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January 30, 2003

Dorney Park Expanding After Record Season

Allentown, PA -- Coming off a record year Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom will invest $6 million on new attractions and improvements for the 2003 seson. Last year more than 1.6 million guests passed through the gates setting a new attendance record.

The improvements include the addition of ten new water slides for the Northeast's favorite waterpark, Wildwater Kingdom. The park already boasts one of the largest collections of water attractions in the country.

Patriot's Plunge, Wildwater Rapids and Jumpin' Jack Splash are three sets of slids that will make up a total of ten. These new tubing and body slides will be a mix of enclosed aquatubes and open-air giant slides.

The park's existing Wave Pool is being enhanced with a new wave making system that produces more realistic wave patterns. The pool is being resurfaced and the water depth reduced.

At Dorney Park a new Peanuts Character Show is coming to the Hercules Plaza Stage. Midway renovations are also planned as part of the 2003 improvements.