September 8, 1999
Sandusky, OH -- Cedar Fair, L.P., a publicly traded partnership which owns and operates five amusement parks, today announced capital expenditure plans for the 2000 season at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, located near Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Richard L. Kinzel, president and chief executive officer, reported that Dorney Park will introduce Camp Snoopy, a multi-million-dollar family playland, for the 2000 season. This new area will be themed around Charles Schulz's popular PEANUTS characters and will feature a variety of family rides and interactive play elements.
"We are thrilled to have the opportunity to bring the PEANUTS characters to Dorney Park," said Kinzel. "Camp Snoopy is a very popular attraction for families at both our Cedar Point and Knott's Berry Farm parks. We are committed to adding attractions that entertain the entire family, and Camp Snoopy will be an ideal addition to Dorney Park."
Kinzel explained that Camp Snoopy is only one component of the capital improvements program planned at Dorney Park for the 2000 season. The park will also introduce a modern version of the classic Wild Mouse, a family ride featuring four-person cars that will speed riders down dizzying drops and around zig-zagging, 180-degree turns. Dorney Park is also adding RipCord, an additional fee attraction, for the 2000 season. Known as a "sky coaster," RipCord combines the intense excitement of a skydiving plunge and the thrills of hang gliding.