Does anyone know when Steel Force is scheduled to be up and running? I called Dorney Park today, and the best
answer I could get was "May".
They will try for opening day but it will be close, relax folks , by what
i've heard about the modifications to the design we've seen, it will be
well worth the wait!
By the way! Watch for the latest SteelForce Pictures on my steelforce page
Ride All , Love All..........Coasters that is!
Sam A. Marks
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(In a comparison of Magnum's known and Steel Force's proposed
To bring it back to coasters, may I restate that I *can't wait* for
Steel Force to open. If it *doesn't* open on the first weekend that
DP is open (10 & 11 May), we won't get to ride it until 7 June! We'll
be at Blue Streak Bash on the weekend of 17-18 May (well, maybe we
could hit it on the way home Sunday). And then, 24 May through 1 June
we'll be on our nine day coaster tour (aka vacation):
HW/KK/Americana/PKI/CP (2 days)/Geauga Lake/Kennywood/Wyandot Lake
(we're flying in and out of Columbus and renting a car, to save on
precious coaster time).
I need to ride Magnum and Steel Force within a short period to attempt
to compare the two. And *this* year you can all be assured that I
will post a trip report (last May I was still lurking on r.r-c - if
you can believe *that*!)
>(In a comparison of Magnum's known and Steel Force's proposed
>>This is supposed to be Magnum's sibling. Will it be the big brother or
>>the wussy little sister...hmm...I guess we'll find out soon?
>Kip, Kip, Kip... Let me preface this by saying that as of *today*,
>Magnum is my number one overall favorite coaster. And, that I am
>looking forward to Steel Force with great anticipation (can't wait for
>the opening!). However, let's not rile the politically correct
>faction, feminists and generic purists among our little family by
>attaching gender stereotypes to attributes for the two coasters, ok
>;-) ? I think that big brothers and wimpy little sisters went out the
>door with***, Jane and Sally (reference: The New Basic Readers,
>There *is* a rumor circulating that Sally grew up and
>changed her name to Ellen; she always was such a feisty little thing -
>and usually got her own way ;-) !
>>Okay, I'll rephrase my statement Dana...Will Steel Force be the little
>>wussy brother or the big feisty ***? :-) (You ARE referring to
>>Ellen DeGeneres right? If not, please diregard what I just said :)
>Bingo, Kip! Now I suppose we'll *both* take the heat for misbehaving
>on the ng. Sorry, folks ;-) !
>Hehe, no need to apologize. Those uptight "politically correct" people
>could use a little dose of humor. If they DO get offended, good! Those
>people***(uh oh, did it again) me off! :-) "Oh, Pirates of the
>Caribbean is degrading to woman...boo hoo...let's go find some rally
>to march in."
Dwayne L. Allen
Dwayne L. Allen
>Ron Toomer doesn't do the actual designing, he bends wire and thinks
>of layouts and ideas. He then turns it to the engineers who work out
Dwayne L. Allen
As far as I know, Steve was leaving Arrow just as the hypercoaster craze
started. He was involved in Magnum, but I don't think he designed to
ride. I might be wrong about that, though.
Steve has designed many of the mega loopers and suspended coasters for
Arrow, including the Vortex at PKI and Ninja at SFMM. But I think his
best work is yet to come. I really think Steve and the rest of the
people at Morgan Manufacturing have a few surprises up their sleeve.
We'll just have to wait and see.