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Postby DorneyKid14 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 9:34 am

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Postby Genx24 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:26 am

chickenbowl wrote:I'm getting strong B&M Hyper vibes when looking at the footer map in that last picture. Even a helix around a new plaza/fountain? Very cool.

Hershey's lineup is already stacked, a B&M Hyper would elevate them even further

They already have a hyper. Why would they add another? Perhaps it's a giga.
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Postby boldikus » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:27 am

^Height restrictions. No giga. A B&M hyper would offer a vastly different experience from Skyrush.

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A big new B&M hyper and front gate for 2020?

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Postby Genx24 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:32 am

^ Wasn't aware of the height restriction. Still, I personally don't think they'd add another hyper, different experience or not.

I'd gladly eat my words though, they're still pretty damn fun.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:35 am

I mean, at the end of the day my Hershey pipe dream would be to keep the Intamins coming, make it as insane as possible.

Or RMC Wildcat!

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Postby Canobie Coaster » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:39 am

People said Leviathan and Behemoth would be too similar. But they ride entirely different. It's all speculation, but a B&M hyper would have a drastically different ride experience than Skyrush. Both are tall, but they'd have different types of airtime and the layouts appear quite a bit different too.
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Postby Genx24 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:42 am

boldikus wrote:Or RMC Wildcat!


Oh, hell yes. I'd love to see what they'd be able to do to that trash heap. The potential is certainly there.
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby chickenbowl » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:46 am

Genx24 wrote:^ Wasn't aware of the height restriction. Still, I personally don't think they'd add another hyper, different experience or not.

I'd gladly eat my words though, they're still pretty damn fun.


Yeah, I believe they have a pretty stiff 200 ft restriction due to a nearby hospital helipad or something.

My speculation of a B&M Hyper is purely based on how I interpreted the submitted drawings for the 2020 attraction, not necessarily what I think is best for the park.

The footer map indicates an out-and-back layout with a B&M-like turn around finished with a helix-y ending, a flow of elements we've seen many times. (Mako, Nitro, Behemoth, Silver Star, Diamondback, Intimidator, Shambhala, etc.)
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:52 am

boldikus wrote:Re-theme of the dark ride for 2019?


NOOOOOO. not the Reeses Challenge!

maybe they will retheme the ride in Chocolate World. . LOL. . a shooting dark ride with targets on the cow's udders?
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Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Tue Jul 10, 2018 10:54 am

I've been hearing murmurs of a B&M hyper for this park for a little while now. I tend to just shrug and laugh at anyone that speculates on this kinda stuff so early, but the murmurs seem to be... getting louder? I dunno. Until we see some more concrete evidence its just speculation but I don't see a B&M hyper as being completely unreasonable for Hershey's next big coaster.

Its no secret here how much I love this park and since I'll likely be retiring here lol I'm particularly interested in this expansion, though I think its obvious its going to happen over a number of years.

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