Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

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Re: The Hersheypark Discussion Thread

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Postby talonec » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:20 pm

As a UCLA alum, I am very happy with the paint job :br
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Re: The Hersheypark Discussion Thread

Postby xmichellex » Tue Nov 22, 2011 5:33 pm

I didn't think the colors were going to look as awesome as they do, the yellow is a great shade... this coaster is going to look amazing running through the park!
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Re: The Hersheypark Discussion Thread

Postby UnderCoverDrummer1 » Tue Nov 22, 2011 6:49 pm

The colors are definitely the bright contrast that the Comet Hollow area of the park needed. Between the dark blue of SDL, the black/grey of GB and the white of Comet, that section of the park was looking rather drab compared to other areas.

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Re: The Hersheypark Discussion Thread

Postby GigaG » Wed Nov 23, 2011 2:52 pm

Cool coaster, but I don't like the new intamin track. I've always had a spot in my heart for box track, and it is kinda sad to see its demise. My first looping coaster (Shockwave @ SFOT), giga (MF) and strata (TTD) that I rode were Intamins with box track. MF used to be my absolute favorite ride ever, and when I was younger I considered being a piece of its track for Halloween. Seriously.

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Re: The Hersheypark Discussion Thread

Postby Fooz » Wed Nov 23, 2011 3:36 pm

GigaG wrote:Cool coaster, but I don't like the new intamin track. I've always had a spot in my heart for box track, and it is kinda sad to see its demise. My first looping coaster (Shockwave @ SFOT), giga (MF) and strata (TTD) that I rode were Intamins with box track. MF used to be my absolute favorite ride ever, and when I was younger I considered being a piece of its track for Halloween. Seriously.

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Cheetah hunt was built after I305, and features box track almost exclusively it seems. I think we can expect it to stick around based on the type of ride. I like the look of the skyrush track though, to me it says "serious buisiness".

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Re: The Hersheypark Discussion Thread

Postby coasterkyle » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:58 am

GigaG wrote: My first looping coaster (Shockwave @ SFOT), giga (MF) and strata (TTD) that I rode were Intamins with box track.


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Re: The Hersheypark Discussion Thread

Postby swiver » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:04 am

coasterkyle wrote:
GigaG wrote: My first looping coaster (Shockwave @ SFOT), giga (MF) and strata (TTD) that I rode were Intamins with box track.


Shockwave at SFOT is a Schwarzkopf just an FYI =)


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Re: The Hersheypark Discussion Thread

Postby mr. cockblock » Thu Nov 24, 2011 1:42 am

Fooz wrote:
GigaG wrote:Cool coaster, but I don't like the new intamin track. I've always had a spot in my heart for box track, and it is kinda sad to see its demise. My first looping coaster (Shockwave @ SFOT), giga (MF) and strata (TTD) that I rode were Intamins with box track. MF used to be my absolute favorite ride ever, and when I was younger I considered being a piece of its track for Halloween. Seriously.

RIP box track,


Like Cheetah Hunt, Green Lantern at SFMM was built after I305 and it also uses the "box track". So like Fooz said I think its far from gone and the track type is probably just preference of the park where the coaster is being built.

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Re: The Hersheypark Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 7:41 am

The new track is used to minimize supports for large-scale rides that would require a large number of support columns, which then need a large number of footers poured as well. At some point in scale, you break even with the cost of production of the bulkier track and the cost saved on supports and footers, and after that it makes sense financially and physically to use the double-spine track. So the box track isn't gone, but we're not going to see it used on anything of this scale with these forces being applied to the track.
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