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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby TXman308 » Sat Mar 24, 2012 2:15 pm

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


They still have to do the pull through first (to check clearances). After that's done then they should start testing the ride. :)

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Magnum PA » Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:01 pm

vacoaster09 wrote:There is NO WAY Skyrush cost under 10 million...


Bet me.

Thom25 wrote:I think you're half right Magnum PA. Since Hershey doesn't take possession of the ride until it passes state inspection, I suspect the full amount did go through Intamin's hands, but as you noted a significant portion of the cost goes to the subcontractors. There has to be one construction manager over seeing the entire project, and suspect that is all managed by Intamin with Hershey's engineers overseeing the process.


Correct. But I disagree that the full amount goes through Intamin's hands. "Hersheypark" is the project manager, as they have an extensive engineering and planning department. I'm sure Intamin has also had someone onsite at times throughout the process. But Intamin had little to do with the actual dredging and excavating that took up millions in this rides $25 million budget, and therefore most likely never saw all of that money at any point.

Again, if Fahrenheit cost $12 million, the ride itself probably cost between $6-$7 million. As some of you realize, there's a lot more that goes into a steel coaster that what the designer sells.
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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.

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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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