All About Hershey

Thursday, February 19, 2004 7:44 PM
Hey, I'm going to hershey Park this Summer w/ some friends. I thought it would be nice to know a little bit about the park,rides and coasters. So if you could help me out that would be great!

userx

+0
Thursday, February 19, 2004 7:48 PM
It is a great park. The best way for you to learn about the park would be to do a search in the trip reports forum on Hersheypark, I am sure that plenty will come up for you.

Come on back here if you have any specific questions.

*** Edited 2/20/2004 12:50:30 AM UTC by Black 7***

+0
Thursday, February 19, 2004 7:52 PM
Well I was sort of thinking about how long the lines were for waiting and how good the foods are. Are there any good roller coasters?
+0
Thursday, February 19, 2004 8:29 PM
Thanks alot that really helps. You really didn't have to do that. Thanks for looking out for another buzzer!
+0
Thursday, February 19, 2004 8:44 PM
If you want to check out the coasters specifically, look here. As for the lines, it's pretty much impossible to predict waiting times...I'm sure they fluctuate daily.
+0
Thursday, February 19, 2004 9:36 PM
Hay Whaddya know. The top hat is up.
+0
Thursday, February 19, 2004 9:38 PM
Also the park's website is also a good place to start. If you ask about wait times, especially during the offseason, the traditional response is something along the lines of "Magic 8 ball says <something about you being dumb>" because:


a) Nobody really knows
b) Common sense will get you much further than any random guessing any of us could do.

+0
Thursday, February 19, 2004 10:32 PM
Thanks for the laugh Andy, smart man you are, and I needed that. But, as for loading times in another thread, though CP is fast, KG is much faster.
+0
Thursday, February 19, 2004 11:18 PM
I'm partial to the Lightning Racer...but that's just me ;)

Andrea

+0
Thursday, February 19, 2004 11:58 PM
Lightning Racer is amazing. It's awesome to go head to head against another train. Hershey runs the ride very well.
+0
Friday, February 20, 2004 3:06 AM
Hershey got an INCREDIBLE ride in LR....but it's also impeccably maintained...

The longest lines in my experience have been for Comet, the most inexplicable line for Sidewinder...;) Talk about a park where you can do better, LOL....:)

+0
Friday, February 20, 2004 10:44 AM
hershey park was definitely a case of anticipointment for me.

here is why:

-i felt like the rollersoaker did nothing more than drop literally buckets of water on you.

-comet looked so great but really wasn't that awesome at all.

-trailblazer could possibly be the worst arrow mine train i've been on...well maybe...i've got to remember river king mine train at sfstl.

-and honestly their first gci, wildcat, i didn't think was all that impressive.

but here were a few redeeming features for me with the park:

-great bear was a really awesome ride.

-lightning racer was an extremely unique wooden coaster. not a favorite ride but definitely a very cool concept.

-the park has candy machines throughout that sell hershey bars dirt cheap. i think they are like $.50 or maybe $.75 and they are SUPER fresh...that was pretty cool.

-lastly, the park was extremely clean. that was nice to see.

overall i enjoyed my day there but was majorly disappointed with the quality of the coasters they had there. maybe i am spoiled but i seriously do enjoy a day at holiday world, kennywood, dorney, or any number of smaller parks more than i enjoy a day at hersheypark. i guess it's all in personal preference.

+0
Friday, February 20, 2004 11:05 AM
I remember back in the 70s waiting forever for Comet. I could understand it then, since the only coasters there at the time were the 'Looper, Comet, and Trailblazer. Hell, all the coasters had long lines. But I don't understand why Comet continues to have long wait times. I haven't been to Hershey since '02, but I do remember waiting quite a while the one time I rode it due to a 10- or 15-minute breakdown. Are loading times for Comet otherwise slow when it is operating normally?
+0
Friday, February 20, 2004 11:52 AM
Yes. KG's crews are unreal (well, the Phoenix's during PPP at least). Of course, I wonder if they're within the same safety guidelines that CP is.
+0
Friday, February 20, 2004 3:13 PM

Johnathan said:
hershey park was definitely a case of anticipointment for me.

here is why:

-i felt like the rollersoaker did nothing more than drop literally buckets of water on you.

>And you were expecting....? The ride is called Roller Soaker (two words), for a damn good reason. If you didn't fire back, you're missing half the fun of the ride. Did you get on Super Dooper Looper not knowing it was going to go upside down?

-comet looked so great but really wasn't that awesome at all.

>I'll agree, but it's not terrible.

-trailblazer could possibly be the worst arrow mine train i've been on...well maybe...i've got to remember river king mine train at sfstl.

>Rember the kiddies got to start somewhere.

-and honestly their first gci, wildcat, i didn't think was all that impressive.

>Sorry, but after riding it last year, I feel it was in its best form, and kicked much ass.

but here were a few redeeming features for me with the park:

-lastly, the park was extremely clean. that was nice to see.

>Agreed.


+0
Friday, February 20, 2004 3:22 PM
About 10 years ago I would have said that HersheyPark sucked. I would have said that they really didn't have enough rides and attractions to fill a whole day. I would have preferred to go somewhere else that had more to offer. But now...

HersheyPark has grown up to be a major competitor in the area. Within the last ten or so years they have added rides and attractions at a frantic rate, and it's guests have taken notice. I have been wondering if they are EVER going to slow down. The park has practically doubled in size sense I have been going as a kid.

Every year I ask myself, "What could HersheyPark POSSIBILY build next year?" Lately I've been finding this question VERY exciting.

I heard someone here at CB say that HersheyPark sees that it's only REAL competitor is Disney World in FL. That says a lot about their operational attitude and that attitude shows through upon visiting the park.

*** Edited 2/20/2004 8:24:24 PM UTC by dexter***

+0
Friday, February 20, 2004 4:22 PM

ApolloAndy said:
Yes. KG's crews are unreal (well, the Phoenix's during PPP at least). Of course, I wonder if they're within the same safety guidelines that CP is.

Good point. Air gates seem to have handicapped the once famous cycle times at CP. Pity.

+0
Friday, February 20, 2004 4:41 PM

Johnathan said:


-comet looked so great but really wasn't that awesome at all.

-trailblazer could possibly be the worst arrow mine train i've been on...well maybe...i've got to remember river king mine train at sfstl.


I aggree with you on both of those; even if I enjoyed Hersheypark a lot. I'm glad to hear that I'm not the only one that thought Great Bear was awesome; that is a very underrated ride.

Of course you can't forget about Lightning Racer.

+0
Friday, February 20, 2004 5:22 PM

dexter said:

I heard someone here at CB say that HersheyPark sees that it's only REAL competitor is Disney World in FL. That says a lot about their operational attitude and that attitude shows through upon visiting the park.

*** Edited 2/20/2004 8:24:24 PM UTC by dexter***


if there only "real" competitor is disney then i believe they are selling themselves short.

it is true that INITIALLY disney set the standard for operational attitude but i do believe that that time has passed. this is based on my observations and from studying under one of the founders of the disney college program. disney is no longer the leader in customer service/operational attitude in my opinion.

+0

You must be logged in to post

POP Forums - ©2018, POP World Media, LLC
Loading...