Roller coaster in the United States
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Dorney Park
Location Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since May 5, 2001
Cost $13,000,000 USD
Rider height 54 inch minimum
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°

Talon is a steel inverted roller coaster located at Dorney Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. It opened on May 5, 2001.


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]



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.


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.


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



External links

  • Talon on the Roller Coaster DataBase.

Articles on Dorney Park