Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Mon May 08, 2017 2:21 pm

Is anyone interested in attending the Dorney Park media day for TPR in the morning of May 18th? You need to be over 18 years old, well behaved and be able to take great photos and video and willing to post a trip report to the TPR forums. Please contact robbalvey@themeparkreview.com if you are interested.

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Postby robbalvey » Mon May 08, 2017 10:21 pm

Anyone?

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Postby DJeXeL » Wed May 10, 2017 12:34 pm

I love how you had to throw in "well behaved." :lmao: :lmao: :lmao:
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby I Like Theme Parks. » Sat May 20, 2017 4:59 pm

This morning we were at a small ACE event for Steel Force's 20th anniversary. We had ERT on Steel Force for an hour before the park opened, and there's also ERT that we aren't doing after the park closes. We were there from 9:00 to about 12:30. We ate at Chickie's and Pete's. The park was actually pretty crowded (by Dorney Park standards, still pretty dead.) The crews for Talon and Hydra were so awful that they would have been better off with one train since you sat so long on the brake run. Talon even developed a small line because of the hold-ups! Everyone else was pretty fast. It was a great time. Rides:

Steel Force x 6 - Steel Force NEVER runs like it did this morning. I think they definitely lightened up on the mid-course brakes for the ERT! This thing had amazing airtime at the end! The first half was normal (although more exciting because of the stinging rain) but when the bunny hills started, the ride got incredible. The last two hills and both parts of the double-up had ridiculous stand-up ejector airtime! Even the tiny bump into the final brakes at the very end had a little bit of air. Every seat was equally great. We were going absolutely wild and had an awesome time. I had to let my sister know that this coaster isn't usually this good.
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby anonymouscactus » Sat May 20, 2017 6:39 pm

ERT at park open AND park close? Has anyone in the history of Dorney ever stayed that long without the water park or haunt attractions? I feel 4 hours is too much at that park, let alone 12+ hours!!

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat May 20, 2017 6:45 pm

I've gotten rides on Steel Force of varying intensity. I've had some rides where it absolutely crawls through the layout but there have been a few random rides (usually in the evening) where the ride flies over the hills and gives much stronger air.
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Sun May 21, 2017 6:23 am

FYI

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Also, word on the street is that the troika is finally testing and expected to be running for Memorial Day wknd.
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby Iby coaster » Sun May 21, 2017 2:07 pm

boldikus wrote:FYI

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Also, word on the street is that the troika is finally testing and expected to be running for Memorial Day wknd.

Yes Kaleidoscope has been testing. I saw it run a couple times yesterday. The GM said they will have it open by next weekend.
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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby MythMaker » Mon May 22, 2017 6:43 am

Steel force's mid-course brake is actually speed controlled. Meaning the faster you go through the first half of the course the harder the mid-course brake will try to correct you to keep the speed constant coming off the mid-course.

What the means is if the wind happens to be going the right direction (towards the first drop), you will be traveling slower through the first half and the brakes will barely grab, while also being pushed by the wind in the right direction towards the bunny hops.

These are the ideal conditions for a fantastic Steel Force ride :)

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Re: Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Mon May 22, 2017 7:37 am

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