienced any symptoms of COVID-19 within the past 10 days.
The health and safety of our guests and associates remains our top priority. After consulting with medical experts and guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), we have decided to discontinue temperature checks, except where required by state or local jurisdictions. The pandemic has shown temperature screening will not be completely effective because individuals who have no symptoms associated with COVID-19, or those with mild non-specific symptoms, may not realize they are infected and may pass through screening.
One of the things we’ve learned in this pandemic, and it’s been talked about a lot over the past year, is that a lot of people transmit the virus with no symptoms or fever. As noted above, the pandemic has shown temperature screening will not be completely effective because individuals who have no symptoms associated with COVID-19, or those with mild non-specific symptoms, may not realize they are infected and may pass through screening. As more is learned and understood about COVID-19, guidelines and recommendations from the CDC and others have evolved.
When You're in the Park
Yes, all rides and attractions will be open unless there is inclement weather.
According to the CDC, it’s important for everyone to continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how vaccines will affect the spread of COVID-19. The CDC also said it’s still evaluating reinfection risks. While relatively rare, reinfection has happened, and the virus continues to spread and develop variants, some of which have been more contagious than previous strains.
Children under the age of two and guests who are fully vaccinated are recommended but not required to wear face coverings. Also, under provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), guests with a medical condition, mental health condition, or disability that prevents the wearing of a face covering will not be required to wear one.
Per our normal operating guidelines and in compliance with the CDC, we are routinely cleaning and sanitizing our restrooms throughout the day.
You may exit and re-enter the park. You will need to show your re-entry ticket to enter again.
You are welcome to stay as long as you like until the park closes for the day.
BY VISITING THE PARK, YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ALL RISKS RELATED TO EXPOSURE TO COVID-19
We have taken enhanced health and safety measures - for you, our other guests, and our associates. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting the park. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the CDC, senior citizens and guests with underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable.
If you are exhibiting any COVID-19-related symptoms, you should not enter or remain in the park.
Help keep each other healthy.