Hydra The Revenge, a $13 million floorless, multielement roller coaster opened at Dorney Park on May 7, 2005 on the site where the Hercules wooden coaster once stood. Themed after Greek Mythology, Hydra was a horrible serpent with multiple heads that could grow back as soon as they were cut off. Hercules was once tasked with twelve labors to be forgiven for a crime he committed and one of the labors was to kill Hydra.
Hydra The Revenge begins with a unique feature called the jojo roll, the first-ever pre-lift hill inversion where riders twist upside-down after exiting the launch station. With adrenaline pumping, riders climb out of the jojo roll up a 95-foot-tall lift hill, followed by a plunge down a menacing 68-degree, 105-foot sideways drop into a rock-hewn canyon. This "near-miss" race through the canyon is followed by an inclined dive loop 65 feet above the ground, dropping the train back into the ravine to be shot through a zero-gravity roll, carrying the train out over the midway. The coaster races through the first of two flat-spin inversions, plunges 50 feet into another ravine and rises into Hydra's signature design element of a tight cobra roll, before dropping back into the same ravine.
|2005||Steel||Floorless Multielment||Bolliger & Mabillard|
|Angle Of Descent: 68 degrees||Drop: 105 feet|
|Height: 95 feet||Inversions: 7|
|Length: 3,198 feet||Trains: 2 - 32 passenger|
|Ride Time: 2 minutes, 35 seconds||Top Speed: 53 mph|
Opening date: May 7, 2005
Estimated cost: $13 million
Train has eight cars with one row each, seating four abreast per row.
Ride capacity: 1,245 passengers per hour
Height requirement: Riders must be at least 54 inches tall
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