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I think this is a new record for wait times. I have never seen a wait time posted of more than 180 minutes as long as I have had the app or checked queue times.

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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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So, I haven't been there since they opened up the new entrance. What did they end up doing with the old area that led from their former entrance to the carousel circle? Are any of those old buildings and shops still standing, or have they razed them all?

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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 could just ride Skyrush)

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Queue Times says it topped out at 75 minutes, which means if you waited 4 hours for Candymonium then you deserved to stand there for that entire time and suffer for your bad decision making.

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I wonder how far out the entrance the line for Candymonium extended for that line!

I admittedly started with it when I visited Hersheypark on a weekday over the summer since it was the main reason for me visiting and I wanted to make sure I rode it just in case it went down (even though it was unlikely considering it was a B&M hyper).  Almost the entire queue building was filled and I think that took 60 minutes.

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This is why you go on Sundays in October. Saturdays at Hershey always seem to be insane.

Candy had a 2 hour line at opening when we were there a few weeks ago (on a Sunday) but everything else was 15-25 minutes. Later in the day Candy was down to 20 minutes.

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Hershey has announced a bonus weekend with the Christmas ride lineup but no Christmas lights or attractions but for the same price... get hyped. PS: Six Flags Great Adventure will be open that weekend also, in it's entirety.

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I feel like I'm being too negative today but I also just love dogging on Hershey and Carowinds every late fall / winter for being dumb. It's a holiday tradition of mine.

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Too bad if there’s really no holiday lights?  Last Hershey holiday season I went to was 2016 and there was a spectacular lights show set to music in the Hollow.

And boy am I glad I visited on a summer weekday this year.  Park was empty.  Rode Candymonium completely alone 5x.  Those wait times are nuts.

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Does anyone know if Skyrush has a cutoff for operating temperature?  I'm considering going Sunday (assuming there's no rain).  I'm guessing it can run when it drops into the 40s, but I figured I'd ask since this isn't Great Adventure.

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9 hours ago, Canobie Coaster said:

Does anyone know if Skyrush has a cutoff for operating temperature?  I'm considering going Sunday (assuming there's no rain).  I'm guessing it can run when it drops into the 40s, but I figured I'd ask since this isn't Great Adventure.

From what I was able to find after a ton of googling, the minimum operating temperature the park will operate their coasters is 38 degrees. However, that isn't taken directly from a park publication... So I'd take it with a grain of salt. 

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They seem to close their Christmas Candylane coasters at 35 or 36 but their operating limits for the Intamins are much higher than that.

You’re taking a gamble. Personally I wouldn’t go to Hershey if it wasn’t going to be over 50 degrees just because of how inconsistent and weird they are with that stuff. You’ll probably get lucky but there’s no guarantee.

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I think the 35 - 38 degrees for other coasters is accurate. I was at the park 2 or 3 years ago and my phone was showing around 40 degrees and I rode sooperdooperlooper and the Triple Towers, then later it was down to the low 30s and the Triple Towers and all outdoor coasters closed.

Edit, I looked up one of my trip reports, this was from 2017:

"During my final sooperdooperlooper ride I looked up the temperature and it was 41, by the time I left the park it was 35 and the Triple Towers, Frontier Flyers and all the outdoor coasters except Cocoa Cruiser were closed. I had heard the lowest temperature the park will run the coasters is 38 degrees and that seemed to be accurate."

Edit 2, I looked it up and here is the official policy:

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What is your weather policy when there are cold temperatures?

These rides MAY close when temperatures approach 38 degrees or lower. They MAY NOT open unless temperatures are above 38 degrees and rising: Fahrenheit; Ferris Wheel; Great Bear; Hershey Triple Tower; Kissing Tower; Lightning Racer; Capital BlueCross Monorail; Sidewinder; Skyrush; sooperdooperLooper; Storm Runner; Wild Mouse; and Wildcat. Candymonium may close as temperatures approach 34 degrees.

These rides MAY close when temperatures are 65 degrees or lower. They MAY NOT open unless temperatures are above 65 degrees and rising: Bayside Pier; Breakers Edge Water Coaster; Coal Cracker; Coastline Plunge; East Coast Waterworks; Intercoastal Waterway; Sandcastle Cove; Shoreline Sprayground; The Shore; Tidal Force; Waverider; and Whitecap Racer.

It may not be possible to identify which rides will be closed at specific times due to varying degrees of effects from inclement weather on our rides and attractions. We appreciate your understanding as we work to keep you safe and having fun!"

https://www.hersheypark.com/info/faqs.php

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Coal Cracker used to be listed as open for Hersheypark in the Dark but the last few years, even when it was warm out it was still closed and now it's not listed as running anymore except for Spring and Summer.  I guess with staffing such an issue this time of year, with the ride taking so many people to run and temperature dependent, they probably would rather have those ride operators elsewhere.

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Coal Cracker leaves riders so bone-dry that it could honestly run for Christmas if they could keep the water from freezing and people would probably ride it.

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On 10/28/2020 at 10:21 AM, ejot said:

Rode Candymonium completely alone 5x. 

That's a strange thing to boast about.

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