Talon: We took a total of 4 rides on this great machiene, two of which were front seat rides. I love the zero G roll above the line and station. the tilted veritcal loop is awesome as well. the diving element before the brake run was great too. Very smooth, all in all I give it a 9.5/10
Hercules: I have heard a lot of negative stuff about this coaster. I personally thought it was pretty good. It has a great setting, but the second part of the coaster seems to lack speed and air. I didnt find it that rough, but evryone else on the train seemed to want to beat the ride back. 7/10
Thunderhawk: This was a great ride. Filled with great laterals and air time. I wish they would remove that trim that was at the camel back towards the end of the ride, the train needs a little more oomph over those hills. 7.5/10
Laser: Hey this is great even if it is a portable model. The two loops are pure bliss, and the rest of the ride swoops all over, making you crush your partner a couple times pretty good.There nothing like a Swartzkoph looper no matter what... 8/10
Steel Force: Loved it, great setting, great speed, great height ( hmmm, really, its a hypercoaster). It seemed to have lacked air on the tops of the hills, but the back seat provides some good ejector air. I dont like Morgan Hyper train that much either, they just seem to obstruct the veiws. 8.5/10
Overall the park was extremely clean, with wide enough paths, and soo much to do for everyone. You can defiantely see the Cedar Point influence here. I didnt understand why all coasters except for Talon and Steel Force only ran one train. After the water park closed the lines for everything really got quite long!
This park has got a great collection from the classic whip to the new age meteor. We rode about all the flats except for Hang time, musik express,scrambeler, and tilt o whirl.
Dominator was a 200 foot S@S tower, with one side dropping and one side blasting, rode both sides. What happend to the second Turbo shot tower?? Thunder Canyon is a rapids ride, and boy do you get soaked, and that boat spins like crazy at points. Thunder Creek Mountain (Log flume) a very good log flume, with what seems to be a speed ramp for the largest drop, but boy was the water cold, and it wasnt chloirnated either(Wonder Why?). Then of course white water landing... shoot the shoots a la snake river falls.
It was pretty good. I had an awesome Cheese steak sandwhich, my friend had a chicken wrap. we paid about $20.00 for a cheesteak, 2 chicken wraps, two drinks, and one small fry and one large fry. not too bad considering we bought enough food for a small army.
Overall I had a great time, didnt wat too leave. Dorney Park is Great, and I shall return again soon! Overall park experience 9/10
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"You know its a good ride when you come into the final brake run wiping tears from your eyes."
Hercules: Compared to my first rides on this coaster 2 years ago, it was running "smooth" (for Hercules) on Sunday... especially near the front. The back seat was rough, but not nearly as before (only required an outpatient visit to the ER... not an ICU visit with traction).
Steel Force and air: Did you ride up front or in back on all of your rides? To me, this is truely a front seat coaster (or at least a front car coaster). I have heard other's say a lack of air, but on the top of hills after the first drop and on the "bunny hops" (mighty big bunnies if you ask me), I was hardly in my seat.
T-Hawk and the Trim: Again, did you ride up front or in back? In the back the air time is okay... in the front it is better. The third seat I find is the best... air on the little speed bump between the first drop and the turn and on the first bunny hop before the trim and ejector seat type of air... ("thank goodness for the belt and bar" type of air) at the crest of the hill on the first turn (first major hill after the first drop), crest of the hill on the second turn and the crest of the hill and turn that leads into the bunny hops to the end.
Half of the people surveyed agree, half disagree and another half are unsure.
I really wanted to like Hercules before I got to the park; my ride experience didn't match the anticipation. Talon sounds very cool - I need to revisit to ride it!
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