Dorney Park and TALON 7/17

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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 7:04 PM
We arrived around 10:00 and didnt wait at all to get in. A nice old lady working for the park handed us some discount coupons so we got in for 10 dollars off.

Talon - This was a great ride, dont get me wrong. I liked the variety and pacing of elements, the footchopper effects, and the airtime. It wasnt as intense as i expected it to be, but it is still a great ride. They were running one train until 12:00, then they added #2. We rode it first thing, so we got 3 rides in (front, back, middle). At around 11:30, the line was about an hour! Ive never in my life seen a line like that at dorney.

Steel Force - I dont know, I cant decide - This, or Nitro??? I like the air time on this coaster, but it was a little rougher than normal. They should check the wheels and lock them all the way in on the side. I love the tunnels and the sudden feeling of stop at the top. I even attempted to video the ride with my video camra (it was rough).Rode it 4 times, 2 times in back, 1 in front and 1 in middle. This was the ride that really showed Cedar Fairs policy on re-riding, as the attendants like scream at you to exit.

Laser - This a VERY intense little gizmo. Its a little shaky , but very enjoyable. WE rode 2 times.

Hercules - This just plain sucked! First off, The breaks on the top were on extremely hard, so it ruined the first drop. Second, the breaks after the lake turn (which was like being in a 9.0 earthquake) were on hard, so the rest of the ride was slow. I rode once, and that was it!

Im sorry to say i didnt ride thunderhark:(

Dominator - We rode up twice and down once. This is a cool S&S space/turbo Shot, and theres even an "S&S" Logo on every OTSR.

The most i waited for a ride the whole day was about 10 minutes for Dominator up. everything else was a walk-on.
We also rode the Enterprise, Hang Time, White Water Landing and the rapids. All in all it was a good day.
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 7:12 PM
Steel Force, rough, never noticed that when I rode it, this year. Hercules I would agree is a one ride coaster. I won't comment on Talon, because everybody would get pissed off at me :)

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Steel Force+ me= floating airtime!
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Tuesday, July 17, 2001 7:15 PM
Steel Force of Nitro. NITRO!! B&M hypercoasters rock and beat any other hyper anywhere.

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Don't Fight It: Ride It! Raging Bull
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Thursday, July 19, 2001 6:22 PM
Wow, Stealth, calm down. Have you ridden Phantom's Revenge yet? How about any of the Superman Ride of Steels, or Millenium Force? How about Magnum XL200 or Desparado? You sound like you have limited riding experience as far as different manufactures of hypercoasters go. Just my observation.

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Batwing-Bow Down
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Thursday, July 19, 2001 8:02 PM
Talon does suck and Nitro is WAY better then Steel Force.

Plus Steel Force is rough now.
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Friday, July 20, 2001 8:33 AM
Stell Force is only rough in three places - The lower helix, the turn to the midcouse breaks, and the turn to the station brakes. Steel Force has the airtime, but it lacks the length and intensity of Nitro.
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