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|Builder||Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.|
|Designer / calculations||Herbert Paul Schmeck|
|Riders per train||24|
|Propulsion||Chain lift hill|
|Top speed||45 mph|
Thunderhawk is a wooden roller coaster located at Dorney Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. It was constructed by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, Inc.
A formal opening was held on May 4, 1924 though the roller coaster had operated on five previous Sundays. For the 1930 season, the layout was changed after the first drop. The Coaster was renamed Thunderhawk for the 1989 season following a renovation by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, who also built the trains for Dorney Park's new wooden roller coaster Hercules.
The ride was refurbished with new trains in 2016.
In 2021, a plaque was presented to the park designating Thunderhawk a Roller Coaster Landmark by the American Coaster Enthusiasts.
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.
Thunderhawk's lift hill in comparison to Steel Force's lift
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "Dorney Park", The Philadelphia Enquirer.
- ↑ "Dorney Park's New Coaster In Use Today", The Morning Call.
- ↑ "Beautiful Dorney Park formally opens its season today, May 17". The Morning Call. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/48702085/dorney-park-opens-its-season-today-1930/.
- ↑ "Dorney Park's refurbished wooden coaster Thunderhawk still thrills". https://www.mcall.com/entertainment/mc-dorney-park-thunderhawk-coaster-20160429-story.html.
- ↑ "Thunderhawk becomes 45th coaster to receive ACE roller coaster landmark plaque". https://www.wfmz.com/news/area/lehighvalley/thunderhawk-becomes-45th-coaster-to-receive-ace-roller-coaster-landmark-plaque/article_659a14ac-d45f-11eb-866a-8f4a73283eed.html.
- Thunderhawk on the Roller Coaster DataBase.
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