Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread in Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys! Posted October 17 I just came back from Hersheypark. It was my first time there since 2006 (fifteen years!). We got there around 3:00 and left at closing (9:00). Candymonium was closed (at first) so we went to the closest open roller coaster, which was Great Bear. It's still a good ride after all these years. We got to see them transfer another car onto the track from storage, so that was fun (and it sped up the line). Then we headed towards Fahrenheit, but noticed Storm Runner was testing, By the time we got there, they already had opened and had several cycles. We get on the train and are sitting, ready to leave the station, but were told the ride would not be able to run due to rain issues. It did not run the rest of the day. So we then went on Fahrenheit (it was my first time). That was a blast. The line wasn't fun though, as that was the heaviest it rained today. But the ride was worth it, despite our faces being pelted. Next we headed towards Laff Track, but the wait was too long for us (it makes sense for that line to be long with it raining and all), so we instead went to Lightning Racer. It was practically a walk-on. We first did Lightning (and lost to Thunder), then did Thunder (and won). It's an incredible ride(s) still after all these years. Wildcat, not so much. Everybody in my group said their heads were rattled afterwards and commented on how much better Lightning Racer seemed to run. At that point, we headed back towards Candymonium, as the app said it was a five minute wait. Lies! While we were on line, it then finally updated to what it really was: A Ninety minute wait. While it wasn't that long for us, it was still our longest line of the day. Lots of people in line were playing the mobile game Heads Up. It would've been nice to have a covered line like that while waiting for Fahrenheit. We sat in the back two rows. What a fun, smooth ride. It had fantastic air time! As a plus, the ride was one of the "lights out" rides for Hersheypark in the Dark (Wildcat and Lightning Racer where also ones, but it wasn't fully dark yet when we rode them; Laff Trak was also one, as was Comet, but it never opened today). With all of that, and the crisp, Fall air, Candymonium was a great experience. While we were waiting to return to the station, we could see Skyrush running. Finally! It only took until an hour-and-a-half before closing to get it up and running! My brother got some Starbucks and we headed over for what the app said was a forty-five minute wait. Lies (again)! But, good lies this time. The line was just five minutes! This was my first time on Skyrush. I have to say, I was unfortunately disappointed somewhat. It was incredibly intense for sure, but we all agreed we enjoyed the experience on Candymonium more overall. Having been able to ride Fahrenheit, Candymonium, and Skyrush all for the first time today, makes Laff Track the only roller coaster I've yet to ride at Hersheypark. I can't remember if I've ever been on Sidewinder, but I've been on other Vekoma Boomerangs. I had a great time. I just hope it doesn't take me another fifteen years to go back!