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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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Restore Revolution Now AHAHA! sorry,anyway back on topic! SkyRush is looking beautiful.

 

The squirrel pic though.It reminds me of Invader Zim when Girr goes "I saw a squirrel it was doing like this! *chuffs*.

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I hope they change the color of the trains. Orange trains on blue track would be an extreme eyesore.

 

 

Are you aware that: blue and orange ARE complimentary colors, AND, there is a roller coaster right across the park with a blue and orange color scheme?

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I hope they change the color of the trains. Orange trains on blue track would be an extreme eyesore.

 

 

Are you aware that: blue and orange ARE complimentary colors, AND, there is a roller coaster right across the park with a blue and orange color scheme?

Also, the track isn't blue. It's black. The supports are blue though.

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I don't think this has been posted yet, but I never truly realized how much interaction Comet and Skyrush will be having.

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I'm a member of All American Thrills, and have heard over there that it's looking like monday is the day for testing

 

And I think this thing is going to 1) haul a$$ and 2) have some MAJOR ejector air

 

I might not be a member of AAT, but that's sheer gossip- and really unwarranted at that.

 

The ride will test when HP wants to test it- whether it be Monday, Thursday or Sunday. Idle speculation about when it will test does nobody any good at all- HP has not released any date specific towards testing yet.

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Ok

 

And Queer, I disagree with you. I don't see it as unwarranted gossip, I'm just trying to speculate. And after all, isn't that pretty much what this thread is about at this point, speculation???

 

No hard feelings, i just disagree

It's about following the construction of a coaster, not speculation. Speculation is making a prediction off of no evidence. Just becuase the ride has the trains on and is together doesn't mean that it's certain that testing will happen on Monday. In the end, it can confuse people.

 

Anyways, they were testing the motor yesterday (the drum wasn't moving though). It kind of sounded like an RC car.

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Ok

 

And Queer, I disagree with you. I don't see it as unwarranted gossip, I'm just trying to speculate. And after all, isn't that pretty much what this thread is about at this point, speculation???

 

No hard feelings, i just disagree

It's about following the construction of a coaster, not speculation. Speculation is making a prediction off of no evidence. Just becuase the ride has the trains on and is together doesn't mean that it's certain that testing will happen on Monday. In the end, it can confuse people.

 

spec·u·la·tion

noun

1. the contemplation or consideration of some subject.

2. a single instance or process of consideration.

3. a conclusion or opinion reached by such contemplation: These speculations are impossible to verify.

4. conjectural consideration of a matter; conjecture or surmise: a report based on speculation rather than facts.

5. engagement in business transactions involving considerable risk but offering the chance of large gains, especially trading in commodities, stocks, etc., in the hope of profit from changes in the market price.

 

^that's the definition straight out of the dictionary

 

and another:

 

speculate

 

— vb

1. to conjecture without knowing the complete facts

 

not "nothing at all", just not the complete facts

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I hope they change the color of the trains. Orange trains on blue track would be an extreme eyesore.

 

This is sort of one of those things that cannot be unseen, unheard, or unlearned... Like listening for a laugh track on a prime time sitcom...

 

Orange and Blue are great colors in contrast. Most advertising uses it in some way...

 

Here are a few movie posters:

 

As for the coaster, will be interesting to see how they split the lines for the seats.The concept of two types of trains in one seems great on paper, but I can't help but think it will be an operational nightmare. Think of a theatre of some sort at a theme park and how everyone plops down right in the middle despite pleas to move to the ends of the rows x 1,000,000,000

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I'm going to play the devil's advocate for a minute here: It seems as if the new opinion that any speculation or guessing is highly frowned upon, something which I do not understand and quite frankly I find ironic that a coaster enthusiast site dislikes it when people hype up a coaster before it opens. I thought the point of TPR was to discuss everyone's passion for coasters past, present and future, and not just purely be a news forum for reporting new additions to parks. The same thing goes for times when I saw a lot of people getting bashed by talking about why some engineering process was done for the design of the ride, like in regards to speculating on what the return route for Skyrush's lift cable would be. Of course a lot of us aren't engineers, and only a select few of us are in the amusement industry, but that shouldn't exclude the majority of the members from participating in the conversation. Frankly, I enjoy speculating, or at least educated guessing, as I find it a lot of fun trying to determine the methodology of the engineers.

 

And judging from the ride, it is fairly compact, and El Toro HAULS when the hills are only 2/3 the height of the lift, all these hills are less than half the height of the lift. There are also no trims, so despite the fact that we don't have any easy way to calculate the velocity of the trains and the radii of the hills, I think it's safe to say that there will be a high probability that ejector airtime will be all over the place.

 

It's not like we're a panel of jury members deciding the fate of a person who is on trial, so as long as no flame wars or similar are started, I honestly see no issue with speculation.

 

I've been quiet about this for a while, but now I think it would be a good time to step on my soap box and give my €0.0150840938

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As for the coaster, will be interesting to see how they split the lines for the seats.The concept of two types of trains in one seems great on paper, but I can't help but think it will be an operational nightmare. Think of a theatre of some sort at a theme park and how everyone plops down right in the middle despite pleas to move to the ends of the rows x 1,000,000,000

 

Does ANYONE use the search function anymore? Come on guys!

 

I can confirm from our tour in January that the four people per row will board all at once, with no separate queuing for the winged seats.
You'll line up like a normal coaster, four people will walk through the air gates and they'll take their seats. Just like any four-across coaster. So you just have to battle it out with your friends for who gets which seat!
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.

 

You know, I've heard that they're going to give everyone on the far-right seats jet packs so they can fly over the station, through the transfer area, and into their seats. Then, they're going to make the people who want to sit in the inside seats participate in a curling game to determine who sits on the left and who sits on the right. The far-left seat will then be reserved for the person in the group who is too much of a chicken to don a jet pack and they will be forced to wear a chicken helmet for the entire ride.

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You know, I've heard that they're going to give everyone on the far-right seats jet packs so they can fly over the station, through the transfer area, and into their seats. Then, they're going to make the people who want to sit in the inside seats participate in a curling game to determine who sits on the left and who sits on the right. The far-left seat will then be reserved for the person in the group who is too much of a chicken to don a jet pack and they will be forced to wear a chicken helmet for the entire ride.

 

THIS!

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