Dorney’s Trout Ponds and Summer Resort
Lehigh Valley, PA (Vocus) April 14, 2009
When Solomon Dorney started “Dorney’s Trout Ponds and Summer Resort” in 1884, he probably never could have imagined that 125 years later it would grow into the northeast’s most complete entertainment experience – Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom.
This summer as Dorney Park observes this milestone, visitors to the Lehigh Valley region of eastern Pa. can join the celebration and save money too when they book an affordable Dorney Deals travel package at more than 25 Lehigh Valley hotels. The promotion offers park guests overnight accommodations along with discounts on admission tickets to both parks.
Hotels include popular brands such as Best Western, Courtyard by Marriott, Hampton Inn & Suites, Wingate by Wyndham, Staybridge Suites and Holiday Inn, among others. Travelers directly contact the participating hotel of their choice to book their stay. Some packages include tickets to the park, while others offer them a la carte at a discounted rate off the gate price of $39.99 for regular daily summer admission.
Dorney Deals are available May 23 through September 7, 2009. Rates are based on availability and are not good with other offers. For complete details on Dorney Deals or to request a 2009 Lehigh Valley Map & Guide brochure with a Stay & Save insert containing details on the Dorney Deals program, visit http://www.DorneyDeals.com.
Dorney Park adds a new live entertainment venue and show for 2009 - “Snoopy Rocks on Ice.” Premiering in June, the show takes place in the new 18,000 square-foot Good Time Theatre. The multi-purpose, air-conditioned, 600-seat facility features a 60-foot wide by 35-foot deep ice stage where Snoopy and over a dozen world-class skaters will perform. Access to the theatre and show is included with park admission.
Located in Allentown, Dorney Park is home to nine world-class roller coasters including Possessed, Hydra The Revenge, Talon and Steel Force, and more than 50 other rides. Families that want a slower pace enjoy riding the antique carousel, Ferris wheel and Zephyr miniature train as well as playing around at Camp Snoopy and Tot Spot. On the Wildwater Kingdom side of the park, guests can experience two wave pools, 22 water slides, two winding rivers, and the Aqua Racer water mat ride. For more information on both parks, visit http://www.DorneyPark.com.
Dorney Park opens for the season on Saturday, May 2 for weekends only. Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom open daily beginning Saturday, May 23. Summer admission includes access to both parks.
Located an hour north of Philadelphia and less than two hours west of New York City, eastern Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley region is home to the cities of Allentown, Bethlehem and Easton. In addition to Dorney Park, families can visit the area’s other kid-friendly attractions including The Crayola FACTORY® and National Canal Museum in Easton, the Da Vinci Science Center in Allentown, and the Lehigh Valley Zoo in Schnecksville.
Lehigh Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau is the designated tourist promotion agency of Lehigh and Northampton counties. Its mission is to develop and promote Lehigh Valley as a leisure destination and as a destination for meetings and conventions for the area’s economic benefit. For more information on LVCVB and its activities, call (800) 747-0561 or visit the official tourism Web site of Lehigh Valley at http://www.LehighValleyPA.org. LVCVB’s official blog can be found at http://lehighvalley.typepad.com/insite/.