DORNEY AMUSEMENT PARK & THE WILD WATER KINGDOM TRIP
Cayuga's Trips Program this summer includes a full action-packed day from morning to night at Dorney Amusement Park & Wild Water Kingdom. All campers attend this trip. The buses depart camp immediately after an early breakfast, and lunch and dinner are served at the Park. This trip is included in the camp tuition. The best part about this trip day is you get to attend both Parks. For this summer's trip date, go to our Calendar of Events webpage
Dorney Amusement Park features over 100 rides, games, restaurants and attractions. It's also the East Coast home for Snoopy, Charlie Brown, and the PEANUTS gang. "Planet Snoopy" is a two-acre comic strip playland where our Junior Division campers will have the opportunity to meet Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy and many more of the world-famous PEANUTS characters. Dorney Park features 7 roller coasters and dozens of state-of-the-thrill rides. Below is a description of the 4 most popular thrill rides, as voted by our Cayuga campers. The height of these rides (some are over 200 feet high) and their high speeds (some coasters travel at 75-mph) will chill you with hair-raising excitement
DOMINATOR - The Dominator is a 220-foot tower featuring two gravity-defying rides. One tower suddenly blasts you straight up 15 stories in the air before dropping you back to earth, while another tower slowly lifts the other campers to a staggering 170 feet, then thrusts them downward at faster-than-free-fall speeds! This ride is awesome!
HYDRA - Hydra the Revenge is considered by our Cayuga campers as the #1 best ride. It is the first and only floorless roller coaster in Pennsylvania with a unique twist that flips you upside-down as the train exits the station, then sends you soaring through the sky along more than a half-mile of coiling steel track. With your adrenaline pumping, you climb up a 95-foot-tall lift hill, followed by a 53-mph plunge down a menacing 68-degree, 105-foot sideways drop into a rock-strewn canyon. It's incredible!
STEEL FORCE - Steel Force is the first roller coaster in the East to break the 200-foot barrier. With a 205-foot drop, two tunnels, steep banks and speeds reaching 75-mph, this mega-coaster is recognized as one of the world's best steel roller coasters.... our campers agree!
TALON - Talon is the tallest and longest inverted coaster in the Northeast. A 135-foot hill sends you through four inversions - a vertical loop, a zero-gravity roll, an Immelmann loop and a corkscrew. This ride is very cool!
WILD WATER KINGDOM
Your day at Dorney Park also includes admission into Wild Water Kingdom which features an exciting collection of water slides, activity pools, and a gigantic wave pool. The Wildwater Kingdom features 18 water rides: Aquablast, AquaRacer, Cascade, Island Water Works, Jumpin' Jack Splash, Kid's Cove, Lightning Falls, Lily Pads, Lollipop Lagoon, Patriots Plunge, Riptide Run, Runaway River, Speed Slides, Splash Landing, Wavepool, Wildwater Cove, Wildwater Rapids, and Wildwater River. All 18 rides guarantee wet & wild fun for everyone! According to our camper survey, the top 4 most popular water rides at The Wild Water Kingdom include:
*AQUABLAST - Aquablast is one of the longest elevated water slides in the world. This water ride stands 70 feet tall. You ride in a gigantic multi-person raft that winds and twists through steep banks and curves. You get totally soaked and will laugh from beginning to end.
*JUMPIN' JACK SPLASH - Jumpin' Jack Splash is a 30-foot tall tower with three brightly colored twisting body slides. One enclosed aquatube and two open-air slides that take you on a slip-sliding adventure ending in the watery abyss below. It's a blast - our campers really like this one!
*PATRIOT'S PLUNGE- On this ride two campers at a time challenge each of three tubing slides from atop a 52-foot tower. The Patriots Plunge is a combination of enclosed aquatubes and giant slides that promise you an unpredictable journey.
*WILDWATER RAPIDS - Located at the 40-foot level of the Patriot's Plunge tower, Wildwater Rapids is a set of four brightly colored body slides. Two are enclosed and two are open-air, all four taking our campers on a twisted trip to the splash-pool below. It's a fantastic ride and one of Cayuga's favorites!