Dorney Park revealed the name yesterday of the 2005 steel coaster being installed at the Pennsylvania amusement park to replace the wooden coaster Hercules.
Hydra: the Revenge was confirmed as the name of the ride when the park opened for the season yesterday, and the logo for Hydra has been released, as seen at left. The theme behind the name is a continuation of the Hercules theme, as Hydra was an eight-headed serpentine monster that Hercules slayed.
Details currently known on the steel ride is that it will be a custom-designed floorless coaster from Bolliger and Mabillard that will be completed at a cost of $13 million. The multi-inversion layout of the coaster will total 3,200 feet of track containing several subterranean dives, with a ride lasting three minutes.
Hydra: the Revenge will open in the Spring of 2005.