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How to Experience the Thrill of a Lifetime at Dorney Park

Do you want to experience thrills, laughter, excitement, and fun all in one spot? Then head to Dorney Park in Lehigh Valley. It’s one of the most visited amusement parks in the United States. This park has it all—more than 100 rides, seven roller coasters, a vast collection of kids’ rides, and an unbeatable water park called Wildwater Kingdom. 

As you plan your visit to Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, stay in Easton, PA, at The Lafayette Inn. Our charming bed and breakfast is just a 28-minute drive from the park, and we are more than happy to accommodate large groups, such as family retreats or friends getaways. 

As you explore Easton, you’ll want to know where the locals go for the best dining and entertainment. You’ll find all of that information and more from our blog

How to Spend Your Day at Dorney Park

Reach New Speeds on Roller Coasters

This amusement park is home to seven adrenaline-rushing roller coasters. Start easy with Woodstock, a family-friendly roller coaster, then take things up a notch on Hydra, the park’s only floorless roller coaster. Steel Force is recognized as one of the best steel coasters in the world and features 205 feet drop and reaches speeds of 75 miles per hour! 

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Take a Ride That Will Make Your Heart Race

Whether you’re a child or an adult, you’re in a remarkable time when you hop aboard the thrill rides at Dorney Park. On The Meteor, the journey starts slow, swinging riders back and forth on swinging pendulums. Then it propels you into the sky through 360-degree loops and reaches heights of 65 feet. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be suspended from a 10-story building? This is precisely what you’ll feel on the Demon Drop. This elevator-style ride first dangles you from 60 feet in the air; then, you’ll experience free-fall as you plummet downward. 

Make Your Children Smile at Planet Snoopy

The kids-themed section of the park, Planet Snoopy, features 16 rides, fun-filled live performances, and a Family Care Center equipped with nursing rooms, diaper changing stations, and a Multi-Sensory and Calming Room. Sally’s Swing Set let’s young riders swing back and forth on an oversized playground as they gently accelerate and reach greater heights. Snoopy’s Junction is a peaceful locomotive train that takes children and parents around the entire Planet Snoopy area.

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Get Wet at Wildwater Kingdom

If you’re visiting this park during the hot summer months, you’ll be thankful that you can cool off at Wildwater Kingdom. This water park features water slides, wave pools, lazy rivers, and relaxing cabanas. Do you have what it takes to slide down the Python Plummet? This water slide towers at 65 feet and features a transparent chamber that suddenly drops out from beneath your feet and launches you along a high-speed vertical fall and into a series of loops and curves at an unbelievable speed of 26 feet per second. 

Stay tuned for the newest addition coming to the park later in 2020, Seaside Splashworks. This beach-themed multi-level play structure will feature more than 75 attractions and elements that will entertain the whole family. Items include interactive spray jets, oversized water cannons, a giant 317-gallon bucket that tips over and drenches you, a splash zone for toddlers, and more!  

Take Advantage of Everything Dorney Has to Offer

As you work up an appetite, enjoy a meal at one of the many fantastic dining options that are available to you throughout the park. Choose from Amore Pizza, Burger Barn, Chickie and Pete’s Sports Bar, Dorney Grille, Joe Cool’s Soda Pop Shop, Subway, and more. If you have special dietary needs, you’ll find that gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegetarian options are available to you. 



To get the best price on tickets, make sure that you buy online to receive the best deals and save money on the front gate price. 

Special Events

Throughout the season at Dorney Park, an array of special events are offered. Special celebrations take place on Labor Day, Memorial Day, and Independence Day. They also put on exclusive season pass holder events and live musical performances. 

Stay in Easton at The Lafayette Inn

If you are looking for the best place to stay that is within close driving distance to Dorney Park—look no further than The Lafayette Inn. This inn is unique among other Easton lodging options because we offer the best of both worlds: the quaint, individual character of a bed and breakfast and also the services and privacy you expect from an upscale hotel. Our eighteen individually-decorated guest rooms sit in a stunning 1895 Georgian Mansion and make you feel a sense of home. 

If you’re ready to start planning your trip to Lehigh Valley, browse our accommodations and check our availability. Pick the perfect guest room today, and start getting excited about your getaway! 

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