What’s the Worst Defunct Coaster You’ve Ridden?

Last week, I asked you about the best defunct roller coasters you’ve ridden. This time let’s take a look at the other side. Good Riddance! Kings Dominion’s air-powered launch coaster, Hypersonic XLC wasn’t egregiously bad, but it was overhyped, way too short, and often out of commission. For those reasons I wasn’t sad at all to see it go. Hypersonic was crammed into t...[Read More]

Dinosaurs Alive! Reviews

Theme park chain Cedar Fair has been adding Windseekers (jumbo 300-foot tall swing rides) and Dinosaurs Alive attractions to their parks. For a $5.00 fee guests can enter a dinosaur park where they’ll encounter dozens of life-sized animatronic and stationary dinos. According to Wikipedia, Dinosaurs Alive! is currently at five Cedar Fair parks. The table to right lists the parks, the number o...[Read More]

Stinger to Debut at Dorney in 2012

Dorney Park Announces Stinger for 2012 Last week, Dorney Park confirmed the rumors of their new coaster for 2012 with the announcement of Stinger. The Allentown, PA park will be receiving California Great America’s Invertigo. It’s an inverted Vekoma shuttle coaster providing three inversions that riders will experience forward and then backward. The train’s seats are turned aroun...[Read More]

Featured Photo #24 – 74 Years & 120 Feet

I took this photo back in 2003 near the end of a Knoebels & Dorney Park trip. The hyper coaster, Steel Force, dominates the skyline at the Allentown, PA park. And here, it dominates the classic woodie Thunderhawk. Steel Force’s peak reaches the 200 foot mark while the wooden coaster in the foreground is only 80 feet tall. There are nearly 75 years between these two coasters and the advan...[Read More]

Fright Fest, Halloween Haunt, & More

Theme Parks Gear Up for Halloween 2008 TransformationsThis month, theme parks across the country will begin their transformation for Halloween-themed events like Six Flags’ popular Fright Fests. Typically on weekends in the month of October, parks will take on a whole new look with spooky decorations, haunted houses, fog, and strange and disturbing performers roaming around the park. Hallowe...[Read More]

Laser Is Leaving Dorney Park

Get a Ride on Laser While You Can NewsPlusNotes has reported that Dorney Park’s Schwarzkopf looper Laser has been sold. Check out this listing on UsedRides. Enthusiasts are saddened by the news. Schwarzkopf loopers are legendary. His coasters (like Minbender at Six Flags Over Georgia & Sooper Dooper Looper at Hersheypark) are dated by today’s standards, but hold a level of nostalgi...[Read More]

Voodoo Site with Construction Photos

Construction Photos | Voodoo Coaster at Dorney ParkDorney has created a pretty slick site and cool logo for their new Voodoo roller coaster set to open in 2008. Voodoo is the launched shuttle coaster that Cedar Fair moved from Geauga Lake to Dorney earlier this year. Check out the site for downloads, fresh construction pics, a web cam and more. Official Voodoo Site

Voodoo @ Dorney Park | 2008 Roller Coasters

Dorney’s Relocated Impulse Coaster Has a NameNewsPlusNotes has pictures of posters at Dorney advertising their new coaster for 2008. It’s the relocated launching shuttle coaster Steel Venom from Geauga Lake. There has been no official announcement, but the new name of the coaster will be Voodoo. Check out the poster photos here.

Hercules @ Dorney Park | Defunct Roller Coasters

Hercules at Dorney Park | Defunct Roller CoastersHercules reigned over Dorney Park in Allentown, PA from 1989 to 2003. It was a massive wooden roller coaster. When it debuted it had the longest drop of any wooden coaster in the world. It was a big draw for Dorney before it had Steel Force and Talon to bring in the masses. By the time I rode it in 2003, Hercules was on its last legs. It had such a ...[Read More]

Steel Venom to Resurface at Dorney Park

Steel Venom Roller Coaster Joins Dorney Park’s Lineup in 2008We’ve known for months that Steel Venom was being removed from Geauga Lake. They mystery was which Cedar Fair park it was going to be shipped to. Coasterdom has reported that Dorney Park will be the new home of the Intamin Impulse Coaster. Dorney Park was among the other rumored locations that included Canada’s Wonderla...[Read More]

Steel Venom Removed from Geauga Lake

Steel Venom: Missing in ActionCedar Fair is reportedly moving Geauga Lake in a new direction. News about X-Flight moving across the state to Kings Island and becoming Firehawk has already surfaced. Steel Venom, an Intamin inverted launch coaster, has been removed as well. The question is where will Steel Venom be sent to. An article on ThrillNetwork includes a quote from a Cedar Fair official ment...[Read More]

Steel Force @ Dorney Park | Coaster Reviews

Does Steel Force Live up to its Lofty Reputation?Steel Force dominates the skyline at Dorney. Thunderhawk is just dwarfed by the 200 foot steel monster. It’s a visual testament to how far coasters have come. I stepped aboard the uninteresting Morgan trains and enjoyed the nice long ride up the peak. The first drop wasn’t as steep as I thought it would be and the tunnel was just so-so. ...[Read More]

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