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

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No, if anything, I'd say that the ride actually looks shorter in person.

 

Judging from the photos, it definitely doesn't look too tall... which is a good thing in my opinion! Hersheypark shouldn't have something that awkwardly stands out in the skyline which is why I think the height of Skyrush is perfect. It is plenty tall enough to get the hyper feeling, but also not something that will dwarf the surrounding area's great attractions since everything is pretty much right on top of each other. I also like how low to the ground the rest of the layout is besides the first hill as it allows the ride not to completely dominate that part of the park. Hersheypark and Intamin did a fantastic job designing this ride for looks, so I definitely can't wait to find out how it rides!

 

And yes, those edge seats look awesome. They should give a very unique experience.

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I'm just going by what I see in the aerial since I haven't seen it in person. Maybe the pit is giving the illusion that it's taller than it is.

I'm not sure. I remember the first time I saw Steel Force at Dorney Park (I was like, six or seven), it looked absolutely massive. Then, the first time I saw Skyrush in person, our tour group was in the pit now filled by the creek, and it was incredibly weird that it didn't seem all that tall, although the lift hadn't been topped off then. I even passed by it again in March with the lift completed, and it once again didn't seem as tall. But the height of the lift hill is in fact 200 feet, make no mistake about that.

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I find that it depends on what angle you look at it. If you are in The Hollow, it does look a lot taller than it is, but if you're along park Bulevard, it does look shorter, but then again, you are seeing it from 30 feet above the creek.

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I find that it depends on what angle you look at it. If you are in The Hollow, it does look a lot taller than it is, but if you're along park Bulevard, it does look shorter, but then again, you are seeing it from 30 feet above the creek.

I have this experience all the time at parks with big coasters. From various places in a park a given coaster will look "short," then tall, then "short," then tall again.

 

After seeing this, I'd actually take the inside seat no problem.

I might just go for luck of the draw for my first ride, then switch it up on my second. But who knows how I'll feel in person; I am generally an edge seat whore on 4-across rides.

 

That said, these minimalistic trains do strike a bit of fear and awe in my heart...

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I still want to know how they will enforce the queueing for the winged seats. I know they will have separate lines but I still have a feeling that the majority of the GP will ignore that, resulting in chaos.

Im 99.9% sure this has been covered several times before, but there will just be one queue for each row, just like any other normal coaster. You'll board normally just like any other coaster. And just like with any other coaster, there will be people who prefer the outside, and people who think it's "safer" to sit in the inside seats.

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That said, these minimalistic trains do strike a bit of fear and awe in my heart...

 

THIS. Absolutely this!! I am just loving the look of the trains, and those outer seats look about as minimal as anything I've ever seen coaster-wise. Which is a good thing!

 

And with the many new photo updates posted, I just am reminded how beautiful Skyrush looks overall. It is going to be a stunning ride to photograph for sure! I'm already counting down to our trip there in August!

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I still want to know how they will enforce the queueing for the winged seats. I know they will have separate lines but I still have a feeling that the majority of the GP will ignore that, resulting in chaos.

Im 99.9% sure this has been covered several times before, but there will just be one queue for each row, just like any other normal coaster. You'll board normally just like any other coaster. And just like with any other coaster, there will be people who prefer the outside, and people who think it's "safer" to sit in the inside seats.

Yeah, this has been covered enough times already...I'll prefer the inside seats because they're closer to the ride's actual center line...

 

The floor is really only there to let people get across to the other seat. The inside seats look like they're high enough off of the floor that your feet wouldn't touch (B&M Mega coasters, Mack launched coasters). So, essentially, all of the seats would feel as though they were "floorless".

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I hate to gripe about petty things, but I'm really not a fan of the station, especially the bathrooms below. The ride itself looks great, and I know that the station won't affect the ride experience at all, but I wish they had made it look a little bit more detailed. I guess I was spoiled by Wild Eagle's station. For a ride as intense and grand as SkyRush, I was hoping for a slightly more complex station. And I hope someone doesn't enter the bathrooms thinking that's the line!

 

Again, I hate complaining. The station's just really been bugging me.

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Honestly, a station like Wild Eagle's wouldn't have fit into that area of the park at all. Hershey stations are mostly generic, with some key features that help to distinguish the area they're in sometimes (Lightning Racers' queue and station are a great example of this). A station that sticks out in Comet Hollow would've ruined the feel of the area, if you ask me. They for sure needed to maintain the general charm that area has (which some people think that Great Bear ruined, but I disagree), being one of the older ones in the park, and having already put a 200-foot coaster right there doesn't leave them much wiggle room before the new ride really starts to encroach.

 

Tl;dr: Station is perfect for the area, not to big and not too detailed or gaudy. 200-footer already threatens to encroach on the Comet Hollow charm, and a station that didn't fit in wouldn't help.

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^^Most TPR'ers aren't redditors as far as I know. But I do agree, HP pulls off the minimalist style very well; not overdone, but not featureless. It's a very great medium which I believe is the standard for non themed amusement parks. And yes, putting an elaborately themed station in an otherwise plain park seems very out of place, like putting an animatronic dinosaur exhibit in KI, but if it brings in money, then so be it.

 

^^^I actually think putting the restrooms under the station is an ingenious way to save space. I love how creative HP is and can still successfully make the park look pretty nice.

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