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

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while not 100% sure on the different "scents" in the tunnel. . . . unless load/unload takes long enough it really dissipates?  I can see it muddling into just one "smell" in there.

but I love the idea, love the new paint, LOVE that it will have onboard soundtrack that's different for each "flavor"

and putting a Nebulaz right there between the signature flips in a Boomerang?    very inspired.

really like this.

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On 2/20/2022 at 2:36 AM, Mike240SX said:

If you're limited to weekends, Sunday will be your best option, outside of basically every weekend you've mentioned.  Holiday weekends, even Easter, always draw crowds to parks.

I'm glad you don't care about the water park, because it is always beyond packed.  I'm talking two hour wait for the lazy river and an hour wait for the wave pool (yeah, their wave pool has a queue line).

I'd go on a non-Holiday Sunday and budget for the skip-the-line if you need it.

I also gotta ask, where are you in NJ that Hershey Park is an 8 hour drive?

Hey I'm actually in Canada now :) So back to easter, which is april 17 this year.. if it's the only weekend that works for us, what's the park like in mid april? are they short staffed? are all the big rides open? i know skyrush shut down last year for a bit, is it back to normal? 

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2 hours ago, bert425 said:

while not 100% sure on the different "scents" in the tunnel. . . . unless load/unload takes long enough it really dissipates?  I can see it muddling into just one "smell" in there.

but I love the idea, love the new paint, LOVE that it will have onboard soundtrack that's different for each "flavor"

and putting a Nebulaz right there between the signature flips in a Boomerang?    very inspired.

really like this.

I was thinking the same thing with the Nebulaz, that looks great

I guess scenting a ride tunnel was the next step after adding a chocolate scent to their bathrooms

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On 2/22/2022 at 1:09 PM, qwimjim said:

Hey I'm actually in Canada now :) So back to easter, which is april 17 this year.. if it's the only weekend that works for us, what's the park like in mid april? are they short staffed? are all the big rides open? i know skyrush shut down last year for a bit, is it back to normal? 

The park in April is a bit short staffed, but shouldn't be as bad as previous years now that things in the area are getting back to normal. All the major coasters should be up and running unless there's mechanical issues. I'd imagine the new rides should be ready by then since they started them so early, but they might be closed until May. You're not missing out on much except a boomerang. Apart from water rides I think you should be fine to do just about everything at the park.

Also, I highly recommend avoiding the chocolatier, it's "okay" for Amusement Park dining, but it always has a ridiculous wait and is overpriced bar food. Hershey has some wonderful restaurants all within a mile. Any of the places at the Hershey Hotel are all good, Devans is also good and Hoolihans is essentially the same food as the Choclatier but less busy. All are Hershey owned properties and theres a ton of other great places all within walking distance of the park as well such as The Mill, Primanti Bros, Englewood to just name a few.

 

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44 minutes ago, boldikus said:

Ugh, fall is the best time to go to Hershey. What are they doinggggggg

After Halloween, what's visiting in early November like, then? Just curious.

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^ To be honest, though, we visited a few times for Christmas Candylane and the park was practically empty.  The last time we were there was 2017 and it was in the mid-30s, damp, and windy.  Everything they usually have open for the event was open but the place was a ghost town.  A beautiful, light-filled ghost town. Our longest wait was for the train and that was about five minutes.  I think we waited longer for our food at Chickie's & Pete's.

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Oh glorious day... photos have surfaced of markings all over Wildcat's footers. It's happening, folks. Praise be.

(Prob not kosher to share the photos here so fire up that google, kids)

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Well, that be a whopper if it happens! Are we sure this is RMC, or is it just GCI and their whatcha ma call it track? Whatever it is it should be good & plenty more fun than Wildcat currently is.

Or maybe it's just an Ice Breakers tie-in? Oh (almond) joy....

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If they do some GCI steel retrack bullsh!t and don't RMC this POS I swear to god I will flip the entire park over.

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Is skyrush back up and running normally this season? Just checked the app and skyrush, stormrunner and farenheit are all "closed" at the same time at 1:30pm on a saturday.. has there been a lot of downtime on these rides so far this season?

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Been raining there most of the day. They basically use the Cedar Point method when it rains. Candy is closed too.

Been there once on a rainy day and Great Bear was the only major coaster open. You know...the only coaster that will leak grease on you the whole ride when it's wet.

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So I know tickets bought through the park are valid also for the last 2 hours night before as "Preview Plan."  Does this also apply to tickets bought through Tickets at Work?

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Tickets at work sells tix for the park...we used T@W for our visit a few years ago, and they were valid for Preview plan.

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1 minute ago, bert425 said:

Tickets at work sells tix for the park...we used T@W for our visit a few years ago, and they were valid for Preview plan.

Awesome, thanks!

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On 5/7/2022 at 10:23 AM, swfan1988 said:

Well, that be a whopper if it happens! Are we sure this is RMC, or is it just GCI and their whatcha ma call it track? Whatever it is it should be good & plenty more fun than Wildcat currently is.

Or maybe it's just an Ice Breakers tie-in? Oh (almond) joy....


It will be RMC...

And that sucks, IMO... Sorry, but I for one am good with the amount of RMC's we have already. People complained back when B&M built looping coasters that all had the same pattern (loop, dive loop, g-roll, etc....), so this is my turn to vent! haha.  I can only take so many RMC barrel rolls and their attempt to snap my shin in two on every airtime hill. Wildcat is my version of others "Magnum" and "Beast" with nostalgia and appreciation... So I get why people would be excited to overhaul Wildcat, much like I would be if ANYTHING took the place of Magnum and maybe a huge overhaul by GCI on Beast, I'd be perfectly happy with... So I get it...!

Hershey will lose a gem, that's for sure. But man, I would have been MUCH more happy if they invested the money for a complete overhaul/retracking than reprofile it to be another RMC... Maybe they will do something different this time around? Who knows. But I can bet it will be uncomfortable, that's for certain. 

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I hate that people are now talking about nostalgia with a coaster that opened in 1996. How old am I and when did this happen?

Anyway, everyone is entitled to their opinion and we all like different things. It's important to respect that, but my nuanced, measured response to this would be counterpoint: fuck that awful ride 😜.

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