Hershey's Rocket contruction has begun.

Monday, September 15, 2003 4:22 PM
The site work has begun beside the Trailblazer. They have a fence put up so close to the Trailblazer that it almost touches the track. Good thing that it looks to be temporary.

Those of you that have been to Hersheypark know where the exit is to the Sidewinder. That looks to be where the exit station will be for the "Renegade," or whatever the name will be. I am wondering how many food stands in the area are going to be relocated for the contruction, or are they going to go over or beside them. With just some excavating it is hard to tell the placement of the ride itself.

I did notice that some of the footer locations have been altered, and am curious why they had to make a few changes. I am just hoping that they don't remove too many trees because that is a nice shaded area of the park.

Once I get a page up I'll post construction pics, and try to update when something new is done. I drive by the area frequently, and will definately make it a point to check out the area.


*** This post was edited by Coasterfantom 9/15/2003 8:33:32 PM ***

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Monday, September 15, 2003 4:30 PM
psst, delete one of your double posts.

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Monday, September 15, 2003 4:36 PM
Is Hershey going to have live webcams of the construction like CP had with TTD?

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Monday, September 15, 2003 4:40 PM
They will probably have contructions pics like they did with Lighning Racer.
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Tuesday, September 16, 2003 11:58 AM
Man, that corcscrew/dive thingy looks like it'd be my favorite element.

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Thursday, September 18, 2003 7:05 AM
I would imagine that the Hershey website would have something, once construction seriously gets underway. Hershey is always pretty good about keeping their guests "involved."

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Thursday, September 18, 2003 7:14 AM
My biggest *complaint* with this coaster, if you want to call it that, is that the likelihood of seeing more RoS-type Intamins is dropping even further....the best product Intamin *ever* built, and it really is beginning to look like the three of them are all we'll ever have...:(

Still VERY hopeful that this ride will bring even greater acclaim to "The Sweetest Place on Earth"...they *deserve* it!
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Thursday, September 18, 2003 7:17 AM
I dunno... I'm going to disagree with you for the sake of being hopeful. I think that "traditional" hyper coasters are here to stay, and considering the vast number of parks that don't yet have them, I have a feeling that a lot more will be built (Six Flags will probably build more when things improve.) I've heard that Intamins are cheaper than B&Ms, so that is definitely saying something for the future of the Rides of Steel!

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Thursday, September 18, 2003 8:34 AM
I keep hoping for 2007. I got the feeling (nothing to back it up except for my active imagination) that we will see something big at Hershey that year... 100th anniversary. I keep looking at that long open stretch of land on the opposite side of Hersheypark Drive... perfect location for a hyper... in my opinion.

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Thursday, September 18, 2003 9:00 AM
I don't think we've seen the end of the RoS type hypers, there's still quite a few parks who could do well with one. Of course, putting a hydraulic launch on a full RoS type layout would certainly be a nice gift to look forward to in the next few years....one can dream.
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Thursday, September 18, 2003 9:22 AM
But Bill, aren't Expedition Ge Force, Goliath, and Thunder Dolphin all S:RoS *types*?

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Thursday, September 18, 2003 9:56 AM
How would *I* know Brent....they're all a LONG swim from here...;)

Since the last RoS was put up in the U.S., Intamin has built (or is building) three stateside rockets and NO traditional hypers. I've never been too excited about the B&M hypers, and the Intamins have it ALL going on....I'm not ready for *the next coaster coaster craze* when I'm not even finished with the last one yet...;)
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Thursday, September 18, 2003 10:04 AM
I still think hypers are the next craze... the rockets and air launched coasters are all just fads that I think will fade over time. Hypers, on the other hand, seem to be the next "wooden coaster"... sooner or later, everyone will have one.

At least everything with a Six Flags name ;)

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Thursday, September 18, 2003 2:48 PM
does anyone know which element is the snake dive?

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Friday, September 19, 2003 11:05 AM
Turbo, the flying snake dive is the last element.
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Friday, September 19, 2003 11:23 AM
I'll be going to the park tomorrow so I'll try and get some pictures.
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Monday, September 22, 2003 10:55 AM
Here is the link that you are trying to get to. Even the one you gave above is not working when you copy and paste:

http://www.hersheyfire.org/hersheypark2004.htm

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