The new-for-2024 Iron Menace dive coaster at Dorney Park will open on April 19 as part of a charity event, ahead of preview events which begin on April 27. 

The April 19 event announced by the Allentown, Pennsylvania park is called Iron Menace Ride for a Cause, with proceeds being donated to the nonprofit Eagles Autism Foundation. Ticket packages starting at $75 will include rides on the 160-foot-tall dive coaster, as well as a photo opportunity with Philadelphia Eagles cheerleaders. Higher tiers will offer benefits like tickets to Dorney Park later in the season and Fast Lane vouchers. 

“Dorney Park is proud to share the spotlight created by excitement and enthusiasm for our new roller coaster Iron Menace with the Eagles Autism Foundation,” Dorney Park vice president and general manager Jessica Naderman. “Through our Dorney Park Cares and Cedar Fair Charities initiative, we are committed to giving back to our community and providing better fun for children and families across our region. We can think of no better partner than the Eagles Autism Foundation, which has shown an inspiring level of commitment and care for many years.”

Dorney Park’s sister park, Cedar Point, is having a similar unveiling for its new-for-2024 coaster, Top Thrill 2, which will welcome its first riders for a charity event being held on April 28. 

Beyond the charity event, Pennsylvania coaster fans can get the chance to ride Iron Menace as part of two preview weekends, where Dorney Park will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 27 and 28, and May 4 and 5. 

The park officially opens for the season on May 10. 

Iron Menace is a dive coaster designed by Swiss coaster firm Bolliger & Mabillard that will stand 160 feet tall, sport four inversions and hit a top speed of 64 mph. Like many dive coasters, the standout element will be its first drop, angled at a beyond-vertical 95 degrees. It’s the first new coaster to open at Dorney Park since 2005.