If your family is looking for fun options to spend time together, look no further than Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania, and all that Dorney Park has to offer. The amusement park and Wildwater Kingdom are already well-known for the thrills of world-class roller coasters and fun at the water park, but this year treat your whole family to international delights and a spectacular parade during the Grand Carnivale, delicious offerings during a food truck festival and scary (and not-so-scary) happenings during Halloween time — if you dare.

Grand Carnivale
July 23 – Aug. 7

King Carl Nivale, Queen Cara Nivale and their Royal Court are your hosts for this worldwide expedition. Enjoy high-energy live music, international food, lively games and unique crafts. You can decorate your own lei, crown or noise maker, help Mardi with an international scavenger hunt or play grand carnival games.
Take a culinary trip around the world with samples of 24 delicious creations from six different countries. Have you ever noshed a lasagna fritta from Italy, paella from Spain, vada pav from India, peach galette from France, currywurst from Germany or Kung Pao cauliflower from China? There are different food tasting cards option you can choose from depending on your family’s appetite.
At nighttime, the Spectacle of Color Parade leads into a high-energy block party filled with animated entertainers, spirited dancing, scrumptious eats and so much more.

Food Truck Rally
Aug. 27 – 28

If you love food trucks, the lineup includes The Tot Rod serving tater tots (which are naturally gluten-free), Jerkie’s Authentic Jamaican BBQ, Kona-Ice, Pie in a Cone serving homemade pies scooped into a waffle cone and Take-a-Taco.


The Great Pumpkin Fest
Saturdays and Sundays, Sept. 17 – Oct. 30

For kids (or adults) who prefer all fun and no fear, there will be a full harvest of amazing, fall-tastic fun for everyone with games, activities and just a speck of spooky for pint-sized ghosts and goblins.


In the Wildwater Kingdom section, you’ll meet members of the Peanuts Gang, make a holiday craft at Charlie Brown’s Craft Corner, pedal your way through the farm on a mini tractor at the Daisy Hill Tractor Stomp, try to find your way out of Linus’ Hay Bale Maze, visit your favorite farm animals at Peppermint Patty’s Petting Zoo, trick-or-treat down the street, have a ton of fun while being quiet during Schroeder’s Silent Disco and enjoy all the usual rides and games.

And make sure you catch one of the special shows, which include balloon art, a dance party, a costume contest and story time.


Halloween Haunt
Select nights, Sept. 16 – Oct. 29

For those who prefer scarier fun, try “Fear is Waiting for You” at Halloween Haunt. Dorney Park will release hundreds of terrifying ghouls and ghosts into the park, all ready to turn your nightmares into reality. Every corner is cursed with haunted scare mazes, scare zones and live (or maybe not live) entertainment. Hordes of hungry zombies and blood-thirsty vampires eagerly await you (as their next meal).

Keep in mind, these activities are not recommended for children under 13.


Be sure to check for the most up-to-date operating hours.

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