Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread in Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys! Posted May 4, 2013 It's not even that big of a difference. I didn't even notice the lift slow down the first time I rode it this season, and I was looking for it! It still throws you over the first drop and hauls ass through the ride as it did before. It might be a tad slower, but I couldn't really tell. I did find that it was a little slow in the morning. But I'm pretty sure the 58 degree temperature had something to do with that... Later in the day it was flying!