Throughout the ages, legends have been told of dark, dastardly creatures roaming the depths of the underworld -- sporting countless, gripping tentacles and harboring even more evil intentions. But they’ve never made it to land. Until now. Dorney Park’s Monster ride envelops guests in pods of fear and tosses them about on a wild, wicked course. Six tentacles each contain four pods of hapless riders that spin independently, spin together and spin along the base of the Monster -- all while tilting sideways and jostling its victims up and down. You might even catch a bit of weightlessness along the way, adding to the feeling of utter helplessness. The speed of this ride may seem a bit slow when you witness it from the ground, but don’t let that fool you; once you experience this beast, you’ll see that it’s packed with thrills and chills that will keep you coming back for more.
- Opened in 1995
- The unique individual spinning cars of the ride twist atop undulating arms, while the full ride spins in a counter-clockwise motion.
- Monster was removed to make way for Dominator in 1998, was refurbished, and returned in 2000 to its current location on the lower park midway.
Guests must be 46" tall to ride alone OR be accompanied by a supervising companion. Hand held infants are not permitted.
Maximum Weight - 400 lb. per car
Rider Safety Information
Rider Safety Information
- This is a circular ride with six sweeps of gondolas moving clockwise versus the up and down counter-clockwise rotation of the arms. Riders will experience changes in speed, direction & elevation, and rapid movements from side-to-side.
- An enclosed ride unit secures all riders.
- Due to the nature of the restraint, this ride may not accommodate guests of a larger size.
- Guests must have a minimum of two functioning extremities; one functioning arm and one functioning leg.
- Two functioning arms are sufficient instead of one functioning arm and one functioning leg if the guest has a normal center of gravity and lower extremities are sufficiently strong to support weight against the restraint under the dynamic conditions of the ride. Amputations must be at the knee or below.
- Guests with a cervical collar, neck brace, broken collar bone, or braced arm cast are not permitted to ride.
- Guests who do not demonstrate appropriate observed behavior must be accompanied by a supervising companion.
- Alternate access is available at the ride exit. Riders will have to take several steps, on their own or with the assistance of a companion, and be capable of stepping up into the seat.
- Please use caution, as the ride unit may shift when entering and exiting.
- The maximum step height into the gondola is 24". The gondola has two steps to enter the ride unit.
- Visit our Guest Assistance Guide for additional Accessibility information.