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Crews connect the tilted loop for Dorney’s new coaster

This week crews finished connecting the historic tilted loop on Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom’s new dive roller coaster, Iron Menace.

The loop which proceeds the final inversion, the 360-degree corkscrew spin, will carry riders over the historic Zephyr train ride which is being rerouted through the Iron Menace station.

The Iron Menace will be the first new coaster built at Dorney in 19 years.

Riders of Iron Menace will start their journey in the remains of an old steel mill and then climb 160 feet where they’ll hang over the beyond-vertical first drop before diving into the first of four mind-bending inversions.

With nearly 2,200 feet of steel track, this roller coaster will feature a unique “hold and dive” element, where riders will find themselves hanging on the edge of their seats, breathlessly awaiting the heart-pounding 95-degree, 152-foot drop.

After the initial, beastly drop, the train will pull up sharply and flip 180 degrees in an Immelmann inversion.

A zero g-roll will dish out a 360-degree inversion in wild weightlessness, while the tilted loop and a 360-degree corkscrew spin. Speeds will be up to 64 mph.

In a message posted to social media last week, Dorney Park’s Vice President and General Manager Jessica Naderman announced additional projects in the park’s newly identified ‘Steel Yard’ themed area including:

Iron Mill Grill & Bar: The new restaurant and bar will offer a delectable menu featuring mouthwatering chicken sandwiches, pierogies, flatbreads, pulled pork sandwiches, and more. Additionally, the bar will serve a selection of craft beers for guests aged 21 and over.

The restaurant and bar will also feature a new seating patio, replacing the previous Monster ride pad, providing guests with comfortable seating and shade.

Steel Yard Gifts: Adjacent to the Possessed roller coaster, guests will find Steel Yard Gifts, a new shop offering a wide range of Iron Menace and Dorney Park merchandise.

MT Buckets: The beloved Cedar Creek Flyers ride will be transformed into MT Buckets, incorporating the Steel Yard theme. Naderman assured families and children that they will continue to experience the exhilaration of spinning high in the sky, while enjoying the breathtaking views created by the construction of Iron Menace.

Opening day will be May 10.

“2024 promises to be a transformative year for Dorney Park,” said Ryan Eldredge, Dorney Park’s Communications and Public Relations Manager.

For more information and updates on Iron Menace, visit Dorney Park’s official website at www.dorneypark.com or follow them on social media.

Crews connect the tilted loop of Iron Menace, the first new coaster at Dorney Park in 19 years. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO
With nearly 2,200 feet of steel track, Iron Menace coaster will have riders hanging on the edge of their seats, breathlessly awaiting the heart-pounding 95-degree, 152-foot drop. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO