Hydra The Revenge

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Hydra The Revenge
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Dorney Park
Location Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since May 7, 2005
Cost $13,000,000 USD
Height restriction 54 inches (137 cm)
Replaced Hercules
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Product Floorless Coaster (Custom)
Type Steel - Floorless
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1,245
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 95 feet
Drop 105 feet
Top speed 53 mph
Length 3198 feet
Inversions 7
Drop angle 68°
Duration 2:35
HELP

Hydra The Revenge is a steel floorless roller coaster located at Dorney Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. It was designed by Bolliger & Mabillard and opened on May 7, 2005. Hydra The Revenge replaced a Dinn Corporation wooden roller coaster named Hercules, which closed in 2003. The ride features a heartline roll (or "Jo-Jo Roll") right out of the station.[1]

History

In September 2004, Dorney Park announced the addition of Hydra The Revenge.[2]

Hydra The Revenge opened on May 7, 2005.

Design

Elements

The track is filled with sand to reduce the noise created by the roller coaster.[3]

The "jojo roll" at the beginning of Hydra was named after the park's Vice President of Maintenance and Construction, Joe Greene. Greene suggested the element on the ride.[4]

Color scheme

Hydra The Revenge has a green track and teal supports.

Trains

2 trains with 8 cars per train. Riders are arranged 4 across in a single row for a total of 32 riders per train.

Name

Hydra The Revenge is named in honor of the wooden coaster it replaced, Hercules. It is interesting that Hydra replaced Hercules while in Greek mythology, Hercules conquered the Hydra.

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Articles on Dorney Park
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