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

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^^Okay, just misunderstood what you said. My apologies!

 

CP could in theory expand into the peninsula by removing some of the campground/cabins/resort stuff, and they could also expand into the parking lot and move parking off point. If they wanted the park to get bigger, there's room to expand, even if it doesn't seem like it.

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^^Okay, just misunderstood what you said. My apologies!

 

CP could in theory expand into the peninsula by removing some of the campground/cabins/resort stuff, and they could also expand into the parking lot and move parking off point. If they wanted the park to get bigger, there's room to expand, even if it doesn't seem like it.

 

It would be expensive, but land reclamation is an option. If they did expand the island, I think it would be on the side of the island facing the main land. Back to Hersheypark, if they did expand, what type of roller coaster would you want. When I first saw the link I posted above, I thought it would mean HP would get a hyper coaster. Well, it looks like they didn't need an expansion to accomplish this. So, how does a giga or strata coaster sound? Or maybe a dive coaster.

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I'm guessing that the parking would go long before the campgrounds etc. The resorts help make Cedar Point a destination park, and I were CF I wouldn't want to give that up. But for the time being, they could always just settle for ingeniously weaving coasters through existing structures and random bits of land, like what happened with...

SKYRUSH! (See what I did there? )

Anyone have an idea when the trains are going to be put on the track? What steps are left before testing can start?

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HP was considering building a coaster in the kissing tower area (A mack spinning looper even, they told a PA newspaper) as well as the sunken gardens location before they decided on Skyrush, so I'd look there for future coaster expansion.

http://www.pennlive.com/midstate/index.ssf/2012/03/on_thrill_rides_like_hersheypa.html

 

I like the part where they mention they would rather be 2nd when it comes to getting newer types of rides. In 2005, Herhseypark was going to build Turbulance, the first "Frequent Faller" roller coaster from Interactive Rides (the guys who made those crazy rides on the Las Vegas Stratosphere Tower). Things did not go well... Looks like they learned from their mistakes by passing on that bizarre sounding coaster from Mack.

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turbulence_%28Hersheypark%29

 

http://www.interactiverides.com/

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I never really understood why Hershey had even considered the Frequent Faller model. Other than being "the one that goes sideways", I don't really see anything appealing about its layout or design; plus I'm sure it would've been a prototypical and maintenance nightmare. I think it was wise decision on HP's part to scrap it.

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Everybody buy more Hershey bars so we can get more Hersheypark!

 

I'm sure you were making a funny... but for those that don't know. You could buy all of the candy bars you want, and Hersheypark would not see one red cent of the money. Different companies.

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If a ride is awesome enough, I feel like a short run-time would actually help a coaster out. Take Storm Runner for example. The whole thing is over in about a minute, but once you hit that brake run you're just blown away and can't make heads or tails of what just happened... and then of course get right back on to try and figure it out!

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^That's a good point. I think there's a point where shorter is better. Some coasters that are just too long get pretty boring (Superman at SFA?). And nobody complains about the length of Storm runner, which is actually 1000' shorter than Skyrush. I doubt 'being a short ride' will be anyone's complaint about this coaster.

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^ Two reasons why that's correct:

 

1. From what exists, 'Mega-Lite' refers to a fairly specific layout. It's much more accurate to call I305 a super-sized Mega-Lite than it is to call Skyrush one. It fits into the more general Mega category.

 

2. Google's definition of 'lite' is "Of or relating to low-fat or low-sugar versions of manufactured food or drink products." If you eat a super-sized portion of 'lite' food, it's like you had the regular kind anyway.

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^ Just based off of other parks, quite low. Two years ago I saw about 20 cars parked at SFGAm on Easter Sunday.

 

That many? Easter Sunday that year was on April 4th, but the park didn't open until April 24th. Not sure where you get your facts from? Unless they were employee cars, Six Flags Great America wasn't open that early in the year of 2010.

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That's a good point. I think there's a point where shorter is better.

 

???

 

I've never ridden a good coaster and said "Man, I wish this thing would end already."

 

Some coasters that are just too long get pretty boring (Superman at SFA?).

 

I, among many people, think Superman at SFA is an elite steel coaster. Boring?

 

And nobody complains about the length of Storm runner, which is actually 1000' shorter than Skyrush.

 

I, among many people, don't think Storm Runner's all that great because of its short circuit. I would argue that it's the main knock on Storm Runner. It's a tease that you wait too long for. The payoff is not worth the wait.

 

I doubt 'being a short ride' will be anyone's complaint about this coaster.

 

I think Skryrush's layout, now that it's constructed, looks phenomenal. But I think that if there is to be a knock on this ride, it will be its length.

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Are we really arguing over peoples opinions? .:Facepalm:.

 

He used an odd opinion as the basis of an argument about people's general soon to be opinions of Skyrush. What's wrong with disputing that? And to say that nobody complains about Storm Runner being too short - well that's just incorrect, isn't it?

 

Let the moderators moderate.

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