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Dorney Park says it still needs to fill 500 jobs for the summer season

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The Dorney Park Hydra coaster

SOUTH WHITEHALL TWP, Pa. — As Dorney Park counts down to opening day on May 13, it's still looking to fill 500 jobs, a news release said Tuesday.

A week-long job fair helped to fill 1,500 seasonal positions in preparation for the 2023 season, the release said. But hundreds of openings remain for ride operators, security personnel, emergency medical technicians and lifeguards.

  • Dorney Park said it still needs to fill 500 positions, with virtual interviews taking place daily
  • The open jobs include ride operators, security personnel, EMTs and lifeguards
  • The park will hold virtual and on-site job fairs for these positions April 1 and 2

“The hiring week was a tremendous success for Dorney Park,” Vice President and General Manager Jessica Naderman said in the release. "We’re building a great team and I’m excited to see more qualified candidates apply to join us.”
The park will hold virtual and on-site job fairs for these positions on April 1 and 2, but applicants can land a virtual interview immediately by visiting https://bit.ly/DorneyParkJobs.

A number of full-time positions also are available for mechanics.

Dorney Park made a splash in the offseason with plans for a new roller coaster, which got the Lehigh Valley Planning Commission’s unanimous approval on Feb. 21.

The yet-to-be-named, 162-foot-high steel coaster will replace the former Stinger and will be constructed on 2.7 acres north of Dorney Park Road and Lincoln Avenue.

Stinger was the park’s short-lived inverted shuttle roller coaster model developed and manufactured by the Dutch company Vekoma. It opened in 2012 and shuttered in 2017, and previously ran as Invertigo at the amusement park California’s Great America from 1998 to 2010.

Plans are for the new coaster to be operational for the 2024 season, according to Dorney Public Relations and Communications Manager Ryan Eldredge.

The new ride would be the park's fourth-tallest, behind Steel Force (205 feet), Dominator (200 feet), and Possessed (185 feet).