Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

P. 1007 - 2020 Roller Coaster "Candymonium" Announced!
Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 4 guests
Discuss theme parks, roller coasters, and mules!
Counts I305 as 32 credits...
User avatar
 
Posts: 6381
Joined: 22 Apr 2006
Location: Orlando, FL
Gender: Male
Age: 28

Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby A.J. » Tue May 21, 2019 7:08 pm

qwimjim wrote:has that happened before?

The joke is that broken / worn-out cables on Intamin rides knock them out for the season. I know it's actually happened to Top Thrill Dragster and Xcelerator several times.

I don't remember who said it or where I read it, but someone mentioned a rumor (?) that Skyrush may be closed due to the new construction happening right next to it, and that its sudden Sunday closure was merely a coincidence.
Image
Data entry nut for the official TPR coaster poll! https://coasterpoll.com/
Check out my theme park 3D visualization portfolio!
The opinions that I post on this forum do not necessarily represent those of the company I work for.

What's with the donkeys anyway?
User avatar
 
Posts: 68
Joined: 13 Sep 2008
Location: New Jersey Shore
Gender: Male
Age: 60

Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby LBIJim » Wed May 22, 2019 12:28 am

Skyrush being closed is certainly disappointing news. I'm making my first visit to Hersheypark since 1984 next week and was hoping to ride it. I think the only coasters back then were The Comet, Superdooperlooper, Trailblazer, and maybe a portable Wild Mouse type coaster.

At least this new Reese's Cupfusion is supposed to open this weekend

Are the Wildcat and Lightning Racer rough woodies? If so, my wife probably won't ride them. Thanks.

Donkeys are my way of life!
User avatar
 
Posts: 527
Joined: 09 Oct 2006
Location: Burlington, North Carolina
Gender: Male
Age: 32

Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby willh51 » Wed May 22, 2019 4:24 am

^Lightning Racer is not, that’s a fantastic ride. Wildcat is a little wilder.
1. Intimidator 305 2. Maverick 3. Bizarro at SFNE 4. Millennium Force 5. Raptor
6. Batman & Robin: The Chiller (defunct) 7. Nitro 8. Apollo's Chariot 9. Afterburn (Carowinds) 10. Lightning Racer

A zonkey is a cross between a zebra and a donkey.
 
Posts: 594
Joined: 26 Jan 2018
Location: Baltimore-Washington Area
Gender: Male
Age: 17

Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby JG-77 » Wed May 22, 2019 5:07 am

We have reached the 1000th page of the HP thread!
1. El Toro :airtime: 2. El Toro :airtimer: 3. El Toro :airtime: 4. El Toro :airtimer: --- I'm not good at ranking...

Online
Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 4911
Joined: 23 Dec 2011
Location: Austin, Tx
Gender: Male
Age: 52

Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Wed May 22, 2019 8:24 am

LBIJim wrote:Are the Wildcat and Lightning Racer rough woodies? If so, my wife probably won't ride them. Thanks.


I've said it before, and I'll say it again (and i REFUSED to ride it when last there. . I sat on bench while my masochist group I was with rode), re: Wildcat

like a car with square wheels going down a road full of potholes.



no thank you.

(Lightning Racer on the other hand? wonderful)
IMG_5180.JPG
IMG_5181.JPG
Image[url=http://www.clubtpr.com][img]http://www.clubtpr.com/images/memberbanners/19fc64eae2ec826e3a662d1ff9f29ab9.jpg[/img][/url]

Don't make me kick you in the donkey!
User avatar
 
Posts: 1923
Joined: 06 Sep 2007
Location: Toronto, Canada
Gender: Male

Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby rollin_n_coastin » Wed May 22, 2019 9:27 am

A.J. wrote:
qwimjim wrote:has that happened before?

The joke is that broken / worn-out cables on Intamin rides knock them out for the season. I know it's actually happened to Top Thrill Dragster and Xcelerator several times.

I don't remember who said it or where I read it, but someone mentioned a rumor (?) that Skyrush may be closed due to the new construction happening right next to it, and that its sudden Sunday closure was merely a coincidence.


