Another Hersheypark story on local NBC news

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 3:41 PM

I know they're not quite the same... but...

Storm Runner has a vertical drop. Farenheit has a greater than vertical drop. Wouldn't a dive machine, a coaster who's main selling point is a vertical drop, be a little redundant.

Still hoping for a hyper here (but if they don't cross Park Blvd, I still don't see how they are going to do it with the space they have).

*Edited to spell Vertical correctly

Last edited by SLFAKE, Tuesday, March 29, 2011 6:13 PM
"Yes... well... VICTORY IS MINE!"
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Tuesday, March 29, 2011 5:13 PM
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*vertical ;)


Hi

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Tuesday, March 29, 2011 6:01 PM
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trim breaks


AV Matt
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 1:24 AM

I'm rooting for the hyper too. I'm hoping they didn't buy that golf course just so they could put in more parking booths and spell out Hershey in brown mulch and stone on an embankment. HP is the only large park on the whole east coast that doesn't have a hyper coaster. They have plenty of gimmicks, so they should just spend the money on lots and lots of track.

LK, I read the same things you did. I find it funny how people reach to connect things or answer clues that don't exist. I was deeply involved with the Fahrenheit campaign. I'll just sit back and play along at home this time.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 3:29 AM

Deeply involved? You were one of the winners if I recall. We got the privilege of going to the park early to watch the train sit motionless in the trough of the cobra roll before anyone else! (though the impromptu Storm Runner ERT, free ride all day pass, and Q&A session made up for it I thought)

But I'm with you on this one, I'm hoping for a (long) hyper, and will be perfectly content to let other people wade through the clues while I wait patiently for track photos to show up on Screamscape.


Bill
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 6:16 AM

I am not just hoping for a hyper, but hoping for an Intamin. B&M's are fun, but prefer the Intamin intensity. When track arrives that's when I will be there snapping pictures. Don't think that's going to happen until the end of the 2011 season. I am hopeful to be able to get good coverage like I was for Storm Runner.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 7:34 PM
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Just copy SFOG's Goliath and shoehorn it in to Hershey. I would so get a season pass again.


AV Matt
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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 8:50 PM

^ if it has to be B&M that would be ideal. I bet there will be something very unique about this coaster. All Hershey addition are.

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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 9:41 PM
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I think it's going to be a B&M just because of the park's design. Two GCI's on one end, two Intamin's in the middle, and possibly two B&M's on the other end. ;)


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Wednesday, March 30, 2011 11:14 PM
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Agreeing with Matt on this one - Goliath totally stomps ALL over every other B&M hyper out there...they get one of those, and *I* am likely to end up with a HP pass... :)


You still have Zoidberg.... You ALL have Zoidberg! (V) (;,,;) (V)

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Thursday, March 31, 2011 6:12 AM

I have yet to ride Goliath at SFOG. Last time I was there was in the early 90's. I haven't ridden any of the B&M hypers with the new seating style either(Kings Island, Wonderland, or Carowind's.) We are processing are CF platinum passes Saturday at KD's opening day.

Will make it to KI(last time was Beastbuzz in 03,) and will most likely make our first trip to Carowinds at some point before the end of the season.

If Hershey got a clone of Bizzaro@SFNE that would be ideal to me. That's my favorite steel coaster that I've ridden. Actually I'd be happy with either a B&M or Intamin. Just as long as as they don't get a Chance Morgan. ;)

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Thursday, March 31, 2011 1:13 PM
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I'd rather have Goliath than Bizarro just so the ride is reliable and doesn't constantly get held up for people who can't get the lapbar to come down far enough. It's a real buzz kill when every train that goes out has to hold to clear three or more cars that aren't locked yet. And as far as Intamin is concerned, the only alternative is to use OTSR's. :(


AV Matt
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Thursday, March 31, 2011 4:16 PM
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LostKause said:
I think it's going to be a B&M just because of the park's design. Two GCI's on one end, two Intamin's in the middle, and possibly two B&M's on the other end. ;)

Maybe it'll be a Schwarzkopf, then.

Last edited by kpjb, Thursday, March 31, 2011 4:16 PM

Hi

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Thursday, March 31, 2011 6:33 PM

or perhaps a schmeck ;)

How big does one have to be before they might have a problem on Bizarro? I was thinking about dragging my cousin to octboulderfest and sfne this year. But if he gets the boot on bizarro i would feel horrible.

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Thursday, March 31, 2011 10:23 PM

BBSpeed26 said:
Deeply involved? You were one of the winners if I recall. We got the privilege of going to the park early to watch the train sit motionless in the trough of the cobra roll before anyone else! (though the impromptu Storm Runner ERT, free ride all day pass, and Q&A session made up for it I thought)

But I'm with you on this one, I'm hoping for a (long) hyper, and will be perfectly content to let other people wade through the clues while I wait patiently for track photos to show up on Screamscape.

Exactly. That's why I said "deeply involved," since the actual promised thrill of 9:30 ERT eluded us. I think I was chosen because Jason (the PR guy) liked my screen name rather than any special detective skills I had. I don't even remember what I did with the pass I was given. I was a season passholder, so I know I didn't use it. The Q&A was cool, but afterwards I thought that I should have asked if Hershey would ever get a hyper.

I did e-mail them once and ask if there was any restriction that would keep them from ever adding a hyper, and they replied that they couldn't answer that. Maybe this is their answer.

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Thursday, March 31, 2011 10:37 PM
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^D, with the new restraints especially, it's more in the leg area that lies the problem for pleasing the Intamin lap bar sensors. If you have long legs, your knees stick up high and then the "lap" bar has trouble lowering far enough onto your thighs. I say "lap" because the bar comes closer to my knees than waist.

If your cousin can fit on Behemoth without any trouble, he can probably manage a ride on Bizarro. It just might not be super enjoyable.


AV Matt
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Friday, April 1, 2011 12:53 AM

Good to know.. If he can ride BD, and Biz that all I care about. The rest is gravy. We should really try to get a big crowd to Ocboulderfest this year.

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Friday, April 1, 2011 6:12 AM

^D, does your cousin fit in MF? I found Bizarro much more accommodating than MF at CP. The restraints are consistent for each row of the train, rather than each row having different belt lengths like MF. I have never had a problem fitting on any rows, but had some close calls because of the different belt length. I have size 36 waist.

Like AV said it is those shin guards on the restraints that cause some problems. Their staff does try to get the restraint to clear more than CP before they make you vacate your seat. I have seen some pretty big people fit on Bizarro. They didn't have long legs.

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Friday, April 1, 2011 9:29 AM

DKNY6363 said:
or perhaps a schmeck ;)

Not just a Schmeck... but a Schmeck Hyper.


"Yes... well... VICTORY IS MINE!"
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Friday, April 1, 2011 6:37 PM
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^The belt is longer and buckles in the middle like El Toro, so it's much easier to buckle yourself. But again, the legs tend to be the obstacle for big people, not their bellies.


AV Matt
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