Made a quick trip to Dorney on Sunday, 5/7. It was supposed to be fairly cool with a small chance of rain, so knowing Dorney I didn't think we would have any problems getting on anything.
My girlfriend and I arrived at the gates for opening at 10. At the metal detectors, they do have you raise your phone above your head. However the security guard noticed that my phones and cameras didn't even set it off.
Our first ride was Possessed. This was my first time on this ride since I could never get anyone to on on with me in the past. They were finishing up the test ride as we walked up. We sat in the middle. It was a nice ride but nothing worth re-riding that day.
Stinger was closed for technical difficulties so we walked down to Steel Force. They were only running the black train today. Got on the front row, literally no wait. Steel Force is great, probably one of my favorites.
Next we did both Dominators and Demon Drop. Demon Drop was.... rough, but not necessarily as bad as I remember it. But its a great ride, I really do enjoy the experience. All walk-ons.
After we rode Hydra in the back row. No wait for this either, except they were only cycling one train. I love how quiet Hydra is, you can barely hear the train go past if you're standing in line.
We walked up to try and ride the train by the White Water Landing, but that was closed today.
Checked out some of the merchandise in the shops. Its been almost 10 years since Possessed opened and they STILL sell items that say Voodoo. That's crazy!
The Kaleidoscope was closed, and there were cherry pickers and construction equipment in the ride area.
At around 11:45, we ate lunch at the Coasters Drive-in along the midway. My girlfriend and I shared a double bacon cheeseburger with fries. They clipped us at $15, but I must say it was delicious. Wasn't dry at all and way superior to anything they sell at Six Flags.
By this point it started to rain some more. We checked out the overhead ride called Snoopy's Rocket Express. Cute and relaxing, I actually would enjoy this a lot if it was a little longer.
I practically had to pry my girlfriend on ThunderHawk. Also a walk on, and also only 1 train. Sat on a non-wheel seat in the last car. Definitely much smoother than sitting in the front.
Earlier I had seen Stinger running in the distance. By the time we got to the entrance, the ride was down again. Not surprised.
Rode Steel Force once more in the back row, then we walked over to the Snoopy Gift shop and grabbed an ice cream cone. They sell these fudge push-pops which looked very interesting. Has anybody tried them before?
We rode the Dodgems next, which was a very interesting experience. It seemed like they had way too many cars in such a small area. They were having problems with people driving in the wrong direction, which would frequently cause block-ups and traffic jams. At one point it was so bad that they had to stop the ride and spend 5 or 10 minutes moving all the cars around. They called it their first major traffic jam of the year.
It was raining pretty hard and was getting quite cold. It was 2:45 by this point.
Talon was closed so we walked over to the carousel. The girl running the ride was allowing re-rides, probably because there was nobody there to know otherwise
The rain wasn't letting up and we had done everything we had wanted to, so we decided to call it quits. It was a very successful day, and the park was empty. I just don't do too well in the cold, it makes me tired. I took some video but not a lot of photos, it was very grey and not photogenic.
I would love to finally make a trip back in the Fall to do the Haunt. I've never been and I hear that its pretty good.
Steel Force x2
Dominator (both towers)
Hydra the Revenge
Snoopy's Rocket Express