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Hydra The Revenge

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Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

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.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
2005 Steel Floorless Multielment Bolliger & Mabillard

Roller Coaster Stats

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

Hydra The Revenge Facts

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Opening date: May 7, 2005

Inversions: JoJo Roll, Inclined Dive Loop, Cobra Roll. Zero G-roll, Two Flat Spins

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

Where to Coast

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Visit Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom to ride this attraction.

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