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Old 07-10-2017, 01:32 PM
 
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The answer is that you don't do ALL the rides. You start at the water park, do that until lunch, change your clothes and do the regular rides. It costs about $90 for one day at Disneyworld and you know you wouldn't get to do "all the rides" there. You pick and choose and do the ones you really want to do.
Something like this. We went on rides in the morning, took a lunch break, then went to the water park in the afternoon when it was hot. Early evening, we went back to the park to go on a few more rides. We did as much as we possibly could without becoming completely exhausted.
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Old 07-10-2017, 01:35 PM
 
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Go during the week. They used to have a 1/2 after dusk pass that was handy for after the crowds leave, but I see they no longer have them. Looks like the best deal is to go with a season ticket holder: https://www.dorneypark.com/tickets-passes/daily-tickets. I think the little kid rides are much less crowded than the full size person rides. The best time to go is early or late in the season. A hot day with crowds from the cities is no fun. Looks like they do have a fast pass, but I don't know how well that works: https://www.dorneypark.com/tickets-passes/fast-lane
Thanks. I'll look more into this as August approaches and will post back. I think my son is not tall enough for the big coasters, so maybe it won't be too crowded for us.
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Old 07-10-2017, 01:49 PM
 
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It still looks that way because some families may not want to swim at all. Why should someone be forced to pay for a section that they have no interest in using that one day?
I don't like roller coasters, and they are usually the biggest attraction in an amusement park. I don't feel cheated because I didn't go on that ride. Some people spend their day at the water park. They don't get a discount because they didn't go on any rides.

Four days? I've rented a room in Danville when I went to Knoebels Grove for the day. I've camped there, too.

You should look into that. It's my favorite amusement park.
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Old 07-10-2017, 08:58 PM
 
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I don't like roller coasters, and they are usually the biggest attraction in an amusement park. I don't feel cheated because I didn't go on that ride. Some people spend their day at the water park. They don't get a discount because they didn't go on any rides.

Four days? I've rented a room in Danville when I went to Knoebels Grove for the day. I've camped there, too.

You should look into that. It's my favorite amusement park.
I love Knoebels! I wish that was here and Dorney was up there! Lots of shady trees and if I remember right, you only pay for the rides you ride.
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:20 PM
 
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I love Knoebels! I wish that was here and Dorney was up there! Lots of shady trees and if I remember right, you only pay for the rides you ride.
It reminds me of the amusement parks from my youth--when I was a little kid. Tickets, games of chance, cotton candy. Sadly, most of them are gone.

Knobels gets an A+ food rating. They have some nice choices.
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:44 PM
 
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It reminds me of the amusement parks from my youth--when I was a little kid. Tickets, games of chance, cotton candy. Sadly, most of them are gone.

Knobels gets an A+ food rating. They have some nice choices.

Knobels has that ride in their park that Dorney Park removed in 2003 called the Icberg.
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Old 07-11-2017, 12:01 AM
 
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Knobels has that ride in their park that Dorney Park removed in 2003 called the Icberg.
Knobels is a family run park, and I trust them more than the others. There are still a few old people who get their way about what happens in the park. Hooray, hooray!

A cup and saucer ride?

"I do remember the Iceberg from my only "old school" Dorney visit in 1988. It was a Philadelphia Toboggan Company 3 disc Cuddle Up, of which none remain in operation. A similar, sized down 2 disc ride coined the Crazy Daisy can still be found at several parks like Knoebels, Seabreeze, Stricker's Grove, and Iowa's Adventureland."

The Iceberg at Dorney Park | Roller Coasters, Theme Parks & Attractions Forum
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