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This wuestion maybe s little of topic, but are you allowed to pull down your own restraint? For instance on skyrush I hear stories that the employees practically pull the restrain down untill they hear a aawh .

 

Reading through the spelling and grammar mistakes... There aren't any restrictions on pulling down your restraint. They'll push it down to make sure it's secure and not too loose, though.

 

Lol i suddenly see all the spelling mistakes i made, sorry . Should re-read my post next time

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I always leave myself a little room then they push down a tad. All depends on the operator

Even if they don't the acceleration on the lift or (if that's not enough) the bottom of the first drop will push the restraint all the way down.

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Myself and the family are visiting Hersheypark at the end of July. We will be staying at The Hershey hotel so will get the early entry to the park but we also are looking at getting whatever Hershey does as a fastpass.

 

I have used the fastpasses at Disney, Six flags (Flash) and Cedar fair Fastpass, so I was looking for advice on how the Hershey system works. Is it a "time" system like Disney or Six flags Flash pass, or is it more like Cedar fair front of the line access.

Also is it sold at various locations around the park or is it something you need to buy in advance and pick up at guest services.

I appreciate that fastpass is not to everyones taste and I have seen afew people saying the Hershey system is a bit of a waste of time, but they work for my family circumstances so any advice is appreciated.

 

We are very much looking forward to trying Skyrush for the first time. I get the feeling it might hit my top 5!

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Myself and the family are visiting Hersheypark at the end of July. We will be staying at The Hershey hotel so will get the early entry to the park but we also are looking at getting whatever Hershey does as a fastpass.

 

I have used the fastpasses at Disney, Six flags (Flash) and Cedar fair Fastpass, so I was looking for advice on how the Hershey system works. Is it a "time" system like Disney or Six flags Flash pass, or is it more like Cedar fair front of the line access.

Also is it sold at various locations around the park or is it something you need to buy in advance and pick up at guest services.

I appreciate that fastpass is not to everyones taste and I have seen afew people saying the Hershey system is a bit of a waste of time, but they work for my family circumstances so any advice is appreciated.

 

We are very much looking forward to trying Skyrush for the first time. I get the feeling it might hit my top 5!

 

that extra hour you get the night before by staying on property will make a HUGE difference, you'll be able to get in several rides on all the "big" coasters, and then save the next full day for what you didn't ride (or just have to wait in line once or twice).

 

as noted by the above poster, Hershey has assigned rows for their version of "fast pass". . . when we went, we didn't bother with it, as we like to choose where we sit

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that extra hour you get the night before by staying on property will make a HUGE difference, you'll be able to get in several rides on all the "big" coasters, and then save the next full day for what you didn't ride (or just have to wait in line once or twice).

Don't you get 2.5 hours the night before if you show a ticket for the next day?

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that extra hour you get the night before by staying on property will make a HUGE difference, you'll be able to get in several rides on all the "big" coasters, and then save the next full day for what you didn't ride (or just have to wait in line once or twice).

Don't you get 2.5 hours the night before if you show a ticket for the next day?

 

yep, and if you stay on property, it's 3.5 hours the night before.

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that extra hour you get the night before by staying on property will make a HUGE difference, you'll be able to get in several rides on all the "big" coasters, and then save the next full day for what you didn't ride (or just have to wait in line once or twice).

Don't you get 2.5 hours the night before if you show a ticket for the next day?

 

yep, and if you stay on property, it's 3.5 hours the night before.

Oh, that's a really nice perk!

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Myself and the family are visiting Hersheypark at the end of July. We will be staying at The Hershey hotel so will get the early entry to the park but we also are looking at getting whatever Hershey does as a fastpass.

 

I have used the fastpasses at Disney, Six flags (Flash) and Cedar fair Fastpass, so I was looking for advice on how the Hershey system works. Is it a "time" system like Disney or Six flags Flash pass, or is it more like Cedar fair front of the line access.

Also is it sold at various locations around the park or is it something you need to buy in advance and pick up at guest services.

I appreciate that fastpass is not to everyones taste and I have seen afew people saying the Hershey system is a bit of a waste of time, but they work for my family circumstances so any advice is appreciated.

 

We are very much looking forward to trying Skyrush for the first time. I get the feeling it might hit my top 5!

 

If you do the 3.5 hour preview night and the Hotel early entry in the morning, you really won't need to get their Fast Pass. The park really seems to die down at night. Took the family last month and on a Monday night at about 8:30pm, I did Skyrush 4x, Storm Runner 3x, and Fahrenheit 4x before the park closed. All of those rides were complete walk-ons at that time and I was able to re-ride a few times without getting off. During the hotel early entry, only the Hollow section is open, but Comet, SDL, and Skyrush were all walk-ons. I suggest booking it over to Laff Trakk once 10am hits, as that was the only coaster with a consistent line during our stay. Most of the coasters were walk-ons or 1-2 train waits, except for Fahrenheit which was about 15-20 min. Now this was mid-week, so I'd expect longer lines if you go on a weekend.

 

And you will love Skyrush, the ride is insane and has some crazy ejector airtime!

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Skyrush was running really well last night. The last airtime hill is still insane. Fahrenheit, on the other hand, continues its slow decent into rattly oblivion. My first ride in the back row was terrible, rattling like crazy through the entire course. Remember how bad the exit of the cobra roll was last year? That's how bad it was the entire ride. Those trains need to be rehabbed STAT.

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When was the last time SooperDooperLooper's track was painted? It looks pitiful, all rusted solid.

They only repainted the blue supports in 2012 with the new trains as well, they don't seem to do SDL's track. Fahrenheit is next for a new pain job.

