Dorney Park's Historic Thunderhawk Getting Facelift

Dorney Park & Wildwater Kingdom is getting ready for its 2016 season by giving a facelift to one of the parks most historic rides.

Thunderhawk, built in 1923 and originally called The Coaster, is being refurbished with all new trains, a new paint job for the track and new lighting.

According to plans, the new trains designed by Philadelphia Toboggan Coasters, will have a classic design with three bench seats in each car that is painted red and gold. The cars also will have individual lap bars. The track will be painted a white, reminiscent of its original design. White lights will outline the classic wooden roller coaster.

Thunderhawk construction, designed by the Philadelphia Toboggan Co., started in 1923 Thunderhawk is the eighth oldest roller coaster in the United States, and the tenth oldest roller coaster in the world.

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