Dorney Park Announces Thunderhawk Roller Coaster’s 100th Anniversary Celebration

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Saturday, June 29th event will feature music, food, presentation and more

Allentown, PA (June 7, 2024) – Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom’s historic 2024 season just got more exciting!

On Friday, the park announced they will host the Thunderhawk roller coaster’s 100th Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, June 29th.

The all-day event included with admission will feature a special ceremony, music, food, a pop-up history museum, special guests, photo ops, and more.

Details and a schedule of events will be released as the event gets closer.

For now, guests can find information at

Originally, named the ‘Coaster’, Thunderhawk was built in 1924 as an out-and-back roller coaster featuring little more than a drop and return. Over the years it has been renamed and reconfigured into the ride guests can enjoy today.

“Thunderhawk is a national landmark and an integral part of our park’s history,” said Dorney Park Vice President and General Manager Jessica Naderman. “We are proud of the generations of men and women who have preserved this roller coaster over the years, and we’re excited to celebrate its centennial.”

In addition to the celebration, Thunderhawk will also sport special decals and signage for the 100th celebration.

To ride Thunderhawk all season long guests are encouraged to purchase silver passes, 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

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom offers Pennsylvania’s best value – Two Great Parks All in One. With more than 100 rides, shows and attractions, guests can enjoy seven roller coasters, the largest collection of kids’ rides in Planet Snoopy™ and one of the country’s best-ranked water parks with 26 water slides and two giant wave pools. Special themed festivals, as well as the best Halloween event in the region, make Dorney Park the best place to create lasting 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