Posted Thursday, August 9, 2001 4:17 AM | Contributed by jgfama
Hesheypark will introduce a Setpoint Swing Thing with water effects (a la Paramount's Carowinds Super Saturator) with 1,300 feet of tubular track, a 70-foot lift hill and will travel approximately 50 feet above the ground as it twists sideways. Maximum speed is 30 feet per second. Best of all, Hersheypark wants you to name it.
Yes, we certianly did hear about this along time ago. See, not all rumors are bad. Just not that many of them are good. I'm assuming because of it's location near the tubing ride that you'll be able to ride in your swimsuit. That's the only way I would ride one of these contraptions, unless it was 100 degrees outside (and boy would I love one of these right now!).
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*** This post was edited by Intamin Fan on 8/9/2001. ***
Nice addition for Hershey. The Saturator at carowinds is a very fun ride, although lacking the major thrills that other coasters deliver (it was geared more towards interactive fun anyways). I love how interactive these rides are! Ive ridden Saturator, and wow, what a wet ride. The only problem with the swing things is the lines for them. On an average day at Carowinds, Saturator can get lines up to 2 hrs long!! But its a great way to cool off.
Gives me another reason to head to Hershey as well!
The site says 9 vehicles, which should increase capacity, as the the most I've seen running at Carowinds is 4, with one on the transfer. It appears to be the same layout as the Saturator with a little bit taller of a lift and a little bit more track.
Awesome!!!!! I love hershey park- it's my second favorite amusement park with cedar point at number one. This is a wonderful addition for them. I wonder what name i'll enter in...hmm..i'll have to think about that one.
------------- "who needs drugs when you have coasters...they're like a natural high"
xDisney entered this name: Hershey's Wash-O-Matic Splash Shuttle
If you get a chance to visit Paramount Carowinds and ride the Super Saturator you will love it. Each rider has a lever that controls a tank that holds 4 gallons of water. There are a couple of places along the track that you can dump the water on unsuspecting guests walking along the ride path. I once scored a direct hit on two employees on the way to work. They got soaked and weren't too happy. There is no way to stay dry on this ride. With all the water cannons along the perimeter of the ride path you will be soaked to the bone. Great fun on a hot day.