Let's see if I can't get in one last update before the new year.
Day 9 - Hersheypark
Well, as uploading my pictures, it looks like this will be another photo trip report lacking photos of all coasters at the park. Too many pictures of Fahrenheit.
We headed over to Stormrunner for the first ERT of the day!
Sad to say this is my only picture of Stormrunner.
After my two rides on Stormrunner (which were awesome!), we walked over to Fahrenheit for the remainder of our morning ERT!
The lift was pretty cool.
As was the 97-degree drop!
The Norwegian Loop was also pretty fun.
We then headed over to Roller Soaker for those of us who wanted to get the credit out of the way early on before the crowds on this low capacity ride.
But first, we payed a visit to Canyon River Rapids which would close down two days later to make way for the lazy river and wave pool.
The first section was like a generic rapids ride.
And the second part of the ride went under Roller Soaker and featured waterfalls that crossed over the track - drenching everyone in the boat!
Very fun ride, and I think it was a mistake to remove this great ride.
We got to Roller Soaker to find it was down. After waiting about 20 minutes or so, it opened up and we got on!
Mediocre rides get all the highlight in this trip report.
Yeah, I was letdown by this. Not sure what all the hype was about. I enjoyed Storm Runner more.
Next, we went and got our Wildcat and Wild Mouse credits.
The new Millennium Flyer trains sure made the ride fun, but you could feel the damage done to the track from the previous PTC's.
Trivia - what coaster now uses the original Wildcat trains?
For later in the day.
Sidewinder was the last Vekoma death machine credit of the trip. And this was one of the worst boomerang experiences I ever had.
We rode Great Bear and Sooperdooperlooper several times each. Great Bear reminded me of a tamer Raptor, and Sooperdooperlooper reminded me of a better SFMM Revolution!
Tilt-a-whirl and Comet. Enough said.
After an "interesting" ride on Chocolate World (which is like Hershey's version of Disneyland's "It's a Small World"), we found ourselves in the chocolate shop.
This place had death written all over the walls for Dan.
Historical plaque dedicated to Milton Hershey.
More of Comet!
Due to its location on the otherside of the waterpark, Lightning Racer shots were hard to get. This is my only one.
Dinner at Wildcat Catering made for some new angles for Fahrenheit shots.
And, of course, Wildcat shots too!
But mostly Fahrehneit...
I don't know why I wanted so many pictures of this. Seriously, it's not THAT photogenic of a ride.
TPR Trivia face off! Fun times!
Last shot of Fahrenheit.
The REAL chocolate factory.
One last ride on Great Bear for the night, and we found this interesting sign!
Last ride of the night was a takeover of the Coal Cracker flume ride!
That was our day at Hershey. After park closure, we ended with ERT on Wildcat and Lightning Racer. The majority of the time was spent on Lightning Racer!
Okay, ONE LAST picture of Fahrenheit. Had enough?
Dorney Park up next!