Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby QueerRudie » Wed Jan 11, 2012 4:32 pm

harper83087 wrote:Stupid work computer won't show the pics from facebook or Keyston Thrills!!! I did see the one of the lift construction though, that thing looks steep. Is it just the angle of the pic or is it actually steeper than a 45* lift?


The lift angle as reported by Hersheypark is 50degrees. (Yes, that's steeper than most coasters in the USA have for a first drop!)

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Postby Fooz » Wed Jan 11, 2012 5:57 pm

This is starting to seem like an alternate universe thunderbolt/phantom's revenge!

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Postby Ejectorbater » Thu Jan 12, 2012 4:53 pm

Guy T. Koepp wrote:WOW! That is some beefy a$$ lift hill truss! :shockr:


I'll show you a beefy a$$ lift hill. :lol:

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Postby Ccron10 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 6:36 pm

Time for another Skyrush Update! The lift hill is now approximately 150 to 160 feet tall at the moment and still growing.
http://keystonethrills.wordpress.com/2012/01/12/hersheypark-skyrush-construction-update-72-1-11-12/
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As you can see from the nearby parking garage, it towers over Comet.
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In other news, Bear is getting some work done on it's motor.
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Hey R.D....
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Three things in this photo: The station lights for Comet were on, the Skyview cars were in and around their station, and the relocated Looper Lanes building got a new roof installed.
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Most of the first floor walls for the station have been installed.
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They only have until the 1st of February to top the ride off since that's when the crane has to be taken out.
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Santa is still climbing the Comet.
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The transfer area is coming along.
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The new path is taking shape.
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The creek wall is starting to go in along it.
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Tiny Tracks's ride area is being torn up for Tilt-A-Whirl.
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Here is what the will will look like when it's finished.
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I hope the path is open by April.
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Nothing looks like is going on inside Comet's station right now.
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Skyrush dominates the skyline on Chocolate Ave. in downtown.
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During the summer, it looks like only the first drop will be visible.
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Looks close to 85 degree to me. Thanks for reading!

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Postby Swiminn6 » Thu Jan 12, 2012 7:25 pm

Great pictures! I really hope I can make it down this summer! Hopefully they top it off soon.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Skycoastin Steve » Thu Jan 12, 2012 9:55 pm

I hate to say it, but that lift hill is u-g-l-y! No worries, though, it doesn't matter how it looks, just how it rides. =)
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby smartestcoasterkidever! » Thu Jan 12, 2012 11:34 pm

1) That lift is WAY steep!
2) The support holding the lift appears to be leaning...

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby B&MIntaminGCI » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:26 am

It was put up leaning like that.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby IanKgtr » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:03 am

The lift is definitely somewhat of an eyesore, but it won't matter because you'll only be going up it for five seconds! :airtime:

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Synshine » Fri Jan 13, 2012 5:29 am

I can't believe that people have taken to dislike the lift hill. I personally love it; there is something very "Golden Age", maybe even industrial/steampunk about that combination of lattice and i-beams.

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