Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby CoasterLover » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:46 am

boldikus wrote:Re-theme of the dark ride for 2019?


The whole "love of chocolate and peanut butter" part made me think the same thing. On the other hand, the last 5 major coasters came in 1996, 1998 (2 years later), 2000 (2 years later), 2012 (2 years later), 2015 (3 years later), so, if history is any indications (which it isn't necessarily), they are certainly "due" for a new coaster soon.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:48 am

Well, if you're going by that, they also added a coaster in 2014 (Cocoa Cruiser). Also you forgot about Fahrenheit and Storm Runner?

But that isn't any indication of what they are going to add and when.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby prospekt88 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 11:59 am

This is gonna be a really intriguing project to follow. I just hope whatever they do is done as organically as possible. Their more recent additions starting with Midway America/The Boardwalk and up through Skyrush have all been pretty sterile looking, they almost give off a Cedar Fair vibe. The current entrance area is really nice so I'd hate to see it get that treatment. The area they're expanding into looks very green and forested so hopefully they can keep it that way to some degree.

Whatever it is I'm sure it'll make one of the best parks in the country even better. Adding another 30+ acres to an already large amusement park, waterpark, zoo, and Chocolate World is awesome.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby michaellynn4 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:05 pm

boldikus wrote:...and since I'll likely be retiring here lol...


DUDE! I've had the exact same thought! Rikki and I both love this park and I've fantasized about retiring there and working at the park as an old man, running some flat ride, telling old man / dad jokes and being that corny old person.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby amy_mel » Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:45 pm

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boldikus wrote:Re-theme of the dark ride for 2019?


The whole "love of chocolate and peanut butter" part made me think the same thing. On the other hand, the last 5 major coasters came in 1996, 1998 (2 years later), 2000 (2 years later), 2012 (2 years later), 2015 (3 years later), so, if history is any indications (which it isn't necessarily), they are certainly "due" for a new coaster soon.


Actually SR was 2004, Fahrenheit 2008, Skyrush 2012, Laff Trakk 2015. They are overdue for a major coaster addition already (would have been this year based on the 3 Intamins). I would imagine something big for this expansion and my guess would be probably not Intamin but I would love to see another one in the park.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby larrygator » Tue Jul 10, 2018 8:23 pm

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boldikus wrote:Re-theme of the dark ride for 2019?


NOOOOOO. not the Reeses Challenge!

maybe they will retheme the ride in Chocolate World. . LOL. . a shooting dark ride with targets on the cow's udders?


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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Wed Jul 11, 2018 3:56 am

Add me to the "dark ride re-theme" camp as well, the focus on a "mission" in the marketing immediately makes me think of "shooting dark ride".

Also, if that gigantic coaster is coming for 2020, why would they spend all the money on another gigantic coaster for 2019? As for that layout, perhaps it's a different kind of out-and-back mega coaster like a Mack looping coaster a la Flash or DC Rivals Hypercoaster.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby njcoasterguy34 » Wed Jul 11, 2018 4:11 am

Genx24 wrote:
boldikus wrote:Or RMC Wildcat!


Oh, hell yes. I'd love to see what they'd be able to do to that trash heap. The potential is certainly there.


I would be severely upset if they did anything to Wildcat other than re-track it. I'd much prefer they add a brand-new RMC.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Rayj » Wed Jul 11, 2018 5:47 pm

Anyone know where I can find discounted hershey tickets?

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:00 pm

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