RideZone's Talon
November 02, 2000 Construction Photo Gallery - 19 photos

A New Inverted Roller Coaster at Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom in Allentown, PA

by Joel Styer

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Steel erection in background and footers being poured in foreground.

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Close-up view of transfer track/brake run area.

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Another view of above.

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The season pass parking lot looks like the world's neatest Erector SetTM.

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A truck is unloading more steel.

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One of several cranes is moving steel from the truck.

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Checking the blue prints. The required precision is astounding.

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This view shows Hang Time as a point of reference

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These are some of the largest footers I have ever seen for a coaster.

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They are drilling into nice solid rock for support.

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Another view puts the size of this in perspective.

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An overview of the area from the Wildwater Kingdom side.

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The train tracks have been moved and this is just a small portion of the re-bar. Hang Time would be to the immediate left of this photo.

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Cliff and Carl show just how big the supports really are.

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Every component is clearly bar coded.

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"Wow, that's big". A look at a brake section.

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The station floor (the part that drops away).

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Another overview

This incredibly large crane is being used to raise the ride. Note it's size compared to the components already placed. There is a lot more height to go. talon20001102-14ap.jpg (30524 bytes)

Article and pictures are 2000 by Joel Styer. All photos taken November 02, 2000

RideZone wishes to thank Mark Sosnowsky of Dorney Park and Wildwater Kingdom,
Carl Hittner and Cliff Herring for all they have done to make this page possible.
Talon and Hang Time are Trademarks of Cedar Fair L.P.

2000 Joel W Styer. All rights reserved. Updated Tuesday, January 13, 2004
RideZone is not affiliated in any way with the above Amusement Park