ACN adds more than sixty photos of Hersheypark

Posted Tuesday, May 18, 2004 8:09 AM | Contributed by xbombman

ACN has added an enormous Hersheypark gallery that features more than sixty high-quality photos. Highlights include shots of Storm Runner, Lightning Racer and more.

Link: America Coasters Network

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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 3:44 PM
Nice photos. Video rocked too. :)
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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 4:35 PM
Nice pictures. Funny on the fourth photo of Wildcat... the guy stuck up his middle finger.
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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 6:05 PM
Wow... great "photo story" of Storm Runner. What a neat ride. That double rise in picture 24 is nuts! Is it running reliably so far?
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Tuesday, May 18, 2004 11:58 PM
It's been running exceptionally relaible, especially for an Intamin. The 1st weekend of operation it only had 2 breakdowns, both were for faulty gates and only lasted about 15 minutes each time. It had a delayed open when we went out to the park to get photos on Thursday (I was with Xbombman, webmaster at ACN) and it had a delayed opening at 1. Other than that, it ran without incident until 4, when it had a few more gate faults, but they only lasted a few minutes here and there. They simply closed the right side around 5:30 to get rid of the problems.

Looks like Hershey has a real winner on thier hands! I've done TTD, Xcel and SR now and SR is my fav by far. TTD's launch is insane, but the top hat isn't much when compared to the nutty stuff on SR! The S-curve climbing up that hill is disgusting, totally disorienting! It whips you around but doesnt give any headbanging. The OTSR's are the coolest things I've ever seen, they feel like standard lap bars and don't interfere with your view or ride experience at all! Thier capacity is also doing great! The dispatch times are between 60 and 90 seconds most of the time, placing the rides capacity at over 800, plenty for Hershey Parks crowds.

I also don't want to toot my own horn, but theres a video of SR with POV (gotten because the lipstick cam was PHYSICALLY ATTACHED to my arm, as stipulated in the ride rules ;) ). I won't link here because it'll flood ACN, but look on the ACN forums and you'll find the link.*** This post was edited by ThePhantomLives 5/19/2004 12:02:44 AM ***

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Saturday, May 22, 2004 10:28 PM
Sweet (no Hershey pun intended) photos!!!! Storm Runner is awesome, and from what I have seen is running very reliably so far!

The capacity was pleasantly surprising also.....you barely have enough time to get strapped in (very comfortably) before it's launch time!

Personally I thought the coaster was more "fun" than "intense". It fits well with the park. :-D

-Tina

*** This post was edited by coasterqueenTRN 5/22/2004 10:29:38 PM ***

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