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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby griffonj2022 » Sun May 06, 2012 7:19 pm

Skycoastin Steve wrote:I'll be there on May 26 wind, rain, shine, hail, tornado, hurricane, meteor shower, or apocalypse. So it better be open.


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Postby Tmcdllr » Sun May 06, 2012 11:32 pm

IanKgtr wrote:Let's hope for a smooth opening day for Skyrush, unlike the debacle that was Fahrenheit's first day of operation...


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Postby Ace Of Spades » Sun May 06, 2012 11:43 pm

Tmcdllr wrote:
IanKgtr wrote:Let's hope for a smooth opening day for Skyrush, unlike the debacle that was Fahrenheit's first day of operation...

What happened?

If I remember right a train volleyed in the cobra roll and had to be pushed out by a few guys on a crane.

(edited for accuracy, had a feeling I didn't remember it quite right)
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Postby crazywolf88 » Mon May 07, 2012 7:07 am

It also got stuck upside down at the exit of the cobra roll and rolled out by itself V E R Y S L O W L Y.

That was only because it was running empty. So from that day forward Hershey had to run Fahrenheit with passengers.
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Postby coasternut » Mon May 07, 2012 7:12 am

Looks like a GREAT RIDE, thanks for the video. Looks like lots of airtime everywhere, with none of the usual Intamin (QDC) Quick Direction Changes (eg. Maverick, I305) that I don't like. I can't wait...
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Postby XYZ » Mon May 07, 2012 8:00 am

I'm wondering if it will have a stationary floor or a lowering floor. Since it's an Intamin, I'm guessing it will be a stationary floor.

coasternut wrote:Looks like a GREAT RIDE, thanks for the video. Looks like lots of airtime everywhere, with none of the usual Intamin (QDC) Quick Direction Changes (eg. Maverick, I305) that I don't like. I can't wait...


Correction: Twisties!
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby coasternut » Mon May 07, 2012 9:24 am

XYZ wrote:I'm wondering if it will have a stationary floor or a lowering floor. Since it's an Intamin, I'm guessing it will be a stationary floor.

coasternut wrote:Looks like a GREAT RIDE, thanks for the video. Looks like lots of airtime everywhere, with none of the usual Intamin (QDC) Quick Direction Changes (eg. Maverick, I305) that I don't like. I can't wait...


Correction: Twisties!


I don't mind "twisties," it's the quick one direction then a quick turn in the other. For me this creates too much head banging / neck crunching into the OTSR.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby The Yeti » Mon May 07, 2012 4:25 pm

The way the back seat flies over the first airtime hill is so great, but it looks like in any row there is no escaping the airtime. I'll have to make my first trip to Hershey Park sometime this year...any recommendations on when to visit?

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby IanKgtr » Mon May 07, 2012 5:27 pm

^Either weekdays in late May, mid to late June, or very late August. Early June is swarmed by school trips, and July and August are packed with tourists. But no matter the season, always avoid Saturdays.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby chickenbowl » Mon May 07, 2012 5:32 pm

coasternut wrote:I don't mind "twisties," it's the quick one direction then a quick turn in the other. For me this creates too much head banging / neck crunching into the OTSR.


Good thing there is no OTSRs. I do see one direction change on the twisty hill thing before the final small bunnyhill, but if I'm correct your talking about the transitions between flat turns like in the beginning of Maverick and on I305. El Toro has those transitions too, but because its just lapbars, there's no possible discomfort!
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