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Allentown, PA (Abbreviation: DP)
Cedar Fair L.P.
Park News - (2/1/19) Ready to learn about the next crazy lawsuit filed against a theme park? A mother is suing Dorney Park for $150,000 because her daughter along with two friends entered the park during the Halloween Haunt event, got scared enough by a character that she tripped and fell and suffered “injuries that aren't specified in the complaint”. Even better, the mother admits that the girl was a season passholder, so she was well aware that they were attending the special “Halloween Haunt” event at the park, and not visiting on a normal day at Dorney Park.
Let’s hope this case gets thrown out of court quickly for being the ridiculous thing it really is, otherwise we’ll soon get lawsuits as guests complain about getting wet on water rides, a sun burn at the water parks, or maybe even people complaining about the cold the next time they go skiing.
Now before you think I’m heartless… I am a parent, and my daughter who is 9 is a passholder to our own local Cedar Fair theme park (Carowinds) and is VERY aware of what goes on at our own Halloween Haunt event. To put it mildly, she is not fond of it and will typically opt out of going. That said, she usually ends up going at least once with a group of family and friends. If she got scared and fell… so sorry, but its not the fault of the park, as offering scares is the primary function of the park during a Halloween Haunt.
(9/25/18) Dorney Park's plans to build a new modern on-site dorm for seasonal employees moves one step closer as it gets approval of South Whitehall planners. You can read all the official details here.
(9/21/18) A couple of brief updates on the Dorney Park dorm story. Screamscape sources confirm that the existing "Dorney University" building will be removed and the site reused as a new Employee Recreation Center. The new dorm buildings said to be in development wont open until the 2020 season apparently, but are expected to be built in a backstage area near the top of the hill behind Steel Force's station.
2019 - Nothing is known at this time...