New HersheyPark Coaster for 2004

Saturday, July 12, 2003 5:03 AM
This morning as I picked up the Patriot-News laying in my driveway a nice frontpage headline stared me straight in the face, "Mystery at Hersheypark". Apparently the Derry township board approved plans for a new coaster, but the type of coaster was not revealed. As a lot of recent threads have guessed, it sounds like rocket coaster. Here's the details:

Max height 195 ft

Elevated ride up on columns for much of it

There is a crest in the ride.

Runs thousands of feet in a large loop.

Crosses the Dry Gulch railroad in 2 places.

Comes close to the Kissing tower.

This thing is going to be really long if it starts up by the Sidewinder as many have guessed. According to the artical Hershey will make the official announce in August.

HersheySonic XLC anyone?

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Saturday, July 12, 2003 6:39 AM
I dont know where you get the Thrust Air Idea, it could be anything, Intamin, BM, Morgan, or even a wood. Personally the more I think about it, the more I think its a BM junior hyper because: Hershey hasn't had a working relationship with Intamin, its too tall for a woodie (at least at family orientated Hershey), theres a Morgan in Allentown, and Hershey allready has a BM (Great Bear). I just dont see Hershey buying a Thrust Air because it is too intense for their target clientel.

Side note-There are even construction markings in the path by the Trailblazer at several points so it looks like this thing is going to cross the path.

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Saturday, July 12, 2003 7:24 AM
It's most likely going to be Intamin. Many of the parks rides are Intamin, and they have a good relashonship with them. Plus, a rocket coaster would basicully kill the competition in PA for them.

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Saturday, July 12, 2003 9:17 AM
The official announcement will be made on August 4th, so I'm holding off on any speculation until I know for sure. I have heard many rumors and I don't wanna start anything.
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Saturday, July 12, 2003 9:20 AM
It looks like the Patriot-News' website, maintained at www.pennlive.com/patriotnews/ , hasn't yet been updated with today's stories.

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Saturday, July 12, 2003 9:45 AM
If it is an Intamin Hyper, I will personally beat every Hersheypark Employee senseless with a stick. B&M Is much better than Intamin, especially their hypers..
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Saturday, July 12, 2003 10:17 AM
TalonJosh1491 , don't do drugs. Not to start an off topic debate, but Ride of Steel (New England, of course) has every B&M hyper beat. Of course, that's to say nothing of Expedition GeForce and Goliath.

Anyway, the details posted seem to point to either a ThrustAir or a Intamin Rocket, as was already mentioned. I doubt " a crest in the ride" would be a notable feature on a hypercoaster. My .02 envisions a ThrustAir, which totally goes against the Hersheypark grain. Sure, HSXLC is unreliable and a bit intense... not Hershey's cup of tea; however look at this picture:

http://rcdb.com/installationgallery729.htm?Picture=3

Certainly look like "elevated... columns" to me, moreso than Xcelerator. In any case, Dodonpa meanders quite a bit, making me think a Thrust Air would be be a suitable to "Run thousands of feet in a large loop". That said, it seems completely illogical for Hershey to install it.

Grammar edits...

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*** This post was edited by MAnderson 7/12/2003 2:18:35 PM ***

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Saturday, July 12, 2003 11:12 AM

TalonJosh1491 said:
If it is an Intamin Hyper, I will personally beat every Hersheypark Employee senseless with a stick. B&M Is much better than Intamin, especially their hypers..

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!! That's the best joke I've heard all day!

-Nate (who doesn't like family hypercoasters)

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Saturday, July 12, 2003 11:31 AM

Chernabog said:
It looks like the Patriot-News' website, maintained at www.pennlive.com/patriotnews/ , hasn't yet been updated with today's stories.

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--Maddie--
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That's beacuse the news of today isn't displayed on the site until the next day. They want you to buy the paper so they can make money.

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Saturday, July 12, 2003 2:01 PM
Well until i see this i cant believe you, i have heard to much talk to believe someone. One of the employees at the park told someone they were getting a B&M flyer, so i cant believe that now, i believe it is B&M hyper or intamin hyper or rocket, or SLC launch coaster.

Is what you wrote at the top, in the paper? you know what the coaster is going to feature, if so, it says there is going to be a loop, that would cut it down to a rocket, SLC launch, or even a looper of some sort.

MY BIRTHDAY IS AUG. 4TH, they better make it something i want, or iam going to cry. lol, jk. But i cant if i want to cuz it will be my birthday!
*** This post was edited by coastopher 7/12/2003 6:11:11 PM ***

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Saturday, July 12, 2003 2:55 PM
First, you don't have to type in bold.

Second, how many rocket coasters do you know that have a loop? Yeah... none.

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Bugs or bed springs?

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Saturday, July 12, 2003 3:40 PM
"Runs thousands of feet in a large loop"

That hardly means it has an inversion, it simply means that the course of the coaster will be a loop (i. e. the coaster goes out to the kissing tower turns and comes back).

Knowing how Hershey has done in the past with their coaster selection I hardly think it matters who builds the coaster, I'm sure it will be fun, creative, and unique to the area.

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Saturday, July 12, 2003 6:59 PM
It runs thousands of feet in a large loop? It has to be the world's tallest fastest Ring of Fire by the Larson Company!

-Matt
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Saturday, July 12, 2003 7:06 PM
ROFLMAO @ Matt!
I was thinking the same thing when I read that. My only thought is, why does it have to be a "rocket coaster"?


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Saturday, July 12, 2003 7:14 PM
As much as I would like to believe this, I can't really. Is there any kind of link you can post or maybe scan this article in or something. This actually sounds kind of bizarre that it was in the "Patriot News" and you are the only that saw it.
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Saturday, July 12, 2003 7:23 PM
I too am calling your bluff. I went to the Patriot-News online and there was not one thing about it on there. The only thing that was even mention about Hersheypark was their plan to work on Chocolate Avenue there in Hershey.
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MidwestInfoGuide.COM
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Saturday, July 12, 2003 7:33 PM
DragsterFAN,

I just checked the Patriot News website and they still haven't posted the article (and I doubt at this point that they will). The article was written by Ford Turner of the Patriot-News and is on the bottom of the front page of Saturday's paper. The article includes a picture of Steel Force with the caption - The Steel Force ride at Dorney Park near Allentown has a drop of 205 feet, about 10 feet taller than a new ride planned next year at Hersheypark. All of the facts I posted are straight out of the article, nothing is fiction (other than the HersheySonic XLC joke I made at the end of my post).

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Saturday, July 12, 2003 7:34 PM
Have a scanner?

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Bugs or bed springs?

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Saturday, July 12, 2003 8:09 PM
Swoosh -- none of the articles available on their website were dated for Saturday.

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Saturday, July 12, 2003 8:34 PM
Coastopher boldly replied:

"i believe it is B&M hyper or intamin hyper or rocket, or SLC launch coaster."

SLC launch coaster? That just sounds painful... ;)

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