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Hercules

roller coaster
Hercules
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Dorney Park
Location Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Defunct
Operated May 6, 1989 to September 1, 2003
Cost $6,000,000 USD
Height restriction 48 inches (122 cm)
Statistics
Builder Dinn Corporation
Designer / calculations Curtis D. Summers
Type Wooden - Terrain
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height95 feet
Drop151 feet
Top speed65 mph
Length4,000 feet
Inversions0
Steepest drop47 degrees°
Duration2:15
G-force2.9G
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Hercules was a wooden roller coaster located at Dorney Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. It operated from May 6, 1989 to September 1, 2003. It was built by Dinn Corporation and designed by Curtis D. Summers.

History[edit]

When the ride opened, it had the tallest drop in the world on a wooden roller coaster, however poor design and rough spots (especially at the turn at the bottom of the first drop) caused many riders to complain. This, and low ridership were most likely the reason of the ride's closure.

Hydra The Revenge, a floorless roller coaster occupies the spot where Hercules once was.

Design[edit]

The ride has a terrain track layout.

Trains[edit]

2 trains with 6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.