How to have family fun at an amusement park for non-thrill seekers! Our trip to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom.
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dorney Park & Wlidwater Kingdom.
“Just one more ride, pleeeeeeaaaaase” I would beg my Dad at the local fair as soon as I was tall enough for the scariest rides. I loved the thrill, and from what I can remember, my Dad always said yes, even on the Zipper. I still feel like a kid again at any amusement park, and can enjoy the sights and smells even as a mom.
Amusement parks can be tricky with three kids. Often, they outnumber us as lap riders, or have varying preferences for levels of thrill. My oldest, who is now tall enough for many of the thrill-seeking rides, is anti-roller coaster. My other two want it all…but need a few more inches.
Family Fun at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
We recently had the opportunity to check out Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom to share with you, and we had the BEST day, with fun for all ages and thrill seeking desires! I didn’t have any crying kids complaining that they wanted to be taller, I didn’t have to coax nervous riders into giving a ride a go, and we were thoroughly entertained and happy throughout the entire day.
You can just see the excitement on their faces as we pulled into the parking lot!
Bonus, my nervous rider even found an age-appropriate roller coaster (Woodstock Express) that pushed his limits and helped him conquer a fear! And, he wanted to go again and again!
Planet Snoopy is every mom’s dream.
Planet Snoopy is where it’s at. Seriously. This area was built with kids in mind. It was full of seemingly endless rides that were safe and fun for young kids, but that were fun enough to satisfy the thrill-seekers. My kids aged 3, 5, and 7 were able to go on all of the rides in Planet Snoopy independently, and my husband and I got to tag along on a couple as well 😉
We also got to enjoy a performance by the PEANUTS™ gang and meet some characters throughout the area, a hit with my kids as well!
There’s more family fun outside of Planet Snoopy!
While most of us still didn’t meet height requirements for the big rides, (which looked awesome), we enjoyed bumper cars, a train ride, the carousel and a water ride (Thunder Creek Mountain). But, even non-ride lovers would love to tag along for a day at Dorney Park. A visit to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom can be a fun and leisurely family activity in and of itself.
A few of our non-ride highlights:
- the Charlie Brown’s Jungle Journey show with singing and dancing
- PEANUTS™ character meet and greets
- the Harlem Globetrotters performance (these types of performances change often, but there is always something fun on the Center Stage!)
- the Dinosaurs Alive! exhibit with realistic, electronic dinosaurs – which even included a fossil dig
- what my kids claimed to be the best chicken fingers of their lives on the all-day dining plan
- the Coca-Cola refresh stations where you can refill your unlimited drink cup for the day (which I was happy to see included agua fresca and lemonade for the kiddos!)
- watching the riders on White Water Landing get soaked, and feeling a bit of the splash as on-lookers ourselves
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is the perfect one-stop for summer family fun. We hope you enjoy it just as much as we did! Family outings and experiences like this provide a wonderful opportunity to connect with your kids, and create lasting memories to reflect on for years.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom.