Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dorney Park 2010: Demon Drop

Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom has announced their plans for the 2010 season, the main feature of which is Demon Drop.

"The 131-foot-tall Demon Drop that will be located in Dorney Park’s lower midway near the Thunder Creek Speedway. Passengers will board Demon Drop at ground level into a four-person car that moves horizontally to the base of the tower. The car then climbs to the top of the tower in only six seconds! Once at the top, the car slowly inches forward into the drop area. Riders are suspended there for what seems like an eternity, then without warning, they plummet 60 feet in less than two seconds of true free-fall before experiencing the deceleration g-forces as the car enters a pull-out curve. A computerized braking system slowly stops the car, which is then returned under the track for the next daring passengers."

The new ride, which was originally located at Cedar Point, is currently under construction, and the park plans to have it open in early June.

Vice President and General Manager of Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, Jason McClure, said that “Demon Drop will be a great addition to the Dorney Park skyline, the collection of three amazing drop-tower experiences now makes Dorney a haven for free-fall thrill-seekers.”


Brit said...

Free Fall thrillseekers, haha!!! What a great advertising spin machine. I would rather have some sort of bumper cars.