Get ready for the ultimate theme park in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom offers a mix of thrill rides, including Steel Force, which features an intense, 205-foot drop; Hydra, a floor-less coaster; and ThunderHawk, a classic, wooden favorite. There’s plenty of fun to be had for little ones, too, in Planet Snoopy. Plus, there’s an array of rides for the whole family to enjoy, with a new addition expected to launch in 2015. The new ride, called The Cedar Creek Flyers, lets guests essentially control the thrill of the ride with a moveable front wing in each carriage.
Wildwater Kingdom offers a chance to cool off and embark on more thrills, from Snake Pit, a seven-story, six-slide complex (introduced in 2014), to Runaway River, a series of tunnels, waterfalls and caves.
Dorney Park opens in May, with weekend hours until Memorial Day, at which point it operates daily through Labor Day. After that, it’s back to a weekend schedule for themed events, such as Halloween Haunt and Boo!Blast at Planet Snoopy. Fast Lane tickets and season passes are available.