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

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^I'm right at 6'5", so I'm not sure what to expect with Skyrush. It doesn't surprise me at all that SFMM insisted on measuring him with shoes on (if you ride with no shoes on, you should be measured with no shoes on). Last year at SFNE was a real pain in the ass trying to get on Bizarro. I rode it 6 times (mostly during ERT), and about every other ride they would pull me off the train and measure me. The final time they kicked me off was after I had ridden in the front seat during ERT (and it was pretty damn obvious they saw me ride that time). And there was also another TPR member who was taller than me who was never denied a ride or measured like I was. I just expect that kind of idiocy out of Six Flags, but not out of Hershey, so I'm hoping for the best next Saturday. I planned this entire vacation around this ride opening, so to say that I would be upset about being denied would be a gross understatement.

 

As for other rides with max height restrictions, the only time I've been denied flat out was the Zyklon (Rollie's Coaster) at Morey's Piers. I've ridden several rides that I was over the max height for (Superman at SFA, a variety of wild mouse coasters, the impulse at Dorney, some SLC's and all the SFC's). Really all I do is walk onto the ride like I've ridden it before and don't act like I'm trying to get away with anything. Usually works.

 

Anyway, sounds like your son has a good future in athletics, so roller coasters are the least of his worries.

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^I'm right at 6'5", so I'm not sure what to expect with Skyrush. It doesn't surprise me at all that SFMM insisted on measuring him with shoes on (if you ride with no shoes on, you should be measured with no shoes on). Last year at SFNE was a real pain in the A$$ trying to get on Bizarro. I rode it 6 times (mostly during ERT), and about every other ride they would pull me off the train and measure me. The final time they kicked me off was after I had ridden in the front seat during ERT (and it was pretty damn obvious they saw me ride that time). And there was also another TPR member who was taller than me who was never denied a ride or measured like I was. I just expect that kind of idiocy out of Six Flags, but not out of Hershey, so I'm hoping for the best next Saturday. I planned this entire vacation around this ride opening, so to say that I would be upset about being denied would be a gross understatement.

 

As for other rides with max height restrictions, the only time I've been denied flat out was the Zyklon (Rollie's Coaster) at Morey's Piers. I've ridden several rides that I was over the max height for (Superman at SFA, a variety of wild mouse coasters, the impulse at Dorney, some SLC's and all the SFC's). Really all I do is walk onto the ride like I've ridden it before and don't act like I'm trying to get away with anything. Usually works.

 

Anyway, sounds like your son has a good future in athletics, so roller coasters are the least of his worries.

 

So I'm not the only person stressing this! Granted I'm worried in a different way, but same idea. I'm 5'8" and 210, and I had a nightmare last night that I was too fat to ride, pretty horrible. I've never been too big for anything before, but it's a new coaster, new restraints...I'm just really nervy.

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^Judging by what these lap bars look like, I think you should be ok. The newer "over the shoulder" lap bar type restraints that Intamin has come out with have been much more forgiving than their previous designs.

 

Thanks, and good to hear. It's one of those things where I think I'll be ok, but I can't quite shake the paranoia. Like I said, I've always fit before, but what if this is the time...

 

Oh well, we hit Cedar Point first and I think as long as I fit on everything there-no reason why I shouldn't-I'll feel a bit better.

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Hershey just updated their page with a photo of Skyrush looking gorgeous from the Kissing Tower. And the caption reads,

 

We’d like to thank you (and our other 399,999 fans) for joining us on Facebook! In celebration, we think that we should let you see EXACTLY what it’s going to look like to ride Skyrush this year. We were able to get Point of View footage from the ride and we’d like to share it with you tomorrow if you’re interested in seeing it. Who’s ready to ride?

 

POV!!!

 

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^ you sound like you're built about like my husband. He's 5'8" and 205 and he doesn't have any issues with any types of restraints. I'd bet you'll be just fine.

 

Thanks, and I really hope you're right.

 

That said, all of this has gotten me dieting.

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^ you sound like you're built about like my husband. He's 5'8" and 205 and he doesn't have any issues with any types of restraints. I'd bet you'll be just fine.

 

Thanks, and I really hope you're right.

 

That said, all of this has gotten me dieting.

 

It really is funny how certain people with different body shapes fit on rides from different manufacturers. I used to work in operations at a couple different parks and I have seen gigantic "overweight" people fit into the same restraints that a very fit muscular person didn't fit into.

 

Personally I'm around 6'1"-6'2" and currently pushing every bit of 260-270 lbs (I'm as fat as I've ever been in my life). I've got a little muscle mass left over from my playing days but I'm pretty much built like a 3rd base coach now, yet I've never been turned down from a ride. I've successfully ridden B&M's, Intamins, GCI's, and PTC's all within the past 8 months. Point is everyone is different, and it's impossible to predict who will fit on certain rides and who won't, just make sure you try the test seat before you get in lines.

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Here is a video of the ride testing after the trims were installed.

 

 

Here is a video when they were not (go to 2:05 for a similar perspective).

 

 

Lift appears to be at full speed in both. Playing both at the same time it looks to be going a little slower through the twisty hill and last airtime hill but otherwise nearly identical.

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According to that video a bolt flew off during the turn-around (In Description).

Disregarding that the only part that looks weaker is the last airtime hill, but it looks like it'll still be ejector.

 

I'm thinking the problem area was the last airtime hill. Without trims it almost looks like it was taken a little too quickly.

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^Even better! I didn't even notice, the seats are a lighter shade of blue and I registered them as water dummies. The difference between the first ride alone on I305 and the first ride with a full train on I305 ten minutes later is already noticeable, not to mention how it rides once it's warmed up throughout the day - Skyrush should be the same!

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Hersheypark just uploaded the POV on their facebook page. That first drop looks beautiful...

 

Looks great and I see no noticeable reduction in speed from the trims. I can't help but lol at some of the comments on facebook though complaining the ride sucks because there are no loops. Ride the ride before saying it sucks. I can agree with he comments about it being a little short though. It is only 40 seconds from drop to brakes which is in line with a lot of their coasters. Im sure the ride itself will makeup for that though.

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Hersheypark just uploaded the POV on their facebook page. That first drop looks beautiful...

 

Looks great. I can't help but lol at some of the comments on facebook though complaining the ride sucks because there are no loops.

 

i noticed the same thing... stupid gp

 

though it still seems like its running at bat outta hell speed! XD

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The pov is incredible! The turn at the bottom of the drop is awesome. I wonder if the queue system for this ride will be better than Fahrenheit. Soon Hershey Park will need to expand. Their gonna need more coasters and the two wooden coasters Lightning Racer and Wildcat are too good to tear down. Comet should be torn down! I hate how long the line gets for such a boring ride!

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Hersheypark just uploaded the POV on their facebook page. That first drop looks beautiful...

 

Did anyone notice that the lift wasn't going full speed? If it's awesome now, I can't imagine what this ride will be like then.

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Looks great. I can't help but lol at some of the comments on facebook though complaining the ride sucks because there are no loops.

i noticed the same thing... stupid gp

 

Is complaining about the lack of loops really any worse than all the stupid things people have complained about here? Frankly, I think complaining about three tiny trims which barely slow the ride is stupider than complaining that you have a personal preference for inversions.

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