Another Hersheypark story on local NBC news

Wednesday, April 13, 2011 10:41 PM
Acoustic Viscosity's avatar

Nitro on an average day ranks way above my experiences on Diamondback. I heard it was running great last weekend. It's the only reason I had second thoughts about not getting a Six pass until September when I need one for Texas.


AV Matt
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 11:05 PM
LostKause's avatar

I am always intrigued at how some people can feel one thing on a certain ride and others feel something else. Strange. I think Diamondback is extremely forceful. The bottom of the hills push me into my seat hard, and the air over the crests are insane. I even come out of my seat for the last drop into the pool and again at the top of the hill just before the brakes stop the train at the end. It's just so strange to me that someone else doesn't feel the same.

I also feel *some* of those extreme forces on Apollo's Chariot. Nitro, I'll agree is a snoosefest...lol I can't think of any other B&M hypers off the bat that I have rode; I need to get on some more.


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Wednesday, April 13, 2011 11:40 PM
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Different sized/shaped riders can experience the same ride in the same seat on the same cycle differently, BUT more importantly the ride quality (of just about any coaster) isn't always the same day after day, cycle after cycle. There are many factors that come into play that could make it great on Monday, but then suck (for the same rider) on Tuesday, such as weather conditions, trim brake pressure and wheel setups (warm weather wheels vs. cold weather wheels and combinations thereof).

Sometimes Magnum is on 11 and sometimes it's not running so well. I've had rides on El Toro where the famous Rolling Thunder ejector airtime hill almost caused a rollback and there wasn't any air up there at all. Luckily I've ridden both of these rides on numerous occasions over numerous seasons to know what's typical and what's abnormal. I have limited experience with Diamondback. It impressed me the first time, but it's never lived up to that since.


AV Matt
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 12:30 AM

If you're following along, apparently there are going to be little revelations starting on April 25, and for the next few Mondays afterwards. At least that's what they seem to be saying on that RIT website.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 6:13 AM

Good catch RGB. Release of study info starting 4/25/11, and three more updates each week thereafter. Could be interesting.

http://www.rideinstitute.com/studies.php

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 1:21 PM

They are really HYPING this up! Lets just hope the ride is longer than 3,200 ft :)


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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 2:59 PM

I'm sure it will be longer than 3,200 ft.

Longer than 3,201 ft, not so sure about.

Seriously though... didn't I read somewhere (possibly earlier in this thread) where it is to be the longest coaster in the park? Since Lightning Racer is 3393' (each side)... that probably means they will cut it off at 3394. (Can't make a Hershey coaster too long.)

Last edited by SLFAKE, Tuesday, April 19, 2011 3:04 PM
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 4:47 PM
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Well, RIT seems to be referring to B & M, and there is a reference to studying "fourth dimension" technology, so I would bet that this is a bigger, faster version of the new 4-D Raptor ride that just opened.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2011 7:57 PM
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Maybe it will be the first roller coaster with 3D glasses and effects including water spraying on you (to make it 4D). ;)


AV Matt
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011 3:52 PM

The possible track layout was shown on another site in a photo taken from a townhall meeting, so I did a rough overlay onto a satellite image of the park. I know it's not exact, as my photoshop skills are not the greatest and there was some perspective in the original photo, but I have no doubt that this is the rough shape of what the layout is going to be.

Hersey 2010 Possible Layout

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Thursday, April 21, 2011 6:08 AM

Here is a story from the patriot news with an image of the layout. Sure looks like a B&M to me. I wish it would have Intamin, but I have to admit it looks like it should be fun. Hope its intense!

http://mobile.pennlive.com/advpenn/pm_103970/contentdetail.htm?cont...d=rIHdxdE6

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Thursday, April 21, 2011 7:57 AM

http://newsplusnotes.blogspot.com/2011/04/path-to-hersheypark-2012.html

The scale of this layout seems like it fits better imo.

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Thursday, April 21, 2011 9:35 AM
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Not at all susprised Hershey would go with Intamin (as NPN suggests is likely) since they've had pretty good luck with their Intamin products. It's more surprising, to me at least, when CP keeps getting Intamins...

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Thursday, April 21, 2011 8:05 PM

^ Did you see the pic on my link? Thought it looks like a B&M, but I guess that could be to throw us off. ;)

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Thursday, April 21, 2011 10:42 PM
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The pic on your link, Coasterfantom2, looks like it could be either Intamin or B&M to me, but that doesn't matter, because that image doesn't match the layout that's going around. Maybe it is an artist's interpretation?

I want to be right about my B&M prediction a while ago, but according to the revealed layout, the supports that are under the lift tell me that it's probably Intamin.

B&M supports under the lift tend to spread out, and pyramid their way to the lift, incases where their are rides under the lift. Look at Mantis as a good example. Intamin, on the other hand, just showed us their new arch support under the lift on KD's Intimidator coaster. That's what the layout looks like to me.

I could be wrong. I wonder where that image on Coasterfantom's link came from?


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Friday, April 22, 2011 5:52 PM

The layout looks really good! I love how low to the ground it is, I just wish they would make it longer so Hershey can finally have a coaster that runs Three trains! and over 3,000 ft long. ha


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Friday, April 22, 2011 8:12 PM
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I vote for the B&M layout without a midcourse brake. No need for three trains.


AV Matt
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Friday, April 22, 2011 8:22 PM
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The new 4-d models do indeed work well close to the ground.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011 8:18 AM

In other Hershey news. Was at the park for Springtime in the Park yesterday and the new Vekoma train on the Sidewinder makes it much more rerideable.

Back on topic. The construction area is pretty much out of site when in the park. Will have to check the view from the Comet. The line was too long yesterday. Having the queue down in that same area will almost guarantee a long line. The Comet has a line when the rest of the coasters are walk ons. Storm Runner was a walk on for any row except the front.

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Sunday, April 24, 2011 12:25 PM
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I hope more parks get the new boomerang trains. Heck I wish parks would get them for older Arrow and Vekoma loopers! Very comfy.


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