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Demon Drop
[1]

Demon Drop at Dorney Park

[2]Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Status Operating
Opening date July 8, 2010
Replaced Krazy Kars
[3]Cedar Point
Status Relocated to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Opening date 1983
Closing date November 1, 2009
Replaced by Ocean Motion
General Statistics
Attraction Type Freefall
Manufacturer Intamin
Model 1st Generation Freefall
Height 131 ft (40 m)
Drop 60 ft (18 m)
Speed 55 mph (89 km/h)
Vehicles 6
Riders per vehicle 4
Height restriction 4 ft 0 in (122 cm)
Restraints Over-the-shoulder restraints

Demon Drop is an Intamin Freefall ride at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom. It was previously located at Cedar Point, Dorney's sister park, before being relocated to Dorney Park for the 2010 season. It is currently one of the oldest operating of its kind in the world.

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HistoryEdit

[4][5] Demon Drop while at Cedar PointDemon Drop debuted at Cedar Point in 1983. It was very popular as it was located at the very front of the park. In 2005, rumors started of the ride being relocated or dismantled when the ride was put up for sale. On October 21, 2009, Cedar Point officials announced that Demon Drop would be moved to its sister park, Knott's Berry Farm, for the 2010 season.[1] In November, fans of Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom spotted pieces similar to Demon Drop at its park in Pennsylvania. On December 2, 2009, it was announced that Demon Drop would not be relocated to Knott's Berry Farm. Instead, it would be relocated to Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom.[2] It officially opened at Dorney Park on July 8, 2010.[3]

RideEdit

Passengers board Demon Drop at ground level into a four-person car that moves horizontally to the base of the tower. Riders are secured with over the shoulder harnesses. The car then climbs to the top of the tower in six seconds. Once at the top, the car slowly inches forward into the drop area. Without warning, riders drop 60 feet in less than two seconds of true free-fall before experiencing the deceleration g-forces as the car enters a pull-out curve. A computerized braking system slowly stops the car, which then the car drops under the track to go back to the station.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Cedar Point. "Cedar Point Demon Drop ride on the move". Blog.cleveland.com. Retrieved 2012-02-24.
  2. ^ http://ocresort.ocregister.com/2009/12/02/demon-drop-wont-join-knotts-lineup-after-all/26729/
  3. ^ "Dorney Park Unveils ‘Demon Drop’ in Allentown, Pennsylvania". Blog.partycentersoftware.com. 2010-07-09. Retrieved 2012-02-24.

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