Talon

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Talon
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Dorney Park
Location Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since May 5, 2001
Cost $13,000,000 USD
Statistics
Manufacturer Bolliger & Mabillard
Designer / calculations Ing.-Büro Stengel GmbH
Type Steel - Inverted
Riders per train 32
Hourly capacity 1,200
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height 135 feet
Drop 120 feet
Top speed 58 mph
Length 3110 feet
Inversions 4
Drop angle 50°
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Talon is a steel inverted roller coaster located at Dorney Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. It opened on May 5, 2001.

History

Talon was announced in September 2000.[1] A media day was held on May 3, 2001, with Talon opening to the public two days later on May 5.[2]

Design

Elements

Talon is remarkably quiet, unlike most roller coasters built by Bolliger & Mabillard. This was accomplished by filling the tracks with sand and gravel to reduce noise levels.

Color scheme

Talon has yellow and orange track with blue supports.

Trains

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

Etymology

A "talon" is a claw, especially one belonging to a bird of prey. The ride's tagline is "The Grip of Fear".

Images

References

External links

  • Talon on the Roller Coaster DataBase.


Articles on Dorney Park
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