Dorney Park is closing today, August 7, at 4:45 PM due to inclement weather. Please visit our up-to-date calendar to plan your next visit.
You will feel the “force” through this white-knuckle maze with a 205-foot drop, two mystifying tunnels, steep banks, dips and turns and speeds reaching 75 miles per hour. This mega-coaster is recognized as one of the best steel coasters in the world.
- Opened May 30th, 1997 – was the tallest free-standing roller coaster and the first to break the 200-foot barrier on the East Coast
- The height of the main drop is 205 feet, which is 54 feet higher than the Statue of Liberty.
- The 2nd hill is 161 feet tall.
- The 3rd hill is 100 feet tall.
- The final hill is 85 feet tall.
- Steel Force is the longest steel roller coaster on the East Coast and is the ninth longest steel coaster in the world.
- In 2001, Steel Force was featured on the Discovery Channel special “Top Ten Coasters.”
- In 1997, the Roller Coaster Lover’s Companion – “A Thrill Seeker’s Guide to the World’s Best Coasters” by Steve Urbanowicz – listed Steel Force as the best steel roller coaster.
- Steel Force came in 4th place for the Golden Ticket Awards: Best Steel Coaster for two years running.
Guests must be 48" tall to ride
Rider Safety Information
Rider Safety Information
- An out and back hyper steel roller coaster with banked curves and airtime hills. Riders will experience changes in speed and direction, weightlessness, and rapid movements from side to side.
- An individual lap bar and seatbelt secures each rider across the thighs and pelvis.
- Due to the nature of the restraint, this ride may not accommodate guests of a larger size.
- Guests must have a minimum of three functioning extremities.
- Two functioning arms are sufficient instead of three functioning extremities if the guest has a normal center of gravity and lower extremities are sufficiently strong to maintain proper riding posture 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, full arm cast, or braced arm cast are not permitted to ride.
- Alternate access is available at the ride exit. Riders will have to transfer into the seat, on their own or with the assistance of a companion. A transfer device is available upon request which may assist a rider out of a wheelchair and into the ride unit.
- Please do not use the ride restraints for support while entering and exiting, as they will shift.
- A wheelchair lift is available to transport guests from the alternate access entrance to the ride platform. Limit one rider and one companion in lift at a time.
- WARNING: This ride contains strobe lighting.
- Visit our Guest Assistance Guide for additional Accessibility information.