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

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I agree we need to see a test run, but the numbers really do speak for themselves. The lift is 19 MPH, with a first drop almost the same as Magnums. The second hill of Skyrush (80 feet) is HALF as tall as Magnums (157 feet) second hill. Then looking at how over-banked and beefy everything else is, only leads me to believe the ride is going to fly throughout the course in a similar fashion to I305. Like the rest of us, I can't wait to see this bad boy in action, but you can mark my words, this will be a world class ride (imho).

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I agree we need to see a test run, but the numbers really do speak for themselves. The lift is 19 MPH, with a first drop almost the same as Magnums. The second hill of Skyrush (80 feet) is HALF as tall as Magnums (157 feet) second hill. Then looking at how over-banked and beefy everything else is, only leads me to believe the ride is going to fly throughout the course in a similar fashion to I305. Like the rest of us, I can't wait to see this bad boy in action, but you can mark my words, this will be a world class ride (imho).

 

Why are we comparing this to an Arrow Hyper? Also the lift is 18mph, 17.7272mph if we want to get specific

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As TXman correctly pointed out, I was comparing Skyrush's size to Magnums' and nothing else. Magnum's second hill is half that of Skyrush, therefore the train on Skyrush will FLY over the second hill producing significant airtime. I am not comparing the two rides, that are 25 years apart in age, and light years apart in design.

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As TXman correctly pointed out, I was comparing Skyrush's size to Magnums' and nothing else. Magnum's second hill is half that of Skyrush, therefore the train on Skyrush will FLY over the second hill producing significant airtime. I am not comparing the two rides, that are 25 years apart in age, and light years apart in design.

I think you meant Skyrush's second hill is half that of Magnum's.

Has there been any word on a pull through yet?

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Trainwreck! It doesn't matter how short the hill is relative to Magnum XL200. I don't want to hear about Magnum XL200 in the Hersheypark thread (no offense to those of you who like it)!

 

The hill is downright small period, and that coupled with the high heartline of the trains will probably translate to negatives over the entire crest of the hill. I'd aim for about a second or two. POSSIBLY a tiny bit more.

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Trainwreck! It doesn't matter how short the hill is relative to Magnum XL200. I don't want to hear about Magnum XL200 in the Hersheypark thread (no offense to those of you who like it)!

This.

 

I can't wait to see testing videos of this thing. Considering the speed at which I305 tears through its first airtime hill, and with this being smaller (relative to the first hill) than I305's, this has the potential for rediculous airtime. But, as others have said, there's no way to tell for sure until it opens.

 

Oryp

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Nice to see the completed track work on this gorgeous coaster! Those airtime hills definitely look like they're ripe with potential airtime!

 

I'm digging those turns on the far end of the course too, as the one looks banked pretty close to 90 degrees. The station is looking very elegant as well. Can't wait to see some testing!

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HOLY CRAP this ride is photogenic! I can't wait to see it in person in two months! Also, the station entrances/exit completely make sense now that all the railings are mostly all in. For some reason I was partly convinced that the station would end up being a confusing mess.

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HOLY CRAP this ride is photogenic! I can't wait to see it in person in two months! Also, the station entrances/exit completely make sense now that all the railings are mostly all in. For some reason I was partly convinced that the station would end up being a confusing mess.

 

I think the whole park is photogenic. I love the way HP lays out their rides, especially in Comet Hollow.

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^I'm really amazed at how Hersheypark is able to fit twelve (technically thirteen, Lightning Racer is not a mobius coaster) a full sized water park, dozens of flat rides all in about seventy acres and still manages to make the vast majority of the park gorgeous.

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^agreed, I wonder what will happen first, another new coaster is built or something outta taken down... There really isn't that much room left

 

I'd say new coaster, considering Hershey Park closed down the old golf course and that Park Blvd could be rerouted. I think HP's next big thing could be an expansion. This was shown earlier in this very own thread.

 

http://keystonethrills.wordpress.com/2011/06/07/hersheypark-over-the-next-decade-2/

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^Basically, with almost every major park I can think of (with the exception of maybe Cedar Point ), take the amount of land the park currently occupies, double or even triple it, and you have the amount of land the park can potentially work with.

I'd be really interested to see if this would actually happen. Everybody buy more Hershey bars so we can get more Hersheypark!

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^Do you know how much stuff is actually squeezed into CP?

 

I know that there's a massive amount of stuff crammed into CP; I was just saying that if, for whatever reason, they were to actually run out of room at some time in the future, there isn't exactly a parcel of land next to the park that CF can begin to develop. Of course, me being stupid and wrong and stupid is still a possibility.

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^I think I emailed the park, wondering if they were considering to add large piers and IIRC they said that though they still have plenty of space, that wasn't off the table. If the roller coaster capital of the world wants to keep that title in the long run, that's their only choice anyway.

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