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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby JayB18 » Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:37 pm

southpuddle wrote:
JayB18 wrote:I get that too but 3 good GCI coasters and an original RMC is better than 2 and a RMC conversion.



So 4 coasters are better than 3? :lol: well, yeah. But sometimes you have to settle for something more realistic.

Candimonium looks very Mako-ish, which isn’t a bad thing... in fact, I think it might look better if only because it’s MCBR-less... one less chance to slow it down!


Yes I'll agree but I'll still say something more realistic and better is simply to have GCI redo the ride. I don't like losing wooden coasters to RMC. I enjoy them but I enjoy more traditional wooden coasters more haha. Either way looking forward to trying out Candymonium.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby grsupercity » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:12 pm

robbalvey wrote:Official front seat POV! Thoughts?


It looks good. Mako really opened my eyes to how good a B&M hyper can be. If this is even 80% as good as Mako it should be a fantastic ride
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Thu Jul 02, 2020 3:15 pm

I love how when you hit the brakes Skyrush is like hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Invertalon » Fri Jul 03, 2020 6:26 am

JayB18 wrote:I'd prefer GCI give it the Ghostrider treatment. I'd hate to lose Wildcat. It has a great layout and lots of potential it just needs some work.


This 10000%

Personally, I'd take a GCI over RMC anyday, but I know that is unpopular opinion. I'd much prefer Hershey just build a ground-up RMC to make those RMC fan boys happy.

Wildcat has always been a top wood coaster for me, I love the layout. Today, a full retrack with Ipe wood would be stellar. Not just patch repairs. They made improvement switching to the MF trains from the PTC's, but they should have done a full re-track then to fix all the damage caused by those PTC's over the years. Not just isolated sections of retracking.

Here's hoping RMC stays the hell away from Wildcat...
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby thrillseeker4552 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 9:40 am

This just goes to show the vast differences in opinion us enthusiasts have. I thought Wildcat was a prime RMC candidate since the day I rode it in 2016 - especially since there are literally 2 more GCIs (technically) in the same park that are better in every way.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:32 am

Count me in the "RMC the heck out of Wildcat" category of enthusiast, please.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby prozach626 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 10:55 am

They accidentally left a few trees within rifle range of the track. I guess Hershey isn't trying to be cool like all of the other corporate parks.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby JayB18 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:00 am

thrillseeker4552 wrote:This just goes to show the vast differences in opinion us enthusiasts have. I thought Wildcat was a prime RMC candidate since the day I rode it in 2016 - especially since there are literally 2 more GCIs (technically) in the same park that are better in every way.


Maybe I'd be more open to RMC if they didn't tend to have slow dispatch times and they had more comfortable restraints. As of now I enjoy them but I tend to prefer more traditional wooden coasters and nonlooping steel Hyper/giga coasters.

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Welcome to Chocolatetown and Candymonium!

Postby Sluggo77 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 7:54 pm

TPR was invited to check out the all new Hersheypark Chocolatetown region and it's featured new B&M hyper Candymonium which is being billed as the Tallest, Fastest, Looongest and Sweetest coaster in the park. First off the new entrance / exit at Hershey looks awesome and you can't miss Candymonium as it sits right there. Work is still continuing on the entire area including the Kisses Fountain, which will be an awesome photo op, but everything is looking great already.

Once you go through the gates you are staring right at the soon to be Kisses Fountain and Candymonium. A little look to the left and the relocated Carrousel is now featured here too. The rest of the area has a great feel including Hershey's first Starbucks! As this area continues to get closer to completion it's only going to get better.

Candymonium's area and station are done really well and feature a lot of Hershey theming. That goes right down to each one of the three trains being themed to a different Hershey brand including Hershey Kisses, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups and Twizzlers color scheme's.

Ok so how was Candymonium? Let's just say it was a sweet 2 minutes and 26 seconds of candy-themed coaster fun. The first drop, especially in the back row had us out of our seats the entire way and the coaster keeps a great pace including lots of B&M floater air throughout. It's super smooth and also crazy quite which is great as it doesn't overpower the entrance when it comes around. After getting to ride it several times the only critique I'd give is to lay off the trims. It was fun regardless but the best was when the trims didn't engage.

Outside of that Hershey has done an outstanding job with this entire new area and awesome new coaster. A big thanks to the Hershey team for inviting TPR to come checkout their brand new Chocolatetown featuring Candymonium!

Here's TPR's Candymonium POV.


Some Pics From The Day.
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Welcome to Hersheypark and the Chocolatetown Region.

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View of the Kisses Fountain and Candymonium after coming through the gate.

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To the left from there is the relocated Carrousel.

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Hershey's first Starbucks!

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Multiple cool areas to walk under the coaster.

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Heading towards the station.

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Before we go in lets checkout these sweet......

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Candymonium Stats!

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Lots of Hershey Brand Theming.

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View away from the station. Hello Skyrush!

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Here's just some extra pics of the coaster.

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Inside the new Hersheypark Flagship Store.

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Heading out from Chocolatetown.

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The brands said goodbye.

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Thanks for a great time Hershey!

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Fri Jul 03, 2020 8:00 pm

^ thank you for the Carousel pics!

it looks fantastic there!

(the new coaster is good too) :p
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