Iron Menace Track Circuit Completed, Final Track Section Installed

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ALLENTOWN, PA (February 27, 2024) – Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom announced today that the track circuit for its new Iron Menace roller coaster is complete.

Crews worked throughout the morning to put the last orange piece in place, moving the project one giant step closer to overall completion.

With the final track piece in position, crews can now focus on the station work as they prepare for the next phase of the project, testing and commissioning.

“This is an exciting day for Dorney Park, our guests and our community,” said Ryan Eldredge, Dorney Park’s Communications and Public Relations Manager. “We started by announcing two new events for our 2024 season and we end with the news that our track is connected. It’s such a special time to be at Dorney Park.”

Park leaders say that crews will continue to work on ride theming around the Iron Menace.

The park is also working diligently on several other projects around the park in preparation for Opening Day on May 10, 2024; more details to be released later.

Dorney Park is dedicated to keeping its guests informed about the ongoing construction of Iron Menace. Regular updates will be provided as the project continues to unfold. Visitors can look forward to being part of history as they prepare to embark on an unforgettable adventure filled with twists, turns, and heart-pounding drops.

For more information and updates on Iron Menace, please visit Dorney Park’s official website at or follow them on social media.

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