Photos show Talon completed at Dorney Park

Posted Thursday, February 8, 2001 5:14 AM | Contributed by Alex Nagel

21 Photos taken during the Talon tour on the day before Eastcoaster show the now finished Talon.

Link: Alex's Place

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Thursday, February 8, 2001 5:29 AM
Please note that the pics are hard to find. Go to the Talon section. It is near the bottom of the page. Under the 2001 information guides. *** This post was edited by beast7369 on 2/8/2001. ***
Thursday, February 8, 2001 6:15 AM
that sure is one beautiful coaster!
Thursday, February 8, 2001 6:37 AM
Awesome pics

Dayuum, Your HOT!
Thursday, February 8, 2001 8:33 AM
Love the pics Alex, Talon is sure to be a hit. It has such a solid design. Quick question, am I correct in saying the only trim on the coaster is the one right before the Immelman? I don't see any top-of-lift trim, or any someplace else for that matter.


Millennium is spelled with two N's ;)
Thursday, February 8, 2001 8:48 AM
This'll be an awesome ride, no doubt. Can't wait 'til June!

Matt Lynch
Co-Webmaster, Kennywood Boulevard
Thursday, February 8, 2001 12:08 PM
Is it just me, or does the track on this coaster gets dangerously close to the ground? At least in the pics, it looks like so.
Thursday, February 8, 2001 12:17 PM
Not if you know your history. Were you around when everybody thought that the MF track looked way too close to it's tunnels, but in reality, there's plenty of clearance.

I thought it looked a lot closer to the brake-run supports than the ground.
Thursday, February 8, 2001 1:15 PM
I seriously do not think B&M could have made a more prolific ride. This is going to be one of the best coasters to date. I have yet to find a flaw in this ride and I am sure it will amaze me twice as much when I ride it opening day. I think that when B&M teamed up with Dorney, they wanted to take all the best elements and put them together in a coaster. This ride is not about inversions, it is not about records, it is about the pure fun experienced with every single g force. And to add to that, it is without a doubt one of the most beautiful coasters I have ever seen. If you take a look at some of the shots, you can barely see through the coaster due to the large amount of steel shooting in each direction. Another thing is that the second half of the ride will most likely be one of the most enjoyable parts of any coaster ever. Once the trains hurdles through the S-curve, it dips below the lift hill and makes a sharp fan turn before curling up into the corkscrew. Then it launches you into that helix. Wow. I am so excited. Is anyone else anticipating the small bump before the break run, I think that we might be looking at a little floater air on that one. Also, imagine this coaster when it is completely finished. The queue line will be set up in the center of the ride, so you can sit there in amazement as the trains go flying all around you. I am interested to hear the sound it makes too. I completely forgot to pay attention to Dueling Dragons when I visited IOA in august, so that should be different. Thanks for the pics though Alex, they are great!
Thursday, February 8, 2001 1:54 PM
Man, that is one of the coolest color combinations that I have ever seen!

I'd Rather Be Riding Rollercoasters
Thursday, February 8, 2001 2:40 PM
Wow! That was fast. That was really quick construction time. But seeing as the weather held out for them and that it was only 3000 feet of track i can see why it was so quick.
Thursday, February 8, 2001 3:16 PM
Correction: Three-thousand very TIGHT feet of track!;)

There goes the floor, you're out the door, see you back here in two thirty-four on RAPTOR!
Thursday, February 8, 2001 6:13 PM
Wow, that is one colorful coaster. I wonder if they will do a light package for this coaster at night. When the time comes to give this ride a paint job, I think it will take a little more detail to keep it the way it is.

Friday, February 9, 2001 3:00 AM
Yeah, yeah yean, Talon is going to be good. But really, has B&M ever made a 'bad' coaster?
--Who is now seriously considering a trip to Allentown

P.S. Is that the 'KumbaKid' of WoC 'crackbrain' fame? If so the hostyl one says hello.
Friday, February 9, 2001 5:12 AM
"I seriously do not think B&M could have made a more prolific ride."

I'm sorry to be the English correction man and be a dork, but what do you mean by this sentence? Prolific means producing lots of something. e.g. A prolific painter produces many, many works of art. B&M may be considered prolific coaster builders, but the ride itself cannot be prolific, unless you mean that it produces many many thrills. That's stretching a bit, but hey.

Sorry to be the nitpicker.

BTW...Talon does look pretty sweet. I would have liked to have seen another zero-G somewhere around the S-curve area, though.

Friday, February 9, 2001 11:47 AM
Okay so when is Valleyfair, my home park, gonna get something as awesome as this? I predict 2002. Cedar Point first had Magnum. Then Valleyfair, Dorney Park, and Worlds of Fun all got hypercoasters. Cedar Point first had Raptor. Now Dorney Park got an inverted - so I predict that Valleyfair and Worlds of Fun will get an inverted coaster in 2002. At least lets hope that Cedar Fair will keep this trend going.
Friday, February 9, 2001 2:20 PM
Are they running trains yet?

CP in 2002 with the most coasters anywhere!
Friday, February 9, 2001 6:17 PM
its awesome looking, but i fear what it will look like in a few years when the paint starts to fade
Friday, February 9, 2001 6:47 PM
the trains are not rolling yet, I don't even think that they are even on site. I do know that the rest of the month and into early march will basically be tightening and electrical work. After that we will see testing take place.

Cedarfair is good
Saturday, March 17, 2001 4:25 AM
This coaster looks outstanding. I'm glad Alex's place kept the photos up to date. I cant wait to go opening day its not that far away only May 5

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