Skyline changing around Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom as coaster construction reaches new heights

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Lift hill assembly well underway, visible from far and wide 

ALLENTOWN, PA (December 7, 2023) – The skyline around Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is changing in a big way. Today, a large portion of the park’s new roller coaster, Iron Menace’s lift hill could be spotted from businesses and roadways nearby as crews placed pieces of the track high into the sky.

The visible milestone is the latest key development in the ongoing construction project which began on August 10, 2023.

Park leaders anticipate completion of the lift hill which will reach a height of 160 feet before the Christmas holiday, as they prepare for crews to assemble the iconic 95-degree drop.

Iron Menace, the first-ever dive roller coaster in the region, promises to deliver an exhilarating experience like no other.

As the construction progresses, Dorney Park will continue to provide updates on the development of Iron Menace. Guests can look forward to experiencing the adrenaline rush and excitement that this groundbreaking attraction will offer.

BACKGROUND: The Iron Menace, the Northeast’s first-ever dive roller coaster, opening in 2024, will be the first new coaster built at Dorney in 19 years.

Riders of Iron Menace will start their exhilarating journey in the remains of an old steel mill and then climb 160 feet where they’ll hang over the beyond-vertical first drop before diving into the first of four mind-bending inversions.

With nearly 2,200 feet of steel track, this awe-inspiring roller coaster will feature a unique “hold and dive” element, where riders will find themselves hanging on the edge of their seats, breathlessly awaiting the heart-pounding 95-degree, 152-foot drop.

With speeds up to 64 miles per hour, Iron Menace will boast the first-ever tilted loop on a dive coaster. After the initial, beastly drop, the train will pull up sharply and flip 180 degrees in an Immelmann inversion. A zero g-roll will dish out a 360-degree inversion in wild weightlessness, while the tilted loop and a 360-degree corkscrew spin will leave riders wondering which way is up.

About Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
Since 1884, Dorney Park has been the place families and friends have come to gather for a day of FUN. With more than 60 rides, shows, attractions, an area made just for kids, and a waterpark, Dorney Park has AMAZING fun for everyone. Only at Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom will you find the most exciting and thrilling things to do in Allentown, PA, with over 60 world-class rides, one of the northeast’s largest waterparks, live entertainment, thrills for the little ones at Planet Snoopy, and amusement park favorite foods including a build-your-own funnel cake bar. Family-friendly special events will keep you coming back for new ways to play all season long.

About Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is owned and operated by Cedar Fair Entertainment Company (NYSE: FUN), a publicly traded partnership and one of the largest regional amusement-resort operators in the world. For more information, see

Information provided to TVL by:
Ryan Eldredge
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom
3830 Dorney Park Rd Allentown, PA 18104 |