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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.
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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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.
Most of the first floor walls for the station have been installed.
They only have until the 1st of February to top the ride off since that's when the crane has to be taken out.
Santa is still climbing the Comet.
The transfer area is coming along.
The new path is taking shape.
The creek wall is starting to go in along it.
Tiny Tracks's ride area is being torn up for Tilt-A-Whirl.
Here is what the will will look like when it's finished.
I hope the path is open by April.
Nothing looks like is going on inside Comet's station right now.
Skyrush dominates the skyline on Chocolate Ave. in downtown.
During the summer, it looks like only the first drop will be visible.
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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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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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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Postby B&MIntaminGCI » Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:26 am

It was put up leaning like that.

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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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