Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Original Dorney Park Hercules Drawing/Plans

Here is an early Holiday present for everyone, especially those fond of rides that are currently resting in pieces.  This is a copy of the plans that were used back in July of 1988 when Dorney Park was attempting to gain approval of their massive new wooden roller coaster, eventually named Hercules.

Along with the layout of the coaster this serves as a nice snapshot at the park at the time.  Click the larger version to see all the other rides named on there - Miniature Golf, the Spectacular, Iceberg, Penny Arcade, Merry-Go-Round, Journey to the Center of the Earth, and more are listed.  Several other rides are in locations that that have since changed.

The layout of Hercules is placed over the park as it was at the time, you can see that the station area for the coaster sat pretty directly over one of the racetrack's turns.  The coaster may not have stood the test of time, but it's hard to argue that it didn't help propel Dorney Park to a 'next level' in its development.

For more on Hercules, check out two different stories that NPN has run on the ride over the years.


Jeny said...

Thank you for this great sharing

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