Hershey 7/22

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Monday, July 26, 2004 12:12 PM
I arrived it the area around 7 p.m. on Wendsday night with my family and since we had the time we decided to do the park preview, where they let you in for free if you pay for the next day. By the time we got over there it was about 9, the park was so hot it was amazing and it's a little disorienting to go into a park for the first time in the dark, We eventually found our way over to the Sidewinder/Storm Runner area, Storm Runner was closed as reported, but Sidewinder had no line and they were letting people stay on the train for consecutive rides. After several rides it was time to go meet the rest of my family and watch the laser show, it wasn't bad, but definatly not as good as CP's.

The Next day we got there around 10:10 and headed to the back for some early morning riding, we hit all of the coasters back there with almost no lines. The Wild Mouse was a fun wild mouse, The Wild Cat was a bit too rough for my liking, but I still had fun, Lightning Racer was excellent, I rode both sides, Thunder in the front. After that it was hot and we decided to ride Roller Soaker where we encountered the longest wait of the day, about an hour, it was a fun ride, but it was short and the capacity is horrible.

After that we were going to ride some more water rides, but the lines were all too long so we got some lunch. After lunch my family did a couple flat rides and right about when I was going to go ride Storm Runner (which had been running off and on all day) it started to sprinkle, a couple minutes later all the coasters all got closed due lightning. We wathced some really stupid show and then since the rain was picking up we went back to the hotel.

I convinced my dad to take us back around 8 even though it was still raining since The Weather Channel showed to would stop soon, when we got there the driving rain seemed to just go away and all the rides opened back up. In an effort to add to my track record I went on a coaster riding spree and quickly hit The Comet, Great Bear, SooperDooperLooper, and Trail Blazer. For some reason they were "not reopening" Storm Runner, which seems odd, since he didn't say anything about it being broken, but that was the only coaster I didn't ride so it wasn't too bad. I ending up getting one last ride on Great Bear instead so it wasn't that bad.

I also went to Conneaut lake on the 25th, I'll try to write about that too.

*** Edited 7/26/2004 6:38:21 PM UTC by Dan The Man***

-Dan If you don't like the ride shut up and get out of line.
Monday, July 26, 2004 12:41 PM
In your second paragraph you are talking about Wild Mouse and Lightning Racer and then say that the Comet was too rough...

In your next to last paragraph you talk about riding Comet, Great, Bear Looper and trail blazer...

Did you mean that "Comet" was too rough, or that "Wild Cat" was too rough (since it is close to Lightning Racer and Wild Mouse and you then said that you rode Comet later in the evening).

"Yes... well... VICTORY IS MINE!"
Monday, July 26, 2004 2:37 PM
Sorry I was typing fast since the first time I submitted it only the first paragraph showed up, I retyped that whole part and I wasn't thinking it is the WildCat that I was refering to and it is now changed.

Thanks for pointing that out.

-Dan If you don't like the ride shut up and get out of line.
Monday, July 26, 2004 10:41 PM
I have seen them do that. After a rain if it a certain time of the day. Say past 8pm they won't reopen Storm Runner for some reason.

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