Fahrenheit animated and drawn backwards (for most patrons)?

Thursday, March 13, 2008 4:53 PM
I've been following the webcam since it went up for Fahrenheit and I realized that unless you're in the catering pavilions or in the parking lot, the drawing and animations are backwards.

I'm really curious why they did this, unless they changed their mind at some point. So in other words, if you're standing in the midway, the cobra roll will be to your right and should be pretty close to Wildcat.

In one of the month-behind construction logs, the foreman says that the ride will interact with several other structures (or something to that effect). Maybe the cobra roll goes overtop of the ending of Wildcat? That would be pretty interesting.

By the way, the lift was topped-off today.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008 5:23 PM
Thanks for the updates, IF. I never bothered checking out the constrution vids before. It never seemed right to me picturing the lift at the bottom of the hill near Wildcat and the cobra roll closer to the top near the domed arcade. This orientation works much better. I think you'd want to make the past-vertical drop as visible as possible. And a lot of people will be watching trains going through the pretzel loop or whatever the element is called.

Could be the structures he's referring to the coaster weaving and bobbing between are the catering pavilions. Hershey is known for interweaving attractions, but I'm not sure there's much else to interact with over there.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008 8:23 PM
It's pretty amazing how much The Western Chute Out hid. I had no idea there were that many pavilions behind there as I think I only rode The Western Chute Out once. In a way, it kind of makes Hershey not look as good, but I'm sure that won't be a problem once the ride is all built:)

The construction videos are relatively new and I found them by accident since the No Limits recreation autoloads every time you click on the Fahrenheit page. They've been steadily adding them as well. There wasn't much of a gap between two and three.

It looks like they've farmed them out as well to make them not so "dry," i.e. the old-time switchboard operators* in video three, and the comparison of the statistics to Hershey candy products.

*For the cell-phone/text-message/Blackberry etc. generation, the women you see would make a physical patch using something similar to a guitar cord to connect you to the people you were trying to reach.

I was born in 1970, so I grew up with the rotary phone in my early years. Yes, we actually had to use our finger to turn a dial and wait for it to turn backwards before dialing the next number in sequence. At least I grew up with only seven numbers for local calls.

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