Designed by Herbert Paul Schmeck and built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company (Serial #41), Dorney Park's Thunderhawk is one of the oldest continually operating roller coasters. In 1930 the original "out and back" designed was reconfigured with two crossovers to form the unusual figure-8 layout. Unfortunately, the park modified Thunderhawk's trains adding dreadful, overly cautionary headrests that destroy the "classic" status this roller coaster once claimed.
|1924||Wood||Out and Back||Herbert Schmeck, PTC|
1989 – Coaster name retired and ride is renamed Thunderhawk.
Opening date: May 18, 1924
Train has four cars with three rows each, seating two abreast per row.
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall
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