The focus of the changes that will be apparent to visitors to Dorney Park in 2016 will the park's classic Thunderhawk wooden roller coaster, which is being totally refreshed this winter.
The ride, which originally opened in 1923, will be operating for its 94th season this year, and will look better than ever when it does.
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The trains are big news, but Thunderhawk will also have a different look this year as it will be fully repainted "sharp white" and feature all new white running lights that outline the structure's curves. The white paint, along with the new trains, will have the ride looking like it's only 4, not 94 years old!
Dorney Park notes that Thunderhawk is the 8th oldest wooden roller coaster operating in the United States, and the 10th oldest on the planet.
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The Coaster's track had not yet been modified into the more twisted layout it has today, as you can see the not-yet-fully-painted ride is still an out-and-back design. Wonderful look at the 'old' version of the coaster that is hard to find!