The Story of Hydra--Part Two

Friday, August 13, 2004 11:55 AM
Since part one got such a great response, here's part two. Lots of details in the story. Not sure why the details are there but I'm sure they are important.

An Epic Battle . . .

There was a chill in the night air as November settled into Dorney Park. The chill was sudden and the waters of the Lake were still warm enough to create a thick layer of fog just above the water.

Hercules slept atop his hill unaware of anything that stirred deep in the waters of the Lake. With the fog as it’s cloak, Hydra crept out of the water and began its ascent toward the mighty Hercules.

The first strike came as lightning, powerful enough to shake Hercules from his slumber. The beast showed no mercy while it exacted its revenge. Hercules turned to face his attacker and was greeted by three of the serpent’s heads. The beast had grown to be just as tall as the hero.

Without his club, Hercules could only fight with his fists and struggle to overcome the monster. The ground shook with incredible force as the two mighty beings fought for the rule of the hill. Hydra struck Hercules with six more venomous lunges.

As the battle wore on, Hercules became weak, for the venom of Hydra overtook him. This was unlike anything Hercules had ever faced before. The dawn was racing nearer as Hydra finally shook Hercules from his foundation and defeated the once proud hero. The sun rose early that morning to meet the new master of the hill . . .

There's even more. Interested?

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Friday, August 13, 2004 12:07 PM
Hmmmm...

Grown to be as tall as Herc (meaning it's height is the same as Herc's?)

"first strike came as lightning...six more venomous lunges"...seven inversions? or the first strike as the first drop and six inversions?

Perhaps fog theming? Like some sort of fog generator for the first drop? That would be awesome if possible...

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Friday, August 13, 2004 12:10 PM
very nice.. let's see them really keep this going.... nice way to build anticipation for the new coaster and tie it in to the previous ride on it's area

Begs for Part III like NOW... *** Edited 8/13/2004 4:20:09 PM UTC by dragonoffrost***

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Friday, August 13, 2004 12:10 PM
'Interested?'

C'mon man...like anyone is going to say no? *** Edited 8/13/2004 4:11:08 PM UTC by Vater***

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Friday, August 13, 2004 12:16 PM
part 3 please...now...pleaes
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Friday, August 13, 2004 12:44 PM
Keep it coming!
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Friday, August 13, 2004 6:29 PM
Please do not post the rest of the story, thanks! ;)

Joe, always the smartass

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Monday, August 16, 2004 12:43 AM
I really like coasters with stories like this, and this is a good one.

I can't help thinking though it doesn't take much to beat old hercules. I mean geez, a teddy bear beat out hercules ;). http://www.geocities.com/wcoasterpoll/wcprs03.htm

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Monday, August 16, 2004 2:03 AM
Include some special effects with your narration of three Hydra commercials. Dorney officals might be interested.
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Monday, August 16, 2004 6:11 AM
This isn't his made-up story is it? I thought he said it in his first post that this was the story Dorney posted in an employee newsletter?
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Monday, August 16, 2004 11:02 AM
No, it's not a made up story. It is pretty interesting and cool, though! I like it when parks attempt to have a storyline behind their new attraction.

Joe, who thinks Hydra is going to be one of the top two attractions to debut in 2005.

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Monday, August 16, 2004 12:24 PM
Still awaiting Part 3...
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Monday, August 16, 2004 1:19 PM
The first strike came as lightning....

Hmm, Pre-lift inversion maybe??

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Monday, August 16, 2004 1:41 PM
Couldn't be, mOOSH said so! ;)

Joe "I love you mOOSH!" C.

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Monday, August 16, 2004 1:44 PM
Geez Joe, you're all Dorney-horny. Get a room! :)
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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 12:42 PM
Part Three will be here on Saturday--the next newsletter comes out then.

I don't write this. Someone in the PR department does.

New stuff will be here on Sat.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 3:02 PM
I said I was 99% sure it had no pre-lift inversion, not 100% sure.

I do know this, tho: the discussion about the two pics of twisted track in the closed Hydra forum from yesterday is not what everyone thought it was. Those two pics are showing the SAME piece of track from different angles, not two pieces that could form an inversion.

mOOSH [loves Joe, too...but not in "that way"]


*** Edited 8/17/2004 7:02:30 PM UTC by Mamoosh***

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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 4:23 PM
And what would the other great 2005 attraction be, Joe?
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Tuesday, August 17, 2004 7:25 PM
mOOSH,

But I thought...I thought...:(

Rob, I dunno, we'll just have to wait and see perhaps? ;)

Joe "Italian Job is going to be the funnest ride ever!" C.

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