Steel Force

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Steel Force
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Dorney Park
Location Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since May 30, 1997
Cost $10,000,000 USD
Statistics
Manufacturer Morgan
Type Steel - Hyper
Track layout Out and Back
Riders per train 36
Hourly capacity 1,700
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 200 feet
Drop 205 feet
Top speed 75 mph
Length 5600 feet
Inversions 0
Angle 61°
Duration 3:00
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Steel Force is a Morgan hyper roller coaster located at Dorney Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA.

History

The former stand-up roller coaster at Cedar Point, Mantis, was originally going to be named "Banshee". However, the name was changed due to sensitivity reasons (Banshee is an Irish myth, supposedly seeing or hearing one means death). The logo was then adopted by Dorney Park, another Cedar Fair-owned park to use for Steel Force.

On September 16, 1996, Dorney Park announced that Steel Force would be coming to the park.[1]

Steel Force opened on May 30, 1997 following a preview event the day before.[2]

Design

Elements

Steel Force was designed by D.H. Morgan Manufacturing, who manufactured the trains and track. The support structure was fabricated by Davis Construction, based in Emmaus, Pennsylvania.[3]

Steel Force has an out and back layout. The chain lift hill leads straight into the 205 foot tall first drop, at the bottom of which is a 120 foot long tunnel. A 161 foot tall hill follows.[4] Another hill follows which leads into the 510° helix as the track curves to the right. Now at ground level, the track twists to the left and rises into the mid-course brake run. Now heading back towards the station, the track dives and another hill follows, which leads into another 120 foot long tunnel. Another three hills follow before the final brake run.

Trains

3 trains with 6 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 36 riders per train.

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