Dorney Park installs metal detectors

Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom has something new this season – metal detectors.

The Lehigh County park  just outside Allentown had the walk-through detectors in place for the season opener on Saturday, the Morning Call reported.

"It's one element of our screening process," Caitlin Stibitz, Dorney Park spokeswoman, told the paper

The added security measure is part of a program launched by Dorney's parent company, Cedar Fair Entertainment, at its 11 amusements parks and is expected to result in "slight delays," according to the park's website. 

"All bags, purses, backpacks, waist packs, etc. may be subject to a brief examination prior to entering Outside food or beverages, large or soft coolers, glass containers, sharp objects (including pocket knives and metal chains), firearms, or other items that could be considered a weapon are strictly prohibited. We encourage guests to leave any unnecessary items at home or secured within your vehicle," the park outlined in a statement.