The Story of Hydra-The Revenge

Wednesday, August 11, 2004 8:03 PM
This was in Dorney's Employee Newsletter. There is another chapter to the story every edition. This is just the first part, but if you guys like it I can post the rest of it too.

According to Legend . . .

The great Hercules was given twelve labors to complete. His second labor was to kill Hydra, a nine-headed beast that terrorized a lakeside town. A monstrous serpent, the Hydra attacked with poisonous venom. The beast was not easy prey, for one of the nine heads was immortal and therefore indestructible.

Hercules set off to hunt the nine-headed menace, but he did not go alone. His trusty nephew, Iolaus, was by his side.

With his club, Hercules attacked the many heads of Hydra, but as soon as he smashed one head, two more would burst forth in its place!

To prevent the growth of replacement heads, Iolaus held a torch to the headless tendons of the neck each time Hercules bashed one of the Hydra's heads. Finally, Hercules had the better of the beast. After he had removed and destroyed the eight mortal heads, Hercules chopped off the ninth, immortal head and buried it under a rock in the lake.

Throughout the years, the immortal head was slowly rejuvenating beneath the large stone at the Dorney Park lake, until . . .

Wednesday, August 11, 2004 8:23 PM
more please...
Thursday, August 12, 2004 12:03 AM
I'd love to hear the rest as well.
Thursday, August 12, 2004 12:05 AM
...until 2005 when you can RIDE the Hydra. Come on folks. ;)
Thursday, August 12, 2004 12:30 AM
...until the beast shot up from the ground and reclaimed the land in which Hercules took from it.

*** Edited 8/12/2004 4:34:56 AM UTC by Rctycoon2k***

Thursday, August 12, 2004 3:20 AM
Thursday, August 12, 2004 10:04 AM
very nice use of a story behind the coaster.... now theme the sucker correctly and keep up the development of stories to go with other new rides and this could be a new scheme of coaster/ride placement that would draw people

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