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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Apr 06, 2019 2:21 pm

The temporary entrance is quite the change. On one hand, not having all the quaint shops is a bummer (they have some trailers along the path). On the bright side, the new entrance renderings look great and the temporary one allows for some awesome views of the backside of Skyrush.

It also seemed like the path under Skyrush was blocked off.

Edit- I also just learned from the Comet's ride op that Sooperdooperlooper was moved from its original location. :lol:
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Postby ScreaminNewEngland » Sun Apr 14, 2019 8:59 pm

Any pictures of the Front Gate construction?
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:09 pm

I have a few photos from opening day. You can see a pretty big clearing near the tram circle and cranes in place.

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The rerouted temporary entrance has you walk in by Skyrush's far turn. This gives some awesome new photo opportunities.

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Postby michaellynn4 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:44 am

Wow, it already looks so different from what we're used to. Can't wait to see the finished product next year!
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Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:08 am

The temporary entrance with all the trailers feels very out-of-place for Hershey considering how nice the rest of the park works. But it's well worth it considering what's coming next year.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby palmerleeberry » Mon Apr 15, 2019 1:12 pm

Greeting all riders and amusement park flyers - I have return to these pages after a long absent. Before I continue, there's someone else who wants to say "Hello" to you -

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I brought a group with me to Hersheypark last Saturday and I was so overjoyed by the fact that I was able to ride SKYRUSH,LAFF TRAX and THE CLAW!!! While the rest of the group and I had a great day in the park despite the huge crowd, there were several rides that were no-shows (such as Storm Runner, Fahrenheit, and Coal Cracker). I do have a Season Pass, so I'll be coming back in May to ride what I miss, plus do a marathon on THE CLAW to make up for all those years past when I visited the park and had to skip that ride because I couldn't fit into the restraints.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby JG-77 » Mon Apr 15, 2019 6:32 pm

Anyone else notice the 2019 map (and possible other before it, I didn't check) makes it look like storm runner has like 10 inversions :lol:

http://www.hersheypark.com/assets/pdf/info/park-map/sitp-map.pdf
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby tanthonyam » Mon Apr 15, 2019 7:09 pm

Is that a high rise residential building to the right of Skyrush? If it is they have a great view of the park.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:05 pm

tanthonyam wrote:Is that a high rise residential building to the right of Skyrush? If it is they have a great view of the park.


My GPS took me a different way to Hersheypark on this visit. This time I drove through the center of Hershey, PA. I noticed a parking garage that appeared to have an amazing view of Skyrush's front drop head on. I thought about stopping, but I was too excited to ride.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Hershey_flags » Thu May 02, 2019 12:09 pm

Reese’s Cupfusion opens to the public May 25th and there is a passholder event on the 24th (only a select amount of people get chosen though).
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