Dorney Park Now Open For 2024 Season

New roller coaster Iron Menace highlights historic 140th season 

(ALLENTOWN, PA) May 10, 2024 – Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom opened its gates to the public on Friday, May 10, kicking off what is sure to be a memorable 140th year of operation.

At the top of the list of highlights for the park in 2024 is the new history-making roller coaster Iron Menace which features a 95-degree drop from 160 feet and four incredible inversions.

The dive machine sits amid a new Steel Yard themed area which will wow guests with dynamic theming, a new gift shop, and new restaurant.

The park is also rolling out new family-friendly events, ‘Summer Nights’ and ‘Tricks and Treats’ as it continues to offer dynamic experiences to guests of all ages.

“This promises to be a historic year for Dorney Park and when you’re making history, events have to be a part of that.” said Jessica Naderman, Vice President and General Manager. “We are so excited to celebrate the addition of the Iron Menace with an exciting lineup of events that are sure to dazzle and delight.”

The full event lineup includes:

  • Opening Day (Friday, May 10): Celebrate the addition of the all-new Iron Menace roller coaster and the park’s new Steel Yard area as the new season officially begins. Guests also can experience the fun provided by Planet Snoopy, over 60 rides and live entertainment.
  • Season Pass Preview for Wildwater Kingdom (Sunday, May 19): Passholders get to kick off summer six days early as Wildwater Kingdom comes to life. With 19 unique water attractions, three bars, unique restaurants and more, there’s plenty of fun for the whole family.
  • Wildwater Kingdom Opening Day (May 25): The summer of splashes is officially underway when Wildwater Kingdom opens to the public for the 2024 season. Enjoy our 20-acre waterpark featuring multiple kids play areas, two wave pools, lazy rivers, water slides and more.
  • NEW Summer Nights (select nights, July 12 – August 18): Celebrate the best of summer at Dorney Park’s all-new Summer Nights event. Our live entertainment will transport you to tropical shores with its energetic beats. Feel the rush of exhilarating night rides on our top-rated coasters, indulge in Caribbean and Latin American inspired cuisine, and sip exotic beverages. Don’t miss the region’s most thrilling summertime party, a perfect blend of rides, food and live entertainment.
  • NEW Tricks and Treats (Saturdays and Sundays, September 14 – October 27): Experience Dorney Park like never before at our all-new, family-friendly Halloween event. Celebrate the season with mischievous tricks, tasty treats, our popular family rides and so much more.
  • Halloween Haunt (select nights, September 13 – October 26): Every corner is cursed with haunted mazes, scare zones and live (or maybe not live) entertainment. Hordes of hungry zombies and blood-thirsty vampires eagerly await you – i.e. their next meal. Add our world-class thrill rides that instill a brand of fear all their own and you’ve got an extreme, supreme Halloween event.
  • Food Truck Rally (October 19 & October 20): With food trucks from across the region and all the thrills of the park, you get the kind of fun that’s only available at Dorney Park.

Silver passes are now available online for unlimited access to the park, Wildwater Kingdom, live shows and events. For more ticket information or to see the full event and entertainment schedule, visit

About Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom offers Pennsylvania’s best value – Two Great Parks All in One. With over 100 rides, shows, and attractions, guests can enjoy seven thrilling roller coasters, the largest collection of kids’ rides in Planet Snoopy™, and one of the country’s top-ranked water parks, featuring 26 exhilarating water slides and two giant wave pools. Special themed festivals and the region’s best Halloween event make Dorney Park the ultimate destination for creating unforgettable memories.

About Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
Dorney Park is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a publicly traded partnership and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, four outdoor water parks, an indoor water park and resort accommodations totaling more than 2,300 rooms and more than 600 luxury RV sites. For more information, see

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Ryan Eldredge