Roller Soaker nearly ready to roll

Posted Saturday, March 16, 2002 4:29 AM | Contributed by titanfan

Hersheypark posts more construction photos of their newest ride, Roller Soaker, a Setpoint suspended water coaster.

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 4:48 AM
I'm going to Hershey this summer!!! I can't wait to ride it!

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movies+coasters= the most fun you could ever imagine!

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 7:55 AM

Me too!! This will be pretty different. Has anyone ridden one of these? Whats it like?

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Saturday, March 16, 2002 11:11 AM

Me too!! This will be pretty different. Has anyone ridden one of these? Whats it like?

The only other SetPoint water play coaster is the Super Saturator at my home park, Carowinds, and it is very similar to Roller Soaker. I can tell you this: If you are expecting a kiddie ride you are in for a suprise. The ride is pretty fun, especially going backwards, but the water effects are awesome. I can tell you right now: if you ride this in street clothes you will be miserable for the rest of the day. Change into a swimsuit, and if you can't, wear a poncho. You will be soaked through completely down to your skin. It really is that wet.

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Sunday, March 17, 2002 4:21 AM
I'm going to Hershey in May, probably won't be hot enough to ride roller soaker, plus i've got to ride all of the coasters

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Sunday, March 17, 2002 6:43 AM
Im going in July, Ill be in line!!

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At least I dont call a vertical loop a "loopdie-loop"!

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Sunday, March 17, 2002 3:32 PM

StarCoasters said:

The only other SetPoint water play coaster is the Super Saturator at my home park, Carowinds.

Isn't the "Hydra Fighter II" at Emereled Point in Greensboro, a set point?

If not does anyone know who made it?

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Sunday, March 17, 2002 3:49 PM
Hydra Fighter II was the prototype. Roller Soaker is going to be twice as good as Super Sturator, especially with the tunnel and that cool layout.
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Sunday, March 17, 2002 7:40 PM
Well, the structure is done, and 1 car is on the track, but the plumbing needs to start, and the electrical work is far from over, but it sure looks nice.
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Monday, March 18, 2002 4:05 AM
Super Saturator was the first Setpoint "liquid swing thing" to be built, and it opened in 2000. Hydra Fighter II was built in 2001, and was manufactured by Caripro.

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Aaron
"I think you're blind to the fact that the hand you hold is the hand that holds you down..." - Everclear

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Monday, March 18, 2002 5:26 AM
Hey ColumbusCoaster.... about your sig.... Everclear stole that from Pearl Jam ("She holds the hand that holds her down..." from Daughter). Good quote at any rate.

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He let the contents of the bottle do the thinking; can't shake the devil's hand and say you're only kidding.

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Monday, March 18, 2002 5:44 AM
While I was one of those keeping my fingers crossed for that long-rumored B&M speed coaster, I think that Roller Soaker is just about perfect for Hershey. Its nice to see a coaster built for the sake of being just plain fun!
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Monday, March 18, 2002 6:25 AM
Having also ridden the Super Saturator, I second StarCoasters post. It IS a lot of fun, and you WILL get wet. No dodging it or getting lucky like a lot of tube rides.

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