Thunderhawk (Dorney Park)

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roller coaster
Dorney Park
Location Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Operating since March 30, 1924
Builder Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.
Designer / calculations Herbert Paul Schmeck
Type Wooden
Riders per train 24
Propulsion Chain lift hill
Height80 feet
Drop65 feet
Top speed45 mph
Length2767 feet

Thunderhawk is a wooden roller coaster located at Dorney Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. It was constructed by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.[1]

History[edit | edit source]

A formal opening was held on May 4, 1924 though the roller coaster had operated on five previous Sundays.[2] For the 1930 season, the layout was changed after the first drop.[3] The Coaster was renamed Thunderhawk for 1989 following a renovation by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, who also built the trains for Dorney Park's new wooden roller coaster Hercules.[1]

Design[edit | edit source]

Trains[edit | edit source]

2 trains with 4 cars per train. In each car, riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 24 riders per train.

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