n a tragic accident on Friday, one person was killed and ten others injured when a locomotive train section of a train on Big Thunder Mountain Railroadbroke loose.The accident took place inside of one of the coaster's tunnel sections, and the identity of the rider who died was released as Marcello Torres of Gardena, California.Big Thunder Mountain Railroad has been shut down pending a thorough investigation into the incident.The mine train-style coaster has operated since 1979 and features themed 32-passenger trains, with a sister ride located at Walt Disney World's Magic Kingdom in Florida.
A truely shocking development today for Dorney Park...
'The Morning Call newspaper announced today that Labor Day was to be Dorney Park's last day to run for their classic and once record holding wooden coaster, Hercules. The park announced that the coaster will be removed in order to make room for their 2005 project which they have confirmed will be a Bolliger and Mabillard floorless coaster. They also noted that the coaster will be 3,200 feet long, go under ground level five times, have a nearly three-minute long course, and cost about $13 million. Like Talon, the track will also be filled with sand to reduce the noise but no other details have been announced about this yet-unnamed 2005 addition.'