Website: Dorney Park Homepage
Ride Type: Inverted Steel Coaster
Ride Status: Running
Average Rating: 4.4875
TPC Overall Rank: #45 out of 2933 rides.
Reviews: 90
Last Review: 8/17/2008 6:30:00 PM
In User Top 10: 80 times.
User Tracker Count: 191 times.

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4 Rating
+3 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Jim58 on 9/25/2001 6:45:00 PM
This is a nice little ride - a B&M inverted. The real appreciation though extends beyond the seat. The themeing is as good as it gets. Talon, bird of prey, silent death from above, etc. Like yellow claws the train swoops down on on-lookers. The inclined spiral centers on the entrance to the queue and the final spiral kicks riders feet right at the park entrance. Then at the bottom of the steps to the station house the train makes two passes, one coming out of the loop and the second mid S-curve as it approaches the cameras under the lift hill. Between the two is the amazing zero-g roll right over the station house. This thing is fun to watch. The line moves quickly though. Lastly, there is the dive into the immelman on the walk out, though most people run for the picture hut.

Now for the ride. It doesnt have the awesome sound of Great Bear or the disorientation of Raptor or the extremes of Alpengeist. It is a competent and fun ride with excellent pacing. From the top of the lift hill and its swooping dive to the right it delivers in quick succession a vertical loop, a zero-g roll and an immelman. The train then moves into a smooth inclined spiral that transitions into a graceful S-curve with a suprise bit of air as it drops under the lift hill. Then in quick succession it corkscrews over the drop, spirals over the midway and hops into the brakes. The ride is 7 plus and the themeing gives it a nine.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up natem24 on 9/9/2001 4:38:00 PM - User's Top Ride #8
I expected it to be terrible.But its great and fast and fun and furious.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up NYCTom on 9/6/2001 5:54:00 PM
This ride was amazing. Theres tons of inversions and definetly one of my top ten inverted coasters! I wished it was a little scarier perhaps if they added more helixes or drops.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up coasterboy on 8/27/2001 2:37:00 PM - User's Top Ride #9
B&M inverteds seem to be getting consistently more and more tame. Talon coninues the tradition. This doesnt make it a bad ride though. Just the opposite. I really liked Talon.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up speedxx1 on 8/24/2001 11:05:00 AM - User's Top Ride #5

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Ferrari on 8/22/2001 1:02:00 PM
This is an awesome coaster. I was expecting it to not pack as big a punch as some of the larger B&Ms but it definitely suprised me with its speed and intensity. Talon is very fast and furious. It never lets up. The inversions were taken very hard, as were the turns. This is one of the wildest rides on the planet and definitely among the top B&M inverted coasters.

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up Force88 on 8/22/2001 12:29:00 PM
awesome inverted ride, and i love the swooping drop.

5 Rating
+1 Rating Rate Down Rate Up bb_dg on 8/16/2001 11:04:00 AM - User's Top Ride #10
GREAT RIDE! This is one of the best inverted coasters ever. Its non-stop action. Its great how the ride is just a few feet off the ground. After the first drop, its three inversion, one right after another, makes your head spin! Been wanting to ride this for a few months now and it was not a let down!!!!

4 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up NitroForce on 8/8/2001 9:19:00 AM
I like this coaster a lot. The loops and the rest of the course was great. But I found myself not liking this coaster better than Great Bear. I think it was because of the rails. Yeah, I know that they had to reduce noise, but Talon sounds like the Wildcat at Cedar Point, or any other compact Galaxy coaster. I missed that roar on that ride. I did not on Great Bear. But enough with the bad things (or bad thing), this coaster was very good. I dont think that airtime spot was Shivering Timbers quality (my brother was freaking out when we got to Talons airtime spot), but it was good.

5 Rating
0 Rating Rate Down Rate Up psu1240 on 8/3/2001 5:58:00 PM - User's Top Ride #8
Wow!!! This ride was one heck of a surprise. When I first got on it I expected something about the same as Great Bear since they both have four inversions. But after riding it I can say that Great Bear has got nothing on this ride this thing was very intense especially through the final corkscrew and helix. It even had a couple spots of airtime!!!!!! In fact, I even like it a little better than Raptor and the waits for Talon are very short. A definate B&M masterpiece.

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