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Postby boldikus » Thu Oct 24, 2019 11:47 am

^ Same, that's why I got so excited when I saw it for real.

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Postby DILinator » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:37 pm

I had noticed that in the original rendering as well, and had hoped it would be an actuality. Looks like it is, so that's great! :b

I've said this before, and I'll say it again... B&M has really been doing a great job in recent years of adding new, and exciting elements to their various coaster designs, keeping them both fresh, and also running counter to the old stereotype of B&M as cookie cutter, safe, and to some, boring (not to me at all, but...) You can tell their designers are not content to rest on their laurels, and watch RMC, Intamin, and MACK be the only manufacturers adding forceful and unique new elements. I see this with Orion, as well as this coaster, as that first element, which is a giant "wave turn" basically, definitely seems to draw inspiration from RMC. So while they are still delivering that reliable, and for the most part predictable B&M experience, it's nice to see them adding some new touches in, and providing unique thrills to each individual coaster!
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Postby YoshiFan » Fri Oct 25, 2019 9:46 pm

I just got back from the park, it was a good night for an enthusiast, not so great for anyone who was looking forward to the flat rides and for kids going to the kiddie rides.

There were 33 rides closed (I counted while waiting in line for Storm Runner). I'm not posting this to complain, just to warn anyone planning on going to the park the next 2 weekends that there are more closed rides than usual (last weekend even on a Saturday more rides were closed than normal too). Fahrenheit, Ferris Wheel, Frontier Flyers, Kisses and Reese's Triple Towers, Pirate, Sidewinder, Skyview, The Claw, The Howler, Tilt A Whirl, Wave Swinger, Whip, Twin Turnpike Speedway, Scrambler, Wild Mouse and the Thunder side of Lightning Racer were all closed. The rest of the rides closed were kiddie rides and I saw in some sections of the park that 1 ride operator would operate 2 of the kiddie rides going back and forth between the rides.

The good news was other than Comet earlier in the evening and Laff Trakk, the coasters had under 15 minute waits for the most part. The longest line in the park was for trick or treating. The line had to go at least 100 feet past the entrance arch.

The Triple Towers also had seatbelts added sometime in the last 6 weeks.

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Postby B&MIntaminGCI » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:12 pm

If Candymoniums helix dive thing rides similarly to Fury's treble clef dive, it's going to be AWESOME.

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Fri Oct 25, 2019 10:45 pm

YoshiFan wrote:The Triple Towers also had seatbelts added sometime in the last 6 weeks.


Does the seatbelt attach to the restraint like most S&S towers or is it the lap belt that has been added on a lot of towers this year?
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Postby YoshiFan » Fri Oct 25, 2019 11:04 pm

The seatbelt attaches to the restraint

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Postby qwimjim » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:40 am

hey whats springtime in the park like? i hate crowds and i know this park is one of the most continually crowded parks so trying to find days for next year to visit where wait times will be low. i don't know if queue times website is accurate but it seems that sundays in may and june (other than memorial day weekend) are the best bet. but easter sunday looks pretty quiet too, we usually go to great adventure easter sunday and everythings open, and the place is -dead-, does hershey usually have everything up and running in april or is there a lot of rides closed?

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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Sat Oct 26, 2019 7:56 am

^ I went to opening day last year and almost everything was open. The exceptions were the water rides and Fahrenheit. Storn Runner was down almost all day, but it did open the last two hours.

As for crowd levels, most coasters were below a 20 minute wait.

YoshiFan wrote:The seatbelt attaches to the restraint

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At least it isn't the capacity killing lap belt..
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:49 pm

I don’t know the source of this photo, it’s making the social rounds. Shows off that element a bit better without the pano distortion of the parks photo.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby DoinItForTheFame » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:54 pm

^ That looks amazing!!! :lover:
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