Dorney Park's Wildwater Kingdom to expand
Updated On: Aug 29 2013 06:19:23 AM CDT
Next summer, Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom hopes to lure you into a "Snake Pit!"
It's a snake pit without fangs, but plenty of adrenalin and water.
"At the top you have Python Plummet where we have the chambers that you climb in, the floor drops out and you free fall and then navigate through the rest of the course," said General Manager Mike Fehnel.
The $8 million expansion and renovation project at Dorney Park's Wildwater Kingdom will also include the Constrictor.
"The constrictor has four 360 degree turns. It's a tube slide. As you go through the tube you are going to go through all of these spins and turns until you finish in a pool," said Fehnel.
Then there are the Boa Blasters-- slides that shoot guests down a series of high speed drops and banks.
Gunter Senftleben and his sons Brett and Evan are season pass holders.
These guys say they're big fans of Aquablast.
"It's going to have some competition I think so it's going to be interesting," said Senftleben.
The Snake Pit will replace the Riptide Run.
General manager Mark Fehnel says visitors will also see new seating areas, more lockers, freshly painted buildings and an improved sound system.
The expansion will bring the number of water slides at the park to 26.
"I can't find another park that has more than us. Two full size wave pools, two lazy rivers, four children's areas," said Fehnel.
Fehnel says the Snake Pit will complement the other attractions now at the two park destination.
The Snake Pit is expected to open Memorial Day weekend 2014.
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