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Postby Ccron10 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 3:36 pm

On Monday, I went to Hersheypark to job shadow for my senior project that I must do in order to graduate. Along with interviewing, and shadowing, I was taken out into the park and was allow to view the Construction of the Seaquel. I'd like to thank the park for giving me the oppertunity to do this. I will post the shop pictures once I am finished with my project.
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A lot has happened since October and it seems like construction is moving at a great pace. This is going to be the new restaurant that sits in front of the Shore wave pool.

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In the distance is the wave pool building. It will house restrooms, pool machinery, and offices. In the bottom of the photo will be a bridge to access the cabana area.

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If you want a cabana, you would need to stop by this building first.

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The wave pool closer up.

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This is the Intercoastal Waterway so far. The layout is just about 3/4 completed. You would be floating around the course in a clockwise direction and will last around 8 minutes long.

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This is standing at Canyon River Rapids's entrance. You can see the section they need to finish.

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The popcorn stand had to be moved in order to add a bridge to access the wave pool and restaurant. The workers were adding a retaining wall to hold the walkway.

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This picture was taken near the second bridge to cross the lazy river.

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This is looking at either the entrance or exit ramp for Intercoastal Waterway. if you look closely at the concrete along the ramp, you can see that it resembles wooden planks.

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This is the loading and unloading area for the lazy river. Exiting riders will float into the far right canal to exit while loading passengers will enter into the center one.

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Another close up of the wave pool building.

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The deepest section of the wave pool.

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This is most of wave pool. Come May, this view will be filled with a lot of sun bathers and swimmers.

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Looks like they are ready to lay down another section of concrete for the Intercoastal Waterway.

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Postby TheRapidsNerd » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:07 pm

While I miss CRR A LOT, this will look and do well when it's finished. Thanks for the update.

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Postby BuschSchoe » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:02 pm

Nice to see an update.
Thanks for sharing... can't wait to see the expansion in July (hopefully). :br

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Postby Speeddeamon128 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 9:56 pm

Awesome update the wave pool looks awesome.
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Postby Ccron10 » Sat Feb 21, 2009 4:22 pm

CRR was a unique ride, but if it needed to go, then I have no problem with the decision. Keep in mind that chlorinated water has the power to corrode metal and some of the parts would need to be replaced often. My guess is that parts had to be constantly replaced which cost a lot of money over time. One of the guys I think did mention maintenance was one of the reasons why it was removed.
There were a few places that I saw that still showed signs of CRR existing (inside the old control room, and in the shop) which did give me a eerie feeling even though the ride is gone.

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Postby Ccron10 » Sun Mar 22, 2009 10:55 am

new video update has been posted. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siKIi1F4ZDs
The wave pool building is starting to take it's shape and it seems like they now just need to add some of the paths, finish the buildings, do some finishing touches to the pools, add scenery and it's done. To note, the park laid mulch down on the Boardwalk midway as a way to protect the path surface as the construction vehicles were tearing it up. As Mrs. Burrows said, they needed to bring in a drill to take out some of the ride's concrete and also massive rocks that were found in the area where the Roedo was located. It also seems like they may have moved the Boardwalk entrance sign back and they are modifying the path layout there by having you enter the Shore by going under it's entrance sign.

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Postby Ccron10 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:39 am

http://www.hersheypark.com/index.php
A webcam has been posted to look at construction progress for the Boardwalk SeaQuel. The button appears in place of the Events Calender button after a few seconds. The webcam is updated hourly.

It looks like the Seaquel is about completed. Paths are being added along with the final layers of concrete being added to the wavepool and lazy river. The completion date for construction is I believe May 1st, then scenery, and lifeguard training will begin.
I plan on being at the park Saturday and will plan on posting a construction update.
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You can see one of Fahrenheit's trains inside the station as well. Although it's slim, but maybe FH might open. Remember that a few years ago Midway America opened unannounced. Anything is possible.

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Postby deguy123 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:15 am

It's still hard to believe CRR is gone! I know i should be over it.....lol...

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Postby TYTL » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:18 pm

Ccron10, why is it slim that FH might be open? I was on it in '08.

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Postby Ccron10 » Mon Apr 20, 2009 4:22 pm

TYTL wrote:Ccron10, why is it slim that FH might be open? I was on it in '08.
I said it would be slim for it to be open for Springtime in the Park this year. Fahrenheit will be open during the summer and possibly Fall.

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