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The last time the park had a significant flood was 2011 right (and they recovered within days and have probably since revised their flood protocol at Zoo America)?

 

I mean, is it really that big of an issue? If they were all that worried about it I feel like they would have done something by now.

 

That is correct. This isn't a yearly thing in our area. The problem is that when it happens it is always bad. I believe I read somewhere that the plans for the expansion do address flood mitigation but I don't know the specifics.

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I remember going to a TPR event at the park the year before skyrush was built, and the day before the event the park had a flood. The pavilion we were scheduled to be in was completely submerged. But to our amazement, overnight Hershey was able to clean the whole area out to where it did not look like anything ever happened.

 

Needless to say, we were amazed how fast they were able to recover after a flood.

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I guess living my life in an area where our local down-town night life/bar district, including some small businesses, not to mention our entire riverfront amphitheater, gets flooded once every 3-5 years this doesn't seem like a big deal to me. The Mississipi can be brutal, just google the flood of 93. If some of our structures from a decade ago can survive multiple floods I'm sure the snack shack will be just fine.

 

I would guess that most things built in the area at risk for flooding at Hershey are probably engineered to withstand floods and are designed for quick cleanup. A lot of the structures that are not this way are probably cheap and easy to rebuild. Clean up, minor repairs, and power washing seems a lot more cost effective than bringing in engineers and spending a lot of money to prevent minor flooding. Changing the river might also effect a lot more areas outside of Hershey, up and downstream, so there would have to be a lot to consider and a lot for Hershey and the surrounding areas to factor in.

 

This is from complete vague memory, but didn't the surrounding area have a play in denying approval for support structures to be constructed into the river when Great Bear was built? In order to change anything in reference to the river I would think we're talking State Approval in addition to Corps of Engineering and Conservation involvement for these things to take place. Lots of red tape. I wouldn't 'guess' anything will change that doesn't need to as far as the river goes.

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My son and I decided to head over to the park this afternoon to see how the clean up went. My first observation was that I had made a huge mistake in forgetting that Lynyrd Skynyrd was in concert at the stadium tonight. Holy crowded! Once we made it into the park, we took the small path that runs along the creek under Skyrush. The only indication that anything had happened earlier this week was brand new mulch. The level of the creek was suspiciously low - the mechanics of the fountains under Skyrush were exposed. The only things that remained closed were the pizza place and creamery in the Hollow. The stone walls lining the creek running through that area also showed that the water level was very low. You could see about a foot and a half of darker stove that had obviously been submerged on a normal basis. All in all they did a fabulous job (as usual) of repairing any damage and making the park look amazing.

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I went to the park for the first time Monday and Tuesday and I was blown away. Skyrush is a top 3 coaster for me, the other Intamins are fantastic, and the park is very clean and looks gorgeous. I will definitely be back in the future!

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Hey did anyone else noticed that Hershey updated its website last night to show 2019 season pass pricing? Bastards rose it three dollars over last year to 148.

 

The higher price doesn’t bother me, but they didn’t include any new perks. I wish they would feel more pressure from the competition but the Hershey name means they get elasticity closer to Disney than Great Adventure or Dorney.

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Price changes don't always correspond with a new ride. SDC raised their prices for the first time in years, not this year with Time Traveler, not in 2016 with the new Fireman's Landing area, but last year in 2017, when there was nothing new. They do this when the finances dictate it, which isn't necessarily aligned with capex.

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Price changes don't always correspond with a new ride. SDC raised their prices for the first time in years, not this year with Time Traveler, not in 2016 with the new Fireman's Landing area, but last year in 2017, when there was nothing new. They do this when the finances dictate it, which isn't necessarily aligned with capex.

 

I wasn’t suggesting capex, but it looks like you’re talking in general not a specific response.

 

I was hoping that the poor attendance numbers for Six Flags and Ceader Fair in the Mid Atlantic would also be affecting Hershey and lead to some more generous events/perks like the SF 1 flash pass use per visit.

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Hershey is definitely not hurting in the attendance department. I was disappointed in the pricing as well though. I was hoping for more of a discount for re-newing early. I didn't get this year's passes until I for my tax refund so that was the most expensive price. If this increase is the most discounted price I hate to see what they will go to after the first of the year.

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Hey did anyone else noticed that Hershey updated its website last night to show 2019 season pass pricing? Bastards rose it three dollars over last year to 148.

 

The higher price doesn’t bother me, but they didn’t include any new perks. I wish they would feel more pressure from the competition but the Hershey name means they get elasticity closer to Disney than Great Adventure or Dorney.

 

So it looks like two minor changes have been made.

 

1. This year there offering a payment plan for 8 months instead of 7. I personally only bought a pass this year because of the plan.

 

2. The savings book was replaced in wording with “Season Pass Exclusive Offers”

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Hersheypark announced their new attraction, Reese's Cupfusion, coming to the park in 2019!

 

http://www.hersheypark.com/2019/index.php

 

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Are You Up For The Mission?

Agents, welcome to the all-new Reese's Cupfusion℠ attraction arriving Summer 2019 inside Hersheypark®. Your mission? Ensure the world is never deprived of Reese's® peanut butter cups by protecting Reese's Central.

 

Inside Reese's® Cupfusion

Reese's Cupfusion merges the world's love of chocolate and peanut butter with a dark ride gaming experience to create a sweet sensory adventure for the entire family. Agents are equipped with state-of-the-art gear to protect the factory and earn points on every mission.

 

How Will You Protect The Factory?

Discover all the ways to guard the Crystal Cup including, activating targets to power the factory, stunning intruders with your amplifier, working with fellow agents to unlock extra points, and more! Try to beat your score with every ride to become a Reese's Legend in the Hall-of-Fame.

 

Have You Seen These Candies?

