Planners OK new coaster for Dorney Park

Posted Friday, February 18, 2011 11:58 AM | Contributed by Rick_UK

South Whitehall planners unanimously recommended allowing Dorney Park to go forward with its plans for a new roller-coaster in 2012. Park spokesman Chuck Hutchison said the ride is similar to Invertigo, a roller-coaster that's leaving Cedar Fair's Great America park this year after problems in 2009.

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Friday, February 18, 2011 12:37 PM


Friday, February 18, 2011 12:43 PM

I didn't know that similar translated into the exact same ride.

Friday, February 18, 2011 1:02 PM

I bet they paint it. That'll show you!

Friday, February 18, 2011 4:32 PM

Voodoo is pretty similar to Steel Venom, if I recall.

Friday, February 18, 2011 4:33 PM

Mayhaps it'll get the upgraded restraint system. *crosses fingers*

Friday, February 18, 2011 4:51 PM

No, Vater... I think it was more similar to Superman: Ultimate Escape.

Friday, February 18, 2011 5:39 PM

I would argue that Steel Venom was more similar to Superman: Ultimate Escape than either of those, by themselves, are to Voodoo.

Friday, February 18, 2011 8:51 PM

I wonder if Dorney's spokesman thinks Voodoo is similar to Possessed....

Saturday, February 19, 2011 12:38 AM

"...and it's no 300-foot-tall Steel Force"

I didn't know one of my home parks had a giga coaster

"The ride won't cause the numbers to spike, he repeated."

Then why add the ride? It seems like a waste of money to move the ride and refurbish it if it isn't going to increase attendance that much.

"...park representatives said noise will be nothing in comparison to the nearby Steel Force"

Steel Force isn't that noisy, especially when Voodoo is probably the loudest coaster in the park and will be right near Invertigo.

Even though I knew it was very likely the coaster was coming to the park, I was still hoping they wouldn't go through with it, like how they decided not to send Demon Drop to Knott's.

Last edited by YoshiFan, Saturday, February 19, 2011 12:51 AM
Saturday, February 19, 2011 8:41 AM

Is all this pick up by the mainstream press about the ride's history in part due to the announcements by Great America?

I can't remember the press ever picking up on something like this during any of the relocations over the years.

Saturday, February 19, 2011 9:02 AM

Honestly, I don't get it, Expecially in a park with a full up inverted. Yeah it don't go backwards but Talon is a solid coaster :)

Maybe KI can get a real hyper or inverted if they are going to put simular rides in. Oh wait. KI has two inverts, used to be three

Saturday, February 19, 2011 9:14 AM

No, Talon, um...don't [sic] go backwards (I don't know of a full up [sic] inverted that does), but I think it makes less sense to add an inverted shuttle to a park that has an inverted shuttle.

Expecially [sic].

Saturday, February 19, 2011 1:33 PM

Yeah, I can't understand why they added Possessed, since they had Talon. Or why they added Hercules when they had Thunderhawk. Or why they added Hydra when they had Laser. I mean, more than one coaster with similar seats? Crazy!

Saturday, February 19, 2011 2:18 PM

KI doesn't have a real hyper?

Saturday, February 19, 2011 4:12 PM

^I am still trying to figure out what the third Invert was...

Scooby's Ghoster Coaster was a suspended, the same as Top Gerrrrr Flight Deck.

Saturday, February 19, 2011 5:44 PM

Runaway Reptar or whatever the heck its called these days.


Saturday, February 19, 2011 6:05 PM

So that's 2... still want to know what the 3rd is/was.

Saturday, February 19, 2011 7:25 PM

I had been awake about five minutes when I wrote that. Had totally forgotten about Diamnonback and even Possessed.
Oh Vey

Sunday, February 20, 2011 9:53 AM

Vater said:
No, Talon, um...don't [sic] go backwards (I don't know of a full up [sic] inverted that does), but I think it makes less sense to add an inverted shuttle to a park that has an inverted shuttle.

Expecially [sic].


You're sic, Vater.


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