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Postby Kw6sTheatee » Mon Mar 04, 2019 11:05 am

Are Hersheypark just retheming the current Xtreme Cup Challenge, or are they redoing the entire ride from the ground up?
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Postby Mike240SX » Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:02 pm

From everything mentioned in the announcement I think it's just a refresh and not a "rip everything out including the track and build from scratch" type project.
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Postby Myself » Tue Mar 05, 2019 3:15 pm

That said, it does sound a lot like they've removed the hills in the track and replaced them with flat sections.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Kw6sTheatee » Wed Mar 06, 2019 6:57 am

Why were there even hills in the track? For that “Xtreme” aspect? :p
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby JG-77 » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:40 pm

Not sure when this happened, but Hersheypark has has updated their 2020 expansion page with a few more details, including a map showing the position of the new expansion, the new coaster, and a basic idea of the layout.

Going to be quite interesting seeing two hypers so close to each other!
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Postby RollerManic » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:28 pm

Thanks for bringing that to my attention. I would have spent a long time comparing the new layout and Google Maps if it weren't for their pretty clear website.

This new entrance is really going to change the dynamic of the park entrance. I always thought the old park entrance was oddly long and a real bottleneck, but yet it always seemed very "Hersheypark" to me. Going to miss the old entrance but I'm excited equally for the new one.

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Postby amy_mel » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:05 am

Also on their website is the long awaited unlimited Fast Lane. Get your's before they take it down again ;)

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:25 am

I love how I can add the water coaster to the Fast Track as well. I've been wanting to try Breakers Edge, but didn't want to burn an hour in line.

Having this new B&M and Skyrush next to each other will be awesome.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Wed Mar 20, 2019 7:30 am

Damn $49 bucks ain't bad. I'm with this.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby coneyislandchris » Wed Mar 20, 2019 9:27 am

$49 looks to be the slow weekday rate. Punching in a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday date returns a $105 rate, which is more along the lines of what I'd expect.
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