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Flying Dutchman
General
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Park Dorney Park
Location USAAllentown, Pennsylvania, USA
Status Defunct
Operated
Operated 1977-1988 - 1980
Opened
Opening
Cost
Height restriction
Statistics
Manufacturer Pinfari
Builder
Designer
Type Steel
Type
Model Zyklon
Riders per train 4
Riders per hour
Lift/launch system Chain Lift
Height
Drop
Top speed
Length
Dimensions
Duration
Inversions 0
Steepest drop
Maximum g-force



Flying Dutchman was a steel roller coaster located at Dorney Park in Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA. After operating at Dorney Park, it was sold to Coney Park in Jamaica. It was last thought to be in the Philippines or Singapore.

DesignEdit

The ride had red track and white supports.

TrainsEdit

Single car trains. Riders are arranged 2 across in 2 rows for a total of 4 riders per car The cars were designed to mimic the Ford Mustang of the late 60's[1].

NotesEdit

The Flying Dutchman belonged to the Zyklon model line, but it's specific model is a bit of a mystery. There were four non-looping variants of the Zyklon line: Z40, Z47, Z64 and Z78. Both Z40 and Z78 have a lift hill going diagonally through the center of the ride, and so does the Flying Dutchman. This ride is significantly larger than a Z40, so one could assume this was a Z78 model. It is believed, however, that only one Z78 was built: Himalaya, which existed at Luneur, Rome, Italy simultaneous to the Flying Dutchman at Dorney Park.

Also, the Flying Dutchman has been described as a one-of-a-kind ride so perhaps it was a custom Zyklon model[2]. Looking at pictures of both rides, the Flying Dutchman appears to be very similar to the Luneur Zyklon, however they aren't sufficient evidence that the rides were identical.

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

Dorney Park Roller Coasters
Operating Hydra The RevengePossessedSteel ForceStingerTalonThunderhawkWild MouseWoodstock Express
Former Dragon CoasterFlying DutchmanHerculesLaserScenic RailwaySteel FirstWild Mouseunknown

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