Hershey 2003 or 2004.

Monday, November 18, 2002 8:15 PM

Has anyone heard any definite plans for new additions to the park for next season?

I ask because at work today in a PA State office, I was in a meeting that included a notice for approval on a plan to change the energy grid of the park. The reason given was so plans could move forward on a proposal to build a "power hungry launched attraction". Could this mean an impulse for Hershey?

Any confirmation would be appreciated. I did try searching with no results but wasn't sure if I may have missed it here, since I've been focused on RCT2 instead of the news lately. I

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Monday, November 18, 2002 8:25 PM
I don't recall any discussion regarding the future of Hersheypark around here. In fact, this is the first I have heard of any new attraction for the park concerning the upcoming seasons. That sounds like it might be an impulse, but that certainly is not the only option for a "power hungry attraction."
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Monday, November 18, 2002 8:46 PM
Heck, if that was a SF park, it could be an Impulse called Electroman:The ride. Bwahahahahaha!!!
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Monday, November 18, 2002 9:22 PM

I did hear something, not to long ago about HP getting a small-med. launched coaster for 2004. Not sure if it's an impluse.

IMO, I think there's too many Impluse coasters in the states. At the rate these parks are going, you could walk into all most any med. to large park and find some kind of Impluse coaster.

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Monday, November 18, 2002 9:58 PM
True, however there are no impulse coasters in the surrounding area, that the general/regional public would have ridden.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 1:14 AM

It's not possible for Hershey to build an impulse. If you haven't noticed Hershey can't build anything over 100 feet.

Ex. Wildcat-90 Great Bear-90 Lightning Racer-90

Roller Soaker-70

Besides, Hershey wants to stay as much of a family park as possible.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 2:29 AM
The Great Bear has a 124 ft drop. It could be the coaster for their 100th anniversary, and anything is possible.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 2:55 AM

My good ol' Hershey home park...

I heard rumors from the staff of a "Dominator" ride like at Dorney... can't think of what the overall ride is called... but from what I heard it will be going in place of the Fun Slides near Wildcat.

I really don't think Hershey will add another big coaster until the apartments across from the Great Bear are taken out... at least there is a rumor that they are being taken out for more room to Hershey. I can't really picture any place they would add aother coaster... however an Intamin hyper would be very, very nice ;) I suppose they could put that next to the road that ends into the Giant Center... can't think of it's name off the top of my head.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 5:18 AM
Herco's board has enough clout up there, that I expect that they can get most anything that they want approved. Remember though that there are a number of launched coasters that are less than 100 feet tall.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 5:30 AM

If Hershey can't build above 100 feet, how do you explain the Kissing Tower and Giant Wheel?

Just because they haven't built a coaster above 100 feet doesn't mean that they can't.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 5:42 AM
Hershey has been adding roller coaster type attractions pretty regularly over the past decade or so. Saying that they will have something new for 2003 or 2004 is not far fetched at all. I just hope that if they add something, that it is something more thrilling than the Roller Soaker. Hopefully it will be a little longer too, time-wise, as a lot of Hershey's rides are somewhat on the short side.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 10:33 AM
I can fill in the new stuff for 2003. There already is a kiddie scrambler ride in use for candylane, and that is one of the new rides for next year. As far as I know, 2 kiddie rides and 2 adult rides will be new for next season.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 10:54 AM

Rob Ascough, I didn't say the height restriction was there since the park opened.

Besides, if the restriction wasn't there I'm sure Hershey would have built their latest rides over 100. (Not saying they haven't done a good job. I like them just the way they are.)

It was also confirmed by someone on this site, I just can't remember who.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 11:41 AM

bs13: I don't remember hearing anything about a height restriction, but I could be wrong. But even if some kind of restriction did exist (for what reason, I have no idea), I am sure that Hershey could get it waived.

And I agree... Hershey has some of the best sub-100 foot coasters in operation today!

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Don't forget to vote for your favorite wooden coasters @ http://www.geocities.com/wcoasterpoll - the polls are open until November 30th!

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 1:38 PM
Isn't the boomerang (Sidewinder) over 100ft? What about the Huss Condor (Flying Falcon) that sits up on a hill above the coasters in Midway America? I don't think this height limit holds any water.
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 1:43 PM
im not sure about SideWinder, but i know that Great Bear's 124 foot drop drops into a ravine (Comet Hallow), kinda like Nemesis at Alton Towers, the height is acheived by natural topography.....good comment about SideWinder though IFan....

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 4:02 PM

Comet Rider, since you seem to be "in the know", is the *something fast* you're referring to one and the same as the "power hungry launched attraction"...or is the *PHLA* something for '03, and just CAN'T be told....

Bummed a little about Conestoga, that was fun...but everything at HP was fun....EVEN their Boomerang will rank WAY above most of the other Boomerangs - look ma, no headbanging...:)

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 6:08 PM

Hershey Park has no Height restricition, i don't know who is feeding you your bs, as said earlier just because they did not go hyper or giga or impulse YET does not mean they can't,,,i worked at Dorney for 3 years one year as a sup and amusement park staffers are the most uncredible source there is. For the record dorney park does have a 200ft height restriction imposed by south whitehall township, the 5ft drop on sf goes underground, Hershey park does have a track record of adding a major attraction every other year,my guess would be for 2004.and please don't think a ride operator or att knows how much money a park is going to fork out for a ride,,or what ride will be put in years down the road,,,think realisically if you owned a park and were plannin a customized coaster lets say great bear which went in in 98, im sure the upper mgmt as in ceo,vp and board members knew back in 95,,but the seasonal staff learned of it late 1997 just when the rest of the public found out,,to run your mouth about future expansion and additions to seasonal staff is crazy,,,now working at dorney in the off season they did send a news letter out quaterly,but it contained no above average non public information, an impulse i agree would be a perfect addition, hershey does have a tendency to add unique rides

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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 6:19 PM
Could someone please translate? What in the world did ice4one1 post?
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Tuesday, November 19, 2002 6:22 PM
Welcome to Coasterbuzz, ice4one1.

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