Hersheypark announced Fahrenheit

Thursday, September 27, 2007 11:44 AM
Submitted as news, but until it's posted...

http://www.hersheypa.com/attractions/hersheypark/fahrenheit/index.php

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 11:47 AM
I'm not one to complain about ride names, but that's friggin' horrible.

The ride, however, looks ridiculously great. :)

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 11:47 AM
This ride looks so awesome. It's looks way better than Maverick.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 11:50 AM
The ride does look cool. It's too bad I can't say the same about the animation. I guess they haven't heard of VIP yet. :)

I liked the tie in with "97 degrees and falling fast" though. That was clever.

Above all though, I'm thoroughly impressed with the amount of effort they put into "teasing" the enthusiast community and actually giving away the ride layout before the announcement. Kudos to them for that. Even though they didn't see any direct financial gain from it, I'm impressed they cared.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 11:50 AM
Fahrenheit is worse than what SFStL picked? You're kidding... right? ;)

Looks nice. I played the first video without looking at the layout too much and had no idea that the lift hill was completely vertical. I kept waiting for the 97-degree drop, not realizing it already happened! I'm just about as excited as I can be about an Intamin ride. Seems like a smaller Maverick.

*** Edited 9/27/2007 3:50:55 PM UTC by Rob Ascough***

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 11:53 AM
Kind of underwhelming after that whole game. Was that really necessary for an announcement of this type of coaster? Not my cup 'o tea.

Looks like a very fun ride, though...but aside from the vertical lift, similar in thrills to Maverick.

Worst feature: Over the shoulder restraints.

WHY????


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Thursday, September 27, 2007 11:53 AM
Oddly enough, that pretzel looking element is awfully similar (as in pretty much the same thing) to a bit of the ride I submitted to the "Catch A Free Ride To College" RCT3 contest.

Hmmm.... :)

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 11:54 AM
Hmm . 2008 will be an interesting year in the north east.

Hershey park getting this, great adventure getting a dark ride, and dorney park getting that new coaster.

I hope I have enough time to visit the three parks.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 11:54 AM
^^ Did you happen to base that element on the B&M pretzel loop? It reminds me of that, at least the basic shape.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 11:56 AM
I believe its called a Norweigian Loop, and is already in existance.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 11:56 AM

Rob Ascough said:
Fahrenheit is worse than what SFStL picked? You're kidding... right? ;)

Worse? Probably not, but at least the stuntman/thrill thing is there.

I find it hard to be impressed, awed or intimidated by a unit of temperature measure.

It's admittedly nitpicking. :)

Bonus points for trying to be creative.
Removal of bonus points for trying to be creative.

:)

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 11:58 AM
It looks better that Storm Runner.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 11:58 AM
Ironic how the area is losing a coaster called The Chiller but gaining a ride called Fahrenheit.

I guess cold is out and heat is in?

*** Edited 9/27/2007 3:59:03 PM UTC by Rob Ascough***

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 11:58 AM

OhioStater said:
I believe its called a Norweigian Loop, and is already in existance.

Oh, really?

I thought Intamin was stealing from me again. ;)

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 11:59 AM
2 questions:


1) Why the over-head restraints. They are unecessary and, taken off Maverick, would vastly improve the experience.

2) If the coaster gets stuck on the vertical lift at the top, how do you get off?

A pole? A "slide down"?

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:00 PM
I cast my vote for a slide. I hear Morey's Pier is getting rid of theirs.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:01 PM
Intamin is unable to design a lap bar that allows guests of exceptional size to ride and doesn't eject people from the ride. That's why the OTSRs.

I totally agree that their recent coasters would be amazing without them. Unfortunately for shorties like myself, they just end up being painful.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:02 PM
Intamin is unable to design a lap bar, period.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:03 PM

Rob Ascough said:
I cast my vote for a slide. I hear Morey's Pier is getting rid of theirs.

How about one of the 2 slides of the Merry Dip Fun Slides. I have never seen Hershey use both slides at once if it's even open at all.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:04 PM
I happen to think the lap bars on MF, TTD and El Toro are the best in the industry. Of all the coasters I've been on (130+), they are the most comfortable and provide the best coaster experience. So, they can design it.
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