NYJin2010tm wrote:I've got a question for anyone who's gone this year, specifically on a weekday. I have the ridehopper thing on my iphone and its been showing wait times of 10-15 minutes every day. Has it really been that light this year? I've been going the last few years and its been getting more packed every time I go.
During the weekdays, the crowds have been light... ESPECIALLY on Mondays and Tuesdays. Fridays and Saturdays are always busy.
Hersheypark has sent us a press release about their commemoration of the Amusement Ride Safety Week.
Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Secretary Russell C. Redding presented a proclamation from Governor Edward G. Rendell to Frank O'Connell, Hersheypark general manager, in recognition of Amusement Ride Safety Week, May 31-June 6, 2010.
Hersheypark hosted the press conference on May 27 to kick-off Amusement Ride Safety Week. Media in attendance were invited to watch as members of the Hersheypark maintenance team inspected Fahrenheit, the Park's 11th roller coaster.
Secretary Redding presenting the proclamation to Frank O'Connell.
Change the scheme, Alter the mood! Electrify the boys and girls if you would be so kind!
Every time there is talk about Hersheypark getting a new rollercoaster I open up good old Microsoft Paint and come up with what *I* think they should get! Of course over the past few years all I've wanted was a hypercoaster and a drop tower, so I'm never right. Since there are apparently survey markers by the Comet, here's my prediction
PS- In all actuality, I'm praying they don't throw something else down by the Great Bear, Coal Cracker, and SDL! Comet Hollow is already dominated by the Great Bears funky supports.
Screamscape is saying there is a rumor Sooperdooperlooper could be removed for this new coaster. I really hope that doesn't happen. With Laser removed from Dorney, it's the last Schwarzkopf looper in the area and it's my favorite steel coaster at the park. Plus it is a great first looping coaster for people to try, I knew that since it only had 1 loop, if I didn't like it, there were no more inversions compared to other coasters that have 3 - 7 inversions that I would have been more hesitant to try.
YoshiFan wrote:Screamscape is saying there is a rumor Sooperdooperlooper could be removed for this new coaster. I really hope that doesn't happen. With Laser removed from Dorney, it's the last Schwarzkopf looper in the area and it's my favorite steel coaster at the park. Plus it is a great first looping coaster for people to try, I knew that since it only had 1 loop, if I didn't like it, there were no more inversions compared to other coasters that have 3 - 7 inversions that I would have been more hesitant to try.
Yeah, I saw that too, about Sooperdooperlooper. I hope it's not true. Sooperdooperlooper was the first roller coaster I ever rode. I'd be sad to see it go.
That is a disappointing rumor to hear. Let's face it though, when was the last time you waited in a long line for the ride? I think it still fetches a 20-30 minute wait once in a while in the very busy summer months, but that is by far the lowest wait time for the major coasters in the park. It would be sad to see it go, but the popularity of the ride is no longer there. I compare that to when I went to the park 15-20 years ago. Sure I was young, but I remember the coaster being much more popular. It is one of the old guys on the block now. It happens.
^ I completely agree.....there have really been no lines for it each summer I go in June. I'm heading there on the 23rd and 24th....so I'll definately be riding it a few more times incase it's not there the following year.
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