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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby aueft » Sat Aug 31, 2019 8:01 pm

Just got back from Hersheypark. I’m only going to put a few short thoughts here since I suck a phone texting.

I’m glad this forum encouraged me to take advantage of preview nights. From what I can tell, today was super crowded and I don’t think I would have gotten much done if I hadn’t kicked out some of the low capacity attractions yesterday night.

There is obviously a great, forceful ride somewhere in Skyrush, but the restraints were too painful on my thighs after the first drop to enjoy the ride.

I think that a B+M hyper will be a great addition to the park. Many of the existing coasters have middling to poor capacities for various reasons, so having a people-eater at Hersheypark will probably be a good thing.

I have weird tastes, so my favorite rides would be the Hershey Chocolate Tour if that counts, and Super Dooper Looper if it doesn’t.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby SK4494 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 6:34 am

Found this interesting concept video for a RMC Wildcat conversion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO41NtraqdU

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Postby bert425 » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:15 am

aueft wrote:Just got back from Hersheypark. I’m only going to put a few short thoughts here since I suck a phone texting.

I’m glad this forum encouraged me to take advantage of preview nights. From what I can tell, today was super crowded and I don’t think I would have gotten much done if I hadn’t kicked out some of the low capacity attractions yesterday night.

There is obviously a great, forceful ride somewhere in Skyrush, but the restraints were too painful on my thighs after the first drop to enjoy the ride.

I think that a B+M hyper will be a great addition to the park. Many of the existing coasters have middling to poor capacities for various reasons, so having a people-eater at Hersheypark will probably be a good thing.

I have weird tastes, so my favorite rides would be the Hershey Chocolate Tour if that counts, and Super Dooper Looper if it doesn’t.



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Postby KBrylczyk » Sun Sep 08, 2019 8:41 pm

SK4494 wrote:Found this interesting concept video for a RMC Wildcat conversion
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TO41NtraqdU


That's funny, so did I!

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby YoshiFan » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:33 am

I was considering going to the park today, looking at the app, I'm glad I stayed away. 3 hour wait for Cupfusion, 2 hour 15 minute waits for Lightning Racer and Comet, 2 hour waits for Laff Trakk and Fahrenheit. :shockr:

Supposedly only 1 side of Lightning Racer is running. I remember reading somewhere years ago that the coaster was programmed to only operate with both sides but I guess that is not true.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Wed Oct 02, 2019 7:53 am

Fahrenheit is getting a nice new paint job. Pics from Baynums FB page.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterbill » Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:05 am

Looks good!

Apparently Great Bear was closed all last weekend for painting. The paint looks great but the timing is uh... questionable.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Wed Oct 02, 2019 11:22 pm

Fahrenheit is looking good! Definitely deserves it. Hershey really takes care of their park.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:12 am

The new orange looks fantastic! But I agree I'm sort of surprised by their timing to paint these rides.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Thu Oct 03, 2019 6:23 am

Why is the timing questionable? The park is closed until October 18th.

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