Steel Force: Dorney Park's Steel Roller Coaster

Park: 11 AM - 7 PM Waterpark: Closed View Hours
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Steel Force

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

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  • 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.