Mint the Merciless and The League of Misfit Candy are permanently banned from Reese's Central. In the event of a security breach, notify Commander Cup immediately.

 

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Yep, no one cares. It's just a rebranding of their existing shooting darkride, which was horribly dated anyway. I mean, seriously, "Xtreme"? They needed to bring it up to 2018 standards by including a non-word in the title.

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Not interested.... I personally don't like VR rides like this. I prefer actual flats and coasters.

Wow did I miss the vr part of this because I didn’t see it mentioned in the release?

If it is vr I may actually be interested.

 

On a more important note did anyone win one of the prizes from their contest.

I entered on every day and dam do I want 4 season passes.

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R.I.P. to my former #1 attraction of all time, the Reese's Xtreme Cup Challenge. Long live Cupfusion!! I'm already planning where I should get my Commander Cup tattoo...

 

But in all honesty, I'm looking forward to the update. Xtreme Cup Challenge was charmingly awful, but I seriously love the dark ride over in Chocolate World. And the 4D mystery theater there is genuinely great. So if this new ride is anything like what they're doing out in the parking lot, consider me hyped!!

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Not interested.... I personally don't like VR rides like this. I prefer actual flats and coasters.

Wow did I miss the vr part of this because I didn’t see it mentioned in the release?

If it is vr I may actually be interested.

 

On a more important note did anyone win one of the prizes from their contest.

I entered on every day and dam do I want 4 season passes.

 

What I mean by VR is... its not real. Its a ride where you shoot a screen.

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Lol, this thread begins with the announcement of the Reese’s Xtreme Challange (or whatever it’s proper name is) and now we have come full circle

 

Anyways, my family is planning to take a trip to Hersheypark using the sunset pass (we’re a family of 6 so this saves us over $130). We’re going some time next week, most likely Friday evening. Will this likely be enough time for all the coasters (except cocoa cruiser), major flats, and the Reese’s dark ride, plus rerides is major coasters? The sunset pass is good for 5pm until closing. Any tips for avoiding lines or just general things?

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Lol, this thread begins with the announcement of the Reese’s Xtreme Challange (or whatever it’s proper name is) and now we have come full circle

 

Anyways, my family is planning to take a trip to Hersheypark using the sunset pass (we’re a family of 6 so this saves us over $130). We’re going some time next week, most likely Friday evening. Will this likely be enough time for all the coasters (except cocoa cruiser), major flats, and the Reese’s dark ride, plus rerides is major coasters? The sunset pass is good for 5pm until closing. Any tips for avoiding lines or just general things?

 

Tip:

1. If you’re staying at a Hershey property take advantage of sweet start. Get 2-3 rides on Skyrush, Comet, superdoper looper, and Great Bear opens up 30-40 minutes after the Hollow/Hill coasters.

 

2. Keep the Hershey app ready it’s as valuable as a fast pass (the ride wait time is posted on the app). Hershey has very good loose article policy, including letting you bring half cup of soada into the station as long as you hide it in your pocket.

 

3. Get to Laugh Track early (the line will not go down), the same is usaly true for Great Bear.

 

4. Hershey only has a few lower height limit coasters so they tend to get way longer lines than you may expect.

 

5. If you go to the water park may god have mercy on your soul.

Good luck.

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All I care about is that they keep the single rider line. It's so nice to be able to walk right onto an air conditioned shooter in the middle of summer.

 

Unfortunately it was removed sometime between mid April and late May. It is now the Fast Track line (Fast Track used to go through the exit).

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Lol, this thread begins with the announcement of the Reese’s Xtreme Challange (or whatever it’s proper name is) and now we have come full circle

 

Anyways, my family is planning to take a trip to Hersheypark using the sunset pass (we’re a family of 6 so this saves us over $130). We’re going some time next week, most likely Friday evening. Will this likely be enough time for all the coasters (except cocoa cruiser), major flats, and the Reese’s dark ride, plus rerides is major coasters? The sunset pass is good for 5pm until closing. Any tips for avoiding lines or just general things?

 

Tip:

1. If you’re staying at a Hershey property take advantage of sweet start. Get 2-3 rides on Skyrush, Comet, superdoper looper, and Great Bear opens up 30-40 minutes after the Hollow/Hill coasters.

 

2. Keep the Hershey app ready it’s as valuable as a fast pass (the ride wait time is posted on the app). Hershey has very good loose article policy, including letting you bring half cup of soada into the station as long as you hide it in your pocket.

 

3. Get to Laugh Track early (the line will not go down), the same is usaly true for Great Bear.

 

4. Hershey only has a few lower height limit coasters so they tend to get way longer lines than you may expect.

 

5. If you go to the water park may god have mercy on your soul.

Good luck.

 

 

They are using a sunset entry not a full day. And my instinct as a passholder is no. You will not get all of that done on a sunset entry. Laff Trak and Fahrenheit will have 45 minute to an hour wait each. Great Bear could easily be a half hour. The coasters are spread across the park. I don't know what you consider to be major flat rides but the Claw can easily get a 45 minute wait at times as well. You can probably get the coasters with the exception of LT and Fahrenheit and a good many flat rides on a sunset entry. Our weather lately would help you if you are coming in the next week or so. There is rain forecast almost every day from now to eternity (at least that's how it feels after 2 solid weeks).

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All I care about is that they keep the single rider line. It's so nice to be able to walk right onto an air conditioned shooter in the middle of summer.

 

Unfortunately it was removed sometime between mid April and late May. It is now the Fast Track line (Fast Track used to go through the exit).

 

Aw man.

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Thanks for the feedback! Another question: How do Friday night (5pm-closing) crowds compare to Saturday night (same hours) crowds?

 

EDIT:Also, ere any of you guys aware of any discounts on daily or sunset tickets that may exist for Hersheypark?

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