Check it out folks.... Dorney Park has just put up a whole section about Hydra.... including details on something they are calling a "jojo roll" ... looks like the rumored pre-lift hill inversion is no longer a rumor!
Gonch - You may not have been calling me out but I'll reply anyway. I admit I was wrong, but I was only restating what my sources at the park explained to me. I never said I was 100% sure, and once I knew about the inverson I stopped claiming it was an s-curve. And I'm glad I'm wrong...this ride looks awesome!
Let me be the first to say "I told you so!" *sticks tongue out* Looks like the pre-lift inversion is at the same height as the station. There has to be a launch out of the station to make it through that. I wonder why are they describing the cobra roll as the "signature element." *** Edited 9/14/2004 3:25:49 PM UTC by DorneyDante*** *** Edited 9/14/2004 4:05:08 PM UTC by DorneyDante***
Theres no need for a launch to get it through that, as long as it is a gradual slope, the train will get through it, albeit slowly. Same idea for getting from brake run to brake run on most rides. I didn't see a launch, nor expect one from B&M. Looks like a normal station to me.
Edit: Chernabog beat me to it, oh well... *** Edited 9/14/2004 3:35:55 PM UTC by Chris the Coaster Freak***