Dorney Park 6/22 (Hydra Construction Continues)

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Thursday, June 24, 2004 11:42 AM
Nothing wrong with the lack of a MCBR.
Thursday, June 24, 2004 12:20 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Sounds like a great little ride.

Why am I having such a hard time visualizing how it will sit on that piece of land?

The Cobra Roll will apparently be right by Joker, correct?

Thursday, June 24, 2004 12:26 PM
Mamoosh's avatar I don't know what the Joker is but the Cobra Roll will be near the walkway down to the lower level of the park. The first drop and inclined dive loop will be on the opporsite end, near the bathrooms.
Thursday, June 24, 2004 2:00 PM
Joker is the park's flying carpet-style ride... it sat right beside Hercules' hillside drop from the station to the left. That happens to be close to the walkway that connects the two "levels" of the park.

Now I am starting to visualize this. Unfortunately, it sounds as though the first drop will not utilize the hillside to its advantage. Guess you can't have it all...

Thursday, June 24, 2004 2:08 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Rob - Thanks for clearnig that up. I recall that ride but not it's theming. None of Hydra will utilize the hill to the's all on the upper level of the park.
Thursday, June 24, 2004 2:12 PM
Lord Gonchar's avatar Joker photo - just for you Mooshy ;)
Thursday, June 24, 2004 2:15 PM
Mamoosh's avatar Thanks, Gonch! You'd totally be my GID if I didn't already have one [and you weren't hetero] ;)

mOOSH [digs the GID I have]

Thursday, June 24, 2004 3:00 PM
Definitely an odd inversion order, that flat spin before the cobra roll is going to take some getting used to. Could we see an announcement any time before HalloWeekends?

EDIT: I now see there is going to be more than the inversions...

EDIT again: I thought of a new question to ask :) *** Edited 6/24/2004 7:03:04 PM UTC by TalonJosh1491***

-Josh Linn, Phoenix Whore Go Orioles! 2003 Phoenix Rides: 51 2004 Phoenix Rides: 17 2005 Phoenix Rides: 6
Thursday, June 24, 2004 3:05 PM
I know what ya mean TalonJosh, I think a helix or some kind of element is going to be placed on the newly created dirt platform at the end closest to the bathrooms.
Thursday, June 24, 2004 5:08 PM
Sounds like Dorney's getting one unique floorless!
Saturday, June 26, 2004 11:55 PM
South Whitehall's website had the ride height listed at 95' (same as Herc's as a reference). The listing mysteriously disappeared w/i a few days. hhmm Well, at least I got to see it! To play along with the inversion configuration that someone threw out. Wouldn't that flatspin have to be pretty darn big and have a high acceleration to make it through the cobra roll? The elevated flatspin idea seems odd to me. But a large flatspin seems to fit more. Am I the only one thats happy that Hydra won't have a vertical loop? Yahooo for originality! *** Edited 6/27/2004 3:57:09 AM UTC by DorneyDante***
Sunday, June 27, 2004 1:35 AM
I'm more unhappy than happy. While I'll agree that vertical loops aren't very creative and unique, I do think that they are great elements. I love the upside-down "float" that occurs at the top of the loop of looping/floorless B&M's.

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