Dorney Park tickets come with variable admission prices, depending on what time of the year you visit the park. Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom are not open year-round but instead for annual seasons between May and October, and Dorney Park tickets are priced according to the season. The most popular season is summer, extending from late May to early September. During this time, a single admission grants visitors entrance to both Dorney Park and the neighboring water park, Wildwater Kingdom. However, you can still visit Dorney Park outside the summer season when Wildwater Kingdom is closed, and Dorney Park admission during this extended season is significantly cheaper.
After you've determined which season to visit Dorney Park, you must choose how long you want to visit. The Regular Gate admission is for one full day and includes unlimited access to all the rides and attractions, except Thunder Creek Speedway and Screamin' Swing which require an additional charge. However, if you're looking to save some money on tickets for Dorney Park Allentown, visit the park in the late afternoon and evening and pay a discounted nighttime Dorney Park admission. Guests that arrive to park during specified evening hours - after 3:30pm when the park closes at 8:00pm and after 5:00pm when the park closes at 10:00pm - are charged the lower priced Starlight Admission.
Now that you've determined which season and which duration Dorney Park tickets you need, the price is broken down by age group. Most visitors will fall into the Regular Gate One-Day Admission price, qualified as anyone 48 inches or taller when wearing shoes. However, discount tickets for Dorney Park are available for Juniors and Seniors. Guests aged 62 or older are considered Seniors, while guests aged three or older and under 48 inches when wearing shoes are considered Juniors. Any child aged two or younger is always free.
Dorney Park Tickets can be purchased in several different ways. The easiest purchase method is at the Dorney Park ticket booth at the park. However, if you plan ahead and purchase your tickets online in advance, you can take advantage of discount tickets for Dorney Park offered on the park's official website. Be advised, however, that parking is not included in any Dorney Park ticket except Season Passes, and any ticket to Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom will not be refunded, nor will a rain check will be given for unused tickets.
If you plan to visit Dorney Park multiple times throughout the season, consider investing in a Season Pass. For one low price, a Dorney Park Season Pass offers admission to the parks on any public operating day during the entire annual season. It also includes complimentary parking, exclusive early access and after-hours access to all the best Dorney Park rides, discounts on food and merchandise. Just like with general admission tickets, Junior and Senior Season Passes are discounted.
For those purchasing multiple tickets for Dorney Park Allentown, the park offers discount tickets for Dorney Park to large groups and specified programs. There is a Regular Group Rate for groups of twenty or more Regular Gate admissions. If purchased more than two weeks in advance, Dorney Park will also include an eleventh free Regular Gate admission ticket for every ten paid tickets. Group Rates are not offered for Starlight Admission or Junior/Senior tickets. Active and retired members of the military and their immediate family members with valid military identification are also given a discounted rate. Dorney Park offers a wide variety of planned special events; admission charges and tickets for Dorney Park Allentown vary for these unique circumstances and should be handled directly by the park's Group Sales department.