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 Review of Steel Force @ Dorney Park
1 Rating Posted by: shag9004 on 9/13/2008 8:41:00 PM
Date Ridden: Summer of 2008. Times Ridden: 2 including once in a fairly heavy rainstorm. This may be the smoothest coaster that I have ever ridden. I realize that is a bold statement to make but keep in mind I do have both Apollo&#39.s Chariot and Montu in my ride tracker. I am not saying that Steel Force is better, but I do seriously believe that as far as smoothness is concerned this is a world class ride. Despite (or maybe because of) the smoothness, the detractors of this coaster claim it lacks intensity. I do not really agree with that statement as I think Steel Force has enough elements and forces necessary to produce a well-rounded ride. This ride is much better than its brother Mamba at Worlds of Fun. It is a great out-and-back design with a super first drop, a very fast helix at the turnaround, and a series of bunny hops on the way back that look much better than they actually are. While the ride is nor perfect, I do feel that, along with Talon, it offers as solid a 1-2 punch of steel coasters as there is in any park. Both are fast, fun, and normally contain very short lines as multiple trains are normally running. I had a blast on both trips to Dorney with my two rides on Steel Force being the highlight of each trip. On the second trip in July, it was the only coaster running in the rain so I&#39.m not sure if they close it down in adverse conditions. Due to these factors, this is a coaster that barely escapes my Top 20 ranking falling somewhere in my Top 25-30 rides. I thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to get back to Dorney Park to get in a few more laps.Steel Force is just a really fun hyper coaster with high re-ride scores.And oh yeah, it does have a really cool logo.Overall Rating - 9

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coasterf42 on 9/13/2008 9:50:00 PM said:
I really like steel force and totally agree about what you said with smoothness. It may look like a crappy old-school hyper, but for whatever reason it really is smooth. Perhaps if I reride it this year after doubling my hyper-count since last time I rode it, I may not like it as much, but for right now, I agree that Steel Force is a 9.

Can'.t believe you didn'.t mention ".ZOMG Teh trains is so Big, I can'.tz seez out of thems....".
Timberman on 9/13/2008 10:29:55 PM said:
This was my first ".modern". hypercoaster and remains a sentimental favorite. I could ride this thing all day. Come to think of it, I have ridden it all day a couple of times.
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