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Hydra The Revenge

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

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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 in order 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 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 a 65-foot tall inclined dive loop that drops the train back into the ravine before being 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 element – a tight cobra roll – before dropping back into the same ravine.

Roller Coaster Stats

Year Track Type Designer
2005 Steel Floorless Multielment Bolliger & Mabillard
  • Height
    95
    feet
  • Drop
    105
    feet
  • Angle Of Descent
    68°
    degrees
  • Length
    3,198
    feet
  • Top Speed
    53
    miles per hour
  • Inversions
    7
    upside down elements
  • Ride Time
    2 minutes, 35 seconds
    minutes : seconds
  • Ride Capacity
    1245
    riders per hour
  • Number Of Trains
    2 - 32 passenger
     
  • Train Designer
    Bolliger & Mabillard
     

Hydra The Revenge Facts & History

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

Opening date: May 7, 2005

Estimated cost: $13 million

Train has eight cars with one row each, seating four abreast per row.

Height requirement: Riders must be at least 54 inches tall

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