Does this mean the Nostalgic turn of the century feel of Midway American (which I never quite got) is now to be a Nostalgic coastal amusement park feel?
Oh well... maybe NEXT year (as in 2008) for a new coaster.... or the year after that. Guess we can't complain though. From 1923 to 1974 (or there about) Hershey's coaster count was 1. From 1974 to 1977 it was 2. From 1977 to sometime in the 1980's it was 3. From the Mid 1980's to the mid 1990's it was 4. It's only been from around 1996 or so that the coaster explosion occured. I guess we can survive a few years (a decade?) with out another one.
Good news about the new water park and new attractions... my waits in line for the coasters might be shorter now that all of the kiddies are off playing in the water.
Perhaps they are going the "resort" way and feel a golf course would be a goood addition. I always thought CP should buy up some property along the water and put in a course.
Way I hear it, part of the golf course is going to be used for over flow parking and for "special events" (used to basically replace the grass field across HP drive where the old air port used to be). I think this is the "high ground" just across the entrance road opposite GIANT Center. The rest of it I think I heard was for "future development"... as limited as it may be considering that it lies in a flood plain and PA's draconian Enviormental Regulations severely limit what can be built there. *** Edited 7/12/2006 4:35:51 PM UTC by SLFAKE***
Re: the golf course. I believe HERCO already owned it, and maintained it as a public course. The Hotel already has at least one course for its guests on the hill behind the hotel. I think the Hershey area has nearly as many golf courses as the park has coasters.
As far as acres go, not sure if anyone has been to Wildwater Kingdom at Geauga Lake but that waterpark is roughly 20 acres in size. So they will be packing it in there to say the least.
I'm sure it will look nice, but man, 5 acres for all that stuff? "All new in 2007, compact waterparks!" *** Edited 7/12/2006 8:28:54 PM UTC by lakecrystal*** *** Edited 7/12/2006 8:30:21 PM UTC by lakecrystal*** *** Edited 7/12/2006 8:31:11 PM UTC by lakecrystal***
Nonetheless, it's a neat idea that I'm really looking forward to seeing in person next year. I'm sure East Coast Waterworks will be pretty impressive looking.
Arson, I think you must visit HP on mild days because I've seen some obscenely long lines for Tidal Force when it's really hot. Besides, the way Tidal Force is themed fits in with the Boardwalk theme perfectly. It will probably get more popular with the waterpark because you'll already have tons of bathing-suited people, which will take away any barriers people might have had about riding it before. Tidal Force and Roller Soaker are two rides you don't want to ride in your clothes.
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