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Postby YoshiFan » Thu Apr 07, 2005 10:01 pm

Hershey can be done in 1 day. Although if you plan to do more than just Hersheypark like Chocolate World, Hershey Musueum, Gardens and spending a lot of time at Zoo America (free with park admission), then a 2nd day could be needed. It still will probably be somewhat crowded in the last week of August since most schools are still on summer vacation.

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Re: Long wait times?

Postby palmerleeberry » Wed Dec 22, 2010 4:49 pm

"Here is another long-lost post that can be reused!!!

In the spirit of new posts, I have looked back and discovered old, long-lost posts that can be reused. But let's not just stop with Hershey and Dorney park, but with any park.

And now I beg the question to all riders and amusement park flyers:

"What was the longest wait time you have ever waited in line?

:) "Well, since you're the one who found this old post, why don't you start?"

Okay, the longest wait I even endure was two hours and twenty minutes to ride the KINGSTA KA at Six Flags Great Adventure on the second year it was opened. My friend and I already rode it as part of a special ERT in the morning, and we wanted to ride it one more time at night.

This broke a previous record sat in 2000 when I waited two hours to ride Son of Beast at Kings Island. The coaster was running only one train at the time, thus the longer wait time.

Okay, that's my post. Now, dear readers, what are yours?

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Re: Long wait times?

Postby Jerrykoala2112 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 5:09 pm

It 2004, when I was 9, I waited about 4 and 1/2 hours for Top Thrill Dragster. Personally, I thought it was amazing and totally worth the wait! But, I don't think I would wait that long for it again. Last year, I waited about an hour, so I'm a little mad I wasted so much time, but don't regret it!

After all, I did ride it with the original trains!

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Re: Long wait times?

Postby The Big So-So » Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:03 pm

The longest I specifically remember was 2.5 hours for DL's Splash Mountain in 1989, the summer it opened.
I think I waited around that long for DL's Space Mountain when it reopened in 2005, but I don't remember exactly.
I may have waited that long for X2 once in '09, but that was partly because the ride broke down multiple times while we waited.

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Re: Long wait times?

Postby JJ728 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 7:10 pm

Probably three hours for the original X in 2003. One train operation sucks!

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Re: Long wait times?

Postby 1pizza14 » Wed Dec 22, 2010 9:24 pm

Probably Behemoth when it first opened. It was almost 3 hours than again... 1 of the hours was them still running test runs

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Re: Long wait times?

Postby deguy123 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 6:37 am

I'd have to say the longest wait was the year Batman the Ride opened at Gadv. I think it was somewhere around 3 hours and it was actually my first looping coaster(I started getting into coasters when I was older). I think we started back somewhere around Congo Rapids...lol...

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Re: Long wait times?

Postby HPCrazy » Thu Dec 23, 2010 11:48 am

Sounds similar to me. My first looping coaster was sooperdooperLooper at Hersheypark in 2000, but my first ride on Great Bear in 2001 is what broke the scare out of me. Ever since that moment, I became hooked.

I'm not sure what the longest wait for a coaster was for me. I know I've waited 30 to 45 min for Great Bear and Comet on one of Hershey's busiest days. Maybe an hour for Hypersonic in 2004, but could've been a little shorter.

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Re: Long wait times?

Postby CoasterKidKyle » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:12 pm

45 minutes for Volcano. As the official park planner for our trips, I always seem to pick magical days. ( Three parks a year.)
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Re: Long wait times?

Postby CGA_88 » Thu Dec 23, 2010 12:23 pm

Tatsu for 3 1/2 hours its opening season in 2006.


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