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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby PhantomNick » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:17 pm

^ I dunno, those Mega-Lites are over pretty quick too, and I don't see anybody unhappy with those! ;)

And to me, that's what Skyrush looks like - a super-sized Mega-Lite!!
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Postby UrbanLegend » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:21 pm

If a ride is awesome enough, I feel like a short run-time would actually help a coaster out. Take Storm Runner for example. The whole thing is over in about a minute, but once you hit that brake run you're just blown away and can't make heads or tails of what just happened... and then of course get right back on to try and figure it out! :airtime:
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Postby coasterlover420 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 12:53 pm

^That's a good point. I think there's a point where shorter is better. Some coasters that are just too long get pretty boring (Superman at SFA?). And nobody complains about the length of Storm runner, which is actually 1000' shorter than Skyrush. I doubt 'being a short ride' will be anyone's complaint about this coaster.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Thu Mar 29, 2012 1:47 pm

PhantomNick wrote:And to me, that's what Skyrush looks like - a super-sized Mega-Lite!!


Since super-sized and lite cancel each other out it's just a mega.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby UrbanLegend » Thu Mar 29, 2012 2:37 pm

^ Two reasons why that's correct:

1. From what exists, 'Mega-Lite' refers to a fairly specific layout. It's much more accurate to call I305 a super-sized Mega-Lite than it is to call Skyrush one. It fits into the more general Mega category.

2. Google's definition of 'lite' is "Of or relating to low-fat or low-sugar versions of manufactured food or drink products." If you eat a super-sized portion of 'lite' food, it's like you had the regular kind anyway.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby thenewzolt » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:46 pm

Any idea on how large crowds will be on Easter sunday?
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Postby liftsifter » Thu Mar 29, 2012 3:59 pm

^ Just based off of other parks, quite low. Two years ago I saw about 20 cars parked at SFGAm on Easter Sunday.
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Postby Jerrykoala2112 » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:06 pm

liftsifter wrote:^ Just based off of other parks, quite low. Two years ago I saw about 20 cars parked at SFGAm on Easter Sunday.


That many? Easter Sunday that year was on April 4th, but the park didn't open until April 24th. Not sure where you get your facts from? Unless they were employee cars, Six Flags Great America wasn't open that early in the year of 2010.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Magnum PA » Thu Mar 29, 2012 4:54 pm

coasterlover420 wrote: That's a good point. I think there's a point where shorter is better.


???

I've never ridden a good coaster and said "Man, I wish this thing would end already."

coasterlover420 wrote: Some coasters that are just too long get pretty boring (Superman at SFA?).


I, among many people, think Superman at SFA is an elite steel coaster. Boring?

coasterlover420 wrote: And nobody complains about the length of Storm runner, which is actually 1000' shorter than Skyrush.


I, among many people, don't think Storm Runner's all that great because of its short circuit. I would argue that it's the main knock on Storm Runner. It's a tease that you wait too long for. The payoff is not worth the wait.

coasterlover420 wrote: I doubt 'being a short ride' will be anyone's complaint about this coaster.


I think Skryrush's layout, now that it's constructed, looks phenomenal. But I think that if there is to be a knock on this ride, it will be its length.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Rosso » Thu Mar 29, 2012 5:03 pm

Storm runner's length is perfect.

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