Zephyr 1


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Level 1 - Low Thrill

At a Glance

Height Requirement: 46" or accompanied by a responsible person
Manufacturer: Miles

Added to the Park in 1935, the Zephyr helped Dorney Park survive the Great Depression. It is a one-of-a-kind train designed after the Burlington Zephyr--the first streamline train.

  • Zephyr was modeled after the Burlington Zephyr, which was the first streamline train.
  • Erbor used a Model A Ford engine to provide power to electric motors at the train wheels.
  • The Zephyr is a gas-electric powered train.
  • Bob Ott, one of the previous owners of Dorney Park, claims that the Zephyr ride saved the park from closing during the Great Depression.
  • Originally painted silver
  • Opened: 1935