Thunder Hawk

Friday, October 12, 2001 12:41 PM
HMMMMM, makes you wonder who might be getting a new inverted next year. Check out Screamscape, even though it is a rumour, it has to make you wonder (WOF or VF?)
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Friday, October 12, 2001 12:53 PM
And they said that Six Flags was the company that couldn't come up with original names. Looks like Cedar Fair is going to start to "reuse" names... Thunderhawk beign the name of Dorney Park's 1923 coaster.

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Friday, October 12, 2001 1:44 PM
Well first of all, all indications are that this ride will be a replacement of Omegatron and will be a Top Spin not a coaster.

The name however wants to see a surprise in an Inverted Coaster, The name follows suit, with Cedar Fairs other Inverts.

CP- Raptor, DP-Talon, WOF- Thunder Hawk?

Maybe we were all wrong about Falcon being the name. if it were put in at Valleyfair or WOF, and Falcon was to be Valleyfair only and Thunder Hawk for WOF. There is plenty of room in the area of Omegatron/TimberWolf for a Coaster. What a combo if it were true. Timber Wolf and Thunder Hawk. right next to each other. Plus Thunder Hawk just doesn't seem to fit for a Top Spin. The teaser in you will flip over for WOF new ride is pretty much all inclusive for pretty much any ride.

I will quit dreaming though.

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Friday, October 12, 2001 8:33 PM
SFLake, Thunderhawk was not the original name of the Dorney coaster. Do your homework.

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Saturday, October 13, 2001 5:54 AM
Whoops didn't see this topic before I started mine; I went ahead and deleted mine.  Anyway, since the season pass page says "3 minutes of 6-story thrills", I would place my money on a flat ride, since 60 feet is not a tall coaster and especially not one tall enough to last for 3 minutes.
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Saturday, October 13, 2001 7:57 AM
The original name of Dorney's Thunderhawk was simply "The Coaster"
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Saturday, October 13, 2001 8:33 AM
A Giant Top Spin is about 60' tall . . .

~ Michael ~

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Monday, October 15, 2001 5:13 AM

Intamin Fan said:
"SFLake, Thunderhawk was not the original name of the Dorney coaster. Do your homework."

Intamin Fan:

With out doing any "homework"... my recolections of Dorney's Thunderhawk are as follows (Taking all of this from memory, so don't have a fit if I make a mistake)...

Built in 1923 (or was it 1927) by PTC, designed by Herb Schmeck as a standard out and back

Re-profiled sometime in the 1930's with some twisterlike elements added and turned into a figure 8

At one time had a tunnel out of the station, removed sometime between 1980 and the present (not sure of the year)

Painted yellow in the 1970's and at least early 80's, later received its present "ivory" paint job.

Was the only adult coaster at Dorney for most of its history until the steel Galaxy or Zyklon named "Flying Dutchman" appeared in the 1970's (now long gone)

Known as Coaster for most of its existance, named THUNDERHAWK with the arrival of Hercules (would have been confusing to have two wooden coasters and still called this one just Coaster, or so the story goes)

Sometime after 1980 had its station rebuilt.

At one time had the "Journey to the Center of the Earth" ride under neath it and the bumper car ride somehow built into its station structure.

At one time (1970's) this coaster was featured in one of the Cinema 180 movies (the type in the big dome tent with the half screen that made things look 3-D... I remember seeing it in Ocean City MD on the pier about a year before I first rode the actual coaster).

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Don't get me wrong... I realize that you probably already knew all of this.

Fact of the matter remains that the CURRENT name of the 1923 era coaster at Dorney is Thunderhawk (a fact which I was well aware of) ... And that this name is going to be therefore used at 2 CF parks.

Is it a big deal? Not in the least... look at how many Cyclones and Comets are running out there... and the way it sounds, this new "Thunder Hawk" probably will not be a coaster at all.

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*** This post was edited by SLFAKE on 10/15/2001. ***

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Monday, October 15, 2001 5:16 AM
I thought the suppose coaster was to be named *Falcon*?
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Monday, October 15, 2001 1:24 PM
Falcon was the rumored coaster at ValleyFair.
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Monday, October 15, 2001 1:38 PM
Dont expect Worlds Of Fun to get a new coaster in 2002 they just got Boomerang in 2000. Reguarding the new flat ride called Thunderhawk I belive it will be a ride similar to Mighty Ax at Camp Snoopy in Mall Of America. Cedar Fair usualy fallows a patterns for getting new coasters example: Cedar Point: Millennium Force 2000, Worlds Of Fun Boomerang 2000, Dorney Park Talon 2001, Knotts Berry Farm unknown coaster 2002 so this would probably leave Michigans Adventure?, Valleyfair is in a good spot for a new inverted for 2002.
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*** This post was edited by The Beast on 10/15/2001. ***

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Monday, October 15, 2001 2:55 PM
Which is crap, because Boomerangs are hardly coasters.
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Monday, October 15, 2001 4:20 PM
If WoF was getting a new coaster next year they wouldn't have lowered their prices for season passes.
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