I think that was me, just a questions I asked in the FB Group, since there wasn't any signage or info about the closure and new footers looked to be so close to SkyRush. A local guest to the park cleared up that it is a part that the park is waiting for.

In any case, there's still a lot to do at the park. You can easily spend all day on Great Bear, Storm Runner and Fehrenheit. Wildcat is a li'l rough and Lightning Racer has become noticeably rougher, but definitely not to the same extent as Wildcat. Comet and Super Duper Looper are always a blast. The log flume drop has this little, not sure how to describe it, "launch" bump at the bottom that's super fun. I think we popped a wheelie lol
Image

Did my donkey title just change???
User avatar
 
Posts: 95
Joined: 27 Nov 2011
Location: Your Mind
Gender: Male
Age: 27

Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Masquerade » Wed May 22, 2019 6:44 pm

bert425 wrote:
LBIJim wrote:Are the Wildcat and Lightning Racer rough woodies? If so, my wife probably won't ride them. Thanks.


I've said it before, and I'll say it again (and i REFUSED to ride it when last there. . I sat on bench while my masochist group I was with rode), re: Wildcat

like a car with square wheels going down a road full of potholes.



no thank you.

(Lightning Racer on the other hand? wonderful)


Idk, ever since they started using the millennium flyer trains Wildcat is NOWHERE near as bad as it used to be.

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 7322
Joined: 02 Aug 2012
Location: These Ozarks Hills
Gender: Male
Age: 34

Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby ytterbiumanalyst » Wed May 22, 2019 7:26 pm

Wildcat isn't bad for me, but I know I have a higher than average tolerance, like I can ride Boss multiple times and I thought Mean Streak was just fine. If you're sensitive, probably stay away. Comet is much better and Lightning Racer is just amazing. Definitely ride those two.
Image

Have I mentioned how awesome donkeys are?
User avatar
 
Posts: 257
Joined: 20 Dec 2013
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Gender: Male
Age: 21

Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Intamin_coyote » Wed May 22, 2019 8:42 pm

I enjoyed my ride on Wildcat in 2016 (for the most part) but would not recommend to most people.

As mentioned before, LR is great though, and Comet is a fun, historical treasure (1946!).
Image

Why do I still have a donkey title???
User avatar
 
Posts: 6655
Joined: 21 Mar 2008
Location: Massachusetts
Gender: Male
Age: 26

Re: Hersheypark (HP) Discussion Thread

Postby Canobie Coaster » Wed May 22, 2019 10:43 pm

Comet is smoother than both the GCIs if you ask me. That's honestly my favorite woodie at the park.

Lightning Racer is quite smooth and I find Wildcat bumpy, but comfortable thanks to the cushioned seats.
Top 5 Wood- Lightning Rod, Voyage, Coaster (PNE Playland), Phoenix, Boulder Dash
Top 5 Steel- Steel Vengeance, Untamed, Expedition GeForce, Twisted Colossus, Schwur des Karnan
Image
Most Recent Trip Reports- Dutch Wonderland & Hersheypark- Summer

PreviousNext

Return to Theme Parks, Roller Coasters, & Donkeys!

Who is online

Users viewing this topic: No registered users and 4 guests

These pages are in no way affiliated with nor endorsed by SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment, Cedar Fair, Legoland, Merlin Entertainment,
Blackstone, Tussaud's Group, Six Flags, Universal Theme Parks, the Walt Disney Company or any other theme park company.

All onride photos and videos on this website were taken with the permission of the park by a professional ride photographer.
For yours  and others safety, please do not attempt to take photos or videos at parks without proper permission.

Disclaimer!  You need a sense of humor to view our site, 
if you don't have a sense of humor, or are easily offended, please turn back now!
Most of the content on this forum is suitable for all ages. HOWEVER!
There may be some content that would be considered rated "PG-13."
Theme Park Review is NOT recommended for ages under 13 years of age.

cron