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Dorney Park | Iron Menace | B&M Dive Machine | 2024


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Iron Meance’s drop track have arrived!
Source: @dorneypark


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These look much better without the flat turn in between.

I kind of like the flat turn, gives a couple seconds of anticipation at that height before you get to the holding brake. It's too bad the catwalks that run along it kinda kill that height vibe though.

Would be REALLY cool is if they did a slow 45/90 degree outward bank turn after the lift with no catwalks under the train instead of just the flat turn, take some advantage of that height with a terrifying lean before you get to the main drop.

With a relatively simple layout (out and back) I really feel like this ride would have benefitted from some tunnels, both after the first drop, and maybe after the zero-g roll, just something to kind of spice it up a bit. Little touches like that can really propel a basic ride into something that stands out.


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Taking a vein from Cedar Point, Dorney Park will be holding their very first Winter Chill Out on March 16. This park needs to do major construction projects more often, the coverage this year and access for enthusiasts has been up there with Thorpe.

In terms of the actual project, Iron Menace will be accompanied by the Steel Yard, Cedar Fair's latest trendy new area. The Flyers will be renamed to M.T. Buckets (couldn't make this one up if you tried) and the Dorney Grill will become Iron Mill Grill & Bar. Oh also, if you take the artwork below at face value, a beloved attraction is being resurrected alongside it. Remember Stinger? Anyone?
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In terms of other stuff you couldn't make up, the full list of name suggestions is attached below. Before you judge too harshly, most of these never made the shortlist for good reason.

Final note, a tad unrelated but the future of Meteor (Zamperla Hawk) is unclear after it was removed from the website and various locals are calling its death. No official word or confirmation at this time.


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Donkey in a hat
I wonder why they went for 7 seat train width? I mean, it's fine, I don't have any issue with it, I'm just curious as to what the thinking was behind that decision?

B&M: "You'd like a Dive Coaster? No problem, we do them in 6, 8 or 10 seat wide configurations, which would you like?"
Dorney Park: "Can we have one with 7?"

Just seems like a weird choice to me. 🤷‍♂️