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Skyrush felt like a 150 foot drop didn't feel or look 200 feet tall.

 

Really, your complaint about Skyrush is that it isn't tall enough?

 

The comet is 84', so 150' would be less than twice that height. Skyrush is clearly more than twice as tall as The Comet:

 

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^^ Operations are good or bad. It depends on the operator. One time, we waited 15 minutes for Apollo's Chariot, then the next day, the line started at the same spot, and we waited 45 minutes. It has happened to me alot. But the most efficiently operated coaster is Intimidator 305. Which has a fantastic station design, unlike Skyrush.

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Skyrush hurt while riding it hurt worse then the mean streak before re-tracking. And when advertised being 200 ft and not feeling like it It was hyped up and didnt live up to the hype that is all. I got off the ride limping I'm a small guy not alot of body weight so i was thrown against the bar. If it had hyper restraints i would of enjoyed the ride better.

 

I realise it is 200 ft but just didnt feel like it. The drop levels out unlike most of the other coasters very quickly. The restraints ruined the ride for me.

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I have to say didnt look or feel 200 ft. The ride was pretty meh to me actually put it below meanstreak because of the pain level on the ejector hills. Just left bruises and was not fun.

 

 

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Skyrush felt like a 150 foot drop didn't feel or look 200 feet tall.

 

 

I realise it is 200 ft but just didnt feel like it. The drop levels out unlike most of the other coasters very quickly.

 

Did you really have to mention that three times in two days? Because it appears you are just trying to rile people up by mentioning it over and over. I understand it is your opinion, but there is no need to keep posting it. I kind of suspect you are trying to rile people up since you mentioned Mean Streak.

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I had a blast in the park yesterday! There were highs and lows, but it was nowhere near as bad as I expected with all the complaining on here... let's see

 

Skyrush: As others have said there just isn't anything like it. The different seats all offer very different experiences, but all have great intensity. It's completely out of control... The lap bars can be tight, but it's not unbearable... especially depending on seat. With how much you fly around within the seat I'm kinda glad they are that tight! One train operation isn't too bad since the circuit is so quick (gotta love cable lifts) and while the unloading needs work the crew was good. The only time I saw two trains on the ride was broken.

 

Operations in general: They definitely weren't the best in the business, but I've seen much worse. Dispatches were timely on all the coasters, and while it is stupid to have seats roped off for a system that seems very underutilized at least they were being filled before dispatching. My biggest complaint has to be the Claw: some guy's cell phone flew off the ride and slammed into the loose article bin (Ha! Irony!) and the ride then closed for "technical difficulties" as the operators and phone owner stumbled around looking for the pieces.

 

Employees in general: Wow, what a mixed bag. We had some great employees during our visit, especially at the nice fry stand near the Kissing Tower (mmm Taco Fries). I also had employees slow to acknowledge our presence, looking uncertain about what to do at the front of a line (hint: smile and greet), and, my personal favorite, sitting on the ground hiding behind the counter at Subway! Improvements are necessary.

 

The park was a mess on Friday too... lots of broken rides (though I think some was due to some tree damage at the Minetrain and Storm Runner- did I miss an overnight storm?) and unfortunately, the great path under Skyrush was closed off so I couldn't get pictures.

 

I had a great day (helped by great company) and lines were short all day, despite a Dave Matthews Band concert last night. I'll definitely be returning next year for more, and hope to see more smiling employees.

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The crew was dispatching trains every 15 minutes or more minutes at skyrush.

 

Yeah, I'm definitely going to call BS on that one. Do you realize how long fifteen minutes actually is? That would make the line from the bottom of the steps about three plus hours. If you're going to attempt to tear the park a new one, at least say something that isn't a blatant lie.

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I went to Hershey this week. It was my third time going took my fiance who has never been.

 

Will not be returning to Hershey because of the flaws at the park.

 

Skyrush felt like a 150 foot drop didn't feel or look 200 feet tall.

 

The crew was dispatching trains every 15 minutes or more minutes at skyrush.

 

Trains on other rides were running one train on major attractions.

 

The employees were slow didn't care about moving in a timely manner and the fact the some employees were giving very rude stares at us as we entered lines.

 

One at great bear where the employee turned his full body around and stared us down.

 

Sorry Hershey but with the slow loading's and the rude employees we skipped the next day and went to Dorney.

 

Really, 15 MINUTE dispatches? They may have been slow but that seems excessive.

 

Also, why would the employees be staring you down? That just seems really strange.

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^Honestly, I don't even care if the employees stare me down. As long as the ride is fun, I could care less. And I agree with what was said above. 15 minutes? No way in the world was it 15 minutes. More like 3 minutes, not even!

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^Honestly, I don't even care if the employees stare me down. As long as the ride is fun, I could care less. And I agree with what was said above. 15 minutes? No way in the world was it 15 minutes. More like 3 minutes, not even!

I would care though since I paid to enter the park to have a fun time. I don't care how fun the coaster is, I would tell guest relations if they were rude to me.

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Skyrush is running two trains today. One with the old restraint, and the other with the new restraint which is a thicker and softer lap bar. I would suspect the other train will get converted asap.

Great to know! I'm glad it will be ready for next week when I make my trip! Yay for comfy airtime !

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Skyrush is running two trains today. One with the old restraint, and the other with the new restraint which is a thicker and softer lap bar. I would suspect the other train will get converted asap.

 

I wonder how they did it? I understand that miracles can happen in a maintenance bay. Someone needs to go to the park, ride it, and give us a review ASAP (I'm looking at you, Chris Cron unless Thom already did).

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I have to say didnt look or feel 200 ft. The ride was pretty meh to me actually put it below meanstreak because of the pain level on the ejector hills. Just left bruises and was not fun.

 

 

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Skyrush felt like a 150 foot drop didn't feel or look 200 feet tall.

 

 

I realise it is 200 ft but just didnt feel like it. The drop levels out unlike most of the other coasters very quickly.

 

Did you really have to mention that three times in two days? Because it appears you are just trying to rile people up by mentioning it over and over. I understand it is your opinion, but there is no need to keep posting it. I kind of suspect you are trying to rile people up since you mentioned Mean Streak.

 

 

One response to his trolling...

 

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Is Skyrush rough? I've been hearing that it's a rough ride. If so, where on the ride is it rough?

 

Skyrush isn't really rough (as in bumpy) as much as it is the most insane ride you've ever been on in terms of directional changes and out of control feeling. The curvy section, like the stengel dive and "twisty" crossover in particular were very intense.

 

Man, if only they had gotten through the technical difficulties I could of tried the new train yesterday! Oh well still was a great ride, next year!

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Is Skyrush rough? I've been hearing that it's a rough ride. If so, where on the ride is it rough?

 

The outer seats offer a unique experience in that they are "bouncy," and you can feel the chassis/frame flexing, but it is nowhere near "rough."

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