UPDATE: Minimum Height Requirement for Iron Menace set at 48”

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Ride now one step closer to official opening


ALLENTOWN, PA (April 9, 2024) – The Northeast’s highly anticipated, first-ever dive roller coaster Iron Menace has an official minimum height requirement of 48″.

Simply put, riders must be 4 feet tall to ride, another first for a Bolliger & Mabillard dive roller coaster.

The announcement comes on the heels of a lengthy testing process, in advance of several dynamic opening events. 

The 95-degree, 160-foot drop, four inversion Menace will delight the public on Friday, April 19th during the park’s first Ride for a Cause event benefiting the Eagles Autism Foundation.

Details of the event can be found at https://www.dorneypark.com/events/ride-for-a-cause.

The public will then be welcomed back on April 27th & 28th, as well as May 4th and 5th for the park’s Preseason Preview Days. During the event guests will get the chance to experience Iron Menace. Plus, enjoy early access to select rides and coasters.

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom’s Opening Day is scheduled for May 10, 2024.

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

With nearly 2,200 feet of steel track, Iron Menace 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 drop.

Iron Menace will also boast the first-ever tilted loop on a dive coaster.

For more information about Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom, including events, tickets, and hours of operation, please visit dorneypark.com.

For more information about Iron Menace or to get a season pass, guests are encouraged to visit dorneypark.com.

About Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom offers Pennsylvania’s best value – Two Great Parks All in One. With over 100 rides, shows, and attractions, guests can enjoy seven thrilling roller coasters, the largest collection of kids’ rides in Planet Snoopy™, and one of the country’s top-ranked water parks, featuring 26 exhilarating water slides and two giant wave pools. Special themed festivals and the region’s best Halloween event make Dorney Park the ultimate destination for creating unforgettable memories.

About Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
Dorney Park 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. The Company owns and operates 11 amusement parks, four outdoor water parks, an indoor water park and resort accommodations totaling more than 2,300 rooms and more than 600 luxury RV sites. For more information, see www.cedarfair.com.


Information provided to TVL by:
Ryan Eldredge