Hersheypark announced Fahrenheit

Thursday, September 27, 2007 2:09 PM
STORM RUNNER 2 - without the launch: THE RIDE!

Looks pretty cool... except the fact that I had to check and see what park Storm Runner was at... I didn't realize they were both at Hershey...

Did they have a 2 for 1 coupon at Intamin, I didn't know about? :)

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 2:37 PM
12 person trains and no MCBRs? :(
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 2:45 PM
but there are only three trains, and a two-position station. It doesn't need a block brake. Works for Millennium Force.

I like the name. I really wish the US would go metric already, but "centigrade" wouldn't have worked.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 2:47 PM
Ravine Flyer II, Flying Turns, and now Fahrenheit! It looks like I'll be going to :)PENNSYLVANIA:) Next Summer!

Answer my Prayers, Overbook my next Flight!

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 2:53 PM

realmadrid311 said:
Why didn't they just call it Storm Runner 2..."only this time we went with a lift instead of a launch!"

Maybee they could just connect the 2 rides and make one long ride.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 2:55 PM

majortom1981 said:
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.


Don't forget Flying Turns.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 3:14 PM
a quick question: does this coaster have trims?

In a way, it looks like the love child of a three way betwwen MF, Maverick, and TTD! Very cool.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 3:18 PM

MythMaker9 said in the closed Fahrenheit thread:

None of those really are compelling enough to make me want to spend the money to visit. I like Talon better than Great Bear. The woodies just feel like tame family rides and I rather ride the Phoenix any day. And storm runner is just too short. Not that any of them aren't good rides, but none make me want to take the trip and spend money to go there.


Not to argue with your personal preferences, but it seems that Hershey's recent additions have all been very successful. The park went from a small quasi-theme park to one that rivals nearby Great Adventure in annual attendance. It's also a major tourist destination, owing a lot to the fantastic amusement park. I don't think Hershey is doing anything wrong.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 3:19 PM

ColumbusCoaster said:

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


Where's the Tornado going? Replacing the Rodeo I assume? But hope not.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 3:23 PM
^^ The only thing they're doing wrong is adding a ride with 3 trains of 12 people each. Factor in the fact that it's Intamin and the 850pph theoretical capacity drops to 400pph. This line will be a joke.

It's a smaller Maverick, and a variation on Storm Runner. They should've gotten a hyper or some other non-looping ride.

Is Hershey too cheap to hire VIP? Seriously. Or at least someone who can make a better NL ride.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 4:37 PM
Anyone else realize that HP is also installing some sort of spinning flat ride by Wisdom for next year?
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 4:47 PM
What's wrong with the animation? It looks fine.

The top of the lift would have to have a much wider radius of curvature for a long train, otherwise the backseat acceleration would be borderline deadly. ;)

Perhaps Hershey is thinking lots of low capacity rides = same capacity as a few high capacity rides. Despite the low capacity, they have so many rides to distribute people, I'm not too woriied about it asside from the "new ride" bump it will get initially.

I'll just ride the woodies, SDL and Great Bear while everyone else is in line for the Intamins. :)

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 4:48 PM
^^Wisdom Tornado named Howler....*precisely* what Idlewild already has...

Hershey playing catch-up to KennyCorp? ;)


The PPH question on Fahrenheit IS a valid one....but likely only for this season.

Matt, stop messing with my arrows! ;)
*** Edited 9/27/2007 8:48:52 PM UTC by rollergator***

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 4:53 PM

Jeff Young said:
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.

No way, the escalators from the 2nd layer of Kennywood's parking lot are about the same size.

Let's not even mention Universal Studios Hollywood. :)

-Josh

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 4:56 PM
Get to Hershey at opening and what is a line???? Seriously every time I've been there on a Saturday this year I've gone right to Storm Runner and got 3 laps in with at most a 3 train wait unless I want a front row ride.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 4:57 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?


Umm...Im not sure where you were going with that, but you certainly dont need over the shoulder restraints on a coaster like this OR Maverick. A lap-bar would be more than safe, and would, in my opinion, improve the ride quality of a ride like this (and Maverick) immensely.

In fact, most reviews of Kingda Ka place it below TTD simply because of the restraints. While you can fit larger people in them (apparantly), they cause head banging and ruin the "free-movement" sensation of a ride like MF.

So....

It's disappointing they would have the over-the-shoulder restraints on this ride. Intaride proved with Maverick that they dont make a very comfortable one.

And Im still cuirous...what the heck do you do if it gets stuck on the lift hill? How do people get out of the ride if they are vertical? *** Edited 9/27/2007 8:58:29 PM UTC by OhioStater***

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 5:10 PM
I'm assuming that since the animation of the coaster was done with a NoLimits type program, the "evac apparatus" for the lift just isn't shown. If VIP had done the animation, it would have been much more realistic. Although, on their animation of Maverick, none of the stairs were on the lift or brake runs either.

So, I'm sure there's some kind of "junk" to be installed around the lift tower.

edit: maybe something like this *** Edited 9/27/2007 9:13:14 PM UTC by halltd***

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 5:13 PM
It just seems like that would be a precarious position to be in no matter what type of apparatus they had. At least when you are at an angle you have some type of platform beneath you.

Maybe theyre just really hoping it doesnt get stuck :)

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 5:28 PM
Flying Turns, Ravine Flyer II, Voodoo, Dominator, Ultra Twister, and now this. Wow. New coaster at every local amusement park except for kennywood.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 5:54 PM

SFGAdv lover said:


It's a smaller Maverick, and a variation on Storm Runner. They should've gotten a hyper or some other non-looping ride.


I gotta agree with that! They got enough loopers @ Hersheypark.

I gotta say, after following the whole "nantimi" hype thing all the way through, this announcement left me a bit underwhelmed. And until I see a layout for "Dark Knight" @ SFGrAdv I'm not gonna get too excited about that either. Or the used Intamin Impulse @ Dorney either.

<sigh> I'll just stick to El Toro.....the hell with the rest.

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