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You know, now that the lift is done (I don't believe anybody has brought this up yet), I hope this doesn't turn into the Tacoma Narrows Bridge of roller coasters. The single beam for support all the way up the lift looks like it will catch the wind a lot. We shall wait and see I guess.

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In spite of it being one of my absolute favorite parks, I usually only make the trip out to Hershey once a year. However, thanks to my 2020 plans going right into the crapper I'm working with what I'v

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It would be faster and a better use of your time to leave the park, drive to the airport, fly to Orlando, Uber to Seaworld and ride Mako than to wait 4 hours for Candymonium...   (Or you cou

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Man...I hate Skyrush. It`s ugly. And it`s in the wrong country. Should be somewhere else.

 

Germany for example

 

 

Word!

 

Anyway, I think it looks great and hope I'll be able to make it to Hersheypark in the near future.

 

You know that's quite a statement when the home country of some of the most INSANE coasters on Earth has people asking for SkyRush...

(And that's coming from a devout Schwarzkopf Believer...)

 

Man...I´m so guilty of being jealous in a totally stupid way. You are sooo right, Dude. Sorry for that...

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Also, Gallopin' Gertie got so... well, gallopin', because the road portion of the bridge was solid. The wind had no way to pass through and had no choice but to push against the bridge, which weakened the structure to the point where it collapsed (and killed a dog). As is quite evident in the pictures, Skyrush's lift has plenty of gaps for wind to pass through without harm.

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On that last Skyrush photo from the park, I think I found myself in that photo. I pretty much sat on the guardrail while they were lifting it into place in front of the first drop the whole time.

 

I think even with the trees in full-bloom you'll still see Skyrush from Tudor Square (i.e. in front of the Chocolate House). As i was walking down to get those photos from down there, I was competely awe-struck at how tall it looked from there.

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If you've been wondering what they've been working on since topping off the lift, here's a small update.

http://keystonethrills.megabb.com/t360-hersheypark-skyrush-construction-update-81-2-1-12#6020

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Another piece of track was added to the first drop...

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More creek wall was added...

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The loading station roof was added...

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Some decorative rock work seems to have been added to part of the station...

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And finally, the brake-run track was added.

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Is that a trim brake I see on the first drop in that first picture?! I sure hope not. I told myself "no way" but there even appears to be a maintenance platform just below (similar to Mantis). Can anyone who has seen it or has a better picture clarify?

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Is that a trim brake I see on the first drop in that first picture?! I sure hope not. I told myself "no way" but there even appears to be a maintenance platform just below (similar to Mantis). Can anyone who has seen it or has a better picture clarify?

 

Holy crap, welcome to the thread.

 

 

No, there will be no trims. We asked this question to Kurt Bachmann on our tour the other day and he said there will be no trims on SkyRush. So sorry, but your hunch is wrong.

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Is that a trim brake I see on the first drop in that first picture?! I sure hope not. I told myself "no way" but there even appears to be a maintenance platform just below (similar to Mantis). Can anyone who has seen it or has a better picture clarify?

 

Holy crap, welcome to the thread.

 

 

No, there will be no trims. We asked this question to Kurt Bachmann on our tour the other day and he said there will be no trims on SkyRush. So sorry, but your hunch is wrong.

 

Been following for the last few months. Must have missed that or forgotten that somewhere along the line..

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So much to see in this latest update on Skyrush's construction. From supports to brake-run to lift hill and more so let's get to the update!

 

http://keystonethrills.megabb.com/t361-hersheypark-skyrush-construction-update-82-2-3-12#6022

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Not Skyrush related, but still cool none the less. This cool interactive exhibit popped up within the last day or two and is choked full of candybrand, history, inforation, timelines, photos, and recipies and you can email it to your personal email address from it. I spent over 5 minutes playing around with it and I still didn't finish seeing everything on it. I recomend trying it out the next time you are at Chocolate World! :)

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Nice to see some further layout developments after a long few weeks of lift-only work. The station is changing daily too! The comet hollow will be one energetic place with the lift, brakes, and dip into the brakes all so close to the walkway. Its not often you see the entrances to 3 coasters right next to each other, either.

 

It's a bit strange to see this type of lift from this angle though, MF and i305 aren't visible from the lift-side of the station. That's where we'll be queuing too, I believe.

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So with everyone down in Comer Hollow, this should leave Storm Runner and the rest of the coasters out that way pretty much walk ons now I would think.

 

Also, CCron, with all of your time spent there have you seen anything of the new looper trains?

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Wow, this coaster really fits well with its surroundings.

 

Also, I see that catwalk underneath the top of the lift, probably another new innovation as I don't think I305 has that.

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Wow, this coaster really fits well with its surroundings.

 

Also, I see that catwalk underneath the top of the lift, probably another new innovation as I don't think I305 has that.

 

i305 does have that, but i305 is so massive that the stairs are actually inside the truss:

 

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