Roller coaster in the United States
Watch the on-ride POV
Full layout of Possessed
Dorney Park
Location Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since May 17, 2008
Rider height
  • Minimum: 52 inch
  • Maximum: 78 inch
Geauga Lake
Name Steel Venom
Location Aurora, Ohio, USA
Operated May 5, 2000 to 2006
Manufacturer Intamin
Product Impulse Coaster Twist & Spike (56m)
Type Steel - Inverted - Launched - Shuttle
Track layout
Riders per train 28
Propulsion LIM launch (multi-pass)
Height 180 feet
Drop 165 feet
Top speed 70 mph
Length 704 feet
Inversions 0
Drop angle 90°

Possessed is a steel inverted launched shuttle roller coaster located at Dorney Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. The ride is located towards the front of the park to the left of the main entrance. It formerly operated at Geauga Lake from 2000 to 2006.


Comparison of the ride's sign before and after its retheme

In December 1999, Premier Parks announced a $40 million expansion to Geauga Lake, which would be renamed Six Flags Ohio for the 2000 season. This included four new roller coasters, one of which being Superman Ultimate Escape, an Impulse Coaster from Intamin.[1] This was the second Impulse Coaster to open and the first one with a twisted vertical spike. Superman Ultimate Escape opened on May 5, 2000.

After the park was sold to Cedar Fair in 2004, the Superman branding was removed and the attraction renamed Steel Venom. In January 2007, a park map was released with Steel Venom missing, leading to speculation that the roller coaster would be removed.[2] By May, most of the track had been dismantled.[3] On September 21 of the same year, Cedar Fair announced the permanent closure of Geauga Lake.[4]

The attraction opened at Dorney Park under the name Voodoo on May 17, 2008.[5] For the following season, the name was changed to Possessed. This was due to Six Flags patenting the name "Voodoo" in 2008.[6]

Possessed did not operate in 2020, but reopened in 2021.[7]



The train goes across the track five times per cycle. Upon opening, the ride had red track and blue supports. When it was relocated, it received its current yellow and teal colour scheme.

Colour scheme

Yellow track and aqua supports, used to have red track and blue supports when at Geauga Lake.


Single train with 7 cars. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows, for a total of 28 riders per train.


Geauga Lake

Dorney Park


External links

Articles on Dorney Park
Articles on Geauga Lake & Wildwater Kingdom