Had a great day at the park today. Everything had short line and some were walk-on. Skyrush is an insane ride, Hershey definitely has themselves a winner! You can get two slightly different experiences depending on which seat you pick. The middle is more of a traditional coaster experience, and the outsides are a lot wilder and out of control. Every seat, though has an incredible open feel. They both give insane experiences, but I'd say I prefer the middle slightly more (only very slightly). I'm one that likes to just go-with-the-flow on rides, if you will, rather than fighting them, Voyage-style. Either way, that train absolutely hauls during every point in the layout, from the lift hill that you go FLYING over, to the airtime hills, to the final quick turn at the end...it just never lets up, much like I305 (or a mini-I305 as many have said, which is definitely the most accurate way to describe this). Best of all, NO TRIMS OF ANY KIND! Wooo!
I really didn't see any problem with my "thighs hurting." Sure the airtime was intense, but it's similar to what is found on I305, El Toro, and Maverick. You come back to the station a little stapled, but no more than you do on Maverick.
The only complaints I have with this are not with the coaster itself, but with little nit-picky things on how loading is managed and how the station was designed. -Skyrush needs a single rider line, or at least better seating management from the ops. Each and every train had about 5-6 empty seats (sometimes more, and sometimes two together)...even in the morning when the queue was full.
-People seem to get more confused by the rotating bins than they actually help. Hopefully it's just a learning curve and the process will be mastered over time.
-The fact that people exit the same side they enter really slows things down. The crew has to wait until everyone has gotten their belongings and left the area to open the air gates for the next people to board the train (and of course you always have the people who fool around and don't move swiftly).
Again, this ride just
opened, so hopefully bugs and kinks will be worked out eventually...these are just a few things that irked me a bit (albeit nit-picky). This ride is definitely in my top-5! Get out there and ride Skyrush people!
I also found this a bit odd today, and maybe someone can answer this for me. Every single coaster had one, two, or a few of its middle rows chained off, but they were still loading those seats. Why?
Does anyone know if the SooperDooperLooper is running more reliably now. When I was there on 5/26 they were having some major issues.
SDL ran one train all day today. I saw mechanics looking at the other one in the morning, but I never saw them again after that.