Hersheypark announced Fahrenheit

Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:06 PM
Hmm. So because we live in the land of the obese our coasters arent as good as they could be? That's sad.

OK...so what about question 2? What in the heck would they do if it stops at the top of a vertical lift?

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:07 PM
But they're not designed to hold riders of a variety of shapes and sizes, while B&M seems to have perfected the lap bar design to accomodate pretty much anyone. Also, it's tough to ignore how Intamin lap bars have failed in the past and led to rider deaths.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:10 PM
The Intamin bars are still better in my opinion because they have "infinite" stopping points. B&M still uses ratcheting bars which always seem to be too loose or too tight on me. That's why I like the Intamin restraints so much. If parks could actually enforce who can and cannot ride, people wouldn't have died.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:13 PM
"Vertical Lift Inverted Coaster" whats with the inverted part?

rcdb: Inverted - a roller coaster which uses trains traveling beneath, rather than on top of, the track. Unlike a suspended roller coaster, an inverted roller coaster's trains are rigidly attached to the track.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:24 PM
Damn, and I was hoping for Aquatrax... ;)

Looks good for Hershey, and it should be easy enough to market since no one has anything remotely like it on the East Coast. Heck, I'm just happy it's not more waterpark (though the capacity in there is very poor).

One detail I don't get: if you check out the Media section, the middle wallpaper has a diagram of the track, and over the station it says something like "Station for Two Trains," which is sorta weird. I wonder how that will work with three trains.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:24 PM
This looks awesome.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:28 PM

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

Why not just remove all the restraints period? Who needs them, right?
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:45 PM

Lord Gonchar said:

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

Oh, really?

I thought Intamin was stealing from me again.


If you're interested, here's a pic. Kind of hard to see but I'm pretty sure it's the same element.

I think Fahrenheit looks like a LOT of fun. Still not a fan of those restraints, but I'd give the edge to this one over Maverick or Storm Runner since it doesn't have those sudden left-right or right-left directional changes. And is this the first Intamin in the U.S. with a cobra roll?

- Aaron K, who thinks the name is infinitely better than Evel Knievel.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:47 PM
Okay... since my first post disappared, I'll ask again.

Anyone have any idea of where this will be located in the park? It says along side the Boardwalk, but where exactly?

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:49 PM
Zounds, that looks a lot like Maverick.

And that is a very good thing. :)

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:57 PM
It looks like a whole lot of fun!

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:57 PM

Rob Ascough said: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?



Global (or local?) warming... ;)

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:59 PM

SLFAKE said:
Anyone have any idea of where this will be located in the park? It says along side the Boardwalk, but where exactly?

It's going where the "Chute Out" was/is located at the entrance to The Boardwalk. Next to the catering pavilions.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 1:05 PM

ColumbusCoaster said:

If you're interested, here's a pic. Kind of hard to see but I'm pretty sure it's the same element.


Yeah, it does. I was half-kidding.

Interestingly, it seems more like a case of great minds thinking alike as the contest deadline was before that coaster was completed as well.

It is funny how some of the newer coasters look like the RCT creations the community was making just a few years ago and people were calling 'fantasy' creations. Life imitating art, I suppose. :)

Still looks like a lot of fun at any rate.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 1:12 PM
In other news, that may be the biggest escalator I've ever seen in the pic that ColumbusCoaster linked to. It seriously would take a couple minutes to ride that thing.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 1:24 PM
I think it looks like Speed: No Limits.

http://rcdb.com/ig2721.htm?picture=33
http://rcdb.com/ig2721.htm?picture=30 *** Edited 9/27/2007 5:24:45 PM UTC by Captain Hawkeye***

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 1:38 PM
Why didn't they just call it Storm Runner 2..."only this time we went with a lift instead of a launch!"
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 1:47 PM

Lord Gonchar said:

Yeah, it does. I was half-kidding.


Oops...sorry, didn't catch that.

Not quite as exciting as Fahrenheit, but Hershey is also adding Howler, a Wisdom Tornado.

And just in case anyone had any doubts, Nantimi was indeed a viral marketing campaign from the folks at Hersheypark.

- Aaron K

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 1:57 PM
Howler?

Weird...same ride, same name as at Idlewild...

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 1:58 PM
I smell a conspiracy...
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