RideZone's Talon
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The new for 2001 inverted Roller Coaster at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, PA

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283 photos total (so far), scroll down for more links

Complete View of Talon. Wow!

The excellent Neon sign at the entrance to Talon.

You must be 54" Tall to ride Talon.

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The journey begins... Here we go, out of the station and up the lift hill. We disengage the chain and away we go.
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A closer view of a train just exiting the lift hill Down the curving drop. Around the loop behind the Hot Shot photos
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Bottom of the first drop flying up into the vertical loop. Another view of the loop Exiting the loop, we fly up over the station.
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Talon through the loop at night with the moon visible. This view shows just how delightfully twisted the track is at one end of Talon. Next, we head into the Zero G roll.
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Another view Another view Yet another view
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One last view of the Zero G Roll Full view of the Immelmann and Inclined Spiral A train dives out of the Immelmann
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At full speed, we go underground. Up and around we go. Twisting right side up.
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A quick dive down over the queue line. Around the Inclined Spiral and over the entrance/exit. The tree isn't really that close.
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Coming off the Immelmann, we head for the Inclined Spiral. We shoot up through the Inclined Spiral pulling a few positive Gs. Around we go.
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We are going through the S-Turn At the exit of the S-Turn, a quick dive lifts us from our seat! But, it appears to be a close fit before we get the air time.
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Yeah, looks close here. And from the other side too. Another close call.
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We dive down under the lift hill. At the bottom of this dive, remember to smile for the camera. As soon as you smile though, you will be sideways (again).
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Really sideways. Then we zip around into the Corkscrew. A view of the Corkscrew from the opposite side.
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The Corkscrew is stuffed in between a lot of other track. Exiting the Corkscrew you have to watch out for those rocks! Yet again you find yourself sideways.
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Into the Helix we go. Counter-clockwise this time. Past the Carousel.

 

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Watch out for that tree! One of the best effects on the ride is this pillar near the end . From any right side seat, you swear you are going to hit it! Finally a quick hop takes us up to the brake run and the end of our ride on Talon.

Talon The Grip of Fear information and construction/press day photos

Welcome to RideZone's Talon construction page. This site will showcase the construction of Dorney park's newest ride sensation - Talon, what is sure to be one of the most anticipated new coasters for the 2001 season. These pages will be updated as new photos become available every few weeks.

Talon sign

Talon Quick Specs

Designer: Bolliger and Mabillard (B&M) of Monthey, Switzerland

Type: Steel Inverted

Top speed: 58 MPH

Lift Hill: 135 feet high

Track length: 3110 feet

Trains: Two, eight row, four across seating.

Special features: Four inversions - vertical loop (outside), Immelmann, Corkscrews - also spirals and S-curve.

Talon Photo Pages
Plenty of construction photos

May 03, 2001  ( 20 photos)
Media Day for Talon

April 25, 2001  ( 15 photos)

April 20, 2001  ( 26 photos)

March 27, 2001  ( 28 photos)

February 02, 2001 ( 15 photos)

January 23, 2001 ( 35 photos)

January 15, 2001 ( 29 photos)

December 21, 2000 ( 22 photos)

November 22, 2000 archive (24 photos)

November 02, 2000 archive (19 photos)

more photos coming soon.


 Additional Information

Additional information is available at the Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom web site at www.dorneypark.com

 

A view of the Talon site when construction had just begun.

Articles and pictures are 2000 and 2001 by Joel Styer except where otherwise noted.

RideZone wishes to thank Mark Sosnowsky, John Albino and Keith Koepke of Dorney Park and
Wildwater Kingdom,Carl Hittner and Cliff Herring for all they have done to make these pages
possible, and to Keith McVeen of BadNitrus Productions for allowing the use of the ride graphic.
Thanks to Brett Bekiarian and Jerry Katula for the aerial photos.
Talon graphic courtesy of Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom.
Talon The Grip of Fear is a Trademark of Cedar Fair L.P.
All properties on this page are used with permission.

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2001 Joel W Styer. All rights reserved. Updated Sunday, January 18, 2004
RideZone is not affiliated in any way with the above Amusement Park or ride manufacturer