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Stinger (Dorney Park)

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Stinger
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Stinger in 2012.
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Dorney Park
Location Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since April 28, 2012
Statistics
Manufacturer Vekoma
Type Steel - Inverted - Shuttle
Model / product Invertigo
Riders per train 28
Area 282.2 feet × 98.4 feet
Height131.3 feet
Top speed50 mph
Length1,013.8 feet
Inversions3
Duration1:30
G-force5G
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Stinger (previously known as Invertigo) is a Vekoma Inverted Shuttle Coaster located at Dorney Park. It replaced the Laser. It was previously located at California's Great America and known as Invertigo.

General Info[edit]

Stinger is an inverted shuttle coaster featuring special back-to-back seats. The train car is pulled up a tower in reverse and released through a cobra roll element and a vertical loop. The train then ascends another tower and drops to run the course in reverse. The ride is painted royal blue and features a scorpion theming.

Incidents[edit]

On August 10, 2009 at California's Great America, the ride stopped on the lift hill, stranding a full train of riders for over three hours. Riderd had to be evacuated by fire crews. No injuries were reported.[1]

On June 6, 2012, the train stalled again on the lift hill. Riders were stranded for 90 minutes before being lowered into the station.[2]

References[edit]

  1. 24 riders rescued from California roller coaster - CNN
  2. Riders stuck on Dorney Park roller coaster for 90 minutes - 69 NEWS