Possessed

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Possessed
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Full layout of Possessed.
Dorney Park
Location Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since May 17, 2008
Geauga Lake
Name Steel Venom
Location Aurora, Ohio, USA
Operated May 5, 2000 to 2006
Statistics
Manufacturer Intamin
Type Steel - Inverted - Launched - Shuttle
Track layout
Product Impulse Coaster Twist & Spike (56m)
Riders per train 28
Propulsion LIM launch (multi-pass)
Height 180 feet
Drop 165 feet
Top speed 70 mph
Length 704 feet
Inversions 0
Angle 90°
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Possessed is an 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.

History

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Comparison of the rides 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 with a twisted vertical spike.

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]

The attraction opened at Dorney Park under the name Voodoo on May 17, 2008.[4] For the following season, the name was changed to Possessed. This was due to Six Flags patenting the name "Voodoo" in 2008.[5]

Design

Elements

The train goes across the track five times per cycle. On 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.

Trains

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

Photo Gallery

Geauga Lake

Dorney Park

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