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Designed by Herbert Paul Schmeck and built by the Philadelphia Toboggan Company, Thunderhawk at Dorney Park is one of the oldest continually operating roller coasters. Reconfigured in 1930, Thunderhawk is a traditional "out and back" wooden coaster with two crossovers that form an unusual figure 8.

Roller Coaster Details

Year Track Type Designer
1923 Wood Out and Back Herbert Schmeck, PTC

Roller Coaster Stats

Drop: 65 feet Height: 80 feet
Length: 2,767 feet Trains: 2 - 24 passenger
Ride Time: 1 minute, 18 seconds Top Speed: 45 mph
Train Mfg: Philadelphia Toboggan Co.

Thunderhawk Facts

1930 - The original "out and back" design was reconfigured.

1989 - Coaster renamed Thunderhawk.

Train has four cars with three rows each, seating two abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 48 inches tall

Where to Coast

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