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P. 431: Jolly Rancher Remix & Mix'd family ride to debut this summer

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Either that or the exposure was off. Faded orange would not look red.

 

If it has faded, it must have faded pretty quickly. It still looked pretty fresh to me last year at Springtime in the Park.

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^My guess is that it's not on the list of rides for Spring Time in the Park because they're waiting for the new trains.

 

 

Springtime in the Park is less than two weeks away, it's not gonna be up and running even if the trains aren't on the track by now.

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The footers are all in! They also added the roof to the photo booth and Whack-A-Mole (which is red), added curbing to Comet Hollow, bricks to the photo booth, stair framework for the queue and exit, and some decorative bricks near the future queue.

http://keystonethrills.wordpress.com/2012/03/17/hersheypark-offseasonskyrush-construction-update-97-31612/

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Done!

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Remember this from last May?

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^My guess is that it's not on the list of rides for Spring Time in the Park because they're waiting for the new trains.

 

 

Springtime in the Park is less than two weeks away, it's not gonna be up and running even if the trains aren't on the track by now.

 

Don't forget it is also getting a new paint job that looks really sharp by the way. So even if there were trains on site, they wouldn't be able to cycle them for testing.

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^My guess is that it's not on the list of rides for Spring Time in the Park because they're waiting for the new trains.

 

 

Springtime in the Park is less than two weeks away, it's not gonna be up and running even if the trains aren't on the track by now.

 

Don't forget it is also getting a new paint job that looks really sharp by the way. So even if there were trains on site, they wouldn't be able to cycle them for testing.

 

Right!

 

And Comet Hollow is not gonna be buttoned up in time either.

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i think this thing looks great and i can't wait to ride it! on a side note, is it just me or does the new path that will let you walk along the creek seem kind of narrow? i'm judging based on the gravel that has already been laid. any chance it's going to be wider than that?

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I was thinking the same thing. However, since it will simply be another way into and out of Comet Hollow, I don't think there will be too much traffic on it (except this year because of Skyrush).

 

Oryp

 

seems like a major oversight to me. i think that path is going to be a clusterf**k this year. everyone is going to want to check that out. on the other hand, they don't have the room to put shops and food stands along there, so perhaps the plan is to encourage people to continue walking up the existing path past all of the shops and food stands...

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Concrete takes 28 days to cure. So if three weeks have passed, one week left!

 

Not quite true. Most concrete design is based on a "28 day strength" but the actual time it takes it to reach that strength can be much less. Oftentimes they will break sample pieces poured at the same time to check the strength. I usually see concrete with a formal cure period of between 3 and 14 days.

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Concrete takes 28 days to cure. So if three weeks have passed, one week left!

 

Not quite true. Most concrete design is based on a "28 day strength" but the actual time it takes it to reach that strength can be much less. Oftentimes they will break sample pieces poured at the same time to check the strength. I usually see concrete with a formal cure period of between 3 and 14 days.

There's a crane across from the construction entrance and some of the track and supports are now on flatbeds, so it might be soon.

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The station railings for the stairs have been added, some decorative rockwork to the path, and Comet's station is starting to look even more unique.

http://keystonethrills.wordpress.com/2012/03/22/hersheypark-skyrush-construction-update-99-3-21-12/

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Everything is coming together quite nicely! Is it just me, or is entering and exiting on the same side rather uncommon? I'm guessing they'd let guests unload and file through the exit, then airgates would open to let the next guests in. Might that cut into capacity a little bit? Also, what are the far right stairs going to be used for?

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In the second picture, does the turn go over the path, or does the path start before that, it just looks like with a train there and people walking it wouldn't have enough clearance...

 

but maybe it's bigger than it looks, there's nothing to put it into perspective.

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Three queues - one for entry, one for exit, and one for what? Will we be seeing a single-rider queue when this ride opens or something else?

 

Also, I hope that the pathway is open when the ride opens. That way, I won't have to sprint all the way around Music Box Way and Comet Hollow when I go and wait for the ride to open to the public on opening day!

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My guess on the three que lines would be (in the order from left to right as seen on picture):

Front Row / All Other Rows / Exit

 

In the second picture, does the turn go over the path, or does the path start before that, it just looks like with a train there and people walking it wouldn't have enough clearance...

 

but maybe it's bigger than it looks, there's nothing to put it into perspective.

 

There is plenty of space there. The track, supports, and footers are HUGE so everything looks big without any perspective. I would say there is about 15-20ft between the path and the track. And don't forget from looking at the pictures of the train, the rides feet won't dip below the track. These trains still sit 'above' the track, unlike B&M wing riders where the train is set up that the riders are sitting level with the box section.

 

I would also say that the path is likely 10 ft wide. Not over whelmingly huge, but big enough. Would have been shortsighted for HP to make it really big for this one year because of crowds, then having waisted space in the future. Can't wait to see all the plantings in those areas.

 

On a side note: Looks like they are making a path on the close side of the creek too. Wonder if that would ever be public access of just maintenance only...

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