Get Your Fright On with Halloween Haunt At Dorney Park

September 29th, 2015 posted by

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At the Haunt

Cooler temps bring the thought of Halloween and scary things to mind. Fall happens to be my favorite time of the year. And, if you’re like me, you love a good scare.

So, where are you going to go in Lehigh Valley for the best frights? Halloween Haunt at Dorney Park, of course!

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Top 5 Most Thrilling Water Slides at Wildwater Kingdom

July 30th, 2015 posted by

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Pick Your Slide

Warning: this post is for daredevils only.

With 28 slides, Dorney Park’s Wildwater Kingdom has a lot to offer. A Dorney Park ticket includes entrance to Wildwater Kingdom. It really is hard to pick which slides are the best because it’s a water park – the perfect place to cool down on a hot summer day. And we all know the days are getting sweltering hot as we start the month of August.

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The Top 10 Rides at Dorney Park

July 23rd, 2015 posted by

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Excitement and Thrills at Dorney Park

No matter if you consider yourself to be a “ride person” or you only like amusement parks for the food, Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom really does have it all. The park is a blast for all ages, jam packed with rides of all levels of adventure.

If you don’t know where to start with the rides, I got your back. Here are my favorite rides at Dorney Park, starting with the rides that will give you the most thrills and ending with the rides that are for everyone!

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The Top Five Tips For Enjoying the 2015 Season at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

April 28th, 2015 posted by

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Celebrate Summer at Dorney Park

Those of us that live in the Northeast know that it has been a brutal winter and we would do anything to skip over spring and go right to summer. Sure, we’ve had signs that warmer weather is coming with one “warmish” day here or there, and then we’d be right back to cold temps. The poor flowers don’t know which end is up, and I’m sure all the parents out there are going stir crazy trying to find new indoor activities to keep their kids at bay.

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What’s Going on in Lehigh Valley in 2015? Here’s a Month-by-Month Preview

January 1st, 2015 posted by

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Fill Up Your Lehigh Valley Calendar

A New Year is upon us and it’s time to look forward to Lehigh Valley fun in the upcoming year.

January, the beginning of the calendar year, isn’t always about beginnings as it is usually the middle of winter and a great time to hit the slopes on one or both ski areas in Lehigh Valley: Bear Creek and Blue Mountain.

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2014 Lehigh Valley Lunacy – Second Round

March 7th, 2014 posted by

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Second Round

The First Round is complete, the votes have been tallied and it is time to both announce and start the 2014 Lehigh Valley Lunacy Second Round.

Being a high seed is better this year than last. All #1, #2 and #3 seeds made it out of the First Round. In fact, compared to last year’s 12 First Round upsets, this year’s 8 is mild.

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Dinosaurs Alive! at Dorney Park

May 1st, 2012 posted by

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Dinosaurs Alive

Last week, a few of us from Discover Lehigh Valley got a chance to tour the newest exhibit at Dorney Park: Dinosaurs Alive! I wasn’t sure exactly what to expect, but no matter how ready I was, I still think it would have totally blown my mind when I saw these dinosaurs up close.

The entrance reminded me of a scene from Jurassic Park, with the entrance gated off right next to their iconic roller coaster, Steel Force. Dinosaurs Alive! consists of 30 life-size dinosaurs, each of which has information listed detailing where they came from and fun facts about their diet and habitat. Some of the stations even had interactive outlines of the dinosaur complete with buttons that would move the corresponding body part, depending on what you pushed.

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Food Of The Highest Calibur(rito)

June 17th, 2011 posted by

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Caliburrito

Having finished Thomas Pynchon’s psychedelic novel Inherent Vice a few weeks ago, I was about ready for my next brief sojourn into 60’s California surf culture. Plus, I was hungry. Naturally, I choose the Lehigh Valley’s own Cali Burrito in Allentown on Hamilton Boulevard. If you’re craving a terrific taco, burrito, or quesadilla and/or a west coast beach atmosphere, look no further — this is nirvana.

The food is obviously the main draw. My personal favorite dish is The Santa Barbara, though my mom swears by The San Diego (fish tacos). Plus, each order is complemented by their seasoned chips and freshly made salsa. In addition to the standard mild (for weaklings like myself) and spicy varieties, each week they rotate in a cool new flavor, so you’ll need to check back in on a regular basis. For example, this week’s is “Peppery Fiesta.”

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Dorney Park’s Planet Snoopy Will Bring Out The Kid in You

May 13th, 2011 posted by

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Snoopy

Do you remember when you were a little kid and you used to drive your parents crazy to drop a quarter in a slot so you could ride those “electric machines,” that either went around in a three foot circle or back and forth at a turtle’s pace and lasted all of one minute? It made you so happy when that coin finally dropped. Well you can magnify that experience for your child 100-fold when you take your kids to the all-new Planet Snoopy at Dorney Park in Lehigh Valley. I would almost guarantee it!

Last week I was able to attend an event at the Park that had me wishing I was a kid again. Planet Snoopy is cooler than cool with 16 rides and a fun, themed gift shop and snack bar for the whole family to enjoy.

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A New Found Appreciation

May 10th, 2011 posted by

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Penguins

Growing up with a Mother who was an art teacher and being happily married for 11 years to my wife who has an art degree, you would think I would have a better understanding or at least a greater appreciation for the arts.

Last week I had the newfound pleasure of attending the 23rd Annual Allentown Arts Commission Arts Ovation Awards held at the Holiday Inn Allentown Center City. From the opening performance of “Hair” presented by Dieruff High School to Allentown Central Catholic’s performance of Beauty and the Beast and Allen High School’s Canaan Days, I was truly impressed with the time and effort these students put into their craft.

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