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Skyrush was running really well last night. The last airtime hill is still insane. Fahrenheit, on the other hand, continues its slow decent into rattly oblivion. My first ride in the back row was terrible, rattling like crazy through the entire course. Remember how bad the exit of the cobra roll was last year? That's how bad it was the entire ride. Those trains need to be rehabbed STAT.

 

I rode Fahrenheit a few times last year an it seemed fine to me.

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When was the last time SooperDooperLooper's track was painted? It looks pitiful, all rusted solid.

They only repainted the blue supports in 2012 with the new trains as well, they don't seem to do SDL's track. Fahrenheit is next for a new pain job.

 

And so I've noticed, but that doesnt help the track not look like sh!t. In fact, IMO the entire ride would look more bold if it was all painted, because to me the rust (a similar darkness) blends (doesnt contrast) with the supports and overall give it a flat appearance.

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Thankyou for the advice. I did not know about the preview night and the 3.5 hour perk yet, so that sounds pretty good to me.

 

Will post my opinions after the trip. I am flying to Pittsburgh with my son from Toronto and then meeting up with the missus who will already be in Pennsylvania at a camp. I am presuming a 3 hour drive from Pittsburgh to Hershey?

Looking forward to it. Hersheypark is our "park" visit of choice this year outwith my home park of Wonderland and Disney (which we do every year).

I enjoy reading this forum to see the locals view of their home park, and then the trip reports from the out of towners. I will be one of those in a couple of weeks.

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I am presuming a 3 hour drive from Pittsburgh to Hershey?

Give yourself three and a half hours. It might be a little tough getting out of Pittsburgh, and a little tough through Harrisburg, but the rest is super-easy, you're on Interstate 76 for most of the trip. Keep in mind that it's going to be $21-23 USD in tolls both ways.

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I am presuming a 3 hour drive from Pittsburgh to Hershey?

Give yourself three and a half hours. It might be a little tough getting out of Pittsburgh, and a little tough through Harrisburg, but the rest is super-easy, you're on Interstate 76 for most of the trip. Keep in mind that it's going to be $21-23 USD in tolls both ways.

And with the nice 75mph speed limits it should be ever faster

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Taking my first trip to Hershey in about 20 years tomorrow, me and my brother.

 

Figure we got about a 3 hour drive or 2:45 from Toms River NJ out there. Gonna get up early and get there by opening.

 

looking forward to it. Looks like the weather is gonna be great, thats actually not a good thing, like bad weather so it drives away people and the park isnt crowded.

 

But figure getting there early we can bang out the good coasters early on.

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Figure we got about a 3 hour drive or 2:45 from Toms River NJ out there. Gonna get up early and get there by opening.

 

 

I drove from Pt Pleasant to Hersheypark a few weeks ago on a Friday and it took us about 3hrs and 15 mins. Friday commuter traffic really killed us.

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Trip report

 

Took about 3 hours to get there, 2:45 on way home. Got there around 10:30, park looked packed but since there is alot to do there it wasnt as crowded as I thought.

 

Longest we waited was for SKyrush ride, about 40 min but it was hot as hell and sun was blazing. Really only waited about 30 minus for another ride, rest were 10-20 min waits. Not bad.

 

Didnt go on Comet or Laft Trak ride, lines were too long all day and we were tired and were ready to leave. Got on everything else, few rides multiple times.

 

Overall Great Adventure is a much better coaster park, not even close imo but this had a few decent rides.

 

SKyrush was worth the trip, that was a 10, its like a smaller Nitro but the harness makes you feel like you might fall out. Sat in back left side, I never felt like I might fall out and die on a ride except for this one. First time through I couldnt even keep my hands up after the hill I thought I was gonna fall out. Second ride I did though but you could out of your seat so much, its awesome. Great ride.

 

Thought Bear ride was good, smooth, like Batman in GA. I forget some of the names of rides. I like that launching ride, that was cool. The Sidewinder ride was kind of weak, same with the super looper ride. Even said to lady in front of us, if this wasnt first time here I would never wait 10 minutes for this thing. She laughed and said it was a great ride when it opened in 80's.

 

two wooden coasters were pretty good, not El Toro good but ok. The racing one was good, liked that one. Fahrenheit was also a good ride, enjoyed that one.

 

Like that the water park is in the park but it was crowded but we went out and changed and ate a sub and came back in and went in the wave pool to cool down.

 

We werent gonna stay till closing, we could have made another round if we wanted but we were tired, had a long drive and were burnt to hell by the sun.

 

Thought park was clean and cool for kids from what I saw, didnt really interact with staff much. I will say geting into the park they dont really do a good job checking you. I dont even recall walking through a metal detector. Not that we brought anything in but it just seems like they dont do a good job checking you.

 

Also alot of uphill walking in the park, in the hot sun that sucks. Kind of reminds me of Action Park. Hate having to climb those hills.

 

Also went on the Claw which was a fun ride, wish it went upside down but that was a decent flat ride.

 

Overall I'd go again but probably take a trip to another park next year instead. 3 hours and 50 bucks, doesnt really have enough great coasters imo.

 

Gonna hit up Action Park next weekd then maybe a dorney trip in Aug and then next year do Kings Dominion, never been, about 6 hour drive. My brother has gone a few years ago and said its a good park.

 

Also on lines we kept seeing this one group of dudes, he seemed like he has been all over the place on coasters and hitting parks. Heard him saying he heard Kings Dominion will be getting a ride bigger than Kingda Ka next year.

 

 

We did say it was probably a mistake going on a nice Friday, should have picked a Tues/Wed instead, would think it would make somewhat of a difference. Have to figure people came Friday to stay over for the weekend so maybe on a random Tues/Wed it wouldnt have been as crowded. But it def wasnt as bad as it could have been, thought park was gonna be mobbed nad every line would be 1 or 2 hours but we kind of lucked out.

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