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 Review of Hydra the Revenge @ Dorney Park
0 Rating Posted by: Horizons12 on 7/24/2006 10:05:00 PM
"Aww, it was like a little baby looper!" Those were my exact words coming off this little mish-mosh of inversions. Hydra never seemed very hyped to me and for good reason I guess, its just a little looping coaster to give Dorney a bit more pizzazz. Plus its probably more appealing compared to the wooden mountain that was Hercules. The line for Hydra was zilch; practically a walk on really. I noticed that the seats were a bit more comfortable than other B&M coasters for some reason. The little "free sunglasses for employees roll" was interesting yet ridiculous at the same time. I should have done a slow motion yell during the roll. The drop was OK; it was pretty steep but I didnt feel a thing going down it. The first element was kind of odd...kind of like a really steep helix as opposed to an actual inversion. The back to back corkscrews were cool, especially since they were in opposite directions which threw me off a bit. Next was the weirdo cobra roll, which probably shouldnt even count as an inversion since you dont actually roll completely over. The rest of the ride was just a little jaunt into Hercules burial grounds complete with a little angled helix-like turn that showcased some empty pilings...Hercules tattered remains. All in all, Hydra was an OK coaster; it seemed a bit bumpy actually, and the ride was a bit too short. Itll never supplant Medusa in my book. One thing is for sure though, Hydra definitely isnt what killed Hercules...because Hydra is just a little wimp apparently!

Review Comments

RCGenius on 7/25/2006 8:23:33 PM said:
Good review Horizons12. Personally, I wouldve rather kept the Hercules running & maybe find some space to put in Hydra: the Revenge. Its not like Hydras a terrain B&M floorless anyway, but anyway, Hydras a good floorless, but its lack of intensity & forceful elements (other than the jojo roll) really sets it far back for being a great B&M floorless like Kraken, Dominator, & Superman: the Krypton Coaster.
Hercules on 7/25/2006 9:11:31 PM said:
Its not a terrain floorless? I think it uses the terrain very nicely.
Horizons12 on 7/25/2006 10:10:20 PM said:
It really isnt that terrain oriented from what I saw. Its just a coaster on a hill. When I think terrain coaster, I think of the track going through little ravines and into tunnels that dip underground or into a mountain, maybe a few close trees, etc. I also consider coasters that sprawl out as terrain coasters. Dragon Mountain in Marineland, the Beast, and Big Bad Wolf are some coasters that pop into my mind when I think of the term "terrain coaster."

BTW, I also think they should have kept Hercules. It was like a botched coaster design that was so weird that it was great.
Hercules on 7/26/2006 9:38:32 AM said:
First, they should have never kept Hercules because people hated it. It was bound to happen that someone would get seriously injured on that thing at some point too, and Im sure the park was getting sick and tired of complaints. Second, I think that Hydra is much more terrain oriented then what is perceived. It might not look like it, but the train is greatly helped through the layout by the angles that are used to navigate the hilly regions. I promised myself that I would get into discussions about this place anymore. It kind of makes me want to go back.
coasterf42 on 7/26/2006 11:29:22 AM said:
This is a great review. This is how I think Hydra would be if I ever rode it. Dont mean to butt into the conversation, but I just wanted to complement the reviewer.
Horizons12 on 7/26/2006 11:56:36 AM said:
First, thanks coasterf42 for the compliment. Next, I would like to see Hercules still there simply so that I could just ride it again! The people that hated that coaster for the roughness are just a bunch of wusses lol. Anyway, I thought that the Coney Island Cyclone was much more intense.
Hercules on 7/26/2006 5:36:33 PM said:
The coaster used to be much more intense back in the days that it first opened. If I could go back in time, that is the ride that I would want to go on. Through the years, it just got plan rough. It is a Summers design, so that will happen. I wouldnt go as far as saying that the people that didnt like the ride were wusses, because there were a bunch of people that actually got cracked ribs from the ride!
Horizons12 on 7/26/2006 6:21:15 PM said:
Oh come on, its only a cracked rib! The first time I went on Herc was in like 2001 or so. It was horribly rough then. My second and last ride was in 2003 and it seemed much better then for some reason. I really did like Hercules though, it had that same weird appeal to me that Viper at SFGAdv had.
Hercules on 7/26/2006 8:31:27 PM said:
Oh dont even think about mentioning Viper and Hercules in the same breath again!!! LOL But yeah, it got really rough and it sucks that it did. It was a crappy design though, even I can admit that.
coasterf42 on 7/26/2006 8:37:26 PM said:
^I was wondering, did you still like Hercules in its final year?
Hercules on 7/26/2006 8:54:00 PM said:
Yup. Honestly, I think it toughened me up a little bit. I think it is the reason Im so aggressive on the basketball court, why I am numb to feeling when falling and stuff (although, I do feel it in the morning) and it is definately why I can tolerate, and really like, rough and tough wooden coasters.
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