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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:25 pm

KC_Engineer wrote:Are people really arguing about this? Unless you are the ones writing the checks for Hershey, why is it such a big deal?

Moving on... anyone know when test runs may begin now that the track circuit is complete?


I agree--this whole "what did SkyRush actually cost?" discussion is getting a bit ridiculous. Let's all move on from this, shall we?
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Tanks4me05 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 1:29 pm

That dirt road they built in the middle of the river for the construction vehicles: Now that they are finishing up, are they going to make it even with the original river bed or are they just going to fill it back up as is when they are done?

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby scbt » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:27 pm

I'm rather skeptical about the length of Skyrush, I hope the intensity will make up for this but I kinda doubt this will be the case.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Tanks4me05 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:32 pm

^Length means naught to a point. Storm Runner has a little over half the ride time, yet has been my #1 steel coaster for the eighth year running now. I wouldn't worry. And besides, it would be ridiculously hard to stuff any more track into that area anyway, let alone for a hyper with a wider reach envelope than most.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:35 pm

scbt wrote:I'm rather skeptical about the length of Skyrush, I hope the intensity will make up for this but I kinda doubt this will be the case.

I'd rather it be short. That way, I won't have to wait in line as much!
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby ahecht » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:38 pm

Tanks4me05 wrote:That dirt road they built in the middle of the river for the construction vehicles: Now that they are finishing up, are they going to make it even with the original river bed or are they just going to fill it back up as is when they are done?


The plans submitted to the Army Corps of Engineers showed a permanent gravel maintenance road underwater in the middle of the creek.

http://www.nab.usace.army.mil/Regulatory/PublicNotice/Pennsylvania/10-00631Rev.pdf
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby coasterlover420 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:38 pm

^^ Short ride doesn't necessarily mean good capacity.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Tanks4me05 » Sun Mar 25, 2012 3:47 pm

^^Hmmmm... that's actually an ingenious solution.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby UrbanLegend » Sun Mar 25, 2012 4:34 pm

ahecht wrote:http://www.nab.usace.army.mil/Regulatory/PublicNotice/Pennsylvania/10-00631Rev.pdf


There's actually one of those types of maintenance roads at my old Scout camp. Except it's permanently partially submerged and occasionally decides to wash away trucks... :?r

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