Monday, November 15, 2004 1:51 PM
The Hersheypark website
gives you a pretty good idea of what to expect. Is it just me, or does the ride look just a little unnerving for a "small & gimmicky" steel coaster?
Monday, November 15, 2004 2:18 PM
It definitely looks like a good time. Those quick drops look pretty sick and the fact that you take some of them faceing backwards is even better ;)
Monday, November 15, 2004 2:23 PM
The "nothing under you" aspect is the most thrilling to me. Look away from the structure and I'll bet it feels like you're floating!
Monday, November 15, 2004 2:32 PM
To me, it looks like crap. But since it took the place of another ride that I thought was crap, I guess it's just par for the course.
Of course, there is the possible upside that this ride will pull people away from Storm Runner which, IMO, is a good thing. I just woner is there enough space in that area to place proper queing instead of the bastadized queue area for Storm Runner.
Monday, November 15, 2004 3:00 PM
I think the ride looks like fun, but I think the loading times will be horrible. I think only 4 people can ride in each car. I have a feeling it will run slowly. Something like an Arrow Mad Mouse where you have 5 cars stacking.
Monday, November 15, 2004 3:11 PM
It looks as if they have nailed it again. This park can do no wrong, and they have chocolate.
Monday, November 15, 2004 3:20 PM
This park can do no wrong...
Oh? Have you seen their Whip?
Monday, November 15, 2004 3:22 PM
ROFL, Mooshie....and to think that THAT whip came from a company in Florida....
I guess all the good rides FROM Florida come out of Jax, huh? ;)
Monday, November 15, 2004 3:25 PM
I applaud Hershey for attempting to bring back a classic, but wooboy does their Whip stink!
Monday, November 15, 2004 3:27 PM
As much as Knoebels? As much as I love Knoebels, I have always found their Whip very lackluster.
Monday, November 15, 2004 3:31 PM
Rob - its not so much the ride action but rather the way it was built. Poly wheels on a concrete floor? Not a good idea...that thing is friggin loud! It should be metal wheels on a metal floor.
Monday, November 15, 2004 3:40 PM
I know my girlfriend won't go on this (she doesn't like heights and this would freak her out)...but I'm definitely looking forward to giving it a shot!
Haha no I'm not giving Patrick the finger
Monday, November 15, 2004 4:08 PM
This ride is pretty much the opposite of the ride it replaced. Jerky, short ride, low capacity and ugly.
Monday, November 15, 2004 4:53 PM
I had no idea that Hershey's Whip isn't "metal on metal"!
Monday, November 15, 2004 5:06 PM
No Rob, it's *crap on crap*, and this from someone who "loves everything"....;)
Monday, November 15, 2004 6:14 PM
I can not wait to ride this thing! I think the rocking motion will make the ride much more thrilling.
I wonder if they will alow 2 cars on the "falling" track at once. this could speed up capacity. wonder why they just didn't add 2 more sets to each row and double the capacity?
Monday, November 15, 2004 6:35 PM
I definitely prefer the MOM Whip over the COC Whip. ;)
Monday, November 15, 2004 7:19 PM
Looks fun as hell.
I survived a Japanese typhoon and the Togo flat ride of death!!!!!!
Monday, November 15, 2004 8:47 PM
I never really considered that Hell might be a fun place.
Monday, November 15, 2004 8:52 PM
It sort of reminds me of a cross between the rolling cages on the Wonder Wheel and a vertical wild mouse. Looks really, really fun!