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2018 Adventures Photo TR

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 11:05 am
by xVicesAndVirtues
Hello! You may have noticed that I had a 2017 Photo TR thread that kind of suddenly came to an end. Or maybe you didn’t notice. Well, it came to a somewhat abrupt end due to the fact that I was using an iPhone 5 to hold myself over between a deceased 7 and waiting for the X. Well, said device crapped out and lost the remainder of my pictures.

Well, those problems are now a thing of the past. I can happily report that I have an iPhone X now and that I’ve now joined the (non-Florida) theme park season as well as the 21st century. My friends and I took a quick weekend trip to Hersheypark and Kings Dominion. Why these two parks together? My friends had never been to the former and it’d been a 5 year gap for me. And the latter did some new roller coaster thing recently, you might have heard about it.

So, Hersheypark . A park that somehow manages to consistently add world-class rides every couple of years that rival the major theme park chains. A park that is of a pretty good size and is (hopefully) about to get bigger and (hopefully) add yet another world-class coaster we’ll all collectively jizz over, especially as they’ve had a particular affinity for Intamin rides over the years. It’s pretty, landscaped, retains a lot of classic attractions like Comet, Sooperdooperlooper, and even an old-school whip, fitting it all in among said world-class attractions.

Despite all the cutting-edge modern sh*t, Hersheypark still feels like the park from your childhood. It gives classic theme park vibes, especially when the sun goes down and you see the light bulb running lights on Lightning Racer, the smell of BBQ cooking underneath Storm Runner, the sound of Sooperdooperlooper and Great Bear duking it out for audible supremacy between classic Schwarzkopf trash-can-off-building noise and pre-sand-silenced B&M roar. It’s all very…Pennsylvania. It’s honestly one of the best parks in America, in my humble opinion.

Re: 2018 Adventures Photo TR

PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:53 pm
by ThemeParkJunkie51290
Great report so far! =) I really need to visit Hersheypark soon in the near future! I'm missing so many great credits.

Re: 2018 Adventures Photo TR

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:12 am
by Philrad71
I would have definitely skipped those lines and went to Troegs Brewing, which is is right down the street. While we only sampled the popcorn (which was really good, I might add), I would like to go back to try out some of the other food offerings that they offer.

The poutine sounds wonderful! :lover:

Thanks for the report - I need to get back to Hershey soon!

Re: 2018 Adventures Photo TR

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 12:52 pm
by Canobie Coaster
Great report! So many of your photos perfectly capture the intertangled mess of track that's a trademark of Hershey.

Re: 2018 Adventures Photo TR

PostPosted: Sat Apr 21, 2018 7:23 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
Oh nice! I don't remember Moe's in Hersheypark; is that new this year?

Re: 2018 Adventures Photo TR

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 6:39 am
by boldikus
Great report, as usual. You should do more of them!

I love Hershey so much, you got a lot of great photos. Looking forward to more.

Re: 2018 Adventures Photo TR

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:38 am
by xVicesAndVirtues
Thanks for all the comments guys! Now, more

Re: 2018 Adventures Photo TR

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:17 pm
by ytterbiumanalyst
Glad you got to ride the monorail and Coal Cracker. Those are fond memories from my trip. Great rides, and I think they get overlooked for the really great coasters. I also agree that Comet is fantastic; I was not expecting to love that one as much as I do.

Re: 2018 Adventures Photo TR

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 12:42 pm
by tanthonyam
Whats the best place to eat inside the park?

Re: 2018 Adventures Photo TR

PostPosted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:03 pm
by ericthewanderer
I love that "display case" of damaged phones :lmao: !!I think every major park-especially the SF ones-should have one and make people look at it before people enter the park.