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TylerRRC1972

Dutch Wonderland August 18, 2017

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On our way from Hershey to Lancaster we stopped at Dutch Wonderland and arrived at about Noon. The Parking Lot was Empty and so was the Park, it may have been due to the incoming Storms which arrived at 5:30, but talking to some People they said it's been getting worse over the years due to them eliminating Free Parking, dirty park and due to many rides being closed due to the Construction of Merlin's Mayhem. We walked right in and the only thing closed was The Train and obviously Merlin's Mayhem, we went straight to Joust Coaster with a Walk On, my nephew then went by himself with a Walk on, next was Kingdom Coaster which was a one train wait for the front(this was my nephew's 20th Coaster), next was Joust with a one cycle wait followed by the Double Splash Flume and Leapin Frogs. We then split a Lemonade and watched the end of the Dive Show. Next was the Monorail and Frog Hopper. We then took the Skyride to the front of the Park and did Dragons Lair. We then picked up some things in the gift shop and left. The Park is getting Cleaner, but not enough and Merlin's Mayhem which was supposed to open back in May has yet to Open, and due to this all you see is one big mess when you walk into the park.large.Vacation_499.jpg.deb72b41ff08732413f65b300319cceb.jpglarge.Vacation_498.jpg.7b8f6ccb99200ed4965f6b0e03cc9b62.jpglarge.Vacation_497.jpg.094fa4f95478e195ebf96f97167bf96a.jpglarge.Vacation_496.jpg.0c947f475c94e2ce7d880840ddb64a48.jpglarge.Vacation_495.jpg.2f1a61afdac57ba0fcb8991fbce9f126.jpglarge.Vacation_494.jpg.5f4a2b87624bc37b83d231d25dd1a565.jpglarge.Vacation_493.jpg.0cb3416d22313ec316828da608fe3bda.jpglarge.Vacation_492.jpg.850fed0c93eaf1edee99bfe1bee41c8c.jpglarge.Vacation_491.jpg.c86578abb986215e907c6dc67d9c2cff.jpglarge.Vacation_490.jpg.dcead3ddc52f8645106fa6abf19b0d7f.jpglarge.Vacation_489.jpg.47e1ae962a3070cdb967094d2d6b0828.jpglarge.Vacation_488.jpg.ddcc771764f6cbfc17f3c9061decd602.jpglarge.Vacation_487.jpg.4aeb5268fc0033159e4389a0ed54a14c.jpglarge.Vacation_486.jpg.a3d7e15accb10ed352bf20cfafb16891.jpglarge.Vacation_484.jpg.2c3047574e7b4276f6861554fed1a36c.jpglarge.Vacation_483.jpg.67ebc8e1ac1d304316475223011cddb7.jpglarge.Vacation_481.jpg.8ac1563a18b8eb44bc5626c9bc888f59.jpglarge.Vacation_480.jpg.71695f41576c565e134975aff9eb233f.jpglarge.Vacation_479.jpg.acfd4c9b3789ade0cc3f659d18958892.jpglarge.Vacation_478.jpg.0f2481174d5c127bbaa49d2a328c1acd.jpglarge.Vacation_477.jpg.e4a9ce8d9ef9871be711ef5e6c9faf73.jpglarge.Vacation_476.jpg.43adbbb88e8d796e4ac866b1f64c2fbf.jpglarge.Vacation_475.jpg.ae68572fde30c0d6695458519db40cb4.jpglarge.Vacation_474.jpg.1ce9b1c23458fecaa0c5f65e6eecc933.jpglarge.Vacation_471.jpg.09ccc6a727e528a023e19c304003e0d5.jpglarge.Vacation_470.jpg.8f58c2027e65da6a2a3f9b776b5b6336.jpglarge.Vacation_469.jpg.ef160b52c4bafe34c4b19ce5aa10f387.jpglarge.Vacation_468.jpg.c4781d68daaf7a4269a72ca9ac350a68.jpglarge.Vacation_466.jpg.df9bbae00f39d263e8491f31b11f3fe8.jpglarge.Vacation_467.jpg.822f6b714e6c6694d779c7f16f21938d.jpg

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From the pictures, it looks like the park has changed since my last trip there in 2003.

 

I like the coasters original paint of white supports compared to the blue and purple that is there now. It also appears most of the theming is gone from the boat ride at the front of the park.

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41 minutes ago, Yoshi said:

From the pictures, it looks like the park has changed since my last trip there in 2003.

 

I like the coasters original paint of white supports compared to the blue and purple that is there now. It also appears most of the theming is gone from the boat ride at the front of the park.

Yes, the Puple and Light Blue are not eye pleasing. They added a On Ride Photo to the Sky Ride and The Boat at the Front, and there are 3 animals in the cave, that's it.

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Great trip report!

 

Do they still have the on-board recording on their rocking ship that warns the kids to prepare for crash landing?  I always thought that was kinda dramatic for little kids (but funny!).

 

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1 hour ago, Mrpq said:

Wait the new coaster still isn't open?  eep

As of Today 9/23, No. What's funny is, it is on the front of there brochure, on the maps and they have shirts and such in the gift shop. The Train Finally reopened Labor Day Weekend. Guess it will be a 2018 addition.

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13 hours ago, 29yrswithaGApass said:

Great trip report!

 

Do they still have the on-board recording on their rocking ship that warns the kids to prepare for crash landing?  I always thought that was kinda dramatic for little kids (but funny!).

 

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Not Sure, didn't ride it. I have a Picture from when I was about 8 riding it with my father. I always thought it was at Great Adventure, Glad I now know where the picture was taken. They also have a Pin of it in the gift shop, and the shuttle moves on the pin. Harry, Does GA have any collector Pins, I look every time I go and can never find them. Wish they did one for the park and some of the major rides.

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well that ruined their entire season.  hopefully they get some money back

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10 hours ago, TylerRRC1972 said:

Not Sure, didn't ride it. I have a Picture from when I was about 8 riding it with my father. I always thought it was at Great Adventure, Glad I now know where the picture was taken. They also have a Pin of it in the gift shop, and the shuttle moves on the pin. Harry, Does GA have any collector Pins, I look every time I go and can never find them. Wish they did one for the park and some of the major rides.

 

It I have that pin as well as a few others from DWL.  Some of them are really nice. 

 

The only set of pins recently offered by the park was a safari set.  You can check them out here:

 

http://www.greatadventurehistory.com/GASouvenirsPins.htm

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