Dorney seeks zoning variance for LIM-powered coaster

Posted Tuesday, April 24, 2007 4:14 PM | Contributed by Jeff

Last week, the South Whitehall park got township approval for minor zoning changes that will allow it to build a coaster. The ride would be 184 feet tall and would be powered by a linear induction motor, a type of motor used in rapid-transit trains and conveyor belts as well as amusement rides. A theory making the rounds of fan-operated Web sites says Cedar Fair is going to move a coaster called Steel Venom to Dorney from Geauga Lake, a Cleveland-area park.

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