Thursday, December 21, 2006

Dorney Park Fun Facts #3

Hard to believe that this coming season marks the 4th year without old bumpy, aka, Hercules. Here's the original art for the ride (quite a find if I do say so myself), and an original press blurb from 1989.

"HERCULES - The record-breaking tallest wooden roller coaster in the world highlights 1989 at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom. Constructed of pressure-treated southern pine, the 157-foot hight wonder will excite and surprise even the most experienced coaster enthusiast. Banked curves of 55 degrees and a high speed cruise over a lake at more than 65 m.p.h. are sure to make everyone remember the great HERCULES adventure. Look for opening day in early May."