The success of the Grand Carnivale, held for three weeks this season at four Cedar Fair Entertainment parks, is certainly proof that a new ride doesn't have to be the centerpiece of a park's season. A new event can create the same excitement and increase attendance as well.
Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom, one of the four parks that presented the huge production saw guests coming back multiple times and even dressing in costume. Grand Carnivale was held there July 20-Aug. 11.
"We definitely saw more guests during the three weeks we had the event here," said Michael Fehnel, Dorney Park general manager. "People just wanted to see it over and over again."