Hersheypark announces Fahrenheit

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2007 12:58 PM | Contributed by Rob Ascough

Hersheypark announces Fahrenheit, a new Intamin coaster with a 97-degree drop, vertical lift and 2,700 feet of track.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 1:13 PM
Kind of a funny name. Looks like a killer ride if it's smooth.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 1:15 PM
Looks sweet.

The vertical lift however surprises me. Isn't that going to be a major problem over the long term hoisting up a heavy train?

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 1:22 PM
Oh, I'm sure it will have the usual intamin issues, but those togos with the vertical lifts have lasted a while. Haven't they?
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 1:22 PM
Looks pretty sweet with less, sudden neck banging turns than Maverick. Fits in a small footprint too, impressive. I too wonder how many issues they will have with the lift.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 1:23 PM
Neat ride, but again Hershey is adding an attraction with capacity that I feel is inadequate for the size of the park. 800 pph is not much better than a wild mouse, and with Hershey's less-than-stellar ride operators, I doubt the ride will ever hit that.
*** This post was edited by PhantomTails 9/27/2007 1:27:20 PM ***
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 1:27 PM
This looks very good. Im impressed with what ive seen so far, looks better than Maverick to me.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 2:00 PM
They did a pretty terrible job with the NoLimits construction...
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 2:21 PM
Hmmm...looks like Mystery Mine, Maverick, Speed Monster, and Colossus mated and birthed an offspring.

mOOSH

[In case that sounds familiar I said that in the Hershey 08 thread back on Sept 11]

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 2:25 PM
^^Agreed, but the coaster looks great. I'm continually impressed with the unique attractions Hershey adds year after year. Capacity may not be exceptional, but few rides there ever have unbearable lines, at least when I've been there.

*** This post was edited by Vater 9/27/2007 2:27:09 PM ***

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 2:44 PM
I think it's a neat ride, would like to see better renderings though, like with it super-imposed in a shot of the park to see just how it'll look and where it'll be.

...but the capacity and track length are my 2 pet-pieves as others mentioned as well. Maybee number 12 will finally be the B&M Hyper I've been dreaming about for Hershey.....

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 2:49 PM
This ride looks so similar to storm runner. Sure its a vertical lift a drop.. vs a tophat. But its still a ride with inversions and a small footprint plus no capacity.

Why won't hershey build a nice long hyper already ... it fit their market perfectly.

Very disappointed. I thought this year would finally be the year that put Hershey on the coaster map.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 2:56 PM
Don't you think it's a little early to be disappointed?

I think it looks pretty sweet, though I'm not sure I understand why they went with such a low capacity.

The train doesn't get heavier just because it's a vertical lift, by the way.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 3:07 PM
What map are you looking at MythMaker9?
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 3:08 PM
Map?
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 3:09 PM
If the ride can hit 850pph then it has just the same kind of capacity Maverick pulls. The ride is shorter and if they only load one of those trains at a time, I can see it not taking as long.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 3:10 PM
The low capacity is strange, but it's not like Hershey doesn't already have capacity and I've always found their operations to be among the best in the business.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 3:14 PM
I'm also a bit baffled by all of these folks who are "dissapointed" based on what has been released so far. Disapointed by the ride itself or disapointed because it didn't live up to the expectations they created in their own minds? Personally, I am alot more excited about this than Hershey's last two coaster enteries. Okay... so my lack luster anticipation about Storm Runner was proven WRONG... but I still stick by my Ho Hum thoughts on Roller Soaker after it was announced... rode it once "for the count" and don't feel the need to ever have to do so again. And I'm certainly looking forward to this ALOT more than their illfated Turbulence (Frequent Faller).

But back to Farenheit... like others have said, the 800 or so pph (peeps per hour) capacity is the only thing that I question. But I agree... their operations are good (despite what the nay-sayers may think)... the only slow loading coaster really is Comet and that is because of the dreadful belt / restraint situation rather than the crew.... so it may not be that much of a problem after all.

If it is a problem... just go on HOT days when everyone is packing the BoardWalk and it shouldn't be too bad on the rides. (Hmmmmm... perhaps I sold the Board Walk short... I am not a water park person, but if it can keep the other lines down on the coasters, I say "BUILD MORE SLIDES!")

*** This post was edited by SLFAKE 9/27/2007 3:18:34 PM ***

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Thursday, September 27, 2007 3:23 PM
Will this ride stick with the Frontier theme? I can't really tell from what I see so far. If not, does this mean the park will start to not care so much about the themed areas? I love frontier themeing and I hope the new rides sticks with it.
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Thursday, September 27, 2007 3:46 PM
Jeff said:

The train doesn't get heavier just because it's a vertical lift, by the way.

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If you were replying to my remark, that isn't what I meant. Doesn't the train put more pressure on the lift chain going straight up?

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