Steel Force lift hill and return
|Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom|
|Opening date||May 30, 1997|
|Type||Steel – Hypercoaster|
|Manufacturer||D. H. Morgan Manufacturing|
|Track layout||Out and Back|
|Lift/launch system||Chain lift hill|
|Height||200 ft (61 m)|
|Drop||205 ft (62 m)|
|Length||5,600 ft (1,700 m)|
|Speed||75 mph (121 km/h)|
|Max vertical angle||61°|
|Capacity||1,700 riders per hour|
|Height restriction||48 in (122 cm)|
|Trains||3 trains with 6 cars. Riders are arranged 2 across in 3 rows for a total of 36 riders per train.|
Fast Lane available
|Steel Force at RCDB
Pictures of Steel Force at RCDB
Steel Force is a roller coaster at Dorney Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Built by D. H. Morgan Manufacturing and designed by Steve Okamoto, it opened in 1997. It is 5,600 feet (1,700 m) in length (over 1-mile (1.6 km)), making it the longest coaster on the East Coast. It has a 205-foot (62 m) first drop, with a top speed of 75 miles per hour (121 km/h). Riders experience over 2.5 G's at the bottom of the first hill.
When Steel Force opened, it laid claim to being the longest, fastest and tallest roller coaster on the East Coast. The title of longest coaster on the East Coast still stands. It has been ranked among the top 10 steel coasters in the world. S
Steel Force’s logo was originally intended for the stand-up coaster Mantis, which had opened at Cedar Point a year earlier. Mantis initially was to be named “Banshee,” but had its name changed for sensitivity reasons. The logo was no longer appropriate after the name change, so Dorney Park adopted it for its Steel Force coaster a year later.
|Golden Ticket Awards: Best Steel Coaster|
The following materials are included:
- 2,000 tons of steel
- 12,150,000 pounds (5,510,000 kg) of concrete footers
- 2,742 anchor bolts
- Two 120-foot-long (37 m) tunnels
- 510-degree downward helix
- On-ride photo camera (between the last two airtime hills)
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- Marden, Duane. "Mantis (Cedar Point)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
- Marden, Duane. "Steel Force (Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom)". Roller Coaster DataBase. Retrieved 15 July 2012.
- "Amusement Today — Golden Ticket Winners 2012" (PDF). Amusement Today. Retrieved September 10, 2012.
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