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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Sun May 27, 2012 8:29 am

Has anyone ridden Wildcat this year? Has it gotten any better or is it still pulverizing your innards into mush?

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Postby robbalvey » Sun May 27, 2012 8:31 am

Legoguy1395 wrote:Hey guys, I NEED to know about what the lines/d will be on Wednesday/Thursday of next week, and about how long skyrush's will be. Thanks! :br

Hi - let's just stop and think about this for a moment - SkyRush hasn't even been open yet on a Wednesday/Thursday.... EVER.... so how is anyone supposed to be able to predict how long the line will be?

Assume the line will be LONG, and anything shorter is a bonus.

There's your answer. ;)

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Postby A.J. » Sun May 27, 2012 8:34 am

I wouldn't say that Wildcat has gotten any better, but it never pulverized my insides to mush to begin with. It's pretty rough, but it's nowhere near the worst ride in the world.

Since apparently there's never a queue for it, it's certainly worth a ride as you pass by it as you go to Lightning Racer. The back seat was pretty fun.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby amy_mel » Sun May 27, 2012 8:38 am

As of last summer, my best rides were the first and second row. Anything further back was mush inducing. By best rides I mean I came off with a headache at a dull roar that kept me from riding anything beyond the monorail for several hours.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby robbalvey » Sun May 27, 2012 8:42 am

A.J. wrote:I wouldn't say that Wildcat has gotten any better, but it never pulverized my insides to mush to begin with. It's pretty rough, but it's nowhere near the worst ride in the world.

Since apparently there's never a queue for it, it's certainly worth a ride as you pass by it as you go to Lightning Racer. The back seat was pretty fun.

It certainly wasn't the worst ride, and I do actually enjoy it's layout...a LOT...but it was REALLY rough when we rode it last year. It used to be in my top 5 wood coasters in the late 90s. I wish they could do something to it to make it AWESOME again.

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Postby A.J. » Sun May 27, 2012 8:47 am

It is certainly a great layout. I wonder if Great Coasters will come in sometime in the near future and give Wildcat some nice re-tracking? It would be a great way to get Wildcat back to what it once was and would probably be a good "between big new attractions" development.
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Postby Skycoastin Steve » Sun May 27, 2012 9:38 am

We rode Wildcat Friday night about 3 or 4 rows from the back, and it certainly wasn't as rough as last year (which was the worst I've experienced on that ride). I'm chalking it up to offseason maintenance, so it might be bad again bu the time TPR rolls through there.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Legoguy1395 » Sun May 27, 2012 10:30 am

robbalvey wrote:
Legoguy1395 wrote:Hey guys, I NEED to know about what the lines/d will be on Wednesday/Thursday of next week, and about how long skyrush's will be. Thanks! :br

Hi - let's just stop and think about this for a moment - SkyRush hasn't even been open yet on a Wednesday/Thursday.... EVER.... so how is anyone supposed to be able to predict how long the line will be?

Assume the line will be LONG, and anything shorter is a bonus.

There's your answer. ;)


LOL I know this, I just wanted to know the average crowds at HP on a wednesday, so we could make a educated guess because our schedule is very unstable so it might cancel if we can't ride anything.. :p


EDIT: Nevermind, this has been pushed at least 2 weeks down the line :?r

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterfreak101 » Sun May 27, 2012 11:15 am

In theory you'll have a great day, because it's still early summer and schools are in session. You might be fighting with groups of senior class trips and band events though, but there's no way of really knowing.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Synshine » Sun May 27, 2012 1:00 pm

I ride my first lap about 15 minutes ago, and I am giddy waiting for a quick second go. Absolutely amazing, it is definitively in my top three rides.

robbalvey wrote:
Legoguy1395 wrote:Hey guys, I NEED to know about what the lines/d will be on Wednesday/Thursday of next week, and about how long skyrush's will be. Thanks! :br

Hi - let's just stop and think about this for a moment - SkyRush hasn't even been open yet on a Wednesday/Thursday.... EVER.... so how is anyone supposed to be able to predict how long the line will be?

Assume the line will be LONG, and anything shorter is a bonus.

There's your answer. ;)


Bingo!


FWIW, It is a busy Sunday and the line that over-flowed the queue now only fills two full switchbacks. My wife refused to re-ride, she feels too exposed. She figures most try it once and find out they have passed their limit.

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