A July 2004 trip
to Allentown by Tomcat7194
Quote: A journal about Dorney Park and its roller coasters
Attraction | "Steel Force"
The ride begins with a swoop over the footpath below, where walkers can wave to their friends on the ride. The train then begins its long climb up the 200-foot lift hill. Off to the right, the riders are treated to a panoramic view of the park, though the left has a somewhat less spectacular one: staff parking and maintenance sheds. Still, despite the scenery, the height is dizzying. Finally, the train reaches the crest of the hill, where it pauses for a moment before hurtling 205 feet down into a 120-foot-long tunnel, reaching 75 miles an hour and speeding up another hill, followed by a drop of nearly 100 feet and a straight track leading to a double helix. The train hits the helix, still traveling at high speeds, and curves several times just above a log flume and go cart track before straightening out and cresting another hill. Here a set of brakes stops the train suddenly, much to the surprise of the unprepared rider. The train inches off the flat section, goes over a hill, and shoots through two bunny hills and another tunnel before careening over two parabolas, past the obligatory cameras, and finally back into the station exactly 3 minutes after it left.
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Steel Force at Dorney Park
3830 Dorney Park Road
Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104