Hershey announces Skyrush for 2012

Posted Tuesday, August 2, 2011 3:59 PM | Contributed by delan

Hersheypark announced Tuesday it is constructing a 200-foot tall roller coaster named Skyrush in the Comet Hollow section of the park. The ride will be floorless and feature a 75 mile per hour first drop. It will be the tallest, fastest and longest roller coaster at Hersheypark, according to park general manager Frank O'Connell. It also features winged seats, the first of their kind in the country.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 9:53 PM

SFGAdv lover said:
Why did they let SkyRush's media fail so much?!?

They spent all their time designing five phony websites to give clues that didn't make any sense.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 9:55 PM
CoasterDemon's avatar

^How did/do you feel about Fahrenheit? Just wondering, as it didn't seem like anything too special.


Billy
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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 10:42 PM
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I with you guys. They created some really clueless clues, and then the big announcement is such a flop. The ride kind of looks like a flop too, but no one will know for sure until someone rides it.

Fahrenheit was a big flop in my opinion as well, Billy. I wondered why on earth the park would build another red structure that went straight up and then straight down. Hersheypark has kind of been striking out a lot over the last few years, in my opinion. At least this new coaster isn't red, with a straight up lift and a straight down drop.


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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 11:03 PM
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Fahrenheit is orange.

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Wednesday, August 3, 2011 11:33 PM

I wouldn't go as far as to call Farenheit a flop. Yeah it's nothing special, but it's fun. At 12 mil. I believe it cost, a good bang for the buck. One thing I like about hershey is they have rides that are fairly unique. Skyrush is nothing new or special, but it has enough interesting details to make it worth a trip. Most of us were assuming it was a plain intamin hyper, and as it turns out its that and a little more. I will be interested to see how this thing passes through Comet. I havent seen a rendering that shows this yet. Could be Phantom through Thunderbolt type of head chopper.

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Thursday, August 4, 2011 8:35 AM
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I believe that the two just cross each other once. Skyrush's lift passes over Comet's first drop. The rest of Skyrush goes around Comet.


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Thursday, August 4, 2011 4:42 PM
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^From the posted plans, it looks like Skyrush will have a lift similar to I-305; 2 large supports. I bet you will actually be able to see them more, at Hershey.

edit - From the looks of it, they are really wenching the ride in tight. That's good stuff, interaction between coasters!

Last edited by CoasterDemon, Thursday, August 4, 2011 4:43 PM
Billy
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Thursday, August 4, 2011 11:49 PM

Wenching?

That's down at the PA Renaissance Faire.

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Saturday, August 6, 2011 3:48 AM
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^Around here, too (missing Moosh!!!)


Billy
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Monday, August 8, 2011 11:32 PM

The part of the video I found most surprising is that before 1996, Hersheypark had only 4 coasters.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 9:05 AM
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I was going there for years when it only had 3. It was still a great park. It's sometimes hard to remember the days when just a handful of rides could keep me entertained for an entire day. I could have been happy marathon-ing the 'Looper and riding nothing else all day.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 11:44 AM

Vater said:
I was going there for years when it only had 3. It was still a great park. It's sometimes hard to remember the days when just a handful of rides could keep me entertained for an entire day. I could have been happy marathon-ing the 'Looper and riding nothing else all day.

Before I started visiting Hershey semi-regularly in the early 2000's (it's a three hour drive for me) my last visit was in 1977, the year Sooper opened (and the year my dad passed, that's how I remember it.) It was a 7th grade class trip. SDL was literally the only thing I remembered from inside the park (I could never forget the Chocolate World tour)


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Friday, December 23, 2011 12:56 PM

First time posting, just joined Coasterbuzz. Has anyone taken a look at the pictures of Skyrush on Keystone Thrills? I wanted to get some thoughts on the current progress of build as well as any thoughts on how it is going to be.


GOPOSTAL!!!!!!

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 9:47 AM
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Skyrush seats:

https://fbcdn-sphotos-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/420118_1015070...8969_n.jpg

pretty pretty!


Billy
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Wednesday, February 29, 2012 10:21 PM
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Very nice, different, but very nice.


Cedar Point will always be The Roller Coaster Capital of the World, regardless of the number of coasters they have.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 5:56 AM

I like the new seat configuration, and that they are lapbar only. I was there this past weekend to go to the Hershey Story museum, snapped a few pics. The track should be complete any day now. Looking forward to my first lap on the front outer seat and second on rear outer seat. ;-)

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 6:53 PM
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Why am I still not excited about this coaster? At least it's not red with a straight up and straight down segment like the last two new coasters.


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Thursday, March 1, 2012 10:26 PM
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I wonder why they went with Intamin and not B&M.


Cedar Point will always be The Roller Coaster Capital of the World, regardless of the number of coasters they have.

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Thursday, March 1, 2012 11:53 PM
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Two guesses: Price, or B&M already had maxed out their capacity for the year.

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